Pontiac Aztek

The Pontiac Aztek is a mid-size crossover produced by General Motors from 2001 to 2005. This 4-door SUV is powered by a 3.4-L LA1 V6 engine and comes with a 4-speed 4T65-E automatic transmission.

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How do you change the head light in a 2002 aztek?

To remove the headlight you must open the hood and pull the white tab slide located on top of the headlight assembly. It pulls strait up. You must use caution as these break all too often. You do not need to completely remove the slide to remove the headlight once pulled up the headlight should slide out forward with a little wiggling. Then you can replace all of the bulbs in the headlamp assembly. To put the headlight back into place reverse the steps.

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How do you remove the brake light switch retainer clip on a 1994 Chevrolet C1500 pickup?

I did this 6hours ago on my truck, here is a breakdown of what i did...

i unhooked an approx 3inch long wiring connector from the steering column to get a better view.

then i took a small flat head screwdriver and jammed it into the outside rim of the retaining clip. once it loosened up a little i used a pair of needle nose pliers to get it off. it was fairly sturdy so don't be too nervous about breaking/bending it.

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Men's Health

When you pull back your foreskin there are white bits what are they and is it healthy?

Sounds like smegma. It's not altogether unhealthy, but is definitely unhygienic and unattractive. Make sure you clean under there at least daily.

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How do you remove ignition switch aztek?

I have (2) 2001 Azteks, and have had to do this on both of them. It doesn't have an "SIR Fuse," so I disconnected the battery. I would also recommend buying a genuine AC Delco switch (dealer) and not a remanufactured or "cheap" new one. Made that mistake the first time (cheap new one) and had to replace it shortly after. The "genuine" AC Delco has lasted me 75,000 miles (mine has 203,000 miles on it, the wifes has 154,000 miles). You do get what you pay for in some instances!

Turn wheels to straight ahead position, and then make sure ignition is off.

Remove negative battery cable.

Disable SIR (air bag system) by unhooking the wiring harness to the drivers side (located beneath the dash, you'll have to remove a cover, it should be a yellow connector). The passenger side connector is underneath the seat, same style, same color.

IF you have side impact bags, locate those connectors and unhook them also.

On the underside of the steering wheel, there is a trim cover. You will need a #2 Phillips screwdriver and a torx bit (can't remember which size) to remove the trimcover.

Once you've removed the screws, remove the cover. The Ignition Switch is directly below the ignition lock cylinder. You will need two flatblade screwdrivers.

Depress (at the same time) both retaining screws, the switch will be able to be slid down and out.

Unhook harness, install switch, and replace trim covers.

To arm the SIR system, reconnect harnesses.

Reconnect negative battery cable.

Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
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Thomas Edison

Why would the rear brake light which is so dim you can hardly see it not get any better after replacing the bulb several times?

Probably because of a BAD ground. If you have 12 Volts to the light, then the light isn't grounded properly. yes sir bad ground

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What happens if you lose your keyless entry to a Aztek?

HMMM Im not sure how to answer this one. Do you mean lose the keyless entry remote or it just stops working? If you lost the remote you can get replacements from the dealer or Ebay but you will have to have GM reprogram the transmitters.

Now if it just stopped working all together you should check the fuse #41. If that's fine it could be anything. bad BCM , bad remote control door lock receiver, loose wire or a freak accident that erase your remote programming, Good luck

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Where is the low side port to recharge the AC located on a 2003 Pontiac Aztec?

It is right behind the fans, right below the exhaust manifold. It is blue and has a letter "L" on it.

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How to Change thermostat on 2001 aztek?

Please take it in. You have to take the exhaust crossover pipe off to get the thermostat in and out and you can't get at half the bolts.

You also need to remove the throttle body and will need a new gasket because the old one will crack and fall apart.

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Air Compressors

How do you install an air compressor for my 2003 Pontiac aztek?

Are you talking about an air conditioning compressor or the rear air compressor for the suspension? Please post a new question to specify.

Head Gaskets and Valve Covers
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Is there a problem with 2002 Pontiac Aztek head gaskets?

I found a similar problem that is being investigated by the Automobile Protection Association. Here is the link to that page. Look under the heading General Motors. http://www.apa.ca/template.asp?DocID=115 Good luck

I have had to replace the head gasget with mine, it had about 70,000kms on it....... ($2500 cnd later)

the car was only 4 months old for me, quite a upsetting moment

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How do you replace the headlight of a 2003 Pontiac Aztek?

Pry the white 'tab' from the w/ screwdriver, the tab will pop up about half of an inch. Tab should pop right up and head lamp pull out pretty good. When putting headlight assy. back in to place, align the headlamp up to holes behind the assy. Push on the headlamp and push tab down, and that should be it.


There is a white plastic piece that you will see if you open the hood of the car and look behind where the headlight is. You then pull up on this piece which releases the headlight. The headlight will come out of the front of the car, then you take off the rubber piece on the back. A turn of the bulb will have the bulb out and ready to be replaced.


(add to above) If you pull up the white tab too far, the headlight won't release, so just pull it up about 1/2 inch. You'll feel it "click". The headlamps are common types that you can find at any auto store. The INSIDE SET (brights) are part number 9005 and the OUTSIDE SET (regular) are part number 9006. I found them right under the front counter displays at Auto Zone.

yes to above, add -pry lower inside corner of headlamp assembly loose, then pry forward on headlamp assembly with one hand, while dithering the loosened white tab vertically with your other hand. You will find the proper vertical position of the white tab by feel and the headlamp will pop right out.

Car Batteries
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Battery light comes on and you have had the allternator replaced what could be the problem?

