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#63 of 671 Re: 2004 Chevy Colorado Electrical issues!! [pete03usmc]
Jun 13, 2008 (5:03 pm)
Check on your Rear driver side door ther is a rubber tube where the wire pass trouw
wire must be cut inside
check all wire
remove your rear door panel and remove one clip (one who hold the harness)
when you open the door wire inside is to short and broke
there 6 wire check them all 2 for the door switch
2 for speakers and two other for belt tensionner
if this one is broke air bag goes on
hope that help ypu
#64 of 671 Re: 2005 GMC Canyon Engine Misfire / Electrical [kleinbones]
Jun 13, 2008 (5:09 pm)
ther a recall from gm
if you have missfire or bad idle
there is a problem with valve seat
Gm replaced the head and job at no charge
check at any Gm sevice
#65 of 671 Re: Air Bags [gmrozowski]
Jun 16, 2008 (4:21 pm)
Breaks on or off have nothing to do with the Air Bag system. There is a trigger in the front of the truck responsible for firing the air bag. In some instances, the angle of the impact fails to give this device enough force to trigger it. But more likely, it was just a bad sensor. In a '95, it's been exposed to the environment for 13 years. Moisture, and especialy if combined with salt (snow belt??) can cause the parts to just short out, causing the trigger voltage to short to ground through the corrosion.
Just a thought, The mechanic spoke as an expert, without knowledge on this subject??? Try another mechanic!!
#66 of 671 Re: Fan switch only works on 4... [gthfish]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I took my 2005 colorado truck in with the same problem today. Here is the bad news it will cost me 150.00 bucks to repair. They have to replace some sort of resistor , switch and the electrical wiring harness. They tell me there is a short that occurs in the wireing and it ends up melting the harness. The GM certified mechanic told me this is a problem that they have with colorado's and trailblaizers which I have one of those as well. The repair time is about one hour.
#67 of 671 Re: Air Bags [tmumsey]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:44 pm)
you may write to the wrong member
i spoke about the wire cut on rear door (ext cab) the belt trigger wire was cut on rubber cover (open circuit on belt tensionner )air bag light on
second im not an expert like you said , but the air bag device need decelleration in an amount of time
bettwen 0.4 to 4.0 G in less than 0.65 second
i got a driver driving a Chevrolet silverado 2500 4x4 2007 who lost control on a gravel road at 70MPH
hit a rock, lost the front right suspention and tire goes off , jump 15 feet in the air and finish is ride on pine tree. The front frame was bed 5 inch to the right, the rear differential goes off the center pin, the rear frame was bend enough, the rear box broke the rear glass NO air bag deploy ,you know why
the GM tech came at your shop an scan the ecm
answer : not enough deceleration in time required
You talk about force i think there enough force there to bent the truck but not enough to deploy the air bag
#68 of 671 Re: Fan switch only works on 4... [gthfish]
Jul 15, 2008 (8:57 pm)
I have this same problem. I am currently having a small electrical problem. Something is draining my battery while I have it parked overnight and I always have to get a jump. I went to the auto parts store and had my alternator and battery tested and they said those were both good. Have you heard of any problems of something draing that is not supposed to be on but is.
#69 of 671 2005 canyon:Air bag light and shutting down
Jul 18, 2008 (11:37 am)
DOes anyone else have this problem. My airbag light is on and won't turn off. I also have problem with my truck just shutting off completely while I am driving on the highway or anywhere. Everything just locks up and the brakes are hard to push in and the steering wheel is hard to turn. I have ti stop completely and put it in park to turn the engine back on. i am the only owner of this truck.
#70 of 671 Re: Fan switch only works on 4... [gthfish]
Jul 18, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Yes had same problem on my 2004 Colorado.. Took it to dealership and they found a short in the resistor and the conneter..imagaine that.. about 140.00 to fix (just to let you know) Hope this helps..
#71 of 671 Colorado an GMC Canyon electrical Issues
Jul 22, 2008 (5:16 pm)
Ok. Here is the answer to most all of the electrical issues with these vehicles. If you get them early you can do a quick fix and keep from having worse issues. The ground to all of your electric motors must be check and I am installing new. Most of the electric motors have plastic housings or are mounted to plastic. They have a ground wire going to each motor. If you loose 1 ground that motor will find a ground through someplace else. Note: this is very important because on an electric motor as you loose the ground the voltage decreases. The motor is still trying to turn so the current goes up. As the current goes up, heat builds up and over heats the connections. Melting the connectors and creating more resistance causing the voltage to drop more and so on. The grounding circuit goes everywhere so don't think that your electric window motors won't affect other parts of the car. Here is a list of some electric motors in your truck or car: Blower motor, window motors, electric seat motors, Windshield wiper motor and ABS Motor. The one I have found to be the most likely to need repair is the Windshield wiper motor. I hope this helps and if I can help let me know.