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#41 of 6762 Fan blower and drivers side window issues
May 25, 2007 (10:26 pm)
First I love my aztek, but
what kind of retarded monkey designed the electrical??
my fan blower is losing stages 1,2,3
Not sure how much that will cost to fix?? I can guess but i dont want to
and the drivers side window is stuck up or down it depends on the cars mood
I am thinking about getting ahold of a new switch and putting it in myself not sure if it can be done??
I really could use some advice here. when my blower loses stage 4 and 5 and my window is stuck up its going to be a crappy summer
I found a few switches on ebay and it looks like that panel is just screwed on.
anyway thanks for any help you can give.
#42 of 6762 Re: Fan blower and drivers side window issues [jkporcupine]
May 26, 2007 (5:57 am)
The problem with the bloser is most likely the blower motor resister assmbly, not very exspensive part, but a little difficult to get to (under the dash)
#43 of 6762 Re: How do I find the problem with my electrical system [littlemsrodeo]
May 26, 2007 (6:03 am)
The stuck key problem: Couple things I can think of. It may be an issuse with the BTSI (brake transaxle shift interlock I think its called). It is located in center console near shifter, and may be bad, or have broken corroded or shorted wiring. Given the problem with replacing battery it could also be voltage problem causeing troubles. A long duration active load test on charging sytem might point that out (perhaps alternater troubles)
#44 of 6762 Re: Battery keeps going dead... [kabauer]
May 26, 2007 (10:40 am)
In 2001 we bought a brand new Aztek. About 3 months after we got it there was a factory recall on it for the battery going dead. Even with nothing turned on, overnight, the battery would die. Fortunately, we did not encounter this problem. The solution was GM paid to have the dealer install some kind of module which was supposed to stop the battery drain. We haven't had that problem before or since. You might want to talk to the dealer or GM to see what kind of module this was.
#45 of 6762 Re: Electrical? [jmccabe2]
May 26, 2007 (10:51 am)
I'm not sure this is the answer or not, but Azteks must have a photo cell somewhere on the front. When it gets dark, the lights are supposed to come on automatically. When it gets light they are supposed to go out automatically. There may be another problem. The dreaded BCM. I think mine may be bad in my 2001 Aztek, cause I had some weird things happen.
#46 of 6762 Re: Electrical? [dstill01]
May 26, 2007 (11:13 am)
Save yourself the aggravation of removing the panel on the lift gate. Been there and done that. There is no way to unlock the gate with the panel removed. I tried. The only way I found to do it was to disconnect the positive battery terminal. This reset the BCM to factory defaults and the gate opened with the key and the key fob as they call it.
I couldn't open my gate either until I disconnected the battery terminal and reconnected it. The tailgate problem started after a few weird events. One day when it was raining, I stopped at a convience store. When I shut off the engine the dic light came on with the hatch ajar message. I checked it and found it still closed. Then one day I came home from work, used the key fob to lock the car. I came in the house. About 15 minutes later the neighbor came to the door and reported my headlights were on. Sure enough, they went on by themselves. Lo and behold the next time I went to open the hatch, it would not open. I disconnected the battery terminal again. It reset the BCM and the hatch opened. I am of the opinion that the BCM is bad.
#47 of 6762 Re: Fan blower and drivers side window issues [ray80]
May 26, 2007 (8:12 pm)
well about the window switch I managed to unscrew the side panel and you can take the whole switch assembly out.
The wires appear to fit into it through a series of jacks. I have no doubt the issue is a switch problem not wiring.
the window works if i push the switch to the side.
so I think i will try to order aswitch assembly and install it myself.
Any tips before i try it??
#48 of 6762 Re: Fan blower and drivers side window issues [jkporcupine]
May 27, 2007 (5:41 pm)
Replacing the switch is pretty easy. At least it was on our 01. Pop the plastic up that holds the switch in place,unplug the two sets of wires and pop the old switch out. You can find a new one at eBay motors generally but I ordered ours off of gm-parts.com
#49 of 6762 Alternator issues
May 27, 2007 (5:45 pm)
Our Aztek is in the KC area with our daughter and she is trying to change the alternator out with the help of friends and they can't figure out how to remove it once they have it unbolted. Seems it doesn't want to fit through the space they have. We don't have a manual. Anyone gone through this? It's an 01.
#50 of 6762 Re: Fan blower and drivers side window issues [jeffshaw]
May 29, 2007 (10:35 am)
Man I cant find the switch anywhere
Ive bid on 4 on ebay only to lose out to the same guy each time!!!!
I really hate those salvage people hording parts.
here i sit in the summer with no window or fan blower and some guy has about 10 sitting on his shelf while he is sitting on his butt watching HEE HAW.
sorry had to vent.
I havnt had any luck finding one for under $150 new
and my repair guy wants to charge me $300 to fik the window switch.
any ideas before i just break the window and go window free and waterlogged?