Last post on Jan 05, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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Chevrolet Avalanche, Truck
#75 of 81 Re: Faded bed cover [blesseuer]
Jan 03, 2008 (1:44 pm)
Other than parking in one's vehicle in your garage to protect it from the sun and weather, the best thing to protect it is good old fashioned cleaning and maintenance. The bed cover and other plastic from fading is using wipe on protectants, particularly with UV protection. Consider it part of normal maintenance along with washing and waxing the paint, cleaning and protection your dashboard, etc. Granted some plastics and paints are more suseptable to fading, but a little maintenance goes a long way to help prolong the looks and performance of even 'problem' plastics and paints.
Oct 02, 2008 (10:48 am)
I previously owned a 2004 Avalanche Custom (long story), but now own a 2005 Avalanche with standard tonneau and textured plastic panels (non-cladded).
They were fading something fierce. There IS a TSB for the fading plastic and the Chevy dealer should have it. The information can be found at the link below:
Fading black panels
I had this done to my Avalanche and it looks like a brand new Avy now! IF you can get the dealer to do it (mine did), it is great. If they won't you can STILL buy the products and do it yourself.
Hope this helps people!
#77 of 81 Body Cladding
Aug 23, 2010 (9:05 pm)
I'm having problems with my Cladding ! It is fadding BIG TIME ! A good friend of mine has an 04 Avalanche (Same year as mine). He had the same problem, He is currently talking with the Dealer and trying to work out a solution to the problem ?
Does anybody have any solutions, or contacts to try and get this problem solved ?
#78 of 81 Re: Body Cladding [garthw]
Aug 25, 2010 (1:32 pm)
See my previous post.
#79 of 81 Protect Cladding
Aug 28, 2011 (8:25 am)
How do I clean and protect from fading the cladding on my 2011?
#81 of 81 2003 Drivers Window controls?
Jan 05, 2012 (2:25 pm)
Hi All, I didn't drive my 2003 Avalanche for about a week and a mouse decided to make a nest in the under-hood fuse box. Of course he was hungry and chewed a few wires and made a mess of things. Nice!
To make it short..... two wires were visibly bare and may have (probably) shorted together. My symptom is the drivers door window will not work and the drivers door will electrically lock but not unlock.
I re-insulated the bare wires and verified the window motor works by directly connecting 12v to it. The driver's door controls has 12v going to it and works the other windows and mirrors. I checked all the fuses in the under-hood, driver's door and driver's floor fuse boxes and nothing was blown.
I decided to order a set of driver's door controls from ebay and the ebay replacement symptoms are exactly the same as the original parts. Grrr...
Does anyone know where else to look for the culprit? Maybe some other controller or hidden relay or something I might be missing??
Any help is appreciated!