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#119 of 417 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe-Electrical/Possible Security Systems Failure [gmcustsvc]
Oct 14, 2010 (7:42 am)
I found this post when trying to determine what is happening with my 2007 Tahoe. I am experiencing the same thing and now it will not start at all. Is there a solution this problem?
2007 Tahoe LTZ has an issue of not starting. Battery has been checked and is good. Will hear clicking noises in the door and have been told that this is a security system failure. Sometimes after waiting for 10 or more minutes it will start back up. At other times jumper cables have to be used to get it started. Grounding has been checked and is find. When the issue happens the remote won't work and none of the lights will work.
#120 of 417 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe-Electrical/Possible Security Systems Failure [ghosk]
Oct 14, 2010 (1:28 pm)
Have you had the vehicle scanned for codes? How long has the concern been present? Can you e-mail me your VIN and current mileage? You can get my e-mail by clicking on gmcustsvc. Thank you,
Mariah GM Customer Service
#121 of 417 2001 Tahoe battery/alternator problem
Oct 16, 2010 (5:33 pm)
Here is my dilema, 2001 4WD tahoe has been sitting in my drive way since August with no prior problems. I just got another car and have been driving the new one. Since August I had only driven it 7xs since, but periodically turning on the engine and letting it run so my battery wouldn't die.
Heres my problem. i went to turn it on one day and it was no go. The dashboard lights would turn on but the ignition or engine would just give me a clickling noise. Me assuming it was the battery, I gave it a jump and started right away. I drove it atleast 50 miles same day to visit family with no problem and on the way back from visiting the engine shut down on my on the road. I tried to turn it on, but nothing. (Emergency light and dashboard light were still working. Battery gauge was at 10 volts. Bought new battery, turned on with no problem but shortly after it did it to me again. Bought new alternator with new battery. It turns on with no problem but after letting it run for about 20 mins, it shuts down again. What could it be? Is it a bigger problem or possible electric problem? Please help. Oh may I add that my
keyless remote also gave up on me same time as the battery , could it be related? Appreciate all suggestions.
#122 of 417 2003 Tahoe Electrical problem
Oct 20, 2010 (4:33 pm)
I have a 2003 Tahoe with an overnight batt drain problem. I have found that by taking the BCM /BATT fuse out the car will start the next morning. After finding this out I searched the web for info on that problem and found there was a recall that seemed to fit the problem it required reprogramming the BCM. I took it into the local dealer and they agreed and started the work. an hour later the tech came out and informed me that they had a problem. he tried putting in the new program 3 or 4 times and each time about 3/4 of the way thru it would kick him out of programming. he then looked a little deeper and realized that the recall was not for my truck as I did not have a steering position sensor. I took the car and left on my way home I noticed that my batt guage was on its lowest reading so I stopped at a friends garage and used his meter thew batt& alt where operating properly. I took it back to the dealer. When I got to the tech he said " I was afraid I might have fried the BCM. It is now several days later and I still don't have the car back. at one point they could not even get the car to run. they told me they had to put the BCM in another car to program it then re-install it in my car. Now they want me to take the car. Can anybody give me some advice.,
#123 of 417 Re: 2003 Tahoe Electrical problem [cfr3]
Oct 20, 2010 (7:25 pm)
You may have had a bad BCM to start with, causing that battery drain. Since it was draining everynight, you'll know within a night or two whether the problem is potentially fixed.
#124 of 417 Door control problems
Nov 14, 2010 (3:53 pm)
I have a 2005 Tahoe and today the seat heater buttons and memory position seat buttons quit working on the drivers side and the seat heater buttons on the passenger side also quit working. Thought it might be a bad fuse, so changed that but they still do not work. Any ideas on what could be wrong and how much to fix?
#125 of 417 Re: Door control problems [2_blessings]
Nov 16, 2010 (2:13 pm)
I would recommend taking your vehicle to your local dealer of choice. They will be able to assist you with your problem and provide you a quote for the repair.
GM Customer Service
#126 of 417 Re: 2000 Chevy Tahoe Electrical problem? [jen122]
Nov 22, 2010 (6:18 pm)
My 2000 Suburban is doing the same thing. Battery is now dead. When I go to start the vehicle I get a bunch of buzzing and clicking. The lights on the dash blink off and on. I have never had any problems with this vehicle till now. I wanted to know if you ever got your vehicle fixed and what the problem was. Also, something strange was the other day and alarm went off while we were driving. The radio was off ..it sounded like one of those warnings that come over the radio when there is an emergency alert
Seems like an electrical gremlin.
#127 of 417 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe-Electrical/Possible Security Systems Failure [ghosk]
Nov 29, 2010 (11:28 am)
I have started experiencing the same problem, I just got of the phone with Chevy checking on recalls, they did not find any for my particular vehicle, however they did post a special bulletin SB07120 Battery Cable mis-routed. On some vehicles apparently one of the battery cables comes in contact with the power steering pulley from time to time and wears down the insulation. Some times the bar wire will come in contact and can cause issues with lights flickering, vehicle not to start. I'm in the process of checking this out myself and will post results. Also you may check and see if your vehicle may fall under recall 07007B or 07033. From what I understand this covers re programming the ECM to keep various accessories from draining the battery after the vehicle is shut off. To check to see if you your vehicle falls under any of these recalls or special bulletins call 1-800-222-1020. I was able to get through pretty quick. Hope this is some helpful information.
#128 of 417 Re: 2007 Chevy Tahoe-Electrical/Possible Security Systems Failure [ghosk]
May 14, 2011 (6:16 am)
04 Tahoe:I had the same problem with my 04 Tahoe. It started
months ago, the heater kicked on with the a/c on high, it would only blow hot air.
Couldn't figure out what was going on, sort of an uncomfortable ride home, lucky it was short. Problem cleared after it sat and re stared it, and only did it one time more.
Then a couple weeks ago the battery was dead in the morning. Had to jump it.
I purchased the Tahoe used 1 year ago, and the battery was about 4 years old so I put a new battery in. Then I had a dead battery again after a couple days of not running the vehicle, I had to jump a couple of times the next week. I checked the battery and alternator free at the auto parts store, both checked good.
Took to trusted shop and cleared all codes then found one that would not clear or reset, the mode accuator for the hvac system was bad.
Part was $199 , total bill 391.00. Will post later if this did not fix the battery drain and weird heat a/c problem.