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#1 of 79 2006 Pontiac G6 Rear Tail Lights
Feb 15, 2007 (4:42 pm)
Its sorta a dumb question, but I was curious on how to change the rear tail light turn signal bulb. Its out. I opened up the trunk and lifted the gray carpet around the lens housing and I dont see anyway to access the tail light. I was looking around is there someway to get to it, do i have to remove the plastic cover over the lens ? I was afraid to attempt to do it not trying to break anything. Anyone have done this yet ?
#2 of 79 alternator failure
Mar 23, 2007 (1:06 pm)
today, (2006 GTP 6 speed) died on the way to work. first indication were the traction & slabilitrack yellow warning lights came on, then the security lock light came on and just about everything in the car (door locks, lights, CD changer) all started blinking, seemed like I was in the Twlight Zone....
t coasted for a while down hill and the motor idled, and
when I needed to gather some speed, dropped it into 4th
and tried to accelorate, but the motor skipped like it was
on 3 or 4 cylinders... finally I pulled over. Maybe recycling the key would work... no deal.. it wouldn't turn
over,,, seemed like a dead battery. 1-800-roadside had the
car at the dealers in 2 hrs. 2 more hrs the dealer is telling me the alternator died and needs replaced. Okay,
_hit happens, but why didn't the no charge light come on, on the dash to warn me it was not charging. I can't believe
driving 10 miles would of drained the battery when I left
home headed to work. So the replacement will take until next Thursday or 6 days to get ?? GM is paying for a rental until the G6 is back running. I am not happy with the dealers answers the failure was so great it sucked all the energy out of the battery? sounds fishy... has anyone else had an alternator go south? what did they tell the reason why?
#3 of 79 2006 G-6 Stalling
Mar 25, 2007 (11:01 am)
My wife's G-6 has begun to stall - sometimes at a stop sign or when slowing down. Yesterday, it stalled on the highway going 60 mph.
When this happens, she pulls over and tries to restart the vehicle. The key turns, however the engine doesn't crank and no warning lights come on.
#4 of 79 drls quit working
Nov 04, 2007 (2:45 pm)
anyone else have the drls stop working? i replaced the relay at 44 bucks a pop and the fuses are fine
#5 of 79 Odometer rest after battery change
Dec 04, 2007 (2:43 pm)
I changed the battery in my G6 after it died at 49K miles. When I started the car up my odometer read zero!! Has anyone ever heard of this? Thanks in advance
#6 of 79 Re: alternator failure [flyshy1]
Dec 31, 2007 (10:33 pm)
My 2005 G6 GT had the exact same problem only when trying to enter and start the car from the keyless entry. The car is almost at it's 3 years and just over the 36K at 37500. All the lights blinking, CD changer cycling, etc... I experienced. I was able to use my father in laws car to jump start the G6 and drive it home approximately 12 miles. When I shut the car off in my garage I tried to restart it and the same blinking light, CD cycling, etc... occured. What I did notice was that when I put my Sears Diehard auto charger on the battery and inserted the key I did not receive the same occurance and the ignition cycled as normal. Based on cost I'm thinking about buying a new battery first or having Sears/Autozone confirm that my current battery is or is not bad. I'm also going to write a letter to GM expressing my deepest frustration with such a poor quality product. My G6 has been maintained at every maintenance interval, garage kept, and operated in the most gentle and respectable manner. Only to find I have a 300-500 dollar problem on my hand no more than 1500 miles out of warranty...amazing.
May 07, 2008 (5:52 pm)
I have a 2007 g6 .It caught fire last week after driving 15 miles. I have 14000 miles on it. bought it new. Pontiac will not give me a rental, even though it is still under warranty. They will not even let the dealer look at it. They said it will take over 10 business days before they even call me, to let me know when they will said a team down to the dealership to look at it themselves. I believe the car is totaled, at least by the way the engine looks now. All the wires are burned up and everything else is warped and melted together. It was a great car until this happened and we had not had any problems with it at all until this happened. Pontiac really dropped the ball on this one. I am very disappointed with the way they are handling this.I called corporate to find out why I am not getting a rental and they wouldnt even take my call. I have tried talking to customer service(about 15 times) and they just give me the run around. Anybody got any ideas what legal routes I can take?
#8 of 79 Re: engine fire [chrissy35]
Apr 29, 2009 (9:09 am)
I also had a 2007 G6 that this past weekend started on fire. I was driving less than ten miles when it occurred. The entire car was melted and the car insurance has deemed it totaled, but is still investigating. You may try to talk with the car insurance and see if they can find the source of the damage and it might be covered.
#9 of 79 Re: engine fire [hkam]
Apr 29, 2009 (8:47 pm)
I agree! Have your insurance take a look and give their recommendation as to what it is deemed. That way you have that in writing too!
#10 of 79 Re: 2006 Pontiac G6 Rear Tail Lights [djchaz666]
Oct 02, 2009 (10:13 am)
This is an easy fix. Should take 10 minutes.
Pull back the carpet in the trunk that covers the back of the rear light.
You will see two nuts that you can easily get to and remove. After you remove those nuts, the rear light can be easily removed and you can change out the bulb.
Remember, avoid touching the new light bulb with you hand, use a cloth or the oils on your hand may cause it to burn out again.
After you have replaced the bulb put the rear light back in place and snug up those two nuts. Finally, put the carpet back in place and you're done!
All of this work is done "behind the light". You do not remove any lenses, etc.
Bulbs can be purchased at your local parts store for just a few bucks. Good luck.