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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Electrical, Truck
#617 of 671 Re: Got my truck back (2007 Colorado) [al6pndr]
Feb 06, 2012 (6:38 am)
Still hanging around. As shyster66 is located in Canada, I was unable to offer to assist further. I realize that there may not always be interest from some community members in what I can assist with, and didn't want to spam the wall.
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#618 of 671 Done with GM
Feb 06, 2012 (7:39 pm)
Decided to fix one of my many electrical problems this morning. Went by the dealership to order a blower motor resistor and wiring harness. Could not believe that when he gave me the total, it was $15 more than gmpartsdirect.com. Thought I could save a few $$$ on shipping by ordering local. What a scam!!! As soon as I get the blower motor working, I am selling my GMC Canyon. I will never purchase a GM vehicle again.
#619 of 671 Re: Done with GM [wes0110]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:09 am)
I'm sorry that your Canyon wasn't a satisfactory vehicle for you, and I really do hope that your next vehicle is more successful!
All the best,
GM Customer Service
#620 of 671 Re: Done with GM [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 07, 2012 (3:26 pm)
Sounds like yet ANOTHER happy satisfied customer to me. If Chevy can't/won't take care of all these electrical issues HOW in the heck do they think thier trucks can get through "armagedden." like the Super Bowl commercial says??
Randy Wise Chevrolet Milan Mi. THE WORST DEALER ON THE PLANET!!!
#621 of 671 Re: Done with GM [gmcustsvcsarah]
Feb 07, 2012 (10:05 pm)
"I'm sorry that your Canyon wasn't a satisfactory vehicle for you, and I really do hope that your next vehicle is more successful!"
Well, my Colorado was a "satisfactory vehicle" when it wasn't having weird and expensive electrical problems because of the design flaws. My next vehicle has been "more successful" because it is not a GM product.
Honest, Sarah, Christine, Cameron, Peggy or whatever you go by, honestly, what can you actually do for the poor folks that still own their Colorados and Canyons and haven't traded them or junked them yet?
#622 of 671 2005 Chevy Colorado Ignition Problems, Windows & Locks problems and more...
Feb 08, 2012 (11:39 am)
I own a 2005 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab 4X4. The motor is bullet proof, but the electrical system is a mess. Once in awhile it won't start for no reason. It turns over and over but no fuel to fire it up. This turns out to be the ignition cyclinder ($37 part) and passcode sensor ($85 part) that is faulty. Cheap fix right? Wrong. Nearly $200 for labor to install and "program" them. So I'm looking at over $300 so my truck will start. All this while GM knows this is an issue in EVERY Colorado eventually. My Toyota has 342,000 miles on it an still has the original ignition and theft system. Now my driver window and locks won't work. Occasionally the front passenger window works, and then it won't... it's kind of like winning the lotto if it works. GM tells me it's the switch module that's bad. $238 just for the part. They even said $60 to install the part, LOL it's two screws, my 10 year old daughter can change it in 3 minutes. I'm getting these issues fixed and selling or trading it before the weekend. I have my new Ford F150 picked out at the Ford dealer right next to the Chevy dealership. Sticker is $49,345 and I promis you Chevy will never see a penny of my money again. And I work for GM and get the employee discount, almost $3700 off a new Silverado. No thanks, my days of bad bow ties are over.
#623 of 671 Re: 2005 Chevy Colorado Ignition Problems, Windows & Locks problems and more... [morgmach]
Feb 08, 2012 (12:04 pm)
Unfortunately most vehicle manufacturers are going to body computers with the associated problems. Commonly, maybe all you need to do is to pop out the drivers door module and lube all the plugs with di-electric grease (also the pax door too). Sounds like your other trouble was with the anti-theft system which turns off the fuel if it cannot recognize the key.
A friend of mine had a GMC Envoy that the drivers lock/window module burned up internally. Replaced the module with a brand new one but here is the clincher!!! The window/lock module has to be PROGRAMMED to the vehicle for it to work!!! What a bunch of crap. I called around and got estimates from $50 to $100 to program it (a 15 minute job). $50 is not too bad so he will have it done there.
The problem is that Car manufacturers charge about $1800 a year to access their database for programming files. The equipment to do it also costs a boatload. The Lawmakers need to do something actually useful and put laws through that if a company makes vehicles with computer programs and updates, that it needs to be FREE or very low cost for all repair shops to be able to work on the vehicles.
With computers controlling most of the body functions now, it is actually easier and cheaper to WIRE the vehicles. For instance all functions of a drivers module (ie door locks and windows and etc), can be sent to the body computer using a single wire. Before this, a drivers window switch had all the wires from the other doors passing through it before going to the other door buttons and etc.
The problem is that if it is cheaper to do this, you don't need to charge to update or program different modules to work when they go bad.
Forward this letter to CONGRESS LOL LOL LOL
Dennis Tomlinson, Licensed master mechanic
#624 of 671 Re: 2005 Chevy Colorado Ignition Problems, Windows & Locks problems and more... [den052]
Feb 08, 2012 (7:47 pm)
"Forward this letter to CONGRESS LOL LOL LOL"
Congress? You mean Obama.
He needs that BCM repair money rolling in so that it can become campaign contributions.
#625 of 671 Re: 2005 Chevy Colorado Ignition Problems, Windows & Locks problems and more... [morgmach]
Feb 13, 2012 (11:38 am)
I totally agree. No more Chevy's for me either! I grew up living and loving chevy's and my dad will probably disown me for pulling up in a ford, but I've owned two F150's in the middle of all the different GM products I've owned and never had the trouble with them that I do with GM or my 2005 Colorado. I've probably spent over 2000.00 on my truck in the past two years just keeping it on the road. I just put in my 5th window regulator. My driver window and door locks have been on the fritz for the past couple weeks now and its 35 degrees outside and my window is half-way down! My service engine light comes on constantly. My ABS light comes on at least once a day! I've had a bearing on the front driver side go out while driving down the interstate; total bill 735.00. My radio died and would not spit out a cd so I had to replace it as well. Now my windshield wipers will not turn off. I've changed the motor and relays. Now waiting on my wiper switch to come in the mail so I can replace it to see if that is the problem. Last but not least I can not turn on my headlights at all. I can wait till it gets dark and let them come on by themselves, but if I turn the switch to the on position they go off! Not sure what to do about that one yet! I would hate to see the bill If I had taken this to a dealership for every instance. It would probably be well over 4,000.00 to pay their hourly charges. If the Lord's willing this will be the last Chevy that I will ever own!
FOR SALE: 2005 Chevy Colorado 130k miles. 4x4 Crew Cab
#626 of 671 Re: 2005 Chevy Colorado Ignition Problems, Windows & Locks problems and more... [princelee420]
Feb 13, 2012 (2:44 pm)
Ah and yet another happy customer/fan of the Colorado! are ya listening "PEGGY?"
Randy Wise Chevriolet Milan Mi. THE WORST DEALER ON THE PLANET!!