The car just died and refused to start. This is how the problem solution is commonly found, the last thing one would think is bad wiring. The only thing not working properly is the ignition system. The most recent incident happened this morning while driving at about 45 mph my truck completely shut off. Heat is no good, if you can sense that then that part of the circuit is damaged, wire touching ground, wire having more than one load attached somewhere, etc. All the warning lights on the instrument cluster illuminated.
We are disabled, needing dependable transportation for medical appointments and daily errands. Shorting electrical components can cause a fire. Some components may have multiple fuses, so make sure you check all of the fuses that are linked to the component that is no longer working properly. On 4 more occasions, this exact same incident occurred. We had to replace the turn signal switch.
If your convenience lights, turn signals, seat warmers, stereo, headlights or other electronic components suddenly stop working, chances are you have a fuse that has blown out. I was on the highway where the speed is 45 miles per hour and the car turns off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. It stills continues today after 2 visits to the dealer ship an independent repair facility. These terms are used for identification only. The dealer then diagnosed the real issue, which was replacement of the ignition switch. It does not work, and thus causes major visibility problems because the windows cannot defrost.
There has been several near misses with this vehicle. They cannot explain why they are occurring, especially after repair. It's a huge inconvenience and leaves me stranded at times. I proceeded to open the hood to investigate the situation. I was told this could potential cause a fire and was told to google the situation and see. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure.
I was informed the underhood fuse box was so corroded under the box it self that when any moisture is in the air or snow per say it is causing the fuses to shorten themselves out. This issue is on a 2006 Pontiac Torrent, however, it is possible that all years of that vehicle 2006-2009 as well as the similar Chevrolet equinox 2005-2009 are all effected, since they all share many common components. This problem is mentioned in 87 of the 198 complaints for the 06 Pontiac Torrent, and has a tsb 10044379. With a seven-year complaint history, I would expect the company to do something about this safety issue. But if you try and install a different stereo from another torrent it will have to be programmed to your vehicle before it will be able to work. I had to remove the battery cover to remove the positive cable so all was quiet. These Radios are programmed directly into data stream so you can remove the radio and reinstall it without having to get a code for it to work.
Some Pontiacs have multiple fuse boxes in the engine bay, so be sure to find the fuse s in question. Make sure you get the information you are looking for. There was pulsation in the break pedal preventing me pressing the break pedal all the way down and the vehicle wasn't slowing down at all causing me to almost run into the back of a school bus. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the keys needed to be replaced. The approximate failure mileage was 113,000. This is an extremely dangerous defect.
In no way does workingtools. I had to remove the horn relay as this would not shut off and the lights keep flashing for about 90 seconds then eventually stop and now this happens every time the vehicle is started and the horn would be going as well if the fuse was put back in The radio fuse had been out prior to all this happening as it was not functioning properly and was operating when the key was off I did replace the replace the radio fuse but made no difference to the problem. I do not have automatic start and no the key was not in the ignition. I turn the key and get nothing at all. Everything works proudly on my torrent after replacing the fuse box and harnesses.
Since this is the least likely culprit when troubleshooting, it should become the first item when any door component fails on this vehicle. I'm not too sure how or why this has happened. As these vehicles are getting older the worse this situation could get. Please help as this is not does not appear to be an isolated occurrence with Pontiac Torrents. As I was driving on a side street I smelled a smoldering rubber smell and all of a sudden my car stopped, luckily I was able to get on the side so others could go around me. These defects would be the cause. This specific image 2006 Pontiac Torrent: My Windshield Washer Pump And Car Horn for Pontiac Torrent Fuse Box above is actually branded together with: submitted by means of admin from October, 1 2013.
The ignition switch would lock up preventing the car from turning over. The keys were replaced; however, the failure persisted. For a couple seconds I wasn't able to stop as if the car was preventing the wheels from locking up as it would on wet pavement but it wasn't wet at all. The big question here is why was there a fire in the first place. The actuator had been designed poorly, using plastic instead of metal.
At other times, the electrical shuts down and there is no power at all, no lights or sounds. Some Pontiacs have multiple interior fuse boxes including in the trunk - the video above will show you where the interior fuse box of your 2006 Torrent is located. There are numerous instances of this from hundreds of Pontiac Torrent owners, with pictures, on the internet. Also, it sounds like some of the wire harness connected to the fuse box has been damaged by the fire's heat, causing short circuits. No repairs have been made yet. You need to take this to a mechanic. Check if ignition works then.