Man, what a difference a set of new struts make! Install was fairly straight-forward. Did encounter a problem with the upper RF stabilizer link . It didn't want to come out! Ended up destroying the link end...I replaced the entire link today. It cost me around $60...so be careful if when removing those links on your strut install!
Ordered the power resistors from DigiKey as I was unable to find them locally. Total cost was around $15. Should be here any day now.
Please write down the specs on them for us before you put them in, and post if they work or not. As I understand, resistors do not work with the N* engines' RSS module. This is because the module measures the inductance of the flow of electricity, rather than the resistance it encounters. But, if it works I would like to know for future referance.
DigiKey - Technical/Catalog InformationTMC50-12-NDStandard Package1CategoryResistorsFamilyWirewoundVendorHuntington Electric Inc.Resistance In Ohms12.0Power50WTolerance±1%Lead StyleAxialFeaturesAluminumPackagingBulkLead Free StatusLead FreeRoHS StatusRoHS CompliantOther NamesTMC50-12
Just got back from Radio Shack with connectors. Going to wire them up to the harnesses. Install in the morn.
BTW, I was shown a factory passive kit in the parts dept. at a local Caddy dealership. It looked like a relay module and had five or six wires coming out of the attached harness. The gentleman in parts stated it was $48. Anyone know anything about this??? I lost interest after he mentioned the price as my resistors were only $5 ea. In any case, the kit came in a GM bag w/part number.
Here is the link to Maydog's 97 passive struts install page...