The winner of a FULL REFUND for the month of February is Wendy MacBain from Gilroy California. She tells us the story of her 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL.
“This car was given to me several months ago and it was running fine. It’s a nice little runabout and gas saver. I went out to start it one morning about 3 weeks ago and it gave about half a crank, then it died. I thought it was the battery at first, but I never had any warning that the battery was bad. This is what led me to thinking I was dealing with a faulty TDM, after checking the battery and finding it good, then looking on the internet for other solutions/problems the car might be having.
So after the initial starting failure that morning, the next day the car seemed to come alive again, as I found when I opened one of the doors and the interior lights came on. So I inserted the ignition key and this time, no cranking at all, only dash lights lit up momentarily, then everything turned off again. After that attempt, the car became totally unresponsive.
I tried measuring the resistance of the pellet on the key and making a bypass, which didn’t work. I put those ignition wires back together. As soon as my PRO module arrived, I began the installation. Prior to arrival of the PRO module, I dis-assembled the glove box to locate the TDM Module and wiring. After trying a couple of different ways to access the wiring harness, I was finally able to bring the harness down far enough to access the wires I needed to splice into. After the installation, at first the car was still unresponsive. Turned out the battery cable needed to be disconnected and reconnected to reset the circuits. After doing this, the car started right up and has been running great since the installation. Many thanks to NEWROCKIES for this Bypass device and Tech Support Staff, saving yet another worthy vehicle from the junkyard!”