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Pontiac Grand Prix, Auto Repair, Sedan
#65 of 118 Re: FOUND THE HISSING NOISE.... [tlauro]
May 07, 2006 (4:39 pm)
Where did you get the "PONTIAC" lens logo for the third brake light??
#66 of 118 Re: FOUND THE HISSING NOISE.... [billgxp]
May 08, 2006 (6:12 am)
the hissing sound cannot be heard normally just sitting in the seat. i just noticed mine the other day when i had the door opened. i thought id put my head down to the speaker in the door, and i could hear it. but sitting in the driver's seat, i couldnt hear a thing. i live in a small dead-end street neighborhood too, so there was no other sounds to be heard.
i dont think that it is as big of a deal as some people have made it to be, unless they can hear theirs while sitting in their seat. i fiddled w/ mine on friday, and found that it must have to do with the keyless entry system. if i sat there w/ my ear by the speaker and the door opened, i heard it, but after 30 seconds or so, it stopped. then, if i hit the unlock or lock button on my key FOB, the hiss would come back, and the "ding ding" sound also plays thru the speaker. if i had to guess, it sounds like this "ding ding" sound is just played extraordinarily loud, and when that sound isnt being played, all that can be heard is the "hissing". im pretty sure the manual gives instructions on how to alter the sound level of that entry "dinging". im not sure what mine is set to, but its plenty loud enough for me. maybe some of these other people have theirs set louder and can hear the hiss more than me.
one thing to check is to see if the "ding" sound can be turned OFF thru the programming set up in the manual. ill bet that would fix the hissing. On the downside though, there would be no entry/door lock alert noises either.
#67 of 118 Re: FBI [chats1]
May 05, 2006 (12:00 pm)
i guess a good test would be have someone put their ear to the speaker, and have someone else push the Onstar button to activate it, and see if the hissing stops.
another test one could try would be to remove the fuse for the interior lights and/or the onstar to see if that has any effect on the hissing as well.
i would tend to believe it has something to do w/ the chime that plays when you leave the key in the ignition and open the door. doesnt that sound get produced thru the speakers as well? if so, isnt there a setting in the manual to turn this chime off? that could be another possibly of what is causing it.
#68 of 118 Re: Hissing
May 26, 2006 (6:11 am)
I dont' mean to upset anyone in here. Im just saying that a lot of these problems arent really big enough get bent out of shape over.
If GM did know about the hissing problem, maybe they didnt think it was that big of a deal to go and totally redesign the entire speaker/keyless entry system to fix it. Maybe there werent enough complaints received for them to actually worry about it. My GXP is a 2005, and the only way I can hear it hissing is if i put my ear right next to the speaker in the door, otherwise I dont hear it. I havent checked this on the 2006 model, so im not sure if its the same or not. Have you tried adjusting the volume of the door chime? Im pretty sure there is a way to set that in the manual. Maybe that will help with your hissing sound.
I know how you feel about dealing with GM service, Chats1. I did enough of that when I had my Equinox. I wasnt directing that comment at you either, I was merely stating that it seems lately that subject keeps coming up over and over. I would rather read about good experiences and helpful tips about the GXP than read about complaints on GM's service dept. Its much better to be able to read about someone else's success in solving a potential problem, or sharing valuable information on here.
Also, when I commented about parents buying their kids cars, I wasnt implying that it is totally wrong for every situation. Its just that there are some kids out there that are not deserving of an expensive gift like that, and are already spoiled enough. They should be made to go out and get a job and learn to earn their money, instead of having everything handed to them. But, there are also a lot of other kids that actually do receive a gift like that. They are the ones that are hard working and deserve such a reward. There is nothing wrong with that at all.
There is always good and bad about someone's comments. They shouldnt always be taken as totally one-sided.
Im sorry if I have offended anyone in this forum.
#69 of 118 Re: Hissing [dblduce]
May 26, 2006 (6:32 am)
It doesn't have anything to do with the keyless entry system. And, I only hear it when I put my ear to the door speakers on either the driver's side or passenger's side and when I sit in the car before starting it I hear it either coming from the middle light or OnStar (I can't tell which); then it goes out. It's either coming from the light or OnStar which has a microphone and since your car is always being monitored by OnStar, the microphone is obviously still on even though you turned the car off. OnStar goes off after 48 hours if your car is not in use so that the battery is not drained. Your car is always being monitored. If it is, indeed, coming from the microphone in OnStar, the only solution would probably be to put a foil box around the microphone. Who's going to do that.
