Last post on Feb 12, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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#306 of 314 Re: 1994 GMC SONOMA- starting problems. [bnbilen]
Jan 08, 2013 (6:51 pm)
my 2002 has similar problems as far as turn signals and markers are concerned. Mine are not in the cab with gaugues, but rather the lamps themself.
If you're looking at the vehicle, the driver turn lamp (by the headlight) is lit. The lower turn marker (by the fog lamps) is not. The passenger side, the lower lamp is lit while the upper is not. I have replaced bulbs, obviosusly, but the problem is still there...have you seen anything similar?
#307 of 314 Re: 4 starters in 4 months. [sonomamalice]
Jan 11, 2013 (5:36 pm)
A friend of mines is experiencing the same problem. Have you founded a solution to this unusual problem? Thanks in advance!
#308 of 314 Re: 02 sonoma gmc ignition problems [chrislynd]
Jan 30, 2013 (10:21 pm)
#309 of 314 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition
Feb 07, 2013 (4:01 pm)
I was able to drive my Sonoma all day without incident. Then in the evening went to start it and had no power to ANYTHING when I turned the key. I tried a battery jumper on it to start with no change, still no reaction on dashboard by any gauges. I put a volt meter to batter and is showing 12 volts. I changed out the ignition switch on top of the steering column. No change.
I am stumped! Any suggestions?
#310 of 314 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [dkuest]
Feb 07, 2013 (10:43 pm)
i have found that the battery terminal on the positive side tends to be a small, cause a bad connection from the battery to the cable itself, check to see if either terminal may be loose or you have too small of a terminal
#311 of 314 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 08, 2013 (10:03 am)
Ok, I'll check that out.
Thanks for the reply!
#312 of 314 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 10, 2013 (2:21 pm)
So the side mounted battery connection had seemed tight, but upon removing it I found some rust and corrosion hidden underneath and it was not as tight as it felt by hand. I cleaned it up and tightened it good and it worked.
Thank you so much for your help!
#313 of 314 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [dkuest]
Feb 10, 2013 (9:48 pm)
Awesome, glad my previous exprience helped you solve your problem! So after you did all that, have you had ANY problems with the electrical system or problems starting?
#314 of 314 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 12, 2013 (2:19 pm)
Not really, except when I put it back together I guess I didn't adjust the brights switch correctly because they were stuck on. I didn't realize it till the next night and so couldn't drive it. So the next day I took it back apart just far enough to reach in and push the switch and turn them off. I still need to get in there far enough to reach the screws to adjust the position of the switch. Unfortunately that means lowering the steering column again. Kind of inconvenient but not difficult.