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  • Mary
    Mary - 2008 Chevrolet HHR - Body & Interior - 2 hours ago
    What would cause the radio to sound fuzzy
    Plays low and fuzzy. Then will all of sudden play normal
     
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  • charley
    charley - 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Body & Interior - 12/18/2014
    All park lights out. but all other lights work fine
    hazard lights work fine ,an head lights , brake lights also. park light fuse good ,power at fuse
     
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  • Chris_W
    Chris_W - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Body & Interior - 12/18/2014
    HVAC air flow problems...
    01 Silverado LT, 5.3L, 4WD, $150k miles. HVAC blower only turns on at setting 5; no blower action at all on settings 1-4. At #5, very limited air flow from any vents; face, foot, defrost. A stretch to say it is blowing at even a normal #1 fan speed. Resistor and ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/10/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You have a totally clogged cabin filter, that is preventing the strong airflow. The 1-4 blower speeds is a bad blower resistor or a burned connector that goes to the blower resistor.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/11/2014 Chris_W
      HCA: Thanks for the filter tip! Pulled 2 filters, both very dirty and lots of leaves and small twigs came out as well. Ran the fan on #5 before reinstalling the filter cover clamp and lots of air was flowing from the filter compartment, but nothing from the vents. Reinstalled the cover clamp and still nothing... Other ideas I can chase on this one?

      Thanks for your help. Your time and information is very much appreciated!
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/11/2014 HouseCallAuto
      if it does not come out from the vents when the mode is set to vent, do you feel it coming out another place? Floor or defrost? If it is that you hear the blower running at high speed yet little or no airflow from anyplace then you may have a stuck mode door actuator. try removing the actuator and manually moving the mode door. You will need to get some repair info from a manual or online so you know how to access the mode door actuator. Its not bad to do.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/13/2014 Chris_W
      HCA:
      Resistor changed. I have fan speed control again. Part was under warranty too.

      Mode door actuator has to be my problem. Airflow still very low at all settings. When set to foot level, get air from defrost. I did not pull the mode actuator yet, but the auto parts store states the heat blend and mode actuators use the exact same part. Only one they had was listed as heat blend; I picked it up, but thought I would check with you before changing.

      Do you agree they are the same?

      Many thanks.
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/13/2014 HouseCallAuto
      No they are not the same. The Mode door >. DORMAN Part # 604113
      The Blend door >. DORMAN Part # 604101
      HouseCallAuto
      2/17/2014 Chris_W
      Changed mode actuator - what a chore! - and have mode control again. Will replace blend actuator as well. If we put on heat, does not go back to cool unless we turn system off.

      Curios... From your experience, is it odd to have the resistor, mode and blend actuators all go bad at same time?

      Lastly, I just got a CEL with P0139. Possible with my recent work I may have triggered a false
      code? Seems awfully coincidental to have multiple issues at same time...

      Your help is greatly appreciated!
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/17/2014 HouseCallAuto
      The fault code P0139 is not a code that is applicable to an '01 Chevy Silverado 5.3 but the code is a valid code on some other make. I suspect you read it wrong. I would understand mode only or blend only going bad. Never saw both. The resistor yes all the time goes bad but when the resistor fails more than once then it is time to replace the blower motor (drawing too much current) or else a burned connector at the resistor or blower motor.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/26/2014 Chris_W
      I stand corrected. Had the code re-read last weekend and it is P0135 - 02 sensor. They could not tell me which one; I understand there are 4 sensors on 2 banks. Any hints on identifying which one is bad? I have not looked into the details of replacing, but assume it is something a handy DIYer can handle.

      Also, is this something that must be replaced sooner, rather than later? If I don't address sooner, will it lead to other, more serious and costly repairs?

      Thanks as always
      HouseCallAuto
      3/8/2014 Chris_W
      The fan sage continues. With your help, mode door actuator is replaced and working well. 2/3 weeks ago, fan speed only worked on #5; changed resistor and all was well until yesterday. Now fan only works on 1-4, NOT 5. Changed blower motor last night (under warranty), but still no action on #5. Another resistor? Always possible to give up after just 2 weeks, but given all recent work, possible I have other issues causing problem? All connections look very good; nothing burned out or melted.
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/26/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Replace the driver side front O2 sensor. It would be wise to replace BOTH front O2 sensors. These are the two sensors located before the cats. There is one on each side. It is a fault with the heater circuit of the Bank 1 sensor 1 heater circuit and the fix most often is replacing the O2 sensor. Sometimes it is a wiring issue but not that often.
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Check the fuse labeled FRT HVAC which is a 30 amp fuse that is only for the # 5 setting. Check the orange wire at the blower resistor with connector unplugged for battery voltage with key on and blower switch on # 5 setting. If no voltage there on 5 then the blower switch is junk. If the fuse is good and there is voltage at the orange wire then the relay that is only for high blower is junk. The speeds 1 through 4 do not go through this relay the same way. Only highest speed uses the function of this relay to flow separate power from the FRT HVAC fuse just to operate speed # 5.
      HouseCallAuto
      12/18/2014 Chris_W
      HCA: Back again w/ no fan speed at any setting; quit working yesterday. Motor & resistor changed in last year; resistor changed twice in year. Based on your experience, possible other issues may be in play given this repeated problem? Tests I can perform to isolate the cause?

