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Dealing with that funky, moldy smell in the car. Have you guys had to pay to have the dealer enable the after blower option?
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I did not have to pay to have it enabled, but my car was under the bumper-to-bumper warranty at the time and I had the car at the dealership for other warranty-related work when I had it enabled.

Whether or not they charge you if you take it there just for that when the car isn't under warranty, all depends on the specific dealer, how cool they are and if you happen to know them well... I have a feeling that a lot of them would charge you.
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I did not have to pay to have it enabled, but my car was under the bumper-to-bumper warranty at the time and I had the car at the dealership for other warranty-related work when I had it enabled.

Whether or not they charge you if you take it there just for that when the car isn't under warranty, all depends on the specific dealer, how cool they are and if you happen to know them well... I have a feeling that a lot of them would charge you.
Yep they don’t want to just enable it while the car is already there, which sucks.

I completely forgot how short the bumper to bumper warranty ran out.

Plus, Looks like my service advisor doesn’t want to contact the warranty provider to check if they’ll cover “enabling the afterblow” option, it’s only 1-hour of labor but oh well. I guess I’ll try another dealer or just do the Lysol fix and see if that helps.
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Yep they don’t want to just enable it while the car is already there, which sucks.



I completely forgot how short the bumper to bumper warranty ran out.



Plus, Looks like my service advisor doesn’t want to contact the warranty provider to check if they’ll cover “enabling the afterblow” option, it’s only 1-hour of labor but oh well. I guess I’ll try another dealer or just do the Lysol fix and see if that helps.
Yeah, that's unfortunate - I mean it literally takes about 5 minutes to enable with a Tech 2 device. Just a few button-presses.

However, if you already have the oder, they *should* also do the cleaning, which does take a little time and requires the purchase of the cleaning "kit", so that is where the cost would come from. Although, maybe the Lyson method would take care of the original pre-existing odor.

I hate when dealerships sweat the small stuff. I mean the car is already there, it would take no time at all for them to enable the afterblow option.... My guess is that they are not familar with it and don't fully understand how it easy it is to enable it on these cars (which already have the feature built-in - just needs enabled). Some cars they actually have to "add" parts to make it work, but that isn't the case with these cars. Somewhere on the forum, the exact procedure is spelled out (exactly how to enable the feature with a Tech 2).
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Yeah, that's unfortunate - I mean it literally takes about 5 minutes to enable with a Tech 2 device. Just a few button-presses.

However, if you already have the oder, they *should* also do the cleaning, which does take a little time and requires the purchase of the cleaning "kit", so that is where the cost would come from. Although, maybe the Lyson method would take care of the original pre-existing odor.

I hate when dealerships sweat the small stuff. I mean the car is already there, it would take no time at all for them to enable the afterblow option.... My guess is that they are not familar with it and don't fully understand how it easy it is to enable it on these cars (which already have the feature built-in - just needs enabled). Some cars they actually have to "add" parts to make it work, but that isn't the case with these cars. Somewhere on the forum, the exact procedure is spelled out (exactly how to enable the feature with a Tech 2).
This is my exact thought on it too, they're just not familiar with it and probably think it's more involved than it really is. I even went back and told her, like "Hey I just want them to enable the feature, all they have to do is hook up the tech 2 scanner and press a few buttons". No luck lol.
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Dealing with that funky, moldy smell in the car. Have you guys had to pay to have the dealer enable the after blower option?


You did not state what year 8th generation Impala you have. Your screen name includes “2007Imp”, so that is why I am providing this information.

Initially, the after blow feature was not programmed into the BCM on the 8th generation Impala models, to be “turned on” by a dealer with a Tech II.

I bought a new 2008 Impala LTZ, and the feature was not programmed. An ACDelco “after blow kit” was installed on the car under the new car warranty, which enabled the after blow feature. I live in the hot and humid Midwest, and the car quickly developed an offensive smell in the muggy summer.

I am not sure what year that GM began including the feature in the car’s BCM as a standard feature (to be activated).

I am also not sure if the ACDelco after blow kit is still available, if your car is one of the older models.

Here is a link to the GM TSB: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/20...66120-9133.pdf
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You did not state what year 8th generation Impala you have. Your screen name includes “2007Imp”, so that is why I am providing this information.

Initially, the after blow feature was not programmed into the BCM on the 8th generation Impala models, to be “turned on” by a dealer with a Tech II.

I bought a new 2008 Impala LTZ, and the feature was not programmed. An ACDelco “after blow kit” was installed on the car under the new car warranty, which enabled the after blow feature. I live in the hot and humid Midwest, and the car quickly developed an offensive smell in the muggy summer.

I am not sure what year that GM began including the feature in the car’s BCM as a standard feature (to be activated).

I am also not sure if the ACDelco after blow kit is still available, if your car is one of the older models.

Here is a link to the GM TSB: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/20...66120-9133.pdf
The car in question is a 2014 Limited 8th Generation Impala LT. I created that username after purchasing my 07' impala, if I could change my name to reflect the new ride I would.

From my research on this forum, the after blow kit was supposedly available on all 8th Gen Impala's 2006 and up and just needed to be "enabled". Could be wrong though.


I have a really good friend who works in the sales department, I may see if he can sweet talk the service manager into getting this done. I mean, it sounds like it would take all of 15 minutes to complete, maybe a little longer depending on how many connections this fancy Tech 2 scanner has to make with the car.
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