Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#675 of 684 Re: charge on system while changing battery [mrwebman]
Aug 21, 2013 (5:47 am)
There are too many other problems that can occur by changing a battery with the engine running, IMHO. Just insure all electrical devices are off, doors closed, windows up and engine off, than swap the new battery in. Sounds like you are concerned about dropping voltage on the truck and having the door window and locks not work. You can actually bring on this situation with a near shot battery - the low voltage of the old battery pushes a lot more current through the connectors then they were designed for - this includes the fuse connectors in the fuse block, causing them to overheat and lose their gripping. This results in an intermittant connection that can fluctuate when outside temperatures rise and fall. I describe how I fixed this problem on mine in posts 426 and 438 in this forum - check them out - not elegant, but I haven't touched it since then and it still works fine - over 2 years now! None of the other "magic"cures I have read make any logical sense. Good luck!
#676 of 684 Re: charge on system while changing battery [bitsmasher]
Aug 21, 2013 (6:35 am)
As a GM mechanic, the only thing I was ever concerned about when changing a battery is losing the customer pre-sets on the radio. I changed the battery in my 2005 Colorado using the normal method and didn't experience any window or lock problems. However I had that problem in the past and lubed and cleaned the connections on the door lock/window module.
It is possible to change the battery while the vehicle is running. Just remove the positive post, (being careful not to touch ground with the battery post removal tool), and wrap it in a cloth or duct tape and place aside. The ground you don't have to worry about. Remove the battery and install new battery and reverse the procedure. If I were to do this, (and have done it in the past), I would leave the headlights on so the alternator would be supplying some current to the vehicle (to lessen voltage spikes).
As a side note, apparently Colorado trucks are not the only one with window/lock problems. A friend of mine had a 2010 Dodge Charger that the right window quit working. As I couldn't troubleshoot it right away, he went for a few months without it working. When he changed his battery, it started working again. Interesting stuff.
Dennis, (certified ASE mechanic).
#677 of 684 Re: charge on system while changing battery [bitsmasher]
Aug 21, 2013 (6:36 am)
The battery was very low this morning, enough to reset the clock. It barely started but everything worked so I took it to Sears and had them drop a new battery in it. I got lucky, I guess. Everything works OK for now but I will keep this forum bookmarked for future reference, I will probably need it.
#678 of 684 Re: Wiring problems [mikeof48]
Sep 28, 2013 (11:43 am)
I'm going to give you ALL a 10 cent fix to a $$$ problem. The door actuator switches on the Chevy Colorado, Canyon, I thin Yukon and perhaps other models don't actuate properly when the door is closed. The "door open" warning on the dash panel is displayed, the bells ring and the automatic locks try to click to lock, time and time againg ~ the power windows work erratically or not at all. Well that's the problem... Now for the FIX.
Take a 5 cent stick-on tab about 1/2" wide 1/8" high (something that you might use as pads for a table lamp, etc.) and stick them on the metal door side opposite the door switch. Place one on all 4 doors of the vehicle. Close all the doors and watch as the warning lights go out on the dash ~ the windows work and the alarm bells cease to ring. Voila, your car is fixed.
#679 of 684 Re: Drivers power window, door locks stopped working [ECR223]
Oct 28, 2013 (12:49 pm)
It sounds like I have the same issue. I have a 2005 GMC Canyon. When my battery died, I replaced it, but the driver's side window does not work and the power locks do not work. The fuses seem to be okay. Where do I find this relay you are speaking about? Please be specific and forgive my ignorance. I am assuming that the simple tapping of this relay is just temporary fix?...assuming it does work on mine. Thanks for your help.
#680 of 684 Re: Drivers power window, door locks stopped working [strider1618]
Oct 28, 2013 (4:48 pm)
Well strider1618, the post before yours is really not related to this window/door lock problem. Remove your door switch module and remove the plugs. Smear di-electric grease (found in a parts store), on the plugs. Re-plug the door switch module back in. Hopefully this fixed it as it fixed it for me. There is a fuse that feeds power to the window module. I understand there are problems with the contacts mating to the fuse. In other words, 12v power is lost from the fuse to the module. To troubleshoot this power feed problem, you would have to get access to a wiring diagram. You can sign up for a 1 month (or 3 years), membership to http://www.eautorepair.net/, (Mitchell on Demand) for a minimum of $16.00 1 month or abt $25 for 1 year, or 39 for 4 years. Then you could print out all the diagrams and repair info you need.
Its fairly easy to remove the door/window module on the drivers door. I believe you have to remove 1 or 2 phillips screws and pop a couple clips on the module to release it from the door trim panel. No need to remove the door panel.
Certified Master GM Mechanic.
#681 of 684 Re: Drivers power window, door locks stopped working [strider1618]
Oct 28, 2013 (4:47 pm)
My fuse was good too - it was the clips that grip the fuse that wouldn't make a good connection - see my post #675 for my solution.
#682 of 684 Re: Drivers power window, door locks stopped working [bitsmasher]
Oct 28, 2013 (4:59 pm)
Bitsmasher, Your repair and diagnosis in Message # 638 was perfect and is the correct way to troubleshoot 12v feeds. For people having these problems, see message # 638 before replacing the door module. Bitsmasher is exactly correct.
#683 of 684 2011 CANYON-DOOR LOCKS/SEAT BELT WARNING MALFUNCTION
Nov 18, 2013 (8:30 am)
Have a 2011 Canyon and on hard turns or bumpy roads the electric door locks will cycle open/shut and the seat belt warning audio signal will chime, even witht he seat belt buckled. I have not found a service bulleting on this, and the dealer service advisor says he has never heard of this problemf. Anyone else experienced this and is there a known solution?
Nov 25, 2013 (5:21 pm)
where is the fuse for the auto door locks , located on a 2010 chevy Colorado?