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Old 05-08-2015, 07:15 AM   #155
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I have made several trips towing the Colorado after installing the battery disconnect with no issues. But I have not towed more than one day without disconnecting the toad. My previous toads if I did not disconnect the toad each day I would run the engine and run through all the gears before pulling out the second day. Based on majfrizz issues I will continue this practice.
majfrizz thanks for the info.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:48 AM   #156
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Thanks red Colorado, I currently do the same thing with my Saturn. I will continue that practice as well after delivery of my new Canyon.
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:25 PM   #157
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Today I tried a complete shut down and restart still nothing on the radio or backup camera. I called a local dealer and he told me there is an update for the radio interface preventing it from shutting down ge thought this could be my gremlins. He is going to look at it monday. I am going to double check all fuses later. Right now enjoying the weather at Charlotte speedway.
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Thanks for the update. We are north of you in VA, near Fort Lee. Also enjoying wonderful weather. Looking forward to your post on Monday with an update.
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here is the picture with the Canyon on our first day of FT.
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Man that is one nice looking rig. Thanks for sharing the photo.
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Man that is one nice looking rig. Thanks for sharing the photo.
+1. And congrats on going FT.
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I believe the message to roll the window up/down is just to calibrate the auto up/down feature of the power window.
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just got the truck back from the dealer. had both them and GMC puzzled. they reprogrammed radio and all worked. they have been told that happens when you put a vehicle in storage for more than 15 days with battery disconnected, but not for the 30plus hours I had it hooked up. and everything all worked. lesson learned-go thru restart at the end of each day of travel. the radio programming recall was not on my VIN. they did due two other campaigns (14818) reroute body wire harness causing wire rubbing and (15150) front seat hooks not installed into underbody properly. dealer took care of me right away and even made a positive comment to the battery disconnect switch and its professional installation.
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I am planning on a new toad in the spring of 2016. I presently tow an 09 Silverado. Preparing the toad for towing or driving is a breeze. No need to disconnect any battery power. Although the Colorado is at the top of my list I am having second thoughts. Too much "monkey business". I am watching this thread and hoping GM will make some changes so that it can be towed more easily. I really appreciate all the posts from new owners. This can help any prospective buyer to make an intelligent decision. I hope there will be some answers to all of the problems. I am awaiting the new Tacoma. WE towed one from 05 to 09 and it was a great vehicle. BUT it needs a DS disconnect. Mine worked great but it is another step in towing.
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I am planning on a new toad in the spring of 2016. I presently tow an 09 Silverado. Preparing the toad for towing or driving is a breeze. No need to disconnect any battery power. Although the Colorado is at the top of my list I am having second thoughts. Too much "monkey business". I am watching this thread and hoping GM will make some changes so that it can be towed more easily.
You have a point - I wonder if GM has any idea how many sales of these vehicles they've missed out on because people are leery of having troubles? I had a guy come over to me today when I was fueling in a truck stop in Reno with the Canyon behind the coach - he wanted to ask me what I thought of it as a toad, as he was thinking about getting one. AND, he'd read on-line about people having troubles with the procedure/process. I showed him the step by step procedure, and you could tell it threw him for a loop. No other vehicle is that complicated to tow four down that I know of.
I explained to him that the trouble stems from GM not wanting to suggest anyone disconnect the one positive cable to the electric PS assist, for fear of being liable should it spark and blow up a battery. What I can't understand is why they can't limit their liability by noting they only recommend it if a non-sparking (marine style) switch is used - then we could leave power on to the Transfer case, which would eliminate the issue of not getting it out of neutral.
And remember, it's not just the Colorado and Canyon - it's most of their '15's...
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Man have they changed things. I just bought a 2010 Colorado. Set it up to tow. I just hit the road for the summer and love it's simplicity. Glad I didn't spring for the 2015. I towed a Saturn for 10 years. The Colorado is just as easy to set up and tows just as well. Only difference is the added 2k more to the GCWR.
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I was told that they also require this on the new 2015 Silverados/Sierras. Has anyone checked this. If so, it must be GMs new way of working it.
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I was told that they also require this on the new 2015 Silverados/Sierras. Has anyone checked this. If so, it must be GMs new way of working it.
majfrizz...if you look back over this thread you'll see where a couple times I note that it is pretty much all the 2015's - not just the Colo and the Canyon...The GM memo I quoted specifies the vehicles, and it's most of them.
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