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#1140 of 1487 Re: Pontiac Montana Air Bag Light Problem [sjohns]
Dec 05, 2005 (7:35 am)
I have a 2000 Venture and we do have this problem occasionally. Here is a trick that has reset the system for me. You first move your electric seat all the way forward to the end and then run the seat to the rear all the way. Return the seat to it's normal position and this should do the trick. You may want to look under the seat to see if there are any frayed wires of those that may have been pinched over the year's. For some reason I did find one wire requiring an electrical tape patch. So far all is well since the repair. Good luck!
#1141 of 1487 How to replace a rear circuit board
Dec 05, 2005 (5:23 pm)
I have a 2002 Pontiac Montana with a repetitive rear circuit board problem that's costing me a problem. Any way of learning how to fix it myself would save me $$$'s, especially before Christmas. I can order the parts at GM employee discounts (Dad's a retiree) - anyone with any know how to help? Thanks.
#1142 of 1487 2003 Pontiac Montana problems with heat
Dec 07, 2005 (9:48 am)
After reading a few of these posts, I have a feeling my problem with the heat is tied to the AC problems as well. While idling or traveling at low speeds the heat in my van doesn't blow hot. I bought the van used in October so I haven't tried the AC yet.
Anyone else have this problem and know how to fix it?
#1143 of 1487 Re: 2003 Pontiac Montana problems with heat [twgubbins]
Dec 09, 2005 (9:09 am)
This is the intake gasket...it leaked so much dexcool out that the heater can't heat properly. I just had the same thing. Your A/C should be OK.
#1144 of 1487 Re: Brake lights quit working [tkirk8]
Dec 12, 2005 (1:50 pm)
Pontiac Montana and other GM minvan side brake lights and cruise control tie in...Thanks to Edmunds forum and the well documented replys to this question on GM minivan brake lights, I have saved a dealer service visit. The "circuit boards" in the tail lens assembly on these GM products are problematic. They can short due to close tolerance, vibration, or water. This in turn may cause the 3037 Light bulb base to short out leaving you with no brakes and no CRUISE CONTROL! In my case the filament of both sides of the brake lights was perfectly in tact, but didn't light when the brake was applied. I checked the filaments, the fuse, then the switches on the pedal, then I came here to this forum and found the right answer.
Luckily the line at the dealership parts window where I went to buy two new circuit boards was so long that I got bored and started taking the light bulbs in and out of the panel! There it was, the base of the brake light was melted through even though while plugged into the unit the lamp bulb filament itself looked perfectly good as new.
Just a 2 dollar fix instead of 2 units at $50.
By the way, what are they teaching in the schools at GM engineering these days?!!! Why would you tie the cruise control to the brake light circuit????? What's next? tires that deflate if your oil is a half a quart low, or doors that wont unlock if you need wiper fluid???
#1145 of 1487 Re: SAMMY BOY [btipton]
Dec 12, 2005 (10:22 pm)
when we bought our 1998 transport we found it had a leak that filled the dome lights with water.we went to the dealer about it and they said it was the first they heard of it,bullshit!I talked to a window replacement center and thay said to bring it in.It cost me $20 Problem fixed .They siliconed something not sure what but they said it was a problem with them that GM doesn't want to recognise.Try that.
#1146 of 1487 water on floor
Dec 12, 2005 (10:25 pm)
I have a 1998 transport,when it rains we get water on the passanger floor.any ideas?
#1147 of 1487 Re: gas gauge [fredjoh2]
Dec 14, 2005 (7:24 pm)
can you tell me how to get to the connector, I have the same problem on my montana
#1148 of 1487 New ABS Motor???
Dec 15, 2005 (12:38 pm)
I am new to the site and figured that I needed to post before spending another $3000 on my 2000 Pontiac Montana Van. I just had the rear wheel cylinders and shoes, and then took it back to replace the master cylinder. The problem is you need to press the brakes down instead of just touching them. (Spongy is the word that my mechanic used) My mechanic was not completely satisfied with the result, so he took it to the dealer and had them check it out. They looked at it and said that what he had done was right, and that if I was their customer they would recommend getting a new ABS motor. My mechanic said that he could get one from the scrap yard and put it on and this would be 1/3 of the cost.
Has anyone had a similar problem? If so, do you have any advice?
#1149 of 1487 Re: Radio?Stereo Unit display light [jack13675]
Dec 15, 2005 (5:16 pm)
Great instructions. I followed them and my radio display is now working. I used T1 3/4, 0.08W, 14V bulb that I purchased from my local electronics supply store.