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#1241 of 1675 Liftgate lock not working
Oct 18, 2008 (5:03 am)
2006 Chevy Equinox LT1, 52k miles. My rear hatch/liftgage stopped unlocking. Can not open liftgage.Can not hear any actuator or other noise from rear hatch door when lock or unlock on key fob pressed. Does not seem to be separate fuse or relay for rear hatch. Have swapped all power door related relays (that I have found). Have resynchonized key per owners manual - no change. Owner's manual makes no mention of "emergency" release to open liftgate.
Dealer says there is no easy way in, that I must bring in and have technician pry off door panel.
Please help, how do I open rear hatch.
#1242 of 1675 Equinox Vibration
Oct 21, 2008 (3:50 pm)
I just bought an 05 Equinox LT AWD with 39,000 miles on it. It has a very noticable "whole car" vibration that occurs when accelerating between 40 and 50 mph. The vibration goes away after exceeding 50mph, and there is no vibration between 40-50 mph when coasting or braking, only when accelerating. Any ideas as to what this might be? Thanks
#1243 of 1675 Re: Equinox Vibration [grandamgt]
Oct 28, 2008 (9:28 am)
I have a used 2006 Equinox with 35,000 and was experiencing the SAME problem. Took it to the dealer (thankfully still under warranty) and he very quickly said it was a Steering Column problem - said it's a fairly common problem with these. I was honestly skeptical, but what da' heck, wasn't costing me anything. They ordered the new column and a week later I went back for the install. KNOCKED THE PROBLEM OUT COLD - completely. My 'Nox handles better than when I bought it and there is no vibration of any kind anymore in the 40-55 range (or anywhere for that matter). Totally corrected it.
Nov 28, 2008 (7:08 pm)
I have a 2005 Chev Equinox - this is the first time I have put winter tires on a vehicle....ever! My all seasons were P235/60R 17. The tire dealer did not have this size but said that the P235/65R 17's would work. I had them installed and besides being noisy (which I was told to expect), when I cut the wheels sharply (to back in a space etc.) they scrape like crazy! Are these tires too big for my vehicle? I wondered also if maybe the mudflaps were causing it. Being a novice to winter tires I'm not sure if this is normal or not. Please help.
Nov 28, 2008 (9:03 pm)
Hi all, I have a 08 LT I find when I have it in dash vent mode or any combination of the vents the one to the left of the steering wheel does not blow very much. I know it wont be as strong as the center vents, but it seems to be really lacking. Just wondering if anyone else has experience this, or is it just me?? Thanks
#1246 of 1675 Re: Dash vents [meandmymaxx]
Nov 29, 2008 (5:07 am)
Yes, I noticed the same thing...I bet the passenger side does it too. Did you also notice that when you have too much running, i.e. the radio, AC, lights that the AC fan cuts down no matter what speed you have it on? It cycles down a step. The reason is that the generator in the car cannot handle the load put on it. Chevy knows this since they sent out a notice to the dealers and there is nothing they can do about it. Also, do you have a bang sound from your left front end when you first drive the car, and again after it has been sitting for a while...it happens only at 20 mph, once, and then not again. Example, if you get up to 20, hear the bang, then stop, it wont happen again when you get to 20 unless the car has sat for while. Mine is a 2008 and I am dissapointed in quite a few things....probably would not buy it again if I had to do it over...
#1247 of 1675 Re: Winter Tires [denise16]
Nov 29, 2008 (11:20 am)
You have gone to a taller tire and they are definitely too large. Tire dealer should replace free of charge.
Dec 30, 2008 (8:21 am)
None of my aux. power plug ins work. Where is the fuse for them?
#1249 of 1675 Re: need help please [oceanbreezesue]
Dec 30, 2008 (4:50 pm)
The fuse for the accessory outlet and lighter are in the under hood fuse
block. It is labeled AUX PWR. It is a 20 amp fuse.
#1250 of 1675 Re: Hit and Run Bloggers [hate_my_nox]
Jan 04, 2009 (2:25 pm)
if you clean the seats, you will have a waterspot, right. if you get the whole seat wet, the whole seat is 'water-stained'- which actually just darkens the seat a little, but you cannot see a stain. just wet down the entire seat