Is this a Ford? (have had some problems by not using factory rebuilts)
Check alternator output
Should read approx. 12.8 without engine running
Should read 13.8-14.2 with engine running

Flats and Tire Pressure
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What is the correct tire pressure for a 2001 Pontiac Aztek if the inflation sticker is missing and it is not in the manual assume it either 30 or 35 PSI?

Check a tire retailer- they should have specs.

Also, you can check the side wall of the tire, and it will give you the max pressure for the tire. It is safe to add this amount of air, until you find out the proper inflation for your Aztek. Addition to answer: My 2001 Aztek has tires of two types, Eclipse and Bridgestone, and they say up to 44 psi. However, my manual says to look at the label on the rear edge of the driver's door. There it says 35 psi or 240 kpa both front and back. 60 psi for the spare.

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How do you replace the fuse for the cigarette lighter on a 2004 Pontiac Aztek?

the cigarette light fuse is in your lower console thorugh the axxess panel and its fuse #32 or #28

Answerwell if you know where your fuse panel is, then it should be simple if you have you owners manual. Get your owners manual and look in the undex you should be able to find pages dealing with fuses, (i know my pickup has a chart under the fuse infromation pages) If your manual has one look at the chart, and find the fuse, replace it. AnswerLocate which fuse handles the circuit, pull it out, put in a new one.

to be correct its located in the hood area behind the battery i think number 23 not sure

Answer, it is fuse #32 under the hood. It takes a yellow #20 fuse in the #32 slot. There seems to be some confusion on this on the net. But just changed mine and it works like a charm.

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What types of belt is on a 2001 Aztek?

its just one serpentine belt

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Where is the fuel sending unit located on a 2001 Pontiac aztek?

It is in the fuel tank attached to the fuel pump.

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Can a bad fuel filter cause the gas gauge to fail in Pontiac Aztek?

The Aztek has been known to have screwy gas gauges. Mine "floats" from E to F and sometimes shows the actual level. I've heard it's a bad sending unit in the tank causing the problem. If your gauge just lies there, it's probably that the sending unit is done.

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Circulatory System

Does the 2003 aztek have rds system?

Yes the Aztek does have the Radio Data System (RDS). It is the system that displays station information, or the song title, or other information the station may be broadcasting. More info can be found here on the system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Data_System www.aztekfanclub.com Never heard of a system on an Automobile called RDS.

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How do you reset computer for a 2001 Pontiac Aztek?

to reset the computor..all you have to do is take the negative battery cable off

for about 10 min. then tighten back on. tada!

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Where is the thermostat located on a 2002 Pontiac Aztek?

The part that makes it so expensive is the intake manifold has to be removed to replace the thermostat and its a labor intensive job. but the intake gaskets do go bad often so it will prevent a future repair

AnswerI don't know if this will help or not but I have have a 2001 Aztec and its a pain in the butt mine is located drivers side along the side of the engine I had to bring mine in the shop to get replaced and it wasnt cheap sure the part was that's only $10.00 or so its the labor that's gonna kill you same with the air filter that took me 1hr. to remove and replace it
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What does the low oil pressure light indicate in a 2001 Pontiac Aztek?


Ok i gotta say it LOW OIL PRESSURE :) Just messin with you :) it could be multiple things your low on oil, you got a serious leak, or the enigne is history, I think low oil level might be the most common.

I have an '01 Aztek and the Oil Pressure Switch (Sending unit) is bad. It's a $15-$25 part depending on where you buy it. Take it to a qualified shop and have them "scan" the computer. It should show up as a stored trouble code. Mine only did it a few random times. For those of us who've lost an oil pump, you generally "know" by the really bad knocking noises from under the hood. If it's not the switch, sorry, you need a pump!

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How do you remove the ignition switch not lock on a 1973 Chevy Corvette?

switch should be on the bottom of the steering column ,probably have to drop the two bolts on console to get to it

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Where is the PCV valve on a 2000 supercharged Pontiac Bonneville SSEi model as it apparently is not in the same location as the non-supercharged?

Take the plastic engine cover off. You need to remove the oil filler cap first...do this by twisting it to the left. The front and back of the cover has tabs that fit under a metal bracket. Push the tabs out from under the bracket. The PCV valve is located toward the rear of the motor. You will see a bolt head on top of the motor. Unscrew the bolt (be careful it has a spring underneath it)..the PCV filter is located below....it just drops in the hole. Looks like they made this as inaccessable as possible to consumers!!!!!!!! It is located under the plastic engine cover. To install: Take the plastic engine cover off. You need to remove the oil filler cap first...do this by twisting it to the left. The front and back of the cover has tabs that fit under a metal bracket. Push the tabs out from under the bracket. The PCV valve is located toward the rear of the motor. You will see a bolt head on top of the motor. Unscrew the bolt (be careful it has a spring underneath it)..the PCV filter is located below....it just drops in the hole. Looks like they made this as inaccessable as possible to consumers!!!!!!!!

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The Difference Between

What is the difference between body control module and instrument panel cluster?

The difference between a body control module and a instrument panel cluster is that the instrument panel cluster is used for driver information through the means of gauge's, indicator lamps, and is generally an output. A body control module has inputs and outputs and has control features that allow it to switch and operate other vehicle options as lighting, retained power, horns, security options, etc.. The body control module can also operate relays and switches to have necessary components operate for other module systems as anti lock brakes and power train control modules.

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How many pounds of pressure are required to recharge the AC with R134 on a 2001 Pontiac Aztek?

Total recharge is 1.68 Lbs


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