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#497 of 671 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Electrical Problems [fmagellan]
Sep 26, 2011 (8:31 am)
"It DOES help to replace the battery......especially when it's 6 years old, is the original, and won't hold a charge."
Actually with my truck, the first time I had the window/fob thing was after three and a half years, the truck was just out of warrantee by like 6 months. That's the time the dealership said it was the battery, after replacing the BCM and fuse block. At the time the batteries were only available from the dealer for $130 bucks. The second time the window/fob thing happened, replaced the battery as a precaution. That was three years again, but it didn't fix the problem. I took the truck to a competent mechanic that trailed down the problem to the window door module.
#498 of 671 2009 GMC Canyon - Windshield Wipers and Door Locks won't work in cold weath
Oct 21, 2011 (6:03 am)
My 2009 GMC Canyon is having electrical issues AGAIN! Last year I experienced problems when it was cold out (Indiana weather 20-30 degrees out) in the early morning or late at night. Get in the truck and the windshield wipers and windows wouldn't work. The door locks were hit and miss. Took the truck in at least 3 times before they finally could duplicate the problem and it was fixed????? Well again here in 2011 I'm experiencing the same problem. Once again the dealer can't duplicate the problem. GM - I have had it w/ this truck. You need to figure out what the problem is and inform your dealer network on how to fix the problem. I can't say that I will be purchasing another GM vehicle if you can't figure out your problem. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS ISSUE!!!! Because my dealer can't duplicate the problem. This is the 4-5 time it has been in the shop. Normally for at least a week!
#499 of 671 Re: 2009 GMC Canyon - Windshield Wipers and Door Locks won't work in cold weath [cblk1214]
Oct 21, 2011 (2:23 pm)
You have alreday states having "had it w/this truck." being the FORMER OWNER of one of these POS colorados get rid of it and you'll get rid of the problem.. sorry it was the only way I could get the "PROBLEM." solved..GOOD LUCK!!
#500 of 671 Re: 2009 GMC Canyon - Windshield Wipers and Door Locks won't work in cold weath [cblk1214]
Oct 21, 2011 (2:35 pm)
"DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS ISSUE!!!! Because my dealer can't duplicate the problem. This is the 4-5 time it has been in the shop. Normally for at least a week! "
You figured out the problem correctly:
You figured out the only solution that will work:
"I can't say that I will be purchasing another GM vehicle..."
They are not standing behind a flawed product. They went bankrupt. Obama paid back some political favors and bailed them out. Next November Obama will be gone. At that point they will have to be concerned about customer satisfaction again.
Seriously, sell the truck. I had mine for 6 years. For 4 years I had the endless electrical problems. I'd spend $500-$800 bucks each time, swear I'd sell the truck when it was fixed because of all the inconvienence, but then I would want to get my money out of the 'investment'. Things would be ok for another 6 months or a year and then some other weird electrical problem would crop up. Luckily I found a good auto shop that would find and repair the problem rather than "just guessing", but it was more $$$ each and every time. I finally gave up and bought a Toyota. I absolutely hated to do that, but GM earned that the hard way, by being penny-wise and dollar foolish. Of course it wasn't their dollars anyway but the US tax payers, but...
#501 of 671 Re: 2009 GMC Canyon - Windshield Wipers and Door Locks won't work in cold weath [cblk1214]
Oct 24, 2011 (10:36 am)
I apologize for your frustrations. Has your dealer involved Technical Assistance? If you email me your VIN and current mileage I would be happy to look into this for you. I look forward to your response!
GM Customer Service
#502 of 671 Re: 2009 GMC Canyon - Windshield Wipers and Door Locks won't work in cold weath [gmcustsvc]
Oct 25, 2011 (4:48 am)
Thank you Christina, I have sent my email with the necessary information.
If this helps resolve my situation and others can be helped by this that is all that matters.
#503 of 671 Re: Colorado driver's window and door lock electrical problems [snaproll1]
Oct 25, 2011 (5:30 am)
I have a canyon, crew cab.. i had the same thing w/the window.. i wouldn't use any liquid cleaner.. this is electrical.. right.. no fluid.. burn something out..
take apart the door panel.. the pins just might be sticking.. the driver side.. drivers like me.. so easy to click, click all doors, windows.. my truck has over 140,000 miles. around 80,000 i quit being lazy and took the door panel apart.. those pins sometimes.. get stuck.. or damage.. i micky moused it.. (with cut off sucker sticks) works just fine.. the heater.. use to cuz some kind of smoke due to the connecter.. fine i broke the 3 pin off no smoke. only can use on 4 level.. i don't mind i don't like to use.. the air cond, or heater for more then 5 min.s at a time..
#504 of 671 Re: 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Electrical Problems [canyon08]
Oct 25, 2011 (7:44 am)
It just hasn't happened yet. Give it time.
#505 of 671 Re: door locks and driver window [snaproll1]
Oct 27, 2011 (6:33 am)
RESOLVED 2004-2005 Chevrolet Colorado Drivers side window and door locks don't work
After going to GM and buying the schematic for the truck. I found that the security system uses a paired key format.. Meaning the vehicle security system must be paired to an ignition key in order to link the common data bus for the BCM(Body Control Module). If the problem persists beyond this process, you will have to take the vehicle to GM, they will reset the BCM, but not tell you that. They will tell you it was a fuse and charge you 20 dollars. There is no tech bulletin on this issue. Gotta love GM
Set the parking brake
Disconnect the battery terminals
put the key in the ignition and turn to accessory position
leave the drivers door open
reconnect the battery(you should hear quite a bit of clicking etc.)
get inside the vehicle and close the door
turn the key to off and remove the key
you hear the door lock actuators open the locks
Sure hope this helps. This is my girlfriends truck, and of course hers developed the problem in the middle of winter and her window was down about 2 inches as she smokes.. Let's just say, I was under the gun to fix this. GM was no help. Wish you all the best.
#506 of 671 Re: 2009 GMC Canyon - Windshield Wipers and Door Locks won't work in cold weath [cblk1214]
Oct 27, 2011 (6:47 am)
Well the dealer was finally able to duplicate the problem yesterday. Everything with the fuse block under the hood had power. Which wasn't the case last time. The dealer replaced the BCM last year and that didn't fix the problem. Month later they replaced the fuse block under the hood and that worked till the problems recently resurfaced. Latest development is they think it has something to do with the ground wires from one of those two items. Hoping the problem will show up again so they can test some more and finally come up with a soluation. Fingers are crossed!!!