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imidazol97 ·

Oldfarmer, I know you're interested in the Mustang ' I saw this in a GM discussion and because it lists 4 links to reviews that appear to be newly released now that Ford's embargo on 2015 information is off for the Mustang and because it's in another forum that competes with Edmunds in parts, I didn't think I should copy and quote.


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    The Japanese airbag maker Takata did testing 10 years ago in secret somewhat and then threw out their findings that there were failures in the airbags. On Fox Business they said Takata went to junkyards and retrieved airbags. Then they tested them at night and weekends with a small number of people involved. And they destroyed the incriminating data.

    Two years later the first recalls started. However, there are many cars with airbags that can kill. I haven't heard a number of deaths mentioned. Having your airbag "shoot" you with shrapnel is brutal. But when the suggestion is to disable the airbag system in your car until the company and your automaker can get enough airbags to replace them, that sounds serious to me. Probably more serious than GM's botched upgrade to the ignition switch.
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  • Re: 2007 GMC Envoy Head Lamps

    Since the right beam works the relay must be working because it powers both low beams.

    Then the fuses: there's a fuse for the right low beam, #3, and one for the left low beam, #6.
    Did you check both low beam fuses?

    If #6 is not getting power but #3 fuse is getting power, your problem has to be the line
    between the relay #46 connection #4 and the power side of fuse #6.

    Here's your circuit diagram under headlights courtesy of Autozone's website.

  • Re: Buying and Selling Cars: Post Your Experiences

    Thanks for that, Imid. At 37 years old and following my fourth knee surgery, I was informed I immediately needed a partial replacement eventually followed by a full replacement....but I was too young. They hoped for another 5 years, which is up in 2 more years. It's always on my mind and every day is a painful experience living with my knee in its current condition. I've been looking for as much information I can get before my 5 years is up, and personal accounts are very important to me.
    Shop for your doctor, just like you'd shop for a car. Her doctor comes recommended by other doctors. He's part of a large hospital group that specializes in sports medicine (one office is adjacent to Wright State University. He's young and very patient empathetic. He does everything by the scientific data. E.g., he uses Xarelto for 12 not 10 days after surgery. His prime physical therapist showed us the changes in the 4 exercises in a book to be done post surgery from what they were two years ago. They've learned by studying their results. One is the stretch routine. Instead of 10 repetitions to pull to as far as the knee will bend and hold, he is doing 5 partial pulls holding for 30 seconds to stretch the swollen tissues, then one hard pull at the end to determine the total flex available. Statistics show better results that way, probably less trauma to the muscle fibres while the one last hard stretch stops the scar tissue and keeps the muscle thinking it's working rather than shutting down.

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    > One does not need to read this article to learn what one already knows - buying new cars is not a good investment!

    I'm not sure buying a two-year old car as the article seems to suggest is necessarily great. The car salespeople, bless their hearts, seem to price them high because some people go after that group of used vehicles.

    It's probably a car-by-car decision as to whether the two-year old can be purchased at a better relative price than a new one of similar model.