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#114 of 292 Electrical Problems 05 Trailblazer
Dec 27, 2009 (7:42 am)
I am having several problems with our 2005 Chevy Trailblazer, can someone help?...It started with headlights dimming at night, then when you start the car the powered locks go crazy clicking for about 8-10 seconds, after filling the vehicle up with gas the gas gauge went to empty and finally would not go into 4 wheel drive. My husband took the vehicle to Autozone to have them test the battery & alternator, which both tested good. Anyone have any suggestions?...Also wanted to add the car starts fine.
#115 of 292 Re: '04 Trailblazer electrical problem [knickles]
Jan 26, 2010 (1:00 pm)
I also have an 04 Trailblazer that I got used last year 09. It had only 21000 miles and I have the exact same problem as you. The vehicle is completely dead, but when I hook up cables it starts right up. Battery is now new and vehicle checks out okay. Did you ever find out what the problem was. I am totally confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
#116 of 292 Re: '04 Trailblazer electrical problem [misslanak]
Jan 26, 2010 (1:04 pm)
I have the same problem as [knickles], what sensor did your friend replace. i am at a loss.
#117 of 292 key stuck in ignition
Jan 27, 2010 (7:45 am)
I have a 2004 trailblazer and first thing that happened was while making a left turn a few days ago my car completely shut off. Started back up again fine, a few days later and I cannot get my key out of the accessory mode position to take key out of ignition. Any ideas?
#118 of 292 Re: key stuck in ignition [annie0122]
Jan 27, 2010 (4:06 pm)
I have not experienced the problem with the left turn. However, when I experience the electrical problems aI mentioned, absolutely nothing turns on, I could not pull my key from the ignition. I was told by a local mechanic that the ignitions switch actually requires a trickle of power to release the key. Just putting the charger on the battery for a few seconds was enough to cause the release.
#119 of 292 Re: '04 Trailblazer electrical problem [mah208]
Jan 27, 2010 (4:16 pm)
Sorry for the delay in getting back. My trailblazer is currently working fine (fingers crossed). Both times these problems occurred I tried everything I could think of to trace the problems. The only bit of information I could wiggle out was when the car was dead the battery measured seven volts. A very quick jump or only a couple of minutes on a charger and the car started right up.The first time it happened was with a battery warrantied for eight years that was two years old. I replaced it with the same model battery and experienced the same problems a year or two later. I brought the car in to a dealer for that and the window electrical problem (which was fixed by replacing the window control switch for $450.00). They tested the battery and told me it was defective.
I drove the car to the battery seller and showed them the test from the dealer. They ran some sort of battery test five times. The first four times it passed but it failed the fifth time. With that they replaced the battery for free.. So once again my problems have disappeared.
#120 of 292 Re: '04 Trailblazer electrical problem [mah208]
Jan 29, 2010 (1:58 pm)
hi yes i finally took it to chevy and they told me it was the ignition switch yes this part is on backorder they had to request it from all dealers threwout the 50states the part came in about a week and a half later and i paid 270.00 for a 40$ piece yea but the good news is the car has not done that since this should definatly be a recall they did no testing or anything and know right off that was the problem hope this helps
#121 of 292 Re: key stuck in ignition [nutrinoman]
Jan 29, 2010 (2:01 pm)
sorry i didn t have the key stuck problem but i did have the when i was turning the car completly stopped but in my conversation with the chevy tech says that the ignition has something to do with that problem says that it messes with the clutch and it also turns the lights on buy itself that ignition switch causes lots of problems...
#122 of 292 Re: '04 Trailblazer electrical problem [frzdawn]
Jan 30, 2010 (12:05 am)
Thats for the information. I am going to try to get the ignition switch fixed...hopefully that will fix my problem. Thanks for getting back to me.
#123 of 292 Re: '04 Trailblazer electrical problem [nutrinoman]
Jan 30, 2010 (12:07 am)
thanks for getting back to me. I need all the information and help i can get. I had the same thing with the battery, and now have a new one. I am also going to try to get the ignition switch fixed. Here to hoping it works.