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DrywallAnchor

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  1. Hi folks, my name is Annie and I drive a 2008 Sierra SLT. Prior to buying the Sierra from a used car dealer in Conway, South Carolina, my daily drive was a 1997 Mercedes C230. Although I would consider myself an auto enthusiast, I am far from an expert. When I'm not driving or doing something with either of my vehicles, I can often be found cooking new recipes (being part Siberian, I'm a big fan of блины) or painting. I used to be a contractor for a local sheriff's office but I left that position at the beginning of 2019. I now work at a local television news station.
  2. For starters, I have little automotive expertise. I know how to do things once I have observed how to do it. In other words, I don’t know about things but I know how to do things. That said, I have a 2008 Sierra SLT and the airbag light has been on in addition to a service airbag message. I inquired about this when I took the truck for routine, 110,000 mile maintenance. The matter was investigated and I was informed that the SDM was faulty. Of course, this is a costly thing to have repaired at a dealership. I trust the mechanic I go to at an independent service station although I’d still rather not spend the money. Is it possible for me to replace the SDM myself? What should I expect to pay for parts and what would be involved in the process? If I were to go to my mechanic, what could I expect to pay in order for this to be done?
  3. For starters, I have little automotive expertise. I know how to do things once I have observed how to do it. In other words, I don’t know about things but I know how to do things. I bought a 2008 Sierra SLT in May of 2018. The truck includes power folding mirrors although the passenger side mirror has not folded in the time that I have owned the truck. I mentioned this to the service advisor who informed me that this was due to a failed mirror actuator. Ordinarily, this is not even something I would bother with fixing although I recently moved into an urban apartment complex and I would like to be able to fold the mirrors on both sides in. At some point I intend on taking action that allows me to be able to fold in the mirrors on both sides. Taking the truck to the dealership would be a last resort when it comes to getting this fixed. I have a service facility that I trust but I would rather not spend the money. In terms of fixing it myself, I have two options: replace the actuator or replace the mirror. I have never been a huge fan of the mirrors that the truck came with and I have previously considered replacing them. In terms of cost, replacing both mirrors would obviously be the more expensive option but this would kill two birds with one stone. In terms of difficulty, would it be easier to replace an actuator or an entire mirror? What would I need to replace just the actuator?
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