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Electrcal Problems

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by lodogg89, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    I have a couple of stupid electrical problems with my truck, first is the outside tempature guage goes wacky half of the time. It will read 120 degrees when its snowing outside. Next is the Radio. The clock goes out in it all the time. Doesnt keep the right time. THe stations dont reset themselves though. Any ideas.

    Truck is 2005 GMC
     
  2. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    I know this isn't much help, but a 2005 should still be under warranty... take it back and have the dealer fix it...
     
  3. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    im out of my factory warrenty by 600 miles,i do have extended though, id rather them not see the plow on my truck though
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    lodogg, does the truck only experience these problems when your plowing or does it happen any time?
     
  5. Snowbrdr360

    Snowbrdr360 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    My outside temp gauge goes nuts when the plow is now, blocks the airflow and reads engine compartment temp:)
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Right, that's why I asked lodogg about when he has the problem.Wild temp swings on the display are normal on the Silverado's when running with the plow on.But I was also curious about the radio display too.
     
  7. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    FWIW, the radio stations seem to be stored in non-volatile memory, while your clock is not. When I rewired my plow I lost the time but not the radio stations.
     
  8. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    i think the temp is mainly due to the plow, but im still confused about the clock.
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Do you only have "clock problem's" when using the plow?
     
  10. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    no clock happens all the time,
     
  11. Snowbrdr360

    Snowbrdr360 Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    You have a Denali right?? do they still have 2 clocks in there, or is it just the radio clock
     
  12. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    Man you must drive that truck all over the place 600 miles in not that big of a deal... a good dealer will still do warranty work when your over such a small amount..

    Thinking about it. Have you checked the voltage on you battery with a volt meter?? The only reason I can think for the radio clock to loose it's time is that you are experiencing a major voltage drop at some point.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2007
  13. Fisher05f350

    Fisher05f350 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I'll share my experice I'm not a Chevy guy but could be close to the same problem... 05 F350 radio would shut down every so often and esp. when I would open or close the drivers door... Took it in they tracked down the problem with a broken wire in the boot from the cab to the door... might want to take a look see..
     
  14. Any dealer worth his salt will take care of those issues for you at only 600 miles over the factory warranty.