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#138 of 213 Re: replacing batery pontiac montana 2006 [poortim]
Jun 15, 2010 (1:41 pm)
If it is the same as a 2000 remove plastic black cover over the wiper blades, remove the crash bar over the battery (2+1 bolts) and slide out of fuse box, remove screws holding down fuse box and hold up with bungie (carefully not to kink anything), may have to remove temperature sensor or unplug just beside the rad, you should be able to get at the bolt to the batty on the back side (holds the battery down - might be rusted), remove the battery post screws, carefully slide out the battery (may need to tilt it on its side a bit). Its a pain in the ass job but youshould be able to get it out. Make damn sure you do NOT kink any wires - especially the think black presure tube running from the top of the engine to behind the battery. Good luck !
#139 of 213 Replaced battery still will not start
Jun 15, 2010 (4:31 pm)
so I replaced the battery (the instructions given were perfect) but it still will not start. It is like it is dead. But it starts with a jump cable boost. So I do not understand.
#140 of 213 Re: Replaced battery still will not start [poortim]
Jul 04, 2010 (3:33 pm)
Poortim, I have the same problem. I replaced the battery today but nothing. Did you find a solution?
#141 of 213 03 Montana dash lights
Jul 27, 2010 (10:20 am)
Dash light will not go on,dimmer control will turn dome light on and off.
#142 of 213 2002 Montana ,power windows,interior lights
Aug 02, 2010 (3:38 pm)
Yesterday I locked the van with remote but when returned remote woould not work. After unlocking with key no inside lights , electric windows don't work ,radio quits when key is turned off and clock doesn't keep time.Any ideas what happened ?
#143 of 213 2001 Pontiac Montana Power Windows in back
Aug 04, 2010 (12:54 pm)
My pontiac montana power rear windows just quit closing is there a fuse that operates them that can be replaced or is there another explanation for it. I don't have the fuse panel diagram to look at or my book to the used vehicle can anyone help?
#144 of 213 Pontiac Montana Electrical Issues
Nov 07, 2010 (10:51 am)
I signed up just to say Thank You for all the comments & great info.
We had weird turn signal flickering when braking or when lights were on issue.
Had to replace both left & right rear female pigtails. As middle Black connector was melted on both.
#145 of 213 Re: 2001 Pontiac Montana Power Windows in back [freelancersam]
Nov 07, 2010 (2:03 pm)
It might not be a fuse. The window itself sometimes sticks to the window rubber molding. Try taking the motor off of the window, then run the motor to see if it works. With the motor disconnected from the window you can use your hand to "pop" the window away from the rubber window gasket. Then clean the window where it meets the gasket, then apply a silicone spray on the gasket. The silicone will last about 6 months, so you must do this about every 6 months. I finally stopped using the window!!
#146 of 213 Re: Pontiac Montana Electrical Issues [hcgeek]
Nov 07, 2010 (2:08 pm)
Glad to be of assistance.
It's too bad GM will not admit to this common electrical problem.
My local GM dealer says "we never had anyone else with this problem".
My friends at the GM Technical Center tell me they have known of this problem for 12 years!
#147 of 213 Re: Pontiac Montana Electrical Issues [hcgeek]
Nov 07, 2010 (6:32 pm)
I have had the same issue with my rear tail lights as well. I was advised since GM won't do anything about it to spread some Di-electric (bulb grease) on both sides of the adapter and the pig tail. Have not had an issue for almost 6 months now. I do check it from time to time.