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#60 of 79 Re: 2008 Pontaic G6 Major electrical issues.. [ga651972]
Feb 17, 2012 (3:11 pm)
Sorry to inform you after 2.5 months my problem is back again. My only hope is that the car catches on fire some night while no one is in it and burns to the ground. Of course GM will not stand behind their product.
#61 of 79 2009 G6 GT Electrical Problem
Feb 23, 2012 (9:38 pm)
I am having problems with the lowbeam headlights. I have changed the drivers side 3 times, passenger side 2 times and 1 low beam headlight relay since October 2011. I need so assistance of others who are further along in the process of getting this problem fixed.. Any suggestions??
#62 of 79 Re: 2009 G6 GT Electrical Problem [grewan691]
Apr 04, 2012 (8:11 am)
You are wasting your money on bulbs. There is a problem with the wiring harness to the headlights on those cars. The lowbeam wires in the harness corrode for some reason causing a short. It should be a recall but I don't think it is.
#63 of 79 Re: 2009 G6 GT Electrical Problem [hon1981]
Apr 05, 2012 (8:08 am)
I have a 09 base with 33K and no head light problems. Some of the light connectors on some cars get corroded. You can buy repair connectors in most any parts store, just match the connector to you bulb.
#64 of 79 Re: 2009 G6 GT Electrical Problem [hon1981]
Apr 05, 2012 (9:50 am)
We had all sorts of problems with our electrical. They replaced the wiring harness and still the problems were there. Fortunately we had purchased an extended service plan which paid for it. The BCM is under a special extended warranty. It took many trips back before they finally replaced the BCM under the warranty but all the problems seem to be gone. I say "seem to be gone" because after the BCM was replaced the car just sat for a while due to health issues that kept it from being used. I've been driving it for the past week and so far so good. Good luck.
#65 of 79 Re: 2009 G6 GT Electrical Problem [kittydog]
Apr 05, 2012 (10:38 am)
Hope that your health issues have been resolved, kittydog, and that the fix with your G6 did the trick!
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#66 of 79 Re: Electric Door Locks not Operating Properly [maddog0324]
Oct 08, 2012 (9:30 am)
My 2008 G6 now has 84,000 miles. The passenger side rear door lock will electrically lock or unlock about 10% of the time. The driver side rear door lock might electrically operate about 1% of the time. I tested the door lock actuator circuits from the BCM connector with a 12vdc 7aH battery. The driver and passenger front lock actuators operate perfectly with this battery. The rear door lock actuators do not operate. The solonoids for these actuators should perform as the front actuators.
This model was manufactured with sub-standard components. I have filed a safety complaint with The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), an office within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Here is their link:
I urge everyone with a similar concern to file a complaint.
I will not be taking this vehicle to a GM dealer for repairs. I'll either fix it myself or have my local mechanic repair it.
#67 of 79 Re: Headlight issue
Oct 09, 2012 (7:51 pm)
My 2006 G6 has so far shown little electrical troubles except the right (passenger) headlight. Wiring connector melted as with many of the other posts I've read and caused the light to fail. Don't waste your time and money on bulbs. Check the connector first, chances are it has melted. To remedy mine (for a while) I bypassed the factory harness plug and installed spade type connectors so I can still unplug the headlight from the harness. Worked well for a while now it has and issue with both passenger headlights coming on dim in low beam then going out all together when you put the hi-beams on. Then for added flavor the right headlights flash back and forth like a rail road crossing when you put the right turn signal on. WTF, GM? What did you do with all that bail out money? Google it, GM folks and look at all the complaints, do the right thing and issue a recall before someone really gets hurt from your cheapening out on sub quality parts.
#68 of 79 Re: Headlight issue [nt1078]
Oct 10, 2012 (9:28 am)
I've encountered the melted connector for the driver side low beam, smelled it as soon as I opened the access cover. I was able to remedy it by replacing the entire harness. The passenger headlamp assembly caught some road debris a few weeks earlier. I replaced the headlamp assembly, (don't order from the stealership, I got mine from O'Reilly Auto), and I still had the dead assembly's harness. You can't buy a headlamp harness as a stand-alone item. You have to replace the headlamp assembly. You can order replacement connectors from any auto parts store that sells Dorman products. The low beam connectors fail because those lamps are always on due to Daytime Running Light and normal headlight operation.
#69 of 79 Re: Electric Door Locks not Operating Properly [maddog0324]
Oct 11, 2012 (8:15 am)
Door locks are not considered a safety item, you have manual locks and door key. GM will not fix out of warranty.
What you are posting about is reliability, not safety.