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Crossroads of America I70 & I75
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2014 Malibu 2LT. 2008 Cobalt 2LT. (2015 Cruze 2LT)
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    The Panoramic Roof in the VW is leaking like a roof built by Cadillac!
    You should have smeared VW or Audi or Toyota or Honda in this rather than Cadillac. Without repetitively listing some soft points in other car companies, it looks to me like they all put their wheels on one lug nut at a time. LOL

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    They need a new wiring harness, new wires, new routing accessories, the engine has to be pulled and reinstalled, and the A/C has to be serviced as a result. Problem there is, some (all?) of the required pieces to fix it are on back order, and have been since the end of November/early December. The dealer has had my car for a month, because it's unsafe to drive.
    As I recall the TSB style posting, the engine may have to be moved to make room to run the replacement cables, not necessarily will have to be moved. I don't think it has to be removed from the car completely.

    If the zone rep really wanted to do right, she would have invoked replacement then and there. She should have asked what car you would like to be in and if any how much upcharge would you be willing to pay for moving from a 16 to 17 CTS, e.g.. Then she should have checked stock in dealer's lots.

    I always love when the GM naysayers start throwing around all the political type talk about it's not this, it's not that. LOL, all the things that are problems for the US companies except for the one that didn't get fixed: the high cost of the UAW which was not the loser of bargaining status in the government solution but rather was given part ownership!!!

    The damage to the cable occurred because the parts holding it in place didn't work right letting the cable move. The fire you smelled was most likely just insulation on the cable and the plastic snap on covering overheating and melting.

    But you've waited and been very patient. Even my own lowly Chevy dealer was quick to offer a loaner for my Cruze window repair when it was determined the parts weren't available locally--and they didn't even sell the car because at the time they had no used CPO Cruzes, only the Limiteds with none optioned the way I wanted to get for my son.

    Enjoy getting a settlement and I hope they will move quickly at GM.

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    Any idea of the kind of drill bit?
    Any drill bit for metal. Figure out where the platter area is and drill several holes around that area.
    Or you can take off the cover by removing screws and use a 3-pound hammer to damage the platters.
    Sometimes the platters are removable by taking out screws.

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    2017 BMW 740iL
    Do those Florida BMW's include a heater or was that an option? You might need to actually turn it on. :)

    Some of us may remember when heaters were an option, along with left arm rest and outside mirrors on the doors.
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    The drive home at 8 deg F (up from 6 deg F) was about 20 miles. Light refreezing on the roads. Lots of cars off. People never learn that curves on interstate level highways and especially curves on bridges make the rear wheels go "zoom." One way back one guy corkscrewed into the concrete retaining wall on the right of a strong double lane curve and bounced across 4 lanes to his the retaining wall on the left side. It was hard on the Chevy's body. Another turned over after a curve on overpass and entrance ramp.

    I had a memory lapse today so you're not alone--it's just my age. I just realized hours later that I could have turned on the heated seat in the Cruze besides having the heater on high. I forget about the heated seats unless my wife is with me. She always turns hers on for her lower back problems.
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