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#598 of 671 Re: Fkn P.O.S.!!!!! 2007 Colorado [snaproll1]
Jan 25, 2012 (2:40 am)
shyster66. Listen to snaproll1 GET RID of the P.O.S.!!! G.M. knows there is a problem w/this truck they just DON'T care!! I was the proud owner of an 07 also, purchased new mine was a stripped down model no eletric anything in it. But anythig that took eletricity acted up (gremlins?)
I was a 28yr. chevy cust. I called cust. serv. and was told "Theres nothing we can do." This after I was at my dealer 3 times for the same problem, 3 times I got one of those G.M. questioniares about "how are we doing?" and I gave them what I thought was an honest opinion. then on the 4th time I called I was told "Sir we don't care about your problem,we just got our 3rd neg. feedback from G.M. because of YOU. Take you truck some wheres else."
Soooo you know how I feel about G.M. and there cust.serv./dealers..
Randy Wise Chevrolet Milan Mi. THE WORST DEALER on THE PLANET!!!
#599 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [mikeof48]
Jan 27, 2012 (2:43 pm)
Mike, I had the same exact problem. Try disconnecting the Positive battery cable + ONLY..wait 15 minutes then put key in ingnition and turn it on all the way "like you're starting the vehicle" turn it off and remove key. Re-attach the battery cable. Hope it works for you!
#600 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [gabe15]
Jan 27, 2012 (8:02 pm)
Ummmm.....You are replying to a post that was made in 2007?
#601 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [mikeof48]
Jan 28, 2012 (9:04 am)
Hey mikeof48, that is the same basic problem that is on this thread of 600+ pages. I fixed mine by disconnecting the drivers window/lock module and applying dielectric grease to the connections like someone who replied to your thread did. It fixed mine. I noticed in the reply that the mechanic said the clips holding the plug don't hold it secure to the module with slamming the door and etc. This makes sense as in cold weather, the clips become hard and not flexible which would aggravate the problem I think. As far as GM helping to fix the problem, you might as well forget it as the 600+ pages testifies to.
If you can't deal with it, sell the truck. So far mine has been fine since.
Dennis Tomlinson (master mechanic light and heavy duty with emphasis on electrical troubleshooting).
#602 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [den052]
Jan 28, 2012 (11:00 am)
Ummmm.....You are replying to a post that was made in 2007?
#603 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [den052]
Jan 28, 2012 (11:19 am)
"I fixed mine by disconnecting the drivers window/lock module..."
Yes, it fixed the issue for me, for a while...
Back then this thread had about 50 posts on it and one of them suggested disconnecting the module. I did it and it worked... for a few days at a time. The problem would reoccur, dead battery, driver's window and fob not working.
Eventually I took it to a dealer and that's when the nightmares began. First they told me, "NEVER, EVER believe ANYTHING you read on the internet".
Uh-huh. Then why did disconnecting the module actually work?
"The door module has absolutely NOTHING to do with the problem. The problem is your $400 dollar BCM that needs to be replaced".
... And if I replace it, this will take care of the problem with the window and fob?
"Absolutely! You can count on us, we're the experts!"
Two days later when the SAME battery/fob/window thing happened AGAIN...
"Er-ah, yeah, well see, aahhh, the BCM was bad anyway! See, it just happened to be bad, and even though it didn't cause the window problem -"
Put the old one back in.
"Oh no, we can't do that. Ummm, seee, aaaah, the BCM controls everything like the airbags, so since it was bad, you are just so lucky we caught that, cuz if we didn't you would probably have died, so we just can't put it back in..."
Ahhh, yah. So fix the fricking problem I brought it in for, the window/fob thing...
"Um-yeah, well... get your wallet out. Instead, let's replace the battery... then the fuse block... then test it until we blow the resistor and you pay for that too..."
I'm not real happy with this $800 dollar bill. Is there anyone I can call?
"Ah-lo dis Peggy, I apologize for your frustration. No-no money back. Instead we give coupons.... wheech can be converted to tokens... to be used as credits... You get four oil changes and a tire rotation worth $450 dollars!"
I much would have prefered enrollment in a "jelly of the month club" plan instead of seeing the inside of another GM dealership.
Two years later when the same window/fob/battery problem occured, I took it to a competent (non-dealer) shop. They actually did some troubleshooting and testing rather than only reading codes and replacing expensive parts at a whim, and you know what??? That window module that the dealership said had absolutely no connection with the window not working right in the first place seemed to have a power-out issue. Imagine that. So after shelling out another $300 for a part on the truck that would never fail on any other vehicle I never had the issue again. Well, since that was one of the last straws with the Colorado and I sold it shortly afterwards I didn't give it enough time to fry for a third time.
Perhaps now there may be window modules available in junk yards, but I'd be really scared replacing something on a Colorado or Canyon with used electrical parts. The electrical systems on these vehicles have so many problems, no telling if what you are replacing is fried as well.
#604 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [snaproll1]
Jan 28, 2012 (12:09 pm)
Den doesnt believe that disconnecting the battery will work. It definitely worked for me. I didnt get lucky.Well I might have,but thats all I did.The truck didnt move at all while i was trying to figure it out. I didnt jiggle any wires. i didnt slam the door.I disconnected the battery for 6 hrs, then put the key in and turned it on then connected the battery again and poof! It worked. And as above, why are people replying to a march 07 post? Are they fking retarded?
#605 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [shyster66]
Jan 28, 2012 (3:42 pm)
Disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it may work as I believe you just get lucky. I don't think it is a repair or a fix. Sometimes just ignoring the door lock/ window problem repairs itself temporarily by itself. Mine just started working one time by just waiting a month or so. So far, the silicone grease has done the job and it hasen't happened again and this is going on 2 years so I am holding my fingers crossed. I do believe it is an electrical connection or supply problem and NOT the BODY COMPUTER. Any good GM tech mechanic could hook up a TECH2 troubleshooter and know that just by examining the body computer and the diagnostics with the TECH2 program.
#606 of 671 Re: Wiring problems [den052]
Jan 28, 2012 (3:44 pm)
BTW, I just got emailed about the recent post, so it seemed to me to be NEW? If it is an old post, why did I get an email about a new one?
Guess there are so many pages now that the Edmunds computer must be screwing up and sending email notifications out on old messages, I don't know????
#607 of 671 Re: Colorado power door lock problem [flacondo]
Jan 28, 2012 (4:59 pm)
Did you find a resolution for this problem? For me the alarm locks quit working, driver lock and window. Sometimes I have to touch other metal objects to discharge before touching my truck at all. It's been 2 weeks and it won't reset, longest it's ever been without resetting, whats the solution? Thanks.