In a previous video ( https://youtu.be/RLyDJvnomj4 ) we had a look at a 2005 Buick LeSabre and determined that the rear integration module (RIM) had failed. I now have the used one from the salvage yard so let's see if I was right. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Buick lesabre: failed r.i.m. follow up”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clinton Walker says:

    Thank you I’ve been trying to figure this shit out lol now do one on the tail lights lol

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars weberaudio says:

    Boy I wish you were near me. I have a 2003 Buick Lesabre with only 55k on it and the three doors (excluding drivers door) have stopped responding. I’m sure it’s a module issue.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars williamm1561 says:

    good diagnosis. What was the part number on the rim module?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Stoffel says:

    you never said what rim is

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DrGreenThumb420 says:

    Do I half to reprogram? What do I need to get to reprogram

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rafael Marin says:

    Good call, SMA.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    Nope cigar lighter push in and they hold heat and release most often poor grounds

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AKTrapper says:

    I can't watch your videos without learning something new, wish you were closer I'd drive my Buick over and have you fix my rear window defogger.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Irwin says:

    What ever happened to these features just working with switches and fuses? Why the heck do you need a separate module to "control" them? One more thing to break and pay for just so the computer can read them…. Idk

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody Perry says:

    i have the same car and the cig lighter will only stay in and light itself on the right side 12v. not sure why.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R L says:

    Great vid very informative.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars King Craig says:

    Dealership has my car right now said it would be $587 for exact same problem, charged me $132 for diagnostic, going to get my car right now to fix myself..thanks!…..3 hours later my 2000 Buick lesabre is fixed!! Thanks again!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Salvador Gutierrezr says:

    Once again good job south main auto 🚗👍👍👍👍👍👍👍✋

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars outlaw68 outlaw68 says:

    Watching SMA Videos makes me wanna send my vehicles to them for Repairs such dedication to his craft

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gregory Pappas says:

    I love your videos, but PLEASE don't call it a "rim job." you're killing me here. lol

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars G lo Films says:

    I have a 2005 buick lesabre and it will not crank with key or stay running no communication to computer windows wont go up or down my gear selector light doesnt show what gear its in trunk button doesnt open trunk radio shows time but will not play music! I wish i was closer to where you are so i could take my car

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert, Bob Young says:

    Don't have a R.I.M. issue the video was most helpful as to the process (my brain is very similar to yours on (Diagnosis.)

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert, Bob Young says:

    Thanks for the Buick R.I.M. diagnosis video. I actually was looking for help in the heater control Blend Door issue!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mario Follower of Jesus says:

    Did you tell customer about the battery gas vent isnt there?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Curtis says:

    What is a rim module?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Tellez says:

    Did not know that Buicks had air ride suspension mine was newer than that and it did not good job

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stevie Athers. says:

    Your so funny Eric O 😆👍🏻🇬🇧

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JJY EMG says:

    Awesome

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Trombino says:

    Thx for the follow up. I had the exact same problem, except the rear air suspension worked before replacing the RIM, now does not. I do not have a Tech 2 anymore, so my gut tells me it's a calibration issue, that I cannot do. I did get a used piece though.. So who knows.. GM said they do not make them for my customer's 03 Park Ave anymore. So gotta find someone that has the scanner capability. Thx again!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Great video eric

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stainspecialist says:

    Nothing like a good rim job…

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrRjsnowden says:

    Yet to have a "follow up" RIM job….yet….

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cp6027 says:

    Thanks for the follow up.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The SearcherMan says:

    Just curious, how do you know the rear suspension problem is not blowing the RIM? What is the scanner/tablet that you pull up those wiring diagrams so fast on? Thanks for the video.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Robertson says:

    Great job like always A+

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Baxrok2 says:

    Junkyard FTW – Yeah! Well done Dr. O!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Plow Guys says:

    Nice follow-up Eric. Your Mom would be proud brother.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Coffey says:

    Cool fix 🙂

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beavis Kornholio says:

    I was wondering if i saw correctly. You said that the part was used from the junkyard but it was wrapped in plastic? or was that something else?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RJ_Make says:

    So this job requires a 3K scan tool to complete the repair?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Polk says:

    I googled "rim job" on the internet looking for this follow up. Wasn't disappointed…

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Crispr Talk says:

    I was watching an American Picker show a while back and they had the son of the guy that created the LeSabre, Corvette, etc. He was the concept car artist that first drew those models. Very cool stuff to see.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Niamh Healy says:

    And that's how it's done! Super job as always Eric!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Good job. Back when I was young and dumb I wouldn't buy a car unless the cigarette lighter worked! Needless to say I always bought junkers. Thanks for the video.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Toyota Tech says:

    Just told my wife I’m watching a R.I.M job on YouTube! Didn’t bat an eye.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StopDropandLOL says:

    I love those old Buicks, they're great highway cars.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars smallblockV8 says:

    Just installed a pair of Monroe 90007 conversion shocks on the back of a 01 LeSabre yesterday. Kit comes with two coilover shocks and all the hardware. Brought the ride height back up to where it needs to be without the pesky air ride BS.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronald Anderson says:

    Good job Eric.