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Pontiac Torrent, SUV
#6 of 21 Driver Door Wiring Problem
Dec 22, 2009 (7:40 pm)
I also have a 2006 Pontiac Torrent, which has only had an oil pump require replacement (while still on warranty) to date and I have 103,000km, so it has been a great vehicle for me!
My issue started the same as described above - driver side door lock and the radio wouldn't shut off when driver door was opened (what I thought was the driver door sensor). The kicker is that after these problems started in March of this year, I took it to the dealership for an inspection at which point they informed me that the driver door lock didn't work but didn't investigate as to why or explain that this could be a much bigger problem so as far as I knew it was just a simple inconvenience. Sure enough last week during -40 (celcius) weather, all my door locks and windows stopped working!
I was very excited to find this post and to find that the problem was the same cause (snapped wires), unfortunately there was not enough give in the wire that we could fix it ourselves. So off to the dealership I went. Turns out that 8 wires were snapped completely, another 8 badly damaged and 2 fuses were blown, so they repaired it for a mere $504. I asked if the harness was installed to tightly but they of course said no, it was caused by opening the door in cold weather - I don't know, do people get sick days for their car? I don't think I'd be able to get away with that one - sorry boss, it's too cold for my car to come to work today!
#7 of 21 wiring harness
Jan 27, 2010 (10:20 am)
where exactly are the wires breaking?
#8 of 21 Re: wiring harness [tcsd26]
Feb 10, 2010 (7:57 pm)
Sorry, this answer may be a little late for you! The wires are in between the door and the vehicle - there is a black accordian like conduit, slide it over to one side to expose the wires.
#9 of 21 Re: Door wiring harness problem [vice86]
Mar 20, 2010 (6:38 pm)
Yeah, we ran into this item.
$700 later, with a new wiring harness / labour we will be submitting a letter to GM requesting an answer as to how this would occur under regular conditions. Seems to me a door opening and closing would be something that they would account for in their engineering.
This is the 3rd major item we have had with this vehicle in the past months...and we were less than enthused that this was not a warranty item.
That being said...until this year it has been nothing less than stellar.
#11 of 21 door lock issues
Jun 27, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I am currently having issues with my door locks not working properly! I can unlock the driver's door with the key but once in the door lock button will not unlock any other doors! Also, once the vehicle is shut off and I open the door, the radio will not go off! And the interior light will not come on once the door is opened! What in the world could be the issue!? I am thinking the wiring harness in the door but my dealership says no way! But for 500.00 dollars they could possibly tell me the issue! Anyone havinig these same issues...and have you found the proper repair! I love this vehicle but hate the issues!
#12 of 21 Re: door lock issues [coach03]
Jun 27, 2012 (9:29 pm)
Hey coach03...sounds like all the same stuff that happened with me. You could always take off your door trim and see if the wires are frayed. That's how I found out some of the wires were split. I eneded up ordered a new wire harness kit but never used it due to soldering the old ones..I don't have the Torrent anymore but still have the wire harness kit should you be interested in purchasing it off me if you find out that you need one. Still in the box never used. That was a waste of money since they wouldn't let me return it.
#13 of 21 Re: door lock issues [coach03]
Jun 28, 2012 (6:01 am)
Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. Can you please email me directly with your VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer? I would like to look into your concerns for you. I look forward to your email.
GM Customer Service
#14 of 21 Re: door lock issues [gmcustsvc]
Dec 16, 2012 (8:20 am)
I have the same issue with my vehical, door lock doesn't work, door light doesn't work, now my window won't go up all the way all on the drivers side door.
I couldn't find your email directly.
#15 of 21 Re: door lock issues [gmcustsvc]
Dec 16, 2012 (3:22 pm)
Christina, me too. It just happened today. Driver's door power lock no longer actuates. Which wire do I need to splice? VIN: 2CKDL33F886053471, 2008, Sundance in Grand Ledge, MI. Approximately 47000 miles.