Last post on Jun 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Tahoe Limited/Z71, SUV
#8 of 12 Re: 2007 Suburban LTZ Power Running Boards [joeykb]
Aug 15, 2011 (10:38 am)
I also have a 2007 LTZ with Power Running Board issues. For about a week the driver and passenger side took turns on with board was going to work. Now for past couple of weeks only the driver side functions properly. The passenger side does not work when you open the door. Sometimes after starting to drive the vehicle the passenger side tries to do something, you can hear it trying to lower and retract.?? Could this be a aging battery issue? Or is there a more likely cause.
#9 of 12 2007 Suburban LTZ Power Running Boards [brian_r]
Aug 26, 2011 (8:47 am)
Same issue here. 2007 LTZ. Passenger side is fine. Driver's side was inconsistent for about two weeks, and now is stuck in the up position. Any easy fix? If the dealer needs to fix this, any idea as to the cost? Thanks.
#10 of 12 Re: 2007 Suburban LTZ Power Running Boards [was55555]
Aug 26, 2011 (9:12 am)
I still have not fixed this yet. To be honest, I'm a little afraid to see how much the dealer will stick me for this. I'm not really sure what I want to do with these boards yet. I've had the truck for just over 1 year, and really wasn't too pleased with how the boards performed in the slush and snow. I'm thinking of maybe locking them in the down position for the winter, but I really don't like how that looks either! ?? Please let me know if you come up with anything, I'll do the same.
#11 of 12 Re: 2007 Suburban LTZ Power Running Boards [brian_r]
Jun 25, 2012 (12:46 pm)
Did you ever get this looked at? I am having the same issue with my 08 Tahoe. My passenger side was working on and off, then all of a sudden started working great and my drivers side stopped. It is stuck in the out position. I can hear the motor click on to try and retract it but it doesn't move. I can't hear it try and move when i open the door, so it seems it alreadys knows it is out. When i close the door, it seems to try and retract it twice then i stop hearing the noise.
#12 of 12 Re: 2007 Suburban LTZ Power Running Boards [sbradbury]
Jun 25, 2012 (1:00 pm)
This is what I did. Last fall my wife had ACL surgury so I opened the doors to get them to drop, then I pulled the fuse. I ran it all winter with them down so I wouldn't have to deal with it. This spring I decided to take another run at it. I put the fuse back in, opened the doors and flooded both hinged joints with WD40 several times. This didn't clear it up right away, but I continued to open and close the doors, re-appling WD40 until they ran smoothly. They have worked fine ever since. It's unfortunate that there are no grease zerks on these. My guess is that I will need to continue to do this as they get sticky.