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    FSM for 01 Seville being sold on Flea bay, it's the CD type - Opinions?

    Hi,
    Does anyone actually have one of these CD versions of the FSM for the 01 STS? Care to share your opinions and attitudes about it?

    TIA,
    MSH
    (Automark)

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    Re: FSM for 01 Seville being sold on Flea bay, it's the CD type - Opinions?

    Please understand that this my opinion and my opinion only - Most "GM service manual CD's" offered for sale seem to be pirated copies and are not only hopelessly out of date but are also very generic - (My personal experience). Not to say the GM/Helm manuals for any specific car/model are any more current - but they ARE specific. If you can lay your hands on either legitimate version, you'll have the best info published when your particular car was new. In order to have the latest GM data and TSB's issued for a particular vehicle you need to look at a "live" online service manual provider. There are at least two.

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    Re: FSM for 01 Seville being sold on Flea bay, it's the CD type - Opinions?

    I prefer the printed FSM - and let me tell you why -

    almost everything you do on the car requires several steps -
    and each step requires you to look up something in a different place -

    lets just say you want to replace the twilght light sensor in the dash -
    the instructions would go something like this -

    remove/replace the twlight sensor -
    remove the padded dash panel - section B page 10

    step 1 - remove the SIR fuse - refer to section E page 269 -
    step 2 - remove dash vents - refer to section D page 6 -
    step 3 - remove hidden screws - refer to section A page 45
    step 4 - lift the padded dash - refer to section B page 12
    ster 5 - remove defroster grill - refer to section A page 556

    etc - etc - etc -

    what I'm getting to is that even the most basic tasks -
    they bounce you all over the book -
    it is much easire to put a post-it as a book marker -
    than try to look for all the pages on a computer - especially with dirty hands -

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    I have a cd manual for the deville and an fsm for my ford, and imho having the hard copy is indespensible. The ebay cds have a lot of good info, but compared to the fsm they're still lacking. As soon as I have the available funds I'm tracking down a hard copy for the deville also.

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    Re: FSM for 01 Seville being sold on Flea bay, it's the CD type - Opinions?

    i have a gm fsm cd manual.i have no problems with it ,i can put different years and models and get the manual.so maybe i got lucky and got the real one ,but there are alot of bs one out there.

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    Re: FSM for 01 Seville being sold on Flea bay, it's the CD type - Opinions?

    A FSM is top banana but it is a little hard to use (3 book set) and it dont have the latest bulletins etc and it only covers your car.

    I would think that a CD will have bulletins and other things more up to date. And I would think it would cover other models also. I think it might be easier to use. Of course all CDs are not created equal.

    Chiltons /Haynes good book for the novice or if you want something fast it has tips warnings and information on types of connectors, fittings, code definitions, wiring and vacuum diagrams. etc

    I have both the FSM and a Chiltons 90 to 98 Deville/Fleetwood/Eldorado/Seville

    The Chilton is on my computer desk the FSM is in the office closet with my other books.

    When I need it the Chilton gets me up to bat and the FSM if I use it right will help me to score.

    Its also a good read at times when I having my daily libations. Mike

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    Re: FSM for 01 Seville being sold on Flea bay, it's the CD type - Opinions?

    Thanks all! So this then leads me to ask if anyone has a set of Paper FSM's for the 01 STS?
    Best,
    MSH

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    Re: FSM for 01 Seville being sold on Flea bay, it's the CD type - Opinions?

    They come and go on eBay all the time - you want the real GM/Helm version. I think the price hjas recently gone up on the Helm site - www.helminc.com

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    Yes the real GM CD version has bulletins, different model search (all GM models),etc.

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