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Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Electrical Problems

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  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    Hello,
    I am from GM Customer Service. Can you please email me at socialmedia@gm.com with more details? Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • turkeyhunter,
    I posted message #280, but never went to the dealer as I said I was going to because my nearest GM Dealer wouldn't provide me with a loner car that my GM Certified literature says they must because it is still under the warranty. I digress... Since the first incident I haven't had any trouble with the MPH gauge, but evertime I brake whichever turn signal I have on either goes completely away or blinks as if it is burnt out. It is never the same on either side it just depends on how the truck is feeling at that particular turn. Just like your problem the actual lights work, but it is the indication inside the cab that is wrong. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything and you do the same as well. Thanks and have a good one!
  • canyon08canyon08 Posts: 14
    I ended up taking the left rear light assembly off, found a loose bulb, tightened the prongs, bulb back in, fixed!! While I was there I snugged up all bulbs on both sides, hopfully this problem is over.. try and let me know if it works for you.. good luck!
  • kitsapkatkitsapkat Posts: 1
    About 4 weeks ago the Passlock came on. Didn't go away but didn't affect the truck any either. A week later the SRS indication came on. I read on the boards about a broken wire in the drivers side 1/2 door and sure enough I found it. I took it it to the shop and they replaced the wiring in the 1/2 door and that fixed the SRS indication. But I still had the Passlock indication. With exception of the indication the truck started and ran great. Two days ago I turned the the ignition over and nothing happened. No starter no cranking no nothing. I could just hear the relays clicking. I turned the key back and forth several times and it started. It took several back and forths before it started so I could leave work. I thought it would never start this morning so I could take it to the shop. They had it for a few hours and said it was the Body Control Module. This sounded right, the BCM has many things running through it. Does anyone know if the Passlock goes through the BCM?
  • I own a 2004 Colorado Ext Cab and have been noticing some very strange things about the truck. About a month or so ago I noticed that when the a/c was on it was not blowing cold air, I took it to a family member who works on cars for a living and he checked the fuse box and said that the fuse wasn't pushed all the way in, he pushed it down and the cold air blew....no problem. Since then on several occassions I have shut the truck off and had the keys on the counter in the house and would walk outside and the alarm would be blaring and the truck radio would be blasting....I would open the door and the alarm and radio would cut off and everything would be normal again. It has done it twice this night and I have cranked the truck and cut the radio completely off and left the truck unlocked. Does anyone know what this issue may be and about how much the repairs would be? Thanks for your help!!!
  • id8251id8251 Posts: 4
    My heater/AC fan has quit working. I have other intermittent electrical problems in the past. On occasion it will turn itself back on again. Any ideas?
  • mfatmanmfatman Posts: 1
    The dealer thinks I'm losing my mind. On occasion when I start my truck (04 Colorado Crew) the ignition will roll on even after releasing the switch. When this occurs the truck will not start. I have to wait about 10 minutes before it will start again. I took it to the dealer twice now with no luck, they say they can't find anything wrong.
    What can you suggest is happening? I'm getting frustrated, theres only 68,000 on the O.D. and I have an Ext. warranty.
  • id8251id8251 Posts: 4
    My hvac fan has quit working on all speeds. I have checked the resistor, wireing harnes and they are both fine. Checked the grounding block under the hood & it is fine. Hooked a ground to the wireing harnes that goes to the resistor & the fan will blow then. All parts seem to be fine. Could I have a bad hvac controller?
  • keith62keith62 Posts: 5
    I have a similar problem with my '06 Canyon (Crew - 70,000 mi.). Periodically, when I start it, it begins to start but within a nano second will terminate. When I attempt to immediately start again, the truck will not start. On occasion when I've been attempting to immediately restart, I too have experienced momentary rolling on of the engine. If I wait 10-15 mins., it will start as if nothing has happened. I recently took it to the dealership, they had it for three days, but they couldn't find anything wrong. Sometimes this problem happens once or twice a day or sometimes several days in between. This problem frustrates the heck out of me and I'm even more disappointed that my GMC dealership seems to be clueless about what to do. I have had a history of other electrical problems; driver's side tail light bulb replaced four times, front head lamp replaced twice, cruise control has quit working twice, a/c-heater fan motor quit working and has been replaced, and the heated seats sometimes will self-activate. This GM Colorado/Canyon model definitely has electrical problems that is endemic to it's design. Is there anyone who can give mfatman and me answers to our ignition problem?
  • AlennxAlennx Posts: 20
    2005 Colorado LS 2wd Crew @ 117K - Hard acceleration, long miles every week...