You're not at all upsetting me with your comments. That's what this forum is all about. Speak your mind!! I appreciate all the help I get and want to know of anyone's difficulties to see if I might be or could be experiencing the same problems. So far, this car has been wonderful except for the humming/hissing. I'll say no more. Actually, I didn't even know I had this problem, until someone raised it on this forum. I sent a comment back and said I don't have the humming/hissing in my car. I got a response back saying "Yes, you do. Listen to your side door speakers and mirror." I did, and he was right. So, see, I didn't even realize I had the problem. This forum told me I did. So you shouldn't criticize me for all my complaining. This forum brought it all on!! That's why the service manager told me to stay off this site!! Have a good weekend. Have to get some work done. Hopefully, I'll be able to cut out early. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate everyone's comments and help. I'm not sensitive and don't take offense. Chats1
#70 of 118 Re: Hissing [chats1]
May 26, 2006 (6:42 am)
I didnt realize mine made the hissing sound until i read it on here too I decided to listen for it one day, and when i couldnt detect it, thats when i put my ear to the door speaker. What i tried though, with the door open, was to take the keyless entry FOB and press the door lock/unlock button, which makes the familiar "ding ding ding" sound come out of the speakers. While still holding my ear by the speaker, i sat and waited about 20 seconds, and the hissing finally stopped! To me, it just makes sense that the "ding ding ding" sound turns into a hiss after it gets "played". Try recording anything at a low volume level and play it back loud enough so you can hear it clearly. You will definitely hear speaker hiss/hum once the main recording is over.
As for Onstar monitoring your car, i just dont believe that. Especially if you dont purchase their monthly plan. How could they afford to constantly monitor EVERY vehicle produced with onstar at any given time, even if people arent paying for it? True, if you turn the system on to call their service center, they can track you. And yes, if the car gets stolen, they can trace the locator in your system, but i highly doubt they would be monitoring that signal every second of the day for millions of cars that have Onstar installed in them. Besides, if it IS Onstar that is causing the problem, what does having the door be open or shut have to do with them? Onstar operates whether the door is open or shut. Doesnt the hissing sound stop once the doors are shut? (or the keyless entry dinging sound stops? hint hint, lol)
#71 of 118 Friggin' Rattle ...
Jun 08, 2006 (3:35 pm)
Hey everyone ... I have a problem and was wondering if anyone has some input for me.
Just recently I noticed that there seems to be a rattle coming from inside the drivers side door. It just started recently and isn't very loud but it is annoying since your ear is like right there.
Anyone have any ideas?
#72 of 118 Re: Friggin' Rattle ... [gxp4me]
Jun 09, 2006 (6:25 am)
No, I haven't heard any rattling in my door. But, I believe I did with one of my GTP's. The dealer fixed it. What dealer did you buy your car from, since you're from South Jersey? Take it back to them. You're under warranty. I bother my dealer all the time if I have a problem. They're used to me and are a great dealer.
Now, I had a inch and a half long and half inch wide piece of sheet metal in my rear tire. When I got home the other night I heard this loud hissing. Computer came on halfway to the gas station telling me to check pressure. I already knew. I went straight to the Amoco station and they didn't think it could be plugged. They plugged it and it held. They told me to come back the next night for them to check the air. No air leakage at all so the plug is holding. They suggested buying four new rims and four new tires to have on hand!!! I said no, but was thinking, what are you nuts?? That could be an easy $4,000. I did call Bridgestone though and they didn't have the right size of our tires in their computer. They had for the rears REO50, not REO50A. The guy said they would have to track the tire down and it would take 2-5 days. He also said it must be awful in the snow; I said the car performed this past winter superbly in the snow. He was surprised. I said I do not want winter tires. He said I would never put winter tires on that car anyway. I just am writing this for everyone's info, if you're interested. Chats1
#73 of 118 Re: Friggin' Rattle ... [chats1]
Jun 17, 2006 (7:34 pm)
keep in mind you need to reference the TPC code on the tire when replacing the stock Bridgestones, not just that it's a 050A
"I did call Bridgestone though and they didn't have the right size of our tires in their computer. They had for the rears REO50, not REO50A. "
#74 of 118 Re: Friggin' Rattle ... [tlauro]
Jun 19, 2006 (5:14 am)
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I do know about that TPC number and I mentioned that to him also. I know it is important because that shows that it's a genuine GXP tire. I would completely check all the numbers anyway before I had any tire mounted. I think I'll stick to the dealer though. They said only one day to get the tire; Bridgestone said 2-5 days. Ugh!!! My tire's fine though; the plug worked; no leakage. Thanks.