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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#537 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [den052]
Dec 08, 2011 (5:58 pm)
Hi Dennis, to your post... There were earlier posts about the weird electrical problems with the dash lights and instrument cluster. There is also an issue with the CD player not playing CDs.
It's interesting what you say about the door module and power to it etc... I found cleaning and replacing the door module would reset the window/fob thing for a couple of days, but then it would return, dead battery window/fob problem. My DEALER absolutely assured me that the problem had "nothing to do with the door module", (that was when they were replacing the BCM etc). They also told me not to "believe anything on internet" because they were "the experts".
The next time I had the door/fob thing (dead of winter, window down 4 inches when it was 20 below), I passed on the "knowlegable dealer" option and had a competent mechanic work on the truck. Know what they found? Like you said, no power coming out of the window module. Imagine that? Huh. The window module was replaced, which was like $350 more dollars to Chevy. Perhaps they can be found cheaper or used at a junk yard, but once again... replacing parts randomly may work, disconnecting the battery may work, sacraficing a virgin over the engine compartment may work... hit or miss, intermittent (but expensive fixes that may or may not work long term.
Anyway, I've followed your posts with interest and what you have said makes a lot of sense. It is certainly a lot more helpful that those that care enough trying to get people without your expertise into a GM dealer to spend more money. It really kills me... for FIVE YEARS, 500+ posts, and Many, MANY people that have had this whole fob/window/battery deal and all GM can do is say they never heard of the problem before, or get the truck to a dealer for "specific diagnosis". What BS. There is obiously a reoccuring problem and their has to be a common solution... but it isn't important enough for GM to address.
I know the Colorado and Canyon were not big sellers for GM so it probably goes that supporting the owners is "small potatoes", not enough to worry about.
To say that the truck was misdesigned is an understatement given the recall on the head, the tail lights, the fuse block and whatever else. When was the last time you bought a new vehicle and had to have the head replaced? I love the recalls, "Your head may be bad but don't bring it in to a dealer unless you have problems" (or the warranty expires). Same BS with the tail lights that may or may not fail, but "don't bring it in unless you have a problem".
I have to say, I had a lot of good memories where the Colorado was involved, trips out west, hunting trips, camping trips, snowy trips in blizzards. I really liked the truck. I have to say though, it was the first vehicle I ever traded where I didn't look back one last time, it was more "good riddens".
Anyway, Dennis, thanks for your posts, I think they are the most helpful.
#538 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [snaproll1]
Dec 09, 2011 (2:07 pm)
Call me stupid, but i just cant figure out for the life of me, what the hell "FOB" stands for. LOL. Can someone please endulge me....lol...thx
#539 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [shyster66]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 09, 2011 (2:23 pm)
key fob (remote).
#540 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 09, 2011 (3:04 pm)
Figured it was the keyless entry but why the hell do you call it fob?...lol Is that something only in the U.S.? Never heard of that expression up here in Canada. Thx. Its just called "remote"...lol
#541 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [shyster66]
Dec 09, 2011 (4:15 pm)
Was wondering myself...turns out it's a noun meaning an object attached to a chain, like a pocket watch...nothing to do with what it is...weird I know,
#542 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [canyon08]
Dec 10, 2011 (3:43 pm)
Fob stands for... ummm, ahhh, Fob.
I've asked this of serveral people, nobody knew a good answer. "Freight On Board" is what is typical but that makes no sense. The dictionary definition is "A chain attached to a watch for carrying in a waistcoat or waistband pocket".
I can tell you what GM stands for though...
#543 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [snaproll1]
Dec 10, 2011 (5:34 pm)
This is my first GM must admit that I do like the truck, so far...2008 Canyon Crew,, have had it almost 2 years...90,000 kms on it, only cost so far is a purge canister...not bad from what I've seen here. Recently put a remote starter on it and have had some strange things happening...security light coming on as I drive ...as well as dome light coming on when I stop...it displays that a door is open when not true...maybe took my luck too far with the remote..going back to installer Monday to inquire..
#544 of 684 Re: 2006 GMC Canyon [al6pndr]
Dec 10, 2011 (6:54 pm)
I know...I should unload the truck and move on. But I have grown up with General Motors vehicles and I really was hoping that it would work out. I am so sad that there are so many issues with such a new truck. You would think that the corporation would take the extra step to resolve and satisfy their customers. I can remember riding around in an old GMC pickup and being proud of the quality and craftsmanship. Times sure have changed!
#545 of 684 05 GMC Canyon complete electrical meltdown!!
Dec 10, 2011 (11:16 pm)
My Canyon is having a major meltdown. the windows dont work... locks wont work, with the switch or clicker... radio clock and presets reset 100% of the time when truck is turned off... takes a second or two to turn over to start... environment blower works off and on... battery died, checked it with a meter (dead cells), changed it and everything seems worse now!! WTF!! HELP PLEASE
Dec 11, 2011 (6:27 pm)
Christina? Sarah? Do you have an answer for bmmethheny about his electrical meltdown? Windows, locks, and more.Sound familiar? Another new person every few days on here. If there are over 500 complaints only on this forum,I can only imagine all the people who have taken their trucks in to get serviced who havent complained on here. Say only 10% have complained in this forum. Thats probably way high for an estimate. More like 1 %. Lets say there has to be at least 5000 trucks out there that have had this problem. Most people in here love or loved their truck.Alot of us will probably sell their truck now and go buy someone elses other than GM's. Are you going to let that happen ladies of general motors? A little ford ranger is looking pretty good right now. Couldnt find hardly any complaints online about ford. I do love my 2007 colorado, for now. Purge cannister is stuck closed right now and makes it hard to pump gas. Supposedly a $400 fix. Im going to hold onto the truck for now, and hopefully.... thats a BIG hopefully......nothing major goes wrong with it. Because if it does. Bye bye Gm forever. Was even thinking of getting my wife an Equinox. Might have to start looking at something else.