Saturday, May 12, 2012

How to Read, Clear and Trouble Shoot Error Codes C5 Corvette

I recently had to pull codes on my Z06. Never having done it before, and then interpreting the codes I got. This gave me an appreciation for how difficult it can be to track down how to get a code, and how to understand what it means, particularly for those who either haven't done it before, or who aren't familiar with the process in the C5 Generation Corvette.

So I'm posting this as a resource to anyone new to the C5, or unfamiliar with the process.

How to Pull Codes:
1. Turn your key to the "ON" position, but do not start the engine.
2. Clear any present messages by pressing the RESET button.
3. Hold the OPTIONS button down, and press the FUEL button 4 times. (This will get you into the "codes" section of the DIC.
4. The computer will automatically display all the codes your car has created. It will cycle through each code every 3 seconds. (Have a pen and paper handy to write down the codes)

Note: Any code that ends in an "H" is a history code (something that has occurred in the past, but is not reporting as an error currently.)

5. Once the computer has finished going through all of its codes, press RESET to enter Manual Configuration mode. It should start with a module and show "NO CODES" or "# Codes."
6. To optionally reset codes once in manual mode, press and hold RESET until is displays "NO CODES."
7. Press OPTIONS to go into the next module (ie, from PCM, or Powertrain Control Module, to TCS, or Traction Control System.)
8. Repeat Step 6 until you have reset all the codes in all the computer modules.

Note: Only reset the codes if you want to- it is not necessary to reset them every time you pull the codes.

9. When finished, simply take your key out of the ignition.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

How To Install Car Sunvisor Dvd Player Monitors

Sunvisor dvd monitors can be a little tricky to install in your vehicle. However, once properly installed, they are a wonderful and unique way to enjoy watching DVDs on road trips while stuck in your vehicle. These visors come in Gray, Black and Tan color to match any vehicle.


Sunvisor dvd players are mounted directly into the sun visor and are a direct replacement for your vehicles factory visors. This is a good option when choosing a product to watch DVDs in your vehicle, since it is very easy to uninstall them should you need to turn in a leased vehicle, or wish to move them to another vehicle.

With a little patients and the following instruction, anyone can install a set of these sun visor DVD players in their vehicle with no hassle.

Here are some basic installation instructions if you can use them, great. This is from my knowledge of them. They are not a difficult installation, but may need to be tweaked based on your vehicle.

1. remove your factory sun visors by removing the screws from the mounting brackets. ( save them for later should you wish to re-install )

2.Once you remove the mounting bracket, there will be an access hole underneath, this is where you will take the wire from the DVD visor and push through the hole , down the side window molding. ( it may be easier to simply remove the side window molding prior to installation )

3. Using the included mounting bracket, mount the sun visor DVD monitor to the same place that the factory bracket was ( please note, this may not be an "exact" replacement of the factory bracket. IE different shape )

4. Then using the provided mounting clips, flip the sun visor in the upright position, this will show you where you need to mount the mounting clip on your roof liner so that it lines up, and clips into, the swivel bar on the DVD visor ( just as it was with your factory visor )

5. Once the DVD visor is mounted and secured, you know need to connect the power harness that came with the package, this simply clips into the wire that you ran down the side molding. Once connected, you now have to connect the red/black wires for power to the visor. How this is done, is where it will depend on your vehicle. You can connect the red wire ( power ) to any 12v source such as the cars battery or fuse box.

6. We also include cigarette adapters which plug into the unit as well, where you simply have to plug the visors cigarette adapter into your vehicles lighter socket. This is a little more cumbersome as you have to hide the wire, or have it dangling from your visor.

7. Once power has been connected, replace the side molding if removed, and your done.

These are basic steps to help guide you through the process, We will be happy to answer any specific questions you have along the way if you need help, just email us at EliteAutoSound@aol.com .

Check out a few other amazing options for adding DVD player monitors to your vehicle such as Headrest dvd players, and Overhead Flip down dvd players!