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Pontiac G6 Lighting/Electrical

Its sorta a dumb question, but I was curious on how to change the rear tail light turn signal bulb. Its out. I opened up the trunk and lifted the gray carpet around the lens housing and I dont see anyway to access the tail light. I was looking around is there someway to get to it, do i have to remove the plastic cover over the lens ? I was afraid to attempt to do it not trying to break anything. Anyone have done this yet ?
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  • flyshy1flyshy1 Posts: 6
    today, (2006 GTP 6 speed) died on the way to work. first indication were the traction & slabilitrack yellow warning lights came on, then the security lock light came on and just about everything in the car (door locks, lights, CD changer) all started blinking, seemed like I was in the Twlight Zone....
    t coasted for a while down hill and the motor idled, and
    when I needed to gather some speed, dropped it into 4th
    and tried to accelorate, but the motor skipped like it was
    on 3 or 4 cylinders... finally I pulled over. Maybe recycling the key would work... no deal.. it wouldn't turn
    over,,, seemed like a dead battery. 1-800-roadside had the
    car at the dealers in 2 hrs. 2 more hrs the dealer is telling me the alternator died and needs replaced. Okay,
    _hit happens, but why didn't the no charge light come on, on the dash to warn me it was not charging. I can't believe
    driving 10 miles would of drained the battery when I left
    home headed to work. So the replacement will take until next Thursday or 6 days to get ?? GM is paying for a rental until the G6 is back running. I am not happy with the dealers answers the failure was so great it sucked all the energy out of the battery? sounds fishy... has anyone else had an alternator go south? what did they tell the reason why?
    bill
  • jhominyjhominy Posts: 1
    My wife's G-6 has begun to stall - sometimes at a stop sign or when slowing down. Yesterday, it stalled on the highway going 60 mph.

    When this happens, she pulls over and tries to restart the vehicle. The key turns, however the engine doesn't crank and no warning lights come on.

    Any ideas?
  • anyone else have the drls stop working? i replaced the relay at 44 bucks a pop and the fuses are fine :mad:
  • I changed the battery in my G6 after it died at 49K miles. When I started the car up my odometer read zero!! Has anyone ever heard of this? Thanks in advance
  • mrn320mrn320 Posts: 2
    My 2005 G6 GT had the exact same problem only when trying to enter and start the car from the keyless entry. The car is almost at it's 3 years and just over the 36K at 37500. All the lights blinking, CD changer cycling, etc... I experienced. I was able to use my father in laws car to jump start the G6 and drive it home approximately 12 miles. When I shut the car off in my garage I tried to restart it and the same blinking light, CD cycling, etc... occured. What I did notice was that when I put my Sears Diehard auto charger on the battery and inserted the key I did not receive the same occurance and the ignition cycled as normal. Based on cost I'm thinking about buying a new battery first or having Sears/Autozone confirm that my current battery is or is not bad. I'm also going to write a letter to GM expressing my deepest frustration with such a poor quality product. My G6 has been maintained at every maintenance interval, garage kept, and operated in the most gentle and respectable manner. Only to find I have a 300-500 dollar problem on my hand no more than 1500 miles out of warranty...amazing.
    Mike
  • chrissy35chrissy35 Posts: 2
    I have a 2007 g6 .It caught fire last week after driving 15 miles. I have 14000 miles on it. bought it new. Pontiac will not give me a rental, even though it is still under warranty. They will not even let the dealer look at it. They said it will take over 10 business days before they even call me, to let me know when they will said a team down to the dealership to look at it themselves. I believe the car is totaled, at least by the way the engine looks now. All the wires are burned up and everything else is warped and melted together. It was a great car until this happened and we had not had any problems with it at all until this happened. Pontiac really dropped the ball on this one. I am very disappointed with the way they are handling this.I called corporate to find out why I am not getting a rental and they wouldnt even take my call. I have tried talking to customer service(about 15 times) and they just give me the run around. Anybody got any ideas what legal routes I can take?
  • hkamhkam Posts: 1
    I also had a 2007 G6 that this past weekend started on fire. I was driving less than ten miles when it occurred. The entire car was melted and the car insurance has deemed it totaled, but is still investigating. You may try to talk with the car insurance and see if they can find the source of the damage and it might be covered.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    I agree! Have your insurance take a look and give their recommendation as to what it is deemed. That way you have that in writing too!
  • tapprachtapprach Posts: 3
    Please see the recall info below. If you have this same issue, but are not "included" in the recall - please register this safety issue with Safercar.gov so we can get this recalled. This is a major safety issue that clearly affects more than the cars in the recall.
    Thanks!

    Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
    PONTIAC / G6 2005-2006


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V036000
    Summary:
    GM IS RECALLING 8,012 MY 2005-2006 PONTIAC G6 VEHICLES. THE BRAKE LAMPS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY BECAUSE OF CORROSION IN A WIRING CONNECTOR. CORROSION IN THE CONNECTOR COULD CAUSE THE BRAKE LAMPS TO ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL HAS NOT BEEN DEPRESSED, OR THE LAMPS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. IN ADDITION, THE CRUISE CONTROL MAY NOT ENGAGE, AND GREATER BRAKE PEDAL FORCE MAY BE REQUIRED TO SHIFT THE VEHICLE OUT OF PARK.
    Consequence:
    BRAKE LAMPS THAT ARE NOT OPERATING PROPERLY MAY NOT WARN A DRIVER IN A FOLLOWING VEHICLE OF THE BRAKING STATUS AND COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
    Remedy:
    DEALERS WILL APPLY A DIELECTRIC LUBRICANT TO THE CONNECTOR TO PREVENT CORROSION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FOR YOU FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PONTIAC AT 1- 800-620-7668 OR OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
    Notes:
    GM RECALL NO. 80317. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
  • just began, brake lights will remain on with key off/out and cruise control inop 85.900mi
  • This is likely the same issue as the G6. I would register this complaint and ask your mechanic to treat the same as the G6 recall. The fix took about an hour and becuase my G6 was not in the recall, the fix was about 200$.

    Good luck. Please register the complaint with safercar.gov to make sure this is logged in - they are the only ones that hold car makers responsible for safety issues like this.
  • This is an easy fix. Should take 10 minutes.

    Pull back the carpet in the trunk that covers the back of the rear light.
    You will see two nuts that you can easily get to and remove. After you remove those nuts, the rear light can be easily removed and you can change out the bulb.

    Remember, avoid touching the new light bulb with you hand, use a cloth or the oils on your hand may cause it to burn out again.

    After you have replaced the bulb put the rear light back in place and snug up those two nuts. Finally, put the carpet back in place and you're done!

    All of this work is done "behind the light". You do not remove any lenses, etc.

    Bulbs can be purchased at your local parts store for just a few bucks. Good luck.
  • i just had the same thing happen to my my car lights flash radio flashes seems as if the battery just died and before that i had to have the radio replaced and the turn signal hasn't worked consistently since i bought the car 5months ago it just wouldn't start at all i felt like i was in a twilight zone as well because im like theres no way its a battery or alternator its a electrical problem an that dealer is bullshiting my sister has the same car and she had the same thing happened to her as well did my neighbor so my car is at the dealership as we speak for the 4th time in 5months
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,134
    Hello Mccarter27,
    I apologize that you are experiencing an issue with your vehicle. Can you please email me more information about your situation so I can look into it further? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    Mariah,
    I have stated many issues with my 08 G6 lease and have not received anything like this reply from a GM customer service representative.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,134
    Hello Bvdj84,
    I apologize that you have had concerns with your vehicle. Can you please email me with more information? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,134
    Hello Bvdj84,
    I apologize that we haven't spoken to you have had concerns with your vehicle. Can you please email me with more information? You can get my email by clicking on my name. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    My dealer currently has the new part that will prevent the issue from repeating. Hopefully, it is the fix. Now it is a matter of taking the car in to do the 3hr job.
    :)

    My friend had an few years older Pontiac and said she had the same thing happen to her windows. Years, newer model later, the problem is still there. hmm. She now has a 2009 G6 and has to take her car in for a few issues already.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,134
    Hello Bvdj84,
    I am glad that your dealership has found a fix for the problem. :) Your friend with the Pontiac have they ever had the vehicle diagnosed? Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • I have a 2008 G6 2.4L Sedan, 58000 miles. My driver side rear door lock does not operate with the fob or lock buttons. I can lock and unlock it by manual means only. Has anyone else had problems with their electric locks?
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,134
    maddog0324,
    I would recommend taking your vehicle into your dealer of choice. They will be able to assist you with your concerns.
    Christina
    GM Customer Service
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 873
    Gotta pull the door panel and see if power is getting to the actuator when button pressed.
  • I hear the actuator click and try to raise and lower the manual rod when I press the buttons on the fob or door panel. The manual rod does not appear to be in a bind. Since I am out of warranty, how difficult will it be to replace the actuator?
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 873
    Never done one, hardest part would be getting the door panel off. I use a tool you can buy in any auto parts store, it's for removing the clips that hold a lot of the door panel on.
    Before replacing the actuator I would check it with 12 volts, might have a low voltage problem.
  • kimchanellkimchanell Posts: 3
    edited January 2011
    My car was possessed. It would lock, unlock n vice versa by itself. I could not leave the car. Now the driver side rear door will not work. It gets frustrating especially when i have to keep rolling down the window. Ugggh pontiac and General Motors.
  • I have a 2005 G6 and i cannot change the rear bulb also. I took off the 2 nuts I found and it still wont come out so I can change the bulb
  • gonogogonogo Posts: 873
    I think if you just pry gently on the housing assy it should come loose.
  • Well, i took off the only 2 nuts and found that near the inner fender there was a black tab that looked needed to be removed, but it did not, it was a insert clip for the screw to enter into. I had to take the light and rock it back and forth like i was angry. It wasnt as simple as they say though but I was able to remove it with more force than I wanted too. thanks
  • lkelaghanlkelaghan Posts: 1
    I have an 06 G6 and it started to stall out on me while driving. The engine light pops on and the info panel tells me the Engine reduced power/Engine Disabled. I pull over for a few minutes and restart the car and I'm running again. Has anyone ever had this problem??
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