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Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 2007-2014 Discussion, UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Originally Posted by hcvone Maybe you would feel different if you owned an Escalade and loved this option, instead your ...
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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone View Post
    Maybe you would feel different if you owned an Escalade and loved this option, instead your defending GM, and if your still feeling bad about GM just know that the Escalade is the highest profit car/truck in the GM line.
    As I said before- if it's that important to you, take the $100, buy the replacement module, wire it up and you'll have money left over. Win/win.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvone
    It's nice when the non Escalade owners come over here and talk crap.
    I didn't realize owning an Escalade was required to voice my opinion on an issue people are outrageously overreacting to on a forum I moderate. Oh wait- it's not!
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by The Tony Show View Post
    As I said before- if it's that important to you, take the $100, buy the replacement module, wire it up and you'll have money left over. Win/win.



    I didn't realize owning an Escalade was required to voice my opinion on an issue people are outrageously overreacting to on a forum I moderate. Oh wait- it's not!
    And how exactly am I suppose to do that now that they have cut the harness wires and removed the holding bracket? I do not see this as an overreaction...

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Read this right here, starting at page 15. If they really did cut the body side of the harness and removed the bracket, then they didn't follow the instructions on how to properly perform the removal. That's an issue with your Dealer, not GM.

    All I'm saying is that if the recall is properly performed you can drop in a replacement unit and have money left over, which means no one is getting screwed out of a feature they paid for.
    Rest in Peace, J.D. (aka Dirt_Cheap_Fleetwood)

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    To others worried about getting there harness cut, and/or bracket removed just decline the recall work to be performed. It's your choice, it's your escalade. There not holding a gun to your head when you go in. You have to authorize what work is to be done. If they give you a hard time either leave or BS them and set up an appointment for another day then cancel it later.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernLCC View Post
    So, I got my AT-37 in, and I do not see any bracket or wiring harness'. I called my dealer and he had no idea what they had done exactly on the recall. COuld I just be missing it, or are they bracket and harness' pretty apparent? I am not real pleased at this point if they removed the bracket and clipped the harness'...
    Any luck finding it? Do you know where it was before they removed it? It's under the driver window, against the firewall just to the left of the frame bracket in the engine compartment. It took me at least ten minutes to find it and I had to trace the fluid pipe. Just to the left of that bracket (which is flush so it's hard to see) is another bracket with the two wire harnesses moutned to it. One had the wires cut and taped, but it's the business end that went to the now non-existent pump, so removing the connectors gets that out of there and you just plug the new unit in.

    Again, if these things are missing, then the dealer did not do the right thing as per the instructions for the recall. Maybe enough pressure on them to fix the damage they caused will get your bracket and connectors back? I'd give 'em hell for removing more than they should have if, indeed, they did.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Great info on the AlphaTherm unit. Thanks for that!

    Seems like an easy fix for a DIY guy. Just placed my order on the AT37 unit. They even ship to germany... 25 bucks postage - will even keep the costs below the 100 US$ check from GM... which i will never see, i guess.

    Jochen

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by dzar View Post
    Any luck finding it? Do you know where it was before they removed it? It's under the driver window, against the firewall just to the left of the frame bracket in the engine compartment. It took me at least ten minutes to find it and I had to trace the fluid pipe. Just to the left of that bracket (which is flush so it's hard to see) is another bracket with the two wire harnesses moutned to it. One had the wires cut and taped, but it's the business end that went to the now non-existent pump, so removing the connectors gets that out of there and you just plug the new unit in.

    Again, if these things are missing, then the dealer did not do the right thing as per the instructions for the recall. Maybe enough pressure on them to fix the damage they caused will get your bracket and connectors back? I'd give 'em hell for removing more than they should have if, indeed, they did.
    Update. I took it to the dealer today and they in fact had removed the bracket. They did not cut the wiring harness but they hid it so well it took them 30 minutes to find them. So they reinstalled my bracket. Took it home and installed it, up and working. My dealer has a bunch of tools working there and I dont mean the tools they use to work on cars...

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by NoExpert View Post
    How in the world will you fellas ever get by without heated windshield washer fluid?

    850,000 recalls x $100 a pop = $85,000,000 GM is paying out (roughly), that they didn't have to.

    What would you guys do if GM didn't send you a fricken dime for the faulty heater?
    GM can stick there 100 dollars up you know where.It would be less of an insult to me if they just didnt pay anything.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by humberto View Post
    GM can stick there 100 dollars up you know where.It would be less of an insult to me if they just didnt pay anything.


    Well if you get a $100 check just pack it up and send it back to GM.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

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    Well if you get a $100 check just pack it up and send it back to GM.
    I would be just as happy if they sent me the money then left me alone. I've used it a total of 3 times and 2 times were to see if the system still worked Strange as it seems ........ I don't want to loose it. I will get the Alpha therm unit to replace it

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    As I mentioned in another thread.
    GM has added language to the most recent release of the recall to allow customers to opt out.
    It doesn't "close" the recall so you might be hounded again and again to have it done but you CAN decline.
    I haven't read it yet but I read the cliffs notes version that indicated there was opt out information in the latest release.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolex View Post


    Well if you get a $100 check just pack it up and send it back to GM.
    Hey i could wipe my bum pack it then send it back to GM

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by ewill3rd View Post
    As I mentioned in another thread.
    GM has added language to the most recent release of the recall to allow customers to opt out.
    It doesn't "close" the recall so you might be hounded again and again to have it done but you CAN decline.
    I haven't read it yet but I read the cliffs notes version that indicated there was opt out information in the latest release.

    Could you please post a copy of this latest revision. Thank you.

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    I don't really have a way to do that.
    The revision is like 30 pages long.
    I used to be able to print to PDF but both computers I did it with quit working for that.
    I might be able to take out some excerpts, and paste the text here, were you looking for specific portions?

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    Re: UPDATE ON FIRE Recall for Heated Wipers

    Quote Originally Posted by humberto View Post
    Hey i could wipe my bum pack it then send it back to GM


    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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