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Oldsmobile Bravada

i need to know where the computer is located on a 94 bravada,all wheel boss at my job is letting me use the vehicle first to see if i want to but it. it needs alot of repair. anyways, it seems like it is out of time, but there is no timing mark, i guess its a computer. any info on this would be "very" helpful,so my husband can try to fix it himself, thank you,susyq47


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  • blefflerbleffler Posts: 22
    I've had my Bravada for a couple weeks now and really enjoy it.

    I'm interested in what solutions folks have used to secure their spare tire.

  • We got our 2002 Bravada on April 4 and currently have ~2000 miles on it. Other than the month it was off road for the recall, we LOVE it. A friend also just bought one yesterday and his comment was, "Awesome!".
    I have noticed some tire noise with the Cross Terrains, but haven't had time to talk to the dealer about it. Anyone else noticed it?

  • billsoterbillsoter Posts: 49
    We've had our Bravada for almost 3 weeks. So far we love it. It's pretty early but we have encountered zero problems. The fit & finish, etc. is great. We also have a brand new Acura 3.2TL Type S and the Bravada with the air suspension rides more smoothly.
  • mfullmermfullmer Posts: 819
    As the title would indicate, I've had mine Bravada for nearly a month. I'm overall very happy with it. A few minor annoyances: The bezel around the passenger (front) inside door handle pops off and the headliner at the rear of the sunroof has come un-stuck. Other than that I love it. What looks it gets!!!

    Mine is Indigo Blue with the SmartTrak
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
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  • gt01gt01 Posts: 6
    Mine was ordered June 4 and I am looking forward to receiving it. Had a '89 Blazer and son is still driving it every day in Virginia.
  • We bought a 2000 Bravada 2 weeks ago, love it, only had 15k miles. Mine has the Platinum Package, I've added fiberglass running boards painted to match the trim on the bottom, a bug shield on the front, window rain shields. Honestly, I can't think of another thing that could possibly be added to this one!
  • hingramhingram Posts: 24
    1996 Bravada here. We may look at a 2002 in a few years. The 1996 still looks as good as new. These cars hold up very well.
  • gmanusegmanuse Posts: 1
    Just got our new 2001 Bravada yesterday (6/16/2001) and love it. It's arctic white, sunroof, pewter leather, along with all the other nice incentives that are being offered to clear the dealers' inventory to make room for 2002. We currently have a 1989 Olds Intrigue so we qualified for the $1,500 loyalty rebate. Plus you can't beat the $3,000 rebate now being offered on 2001 the Bravada. Been very happy with Oldsmobiles and are sorry it's being phased out. Maybe it's a marketing/publicity ploy from GM??? Anyway, only one problem found with our new Bravada... when the headlights are on, the instrument panel lights, radio display, console display, and shifter display do not illuminate. I guess we'll have to take it back to the dealer on Monday to see what's wrong.
  • mfullmermfullmer Posts: 819
    Here goes. My 2002



  • mfullmermfullmer Posts: 819
    Yea! It worked! Thanks
  • mosaixmosaix Posts: 106
    A 1989 Olds Intrigue?? I wish they made them back them, Olds wouldn't be in the trouble they are now if they did. Anyway, I'm sure you meant 1999 Intrigue. As for the "phase out" being a GM marketing ploy, I only wish that was the case but unless Robert Lutz says whoa(which isn't likely) Olds is probably gone in a few more years. Thats really a shame as they have an excellent product line and they were really improving their image among consumers. Other than Cadillac or Chevy/GMC trucks and SUVs, there is really no other GM division I really like.
  • I am cobsidering trading my 97
    GMC Safari for a 2001 Bravada. I know about the 3K rebate, but not about the 1.5K loyalty rebate....does anyone know if it is still available. Also, the appx. cost of extending to a 6 or 7 year extended warranty?
  • jmd5jmd5 Posts: 1
    I will soon give my 1994 explorer to my son. I've narrowed my choices to the 2001 bravada or the 2001 ford escape. I realize that they are different vehicles. I am attracted to the bravada with its rebate and 5/60 warranty but am concerned about its eventual phase-out and its reliability and gas mileage. My explorer averaged 13-15 around town. The escape seems to be roomier inside and predicts better gas mileage(18/24). Any thoughts or advice for me?
  • I currently am looking at a 1999 Bravada with 15,000 miles. The price seems too good to be true ($15,500). Would appreciate any feedback on quality, reliability, an overall satisfaction from current owners. This is for a replacement on a totaled 2000 Rodeo.
  • bryancosbryancos Posts: 282
    2002 Triplet owners: For those who aren't already aware, there's multiple forums here for the 2002 Envoy/TB/Bravada owners, which makes finding parts and accessories a challenge. It took a whle to realize that the forums here are sometimes haphazard and redundant for certain sibling vehicles. It appears that there is no Parts/Accessories Forum for the Bravada like there is for the Envoy/Trailblazer. If you weren't aware, there are parts that are applicable for all three triplets on the Envoy Parts/Accessories board -- perhaps the HOSTS here should consider making these all into a single site, like the main My 2002.... board...

    Links for all vehicles provided below: (remove the space in the url-- can't post words greater than 115 chars here)

    Envoys: WebX?14@@.ef00533

    Trailblazers: WebX?13@@.ef00521

    Bravadas: WebX?13@@.ef00528
  • dyatesdyates Posts: 13
    Hi Everyone,

    I just purchesed a new Bravada about two weeks ago. So far I couldn't be happier.

    Please let me know if you have added any accessories or modifications that you really like. Also, if you have installed any, that in hindsight, you wouldn't do again please share them.

    Problems & Solutions-So far the only thing we noticed was some wind noise. It was corrected by following the supplement pages in the owners manual. It offers instructions for the car rack bracket placement when not in use.
  • bimmersbimmers Posts: 14
    We bought a new 2002 Bravada right before the no interest promotion ended. The Bravada was a cheaper and better value than its siblings, particularly its 5 year warranty. Love the motor. Reminds me of my in-line BMW engines. Nicely appointed and powerful. But . .

    Has anyone had experience dealing with/getting satisfaction from Olds/GM with regard to the deformations/ripples in the sheet metal at the top corners of all the doors where they wrap around the window glass? Mine's black and the ripples are VERY evident. The front bumper cover also is very loose, not snug like the Envoy and the Trailblazer. Shakes on washboard surfaces. Dealer says all Bravada bumpers are loose and that this is normal. I think not. There's also spot weld splatter inside two of the door jambs. Anyone else have these issues? I read in the car mags that these vehicles had QC issues, but I never expected this many. Mine was made in June 2001, so I assume it's a early production truck.

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