Ignition Module repair

Tiny
YOURKO
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I own a 1990 Buick Regal 3.1 multi port FI V6 with 62k on the odometer. The car stalled four times, The RPM would increase from 500rpm to 1200rpm and then back down eventually stalling. The fourth time I couldn't get the Regal started, and there was a heavy odor of gasoline. Towed the car to the Buick dealers GM Goodwrench service department. They tell me that the ignition module is bad and needs to be replaced. GM Goodwrench soaked me for $97.00 and told me the part is $300.00 and the labor is $300.00 bringing me to a total of $600.00. GM Goodwrench has great technitians but, is a little to expensive for my blood and I feel I can do the repair myself for a lot less $$$. So I towed the Regal back home. I have the Haynes repair manual for the make & model of my car, and understand the repair instructions. I have worked on my other vehicles and am familiar with repair proceedures.
Question is, because the ignition module is in a tight spot, do I need to remove any additional parts to gain access to the module itself? The Haynes manual explains the replacement well but does not mention anything about access to the module itself. I have the ignition module orderd and can use any helpful hints regarding the rpair of my Regal.
Thanks for your help!
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Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 AT 11:41 PM

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Tiny
JACK42
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My software doesnt say anything in particular about removal of other things to gain access. Just remove neg battery cable first.
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 AT 7:57 AM
Tiny
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Dear Jack
Thankyou for the quick response. I am a measure twice cut once kind of guy. I will let you know how the repair turned out.
Thanks again!
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 AT 12:21 PM

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