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Thread: Just finished rear MRC shock installation now " Service Suspension System"

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    Dakaty is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Just finished rear MRC shock installation now " Service Suspension System"

    I installed the rear MRC shocks yesterday on my 2006 SRX and now this morning I'm getting the "Service Suspension System" warning message. I also changed the rear brake pads while I was at it.

    Shucks. I was so proud of myself doing that install with no left over parts or screws, and now this!!! Is there a way to pinpoint the problem that is causing this message?

    Thanks

    Bummed Bill


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    Make sure you seated the plug properly. There's a narrow pin in the middle and if you smash it down your fubar.

    You can pinpoint the message with a TECH II or high end Snap On scanner.
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    Re: Just finished rear MRC shock installation now " Service Suspension System"

    When you have no parts left over, you know you did something wrong. Double check all connections.
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    Re: Just finished rear MRC shock installation now " Service Suspension System"

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    Make sure you seated the plug properly. There's a narrow pin in the middle and if you smash it down your fubar.

    You can pinpoint the message with a TECH II or high end Snap On scanner.
    I asssume that you are talking about the plugs on the top f the shocks that are behind all of the interior trim panels that I have painstakingly re installed?

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    Yup those be the ones.

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    Re: Just finished rear MRC shock installation now " Service Suspension System"

    Well I just got done taking loose both sides of the interior panels to check for a loose connection and.... I had left the electrical connection off of the driver side shock.

    So pin a big ole FAIL button on me.

    After I plugged in the connection, tada, the error message went away. (Surprising isn't it?)

    I don't know whether to feel happy that I found and fixed it or feel sad for being such an incompetent dummy in the first place.

    )-:-)

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    Re: Just finished rear MRC shock installation now " Service Suspension System"

    Don't beat yourself up, at least you did the job and then found the mistake.
    Good job.
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    Re: Just finished rear MRC shock installation now " Service Suspension System"

    Glad you were able to fix the error.

    It is embarrassing when a DYI does such things... but shameful, when an experienced shop mechanic does the same thing.


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