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Chevrolet Impala Accessories & Modifications

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  • night_owl1night_owl1 Posts: 760
    I know a great place. There is a rubber plug that you could cut to pass through wires and stuff. It's in the passenger side wheelwell, high up on the left hand side. Someone send me a photo of it a while ago. I'll post the photos tonight if I have the time.
  • emtbemtb Posts: 42
    Does that plug just pop out if I tug on it really hard?
  • night_owl1night_owl1 Posts: 760
    No it doesn't. Check the site. I posted the photos under a new How-To article.
  • vblstudvblstud Posts: 28
    I decided the problem with my idling on my car may be from my computer thinking i have my old air filter in it.. I added the k and n and the car died once and idles at about 750..anyone know the standard idle. Just let me know

    Rob
  • anyone ever had problem where the steering wheel wouldn't lock when car was parked, and after inserting key ingition wouldn't turn?
  • atbearatbear Posts: 322
    To reset the computer take the negative battery cable off for at least 30 mins... you'll know it's reset when your car dies the first time you start it up... the next time it'll start up fine... but.. That filter is not your trouble-- I am running a 9 inch cone filter and have had no trouble, so look elsewhere...
  • vblstudvblstud Posts: 28
    That was the only engine mod i have done and when i took it off the car ran fine. Im will try to reflash it tomorrow and see what happens. THx for the help

    Rob
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    You might need an actual upgrade of the ECM software. Killing the power only resets it.
  • atbearatbear Posts: 322
    He doesn't need a PCM upgrade.. I know of cars that have so many mods you'd shake your head and they still run stock PCMs with no trouble.... now on that note, I will get my custom tuned PCM soon, to ADD power!
  • vblstudvblstud Posts: 28
    what do u guys think of car bras for the impalas..anyone have a black one on their black impala cuz i wanna see what it will look like. The car seems to idle better now that is reset the computer.

    Thx Rob
  • atbearatbear Posts: 322
    Haven't gotten my Borla yet (3 or 4 more weeks)... and I just got my front license plate cover in so I'm gonna have that painted and install it tomorrow.. might take some pics tomorrow if the install goes well
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    FYI, GM has issued a software update for the Impala ECM. I had it done, as have others, and all have reported improved performance.
    vblstud may want to try it.
  • atbearatbear Posts: 322
    thanks, garypen, didn't know that..... what does it change? what are the improvements?
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    People who complained mostly of hesitation found that the ECM (I believe GM actually calls it a "PCM") update cured, or at least helped, the hesitation.

    I also had to have my fuel injectors cleaned pretty early in the engine's life. Maybe the engines are prone to carbon buildup during break in?

    Right now, my engine runs great. Very powerful. It feels good to hit the gas in such a large car, and pull away from the other folks at the intersection.
  • vblstudvblstud Posts: 28
    What year impalas are effected by this pcm update?? Cuz mines a 2002 so im not sure its gunna help and do you do this at the dealer for free?

    Thx

    Rob
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    It was free. I suppose it depends on yer build date. Why not check with your dealer. Tell 'em you're having hesitation or whatever, and see what they say and do.
    You may get a fuel injector or throttle body cleaning out of it.
  • vblstudvblstud Posts: 28
    Will the K and N Cone filter void my warrenty or can they say that is the problem of the hesitation? Just checking cuz my mom doenst like me voiding the warrenty...haha

    rob
  • atbearatbear Posts: 322
    No, they can't void your warranty very easily for aftermarket parts... That part has to be the cause of the problem to void a warranty claim. Check out the Magnuson Moss act at www.sema.com. It shouldn't be the cause of the hesitation, unless it's improperly installed. I am running a cone right now...
  • garypengarypen Posts: 1,482
    If you want to avoid a hassle at the dealership, put the stock one back in for your visit.
  • vblstudvblstud Posts: 28
    Anyone ever try to bypass the fog lights setup so that when you turn the brights on they dont go off? Just wondering cuz it gets annoying.

    Thx

    Rob
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