    Replaced all my blinker bulbs, which all popped within a month, wierd.

    Replaced my O2 sensors. The rear one I bought was the wrong type but I thought it was a manufacturer variance until my engine light came on. I happened to be in the Dealer to pick up my new Monroe struts and I asked if they could read the code. "You mean Diagnose the problem sir?" "That would be $100" Nah! I went one block to Autozone where they lent me a code reader and a 60 year old lady "Diagnosed" my code just looking at it, no reference to any computer... "Your rear O2 sensor is bad." Thanks says I, got one? Nope. So I went back to the Dealer and bought one for $75. I buy all my fluids at Autozone so I don't feel too bad about using their Reader for free.

    Further to my new struts, They cost me $100 each for Monroe Reflex, which are WAY better than the standard OEMs. The Dealer generously offered $400 to fit and align those puppies. Nah! I went to a local fixit who stupidly said "I don't fit other people's equipment." Ok dipstick, obviously you have too much business. I went to my local Les Schwab where I got talking to a very smart ex-Marine who got those things on and aligned in 45 minutes for $100. Score. The manager actually complained that he wasn't supposed to do that, until I pointed out that this is how you make loyal customers and my tires cost $700 per set... and they're almost due. Even in a recession, you have to force your money down some people's throats because of their "rules."

    I installed a dashtop Sirius/XM thingy. Just power from a ciggy point and antenna to the roof. Nothing fancy since the Input Converter I bought to put in the back of the stereo DOESN'T WORK and they won't honor their 30 day warranty. Now, if I leave it plugged in at the ciggy point, it somehow convinces my aftermarket engine disabler to engage and my truck is disabled. Lights come on, engine says "click." After the 3rd time I was left stuck in a parking lot, I figured out the combination to unlock the engine instead of just pressing randomly until it started. You'd laugh if I told you the sequence but I don't want my truck stolen so never mind :P I still pull the power for the XM now when I park because it's annoying to have to unlock the engine.

    I think I need to replace all the fluids next...
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    Hello Keith62,
    I apologize that you are experiencing a concern with your vehicle. Have you taken the vehicle to a different dealer for a second opinion? Can you please email me your VIN and current mileage? You can get my email by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • I tried clicking on your profile (name) but could not get your 'e' mail. Hopefully you will reply to me at the same time you address keith62's issues. My 2005 Canyon has the same exact ignition issue. At various times it will decide NOT to start. The engine turns over like mad, but won't "catch". If I shut the key off to try and start it again, sometimes the engine keeps running. If I let the car sit for 15-20 minutes it starts fine and will run/.start fine indefinitely ...until the next time it goes on vacation!

