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PostSubject: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Hi. I am new to the Riviera world and to this forum. I just purchased a 1998 Riviera that is in great condition. Never winter driven and only 107,000 km (about 67,000 miles).
I have been reading about the automatic levelling control rear suspension and just diagnosed why mine isn't working. I found a broken wire under the car that supplies power to the compressor. I clipped it and jumped it with a piece of wire and after a minute it activated and lifted the rear end up. Only problem is that the wire is very brittle and corroded. Should I be looking for a new wire harness for the system or does anyone know of a reliable way to repair a brittle wire like this?
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 pm

peakwynn wrote:
Hi. I am new to the Riviera world and to this forum. I just purchased a 1998 Riviera that is in great condition. Never winter driven and only 107,000 km (about 67,000 miles).
I have been reading about the automatic levelling control rear suspension and just diagnosed why mine isn't working. I found a broken wire under the car that supplies power to the compressor. I clipped it and jumped it with a piece of wire and after a minute it activated and lifted the rear end up. Only problem is that the wire is very brittle and corroded. Should I be looking for a new wire harness for the system or does anyone know of a reliable way to repair a brittle wire like this?

Most dealers have kits that let them put in new single wires - taking a length of new wire, putting terminals on each end then inserting those terminals into their respective connectors.  Some independent mechanics have these kits also, and they are available on-line (although it's a lot to buy to fix ONE wire).  I think you're looking at an hour labor tops plus shop supplies to replace that wire properly in the harness.  Dealer's repair shop should have wire the right color, too.
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:04 am

Hi Pat and welcome.  I also have a 1998 in great condition, never driven in snow, also just under 68,000 miles.  Hope you have many years of enjoyment driving your Riv.  Sure don't see many here in Canada.
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:31 pm

HI Pat,welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:49 pm

Welcome !!! yay
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:05 pm

It's always nice to welcome a new member here...
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:18 pm

Welcome to the site hi

If the compressor came on with a "jumper", chances are you could cut the wire back a few inches in both directions and replace the corroded part. It's highly unlikely that the entire wire is green....
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:53 pm

I cut back the wire, soldered in a new piece with shrink tubing. Everything works perfectly now.
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PostSubject: Re: New Riviera Owner From Saskatchewan   Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:57 pm

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