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Cruise Control

Cruise Control

This is a shot of it while it was still in the junkyard car, but that’s it against the firewall, with 10 wires coming out of it. It’s held on with 2 bolts, and has a throttle cable going from the stepper motor inside that module to the throttle body.

Emergency Brake Handle

Emergency Brake Handle

Since the Emergency Brake handle in the car had fallen apart (the screw came out, and the button came off the plastic stalk, which fits inside the metal stalk), it was fixed, to my surprise, with just the parts shown. (Actually, all it needed was the button, spring, and screw, but it came as a set.)

To my surprise, after installing the plastic stalk, (it took a little coercing) the park brake worked. I had suspected from the description of ‘parking brake not working’ that the cable had seized, but lucky me, it was only the handle button (or lack thereof).

Power Trunk Lock

Power Trunk Lock

A power trunk lock solenoid installed where there was none before. It slipped right on, and bolted right down. All I need to do is run a wire to a switch inside the car.

Rebuilt 3100 Engine

Rebuilt 3100 Engine

A freshly rebuilt engine, since rebuilding the existing one would have cost about $900, and this rebuilt engine ran about $1200. It came with all the gaskets and an oil pump. Some of the sensors can be reused, but some of the really dirty ones probably need replacement. I’d rather use new stuff than risk contamination with dirty parts.

Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror

Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror

I got this mirror from a junkyard Cadillac Eldorado.

The wiring harness has 3 wires. According to diynetwork.com, there should be a Power, Ground and Reverse Light wire. The Reverse Light wire is so that the dimming is turned off while going in reverse.

  • Power: Magenta/Black +12V
  • Ground: Black
  • Reverse: Green +12V
Horn

Horn

Horn from a 1998 Saturn SL1 that was in the Junkyard. I’m hoping it’s a different note than the horn I have now.

  • Black: Ground
  • Green: +12V
The Trophy Shot

The Trophy Shot

A picture of me, holding the steering column high after a fight to remove it. We got this tilt steering column since my red Corsica had no tilt steering, and no cruise control. The tilt steering columns also come with the cruise control controls on the turn signal stalk.