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Chevy S10 - GMC S15 and Sonoma Electrical Problems

KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
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  • stormz8stormz8 Posts: 3
    Does anyone know why my seat would move on it's own. As I'm driving my seat will inch forward on it's own. Sometimes the seat will not move at all when I push the button to move it back to the position it was in. My truck is a 2002 GMC Sonoma SLS Crew 4x4 with power everything. Also, If I push both the 4 hi and 4 lo buttons at the same time, will it put the drivetrain into neutral/
  • Don't understand what happened or what to do. Ran fine, then won't start. Cleaned battery cables. Started right up. Let it sit for a few hours then dead again. Battery eye is green (which is supposed to mean good), but can't get the dome light or even the keyless remote to work. Makes no noise when key is turned. Radio goes on and off in a series of 3. Does the computer need to be reprogrammed once the battery has been disconnected? Does anyone know if this is a more serious problem than replacing the battery?
  • flipper3flipper3 Posts: 10
    im not shure what exactly your problem is but the computer does not need to be reprogramed after a battery disconection that i do know. it does sound like you have a short in your wires though. i only know of one way to find out. break out the test light. hope this helped
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    Mine was/is doing the same thing. The cable is messed up underneath the plastersol coating at the battery lug. I can't see the corrosion but I know that's the problem. I can shake and yank the cable and it will work fine for a while. I've been carrying a replacement in the tool box but haven't got around to it yet.
  • annecrannecr Posts: 3
    I have a 2000 s-10. The wipers started wiping off of the windshield last week--as in way to the left. Tonight, they died. I want to try and fix this myself, any suggestions on how I might start this repair?

    Thanks in advance,

  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    One winter the wipers on my 97 S-10 were froze to the windshield and covered with snow when I turned them on. They went haywire and I thought I messed them up big time. As it turned out they slipped on the spindle. All I had to do was loosen up the bolts that hold them down, reposition them, and re tighten the bolts. I think they were 7/16ths.

    Maybe your wiper arms got lose on their spindles and got out of kilter.

    Good luck.
  • annecrannecr Posts: 3
    Awesome! I'll give that a try this weekend.
  • I have an 83 x cab 4x4 and I bought a factory tach cluster, installed it and not the dash lights and gauges are going haywire when I turn the lights on, so i took that cluster out and put the orig back in same thing but they worked prior to any ideals.. i have replaced the headlight switch also..
  • I own a 2002 Envoy. The windshield wipers will not turn off, while the car is running, by the switch. The problem has been occurring off and on for about 6 months. Originally, if I turned the switch off and turned the car off, once I turn the car back on the wipers would stop. Now that no longer works. What is the problem? Which fuse controls the windshield wipers. Thanks, AFF
  • I have an 83 x cab 4x4 and I bought a factory tach cluster, installed it and now the dash lights and gauges are going haywire when I turn the lights on, so i took that cluster out and put the orig back in same thing but they worked prior to any ideals.. i have replaced the headlight switch also.. A friend has the same problem after a v8 conversion PLEASE HELP
  • I have a 97 s 10 and it will not start.. I think it is electrical because none of the gauges move when I turn the key on.. My sons think it is the fuel pump..I have checked all the fuses.. does anyone know what might be the trouble?
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    One of the things I did when I was trouble shooting my fuel pump was to give it a shot of starting fluid. It fire right up momentary as long as I kept squirting the ether. This let me know I had a fuel problem somewhere.
  • hoodlatchhoodlatch Mid-westPosts: 255
    Sound like a relay sticking. :)
  • Try your switch under the hood where your windsheild wipers hook in at. I have a 98 s-10 and sometimes my wipers work and sometimes they don't but my switch is messed up
  • I have a 1991 Chevy S10 and I am replacing the cruise control / turn signal / wiper lever. I have pulled the steering wheel and the turn signal plastic switch. I cannot seem to locate what holds the lever in place. Anyone have experience here that would help??

  • hello,
    I am new to the forum...I have a 2000 S-10 and just my dash lights went out today. I check the fuse and they are all fine..Anythought???

  • wjs4wjs4 Posts: 3
    I have a 98 S10 with the same problem. When the wipers quit I wiggle the electrical plug from the wiring harness where it plugs into the wiper motor & the wipers usually work fine for awhile. I checked & cleaned the electrical connections but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. I took the cover off the wiper motor & found a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board slides out of the motor. On the back side of the printed cicuit board is 2 electrical contacts that slide on metal strips on the main gear of the wiper motor. Carefully clean the contacts & the metal strips on the gear and reassemble the wiper motor. I found that my contacts & metal strips where covered with grease from the gears. This solved my problem for awhile but recently the wipers have been acting up again. I haven't had time to check the contacts or printed circuit board again but would assume there is more grease on the contacts. Hope this helps.
  • I have a 1997 Chevy S-10. When I'm driving with the high beams on the lights flash off and on.. They don't do it when I swicth to low beam..any one know what the trouble might be ?
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