      As always, thanks a ton!
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Check the blower motor itself by running temporary 12 volt jumper lead and ground lead. Remove connector from motor. If it is easier you can just remove the motor to check it not mounted in the vehicle because sometimes getting to the terminals of the motor with it in place is a pain. Also, make sure that the connector at the blower motor or the resistor is not burnt / melted as that would also kill all speeds. Also, check fuses labeled HTR - A/C (25amp) and also FRT HVAC 30 amp.
  • rmc
    rmc - 2004 Chevrolet Tracker - Body & Interior - 12/17/2014
    Blower motor does not work all the time
    it would not work with the switch so i hooked it up direct yesterday today it dont work hooked up to the battery with a light switch for on/off
     
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  • Mark Cameron
    Mark Cameron - 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt - Body & Interior - 12/16/2014
    Vehicle has good battery but when turning the ignition to run it will not turn over and has security light that on.
    Also when turning ignition switch to run the hazard lamps will start flashing and security light stays on after the bulb test on the cluster when trying to start vehicle?
     
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  • Andrea
    Andrea - 2006 Chevrolet Equinox - Body & Interior - 12/5/2014
    Are there other GM exterior door handles interchangeable with an Equinox?
    A passenger slipped on ice and pulled the rear exterior door handle off. Changing it looks straight foreword, but I'd rather purchase one from a salvage yard that is already silver then having to paint one. The pull-a-part location near me doesn't have a single ...
     
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  • tom
    tom - 1998 Chevrolet Malibu - Body & Interior - 12/4/2014
    How to get my gas gage back to normal
    I replaced the timing chane and water pump when i was done and started car it ran fine but the gas gage needel is on the wrong side of the stop pin when i turn the car off the needel dropes down away from stop pin when started it goes up agence stop pin on the wrong ...
     
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  • Chriskarr
    Chriskarr - 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt - Body & Interior - 12/3/2014
    Door blend actuator short causing fuse to blow multiple systems.
    Just moved to Germany and had mutiple electrical systems go out in my vehicle to include. Powersteering, airbags, AC, windsheld wipers and center console buttons. Thinking is was a problem with ignition switch recall that was resently fix I took it into the on ...
     
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  • jenlou72
    jenlou72 - 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Body & Interior - 12/2/2014
    Rear right brake light is out?..Already checked the bulb & fuse....both good
    I know there was a recall for this in 2004 but, Chev no longer honors it because, too much time has lasped I guess.
     
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  • Chriskarr
    Chriskarr - 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt - Body & Interior - 11/30/2014
    Multiple electronic system simultaneously went out.
    Power steering, airbags, dash board buttons for Ac, defrost, ect. Cigaret lighter. Is ther a master fuse that connects these or has something bigger happened. Recently moved to Germany and there is no where I can take it.
     
    • Nancy Long
      11/30/2014 Nancy Long
      The malfunction could be from your ignition switch to the fuel pump. Inspect all fuses using a test light and check the under hood power distribution center and under dash fuse panels.
      Nancy Long
      11/30/2014 Chriskarr
      Thanks Nancy I was thinking it was probably the ignition switch. Chevy just replaced it during a recall right before we left. The funny thing is the problems they were having which initiated the recall seems to be the problems I'm having right now.
  • Chriskarr
    Chriskarr - 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt - Body & Interior - 11/30/2014
    Multiple electronic system simultaiously went out.
    Power steering, airbags, dash components I.e. Ac, and defrost buttons, cigaret lighter ect. Is there a master fuse that controls all of these or is ther something bigger involved. Recently moved to Germany and don't have a place to take it.
     
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  • Tiffany
    Tiffany - 1991 Chevrolet S10 - Body & Interior - 11/29/2014
    Battery keeps draining tremendously when I use headlights at night
    I have a 1991 chevy s10 and i bought a battery for my truck but everytime I ride during the night something drains my battery... I changed my alternator and everything.. Last week I checked my truck again and I noticed that my radiator plug wasn't plugged in, so I ...
     
    • CVO
      11/29/2014 CVO
      Local auto parts stores will test this vehicle charging system with their analyzer for free of charge and they will give their results.
  • Tiffany
    Tiffany - 1991 Chevrolet S10 - Body & Interior - 11/28/2014
    Battery keeps draining tremendously when I use headlights at night
    I have a 1991 chevy s10 and i bought a battery for my truck but everytime I ride during the night something drains my battery... I changed my alternator and everything.. Last week I checked my truck again and I noticed that my radiator plug wasn't plugged in, so I ...
     
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  • hunterpro247
    hunterpro247 - 1992 Chevrolet C1500 - Body & Interior - 11/26/2014
    Why wont my under dash courtesy lights turns on when i open the doors?
    The dome light comes on, but the under dash courtesy lights don't turn on. The truck came with them installed from the factory.
     
    • GT500Knights
      11/26/2014 GT500Knights
      Check for burnt out bulbs. If those are okay, then either the bulb sockets, connectors, or wiring is bad
      GT500Knights
      11/27/2014 hunterpro247
      thank you. The bulbs are good, so it is probably one of the latter.
  • hunterpro247
    hunterpro247 - 1992 Chevrolet C1500 - Body & Interior - 11/26/2014
    Why wont my under dash courtesy lights turns on when i open the doors?
    The dome light comes on, but the under dash courtesy lights don't turn on. The truck came with them installed from the factory.
     
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