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#2364 of 2506 Any advice on Blower motor repair? 2006 Rendezvous
Jul 04, 2011 (10:51 am)
Hi, just wanted to get some feedback on my 2006 Buick Rendezvous Fan / Blower motor problem. I will list in detail what I tried so far.
1. Last week the blower fan died speeds 1-5 and I saw the fuse was blown. I went to the store & got some new 25A fuses, put one in and the fan started to work again but only on speed 5.
2. I googled this information and read it might be the blower motor resistor, I got the part for $35 from autozone and watched a youtube video of changing this on a chevy, so I did it myself. (the old resistor was discolored & actaully could see a soldered connection on the metal part was melted off.)
3. After the new blower motor resistor was installed, putting the blower back in etc., I put a new fuse in & started the car. As soon as I went to fan speed 1 the fuse blew in the car. I made sure the A/C was off. I put another fuse in and started the car with the fan on speed 5. it ran and as soon as I changed the speed to 4, the fuse blew again.
4. I looked up more online and though maybe the blower motor itself was bad.
I disconnected the blower motor connection, and I could turn the AC off and on, or any dial position speed w/o the fuse blowing, so now I thought it was the blower motor.
I bought a new one for $92 at autozone and decided to hook it up to the connection, holding it under the dash w/o installing it and started the car. As soon as turning the fan to speed 1, the fuse blew again.
SO.....at this point I am at a loss. I was hoping changing these parts would correct the problem, but it hasn't. I am not an electrician, so don't know how to diagnose wire problems.
Before heading to the mechanic I was hoping to get some advice on this, from anyone who knows.
#2366 of 2506 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems
Jul 19, 2011 (12:34 pm)
I'm having issues with my 2006 Rendezvous that the dealership has been unable to solve. The gas cap light was coming on intermittently, and then the service engine soon lamp came on. Took it to the dealership, code came up for some kind of vapor leak, so they replaced the gas cap. A few days later the light came on again. Car went back to the dealership, but they say no code is coming up for it now.
In addition, I have an intermittent problem, especially when accelerating, where the battery light will come on, all of the alert lights on the dashboard will flash off & on and it will make a dinging noise for a few seconds. Then the AWD disable lamp comes on. Sometimes it will go back off when I come to a complete stop, but not always. Sometimes the battery light will alternate a few times with the ADW disable light before it stays on the AWD disable light.
Recently, my battery also died when I left the radio on for an hour or two. Previsouly I've done this with no problem (we have a drive-in movie theater nearby where the sound is broadcast over the radio, and we've watched movies there in this vehicle with no battery problems). I was able to get it jump started.
The delaership was unable to come up with anything for any of these issues. They did fix a loose battery cablewhen I had it back in the shop the other day, but did not find anything else. Within a day or two the gas cap lamp was back on (not constantly, it comes & goes) and the service engine soon light is back on. When getting on the highway earlier today, it also did the lights flashing / dinging, battery light, then AWD disable light thing again.
I'm getting frustrated - there has to be a cause to all of this. Any ideas?
#2367 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [smag73]
Jul 20, 2011 (6:06 am)
Nice variety of troubles you have there . Could be very difficult to diagnois. I would tend to lean towards battery /charging system issue for the general alert lights. Perhaps there is still a cable problem (if it starts and generaly runs ok I would check the fat cable that goes from battery to fuse box). Perhaps the battery is on its way out or perhaps the alternater is having intermitent issues. A rather long term charging system check may find that. The AWD disabled and gas cap could be due to the electrical system issue or potentialy an issue with c305 connector ( a pass through connector the deals with a bunch of stuff towards the rear of vehicle).
#2368 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [smag73]
Jul 20, 2011 (6:33 am)
How old is your battery? I'd replace it.
A weak battery can drop voltage enough and the various computers quit operating at a voltage too low.
Aug 07, 2011 (12:21 pm)
I have a 2004 Buick RVD with 48K miles on it. I found this forum as I was looking at cars to decide what I want to get next. I feel truly blessed after reading all the issues here,
I've had NO problems at all with my car. I have only done oil changes, and fluid changes and tires, and one hose, that was getting old, as I have had the car since new, and it's now 7 years old.
I'm looking for another SUV, only I HATE the looks of the Enclave, and also they took off standard features I have in mine. The only way to get the passenger and driver adjusting seats (up and down) Is to go all the way up to the Arcadia Denali, for about $50K.
Anyone had any suggestions on what you may have replaced your car with?
#2370 of 2506 Re: Buick RVD [mlmblonde]
Aug 08, 2011 (6:41 am)
2007 RDV owner here. Very few problems like you, and we like it a lot.
There isn't anything quite RDV sized in the market. Do you want to go slightly bigger or slightly smaller? For slightly smaller I would look at the GMC Terrain and Ford Edge. For slightly larger, since you don't like the Enclave, and you've checked the Acadia, take a look at the Chevrolet Traverse and also the new Ford Explorer. I know you may be thinking "I'm not looking at an Explorer" but the new design is very nicely done, attractive and good materials. As they say "you owe it to yourself to at least take a look". Good luck!
#2371 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [smag73]
Aug 11, 2011 (7:12 pm)
I have been having this problem with my 2007 Buick Rendezvous since it was brand new. I have had it in three different dealers and day after day of the car being in the shop and no one could find the problem. I even had a fire under the dash where they found burnt wires.When I took it in I asked them to show me before they fixed it so I could see the damage but, they didn't and were sneaky to try to hide it. They called me back and told me it was done which kept me from taking pictures with it all opened up. Then they refused to give me the wires that they had to cut out and replaced. A year later the car is doing what it was doing just before it caught fire before. I wont even drive it on a trip across the desert for fear it might leave me on a desert road and kill me or my family. DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE CARS. DANGER. I have all the documentation to prove it and will send it to anyone about my experience.
#2372 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [rendezvousnot]
Aug 12, 2011 (7:16 am)
Sorry to hear about your lemon.
So, you said you were having "problems" and "even had a fire under the dash". What were the problems you had before the fire happened? What were your initial symptoms, so that we can try to help. Thanks.
#2373 of 2506 Re: 2006 Rendezvous AWD, Battery & Gas light problems [rendezvousnot]
Aug 12, 2011 (9:22 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Have you spoke with GM Customer Assistance? If not please feel free to email me and we can discuss setting up a case for you. Enjoy your weekend!
GM Customer Service