    VIN: 1GTD5136458100 Mileage 65,000

    Thanx

    Jerry
  • I think you need a new crank and timing sensor. Some times it starts sometimes not. After a long trip/ hot motor, No start , let it sit over night starts right up. Seems like it's not getting gas? I replaced both sensors . Solved that problem. There the 2 sensors up front near the timing chain cover. If you tap on them when it wont start it may get it started for ya. I'd just replace them ASAP. easy to do. 5 minutes each. do it your self. It is imposible to screw it up. Have the Chev garage get the parts and show you were they are . Saved myself a few Hundred. My labor = free. Parts were $50 each I think. Good Luck. I had about the same miles on mine too.
  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    I just clicked on her name and a window popped open and it has her email address.
  • keith62keith62 Posts: 5
    edited August 2010
    I returned my '06 Canyon to the dealership and they were finally able to resolve my ignition issues (knock on wood). Even though they continued to say that they were unable to replicate my frequent "non-starting" events, they seemed to have an epiphany about what might be wrong. They relearned the "ignition passlock sensor" and replaced the ignition switch and housing assembly--- that seems to have worked. GM Customer Service picked up on my message posting thread and were quickly in contact with me and my dealership. I know that they talked to the dealership service manager and I am thankful for their help. Good luck madbatter--
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,001
    Hello Jerry,
    My email address is socialmedia@gm.com. Can you please email me your VIN, the one you have posted is missing a few numbers. Thank you,
    Mariah GM Customer Service
  • ohcoloradoohcolorado Posts: 9
    edited August 2010
    Well, after several problems over the life of my 2005 Colorado, I thought GM might help me...What I got was a short and rude response to a request for some goodwill warranty help! Obvious defective wire connectors, GM is well aware, there is hundreds of posts all over the internet about Blower Motor wire connectors melting!
    Now after several attemps to diagnois my reduced power mode, I find it is another faulty wire connector to the throttle position sensor! GM spends millions on advertising, but will lose a 30 year customer over a few hundered dollars...GO FIGURE THAT! How many people have had problems with intermittent electical problems because of faulty GM connectors?
    A definite design flaw! I have been buying GMs for 30 years, and a retired GM dealer employee! NO HELP FROM GM though! I have simply asked GM customer service to provide me with a pigtail connector, which they should under recall anyway.
    Problems with my Colorado:
    Headlights fog up
    Front tires wear prematurely
    Roof leaks
    Brakelight switch
    idol problem (New GM Head)
    Throttle Body replaced
    Heater Blower Wires/connector burn/melt
    Throttle position sensor- DEFECTIVE WIRE CONNECTOR
    All of these things traced to manufacturing/design flaws!
  • ohcoloradoohcolorado Posts: 9
    edited August 2010
    Well, after several problems over the life of my 2005 Colorado, I thought GM might help me...What I got was a short and rude response to a request for some goodwill warranty help! Obvious defective wire connectors, GM is well aware, there is hundreds of posts all over the internet about Blower Motor wire connectors melting!
    Now after several attemps to diagnois my reduced power mode, I find it is another faulty wire connector to the throttle position sensor! GM spends millions on advertising, but will lose a 30 year customer over a few hundered dollars...GO FIGURE THAT! How many people have had problems with intermittent electical problems because of faulty GM connectors?
    A definite design flaw! I have been buying GMs for 30 years, and a retired GM dealer employee! NO HELP FROM GM though! I have simply asked GM customer service to provide me with a pigtail connector, which they should under recall anyway.
    Problems with my Colorado:
    Headlights fog up
    Front tires wear prematurely
    Roof leaks
    Brakelight switch
    idol problem (New GM Head)
    Throttle Body replaced
    Heater Blower Wires/connector burn/melt
    Throttle position sensor- DEFECTIVE WIRE CONNECTOR
    All of these things traced to manufacturing/design flaws!
  • caoroncaoron Posts: 4
    I know exactly what you are talking about. I bought an 04 crew cab z71 4x4 last August and it will keep turning the engine over even though you release the switch. Luckily, my truck will start and I do not experence the wait 10 minutes to start. Also, I can relate to many of the other problems posted, etc. speaker ghosts, door power locks, front tire wear, throttle body and sensor problems and I have also noticed this summer my temperature hand going to the top of the temp icon in the center of the gauge while in heavy traffic with air conditioner on. I have also had the reduced power situation once in which I did not think I was going to make it home.
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