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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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2005 Canyon Electrical Issues

This one is strange. Sometimes all my exterior lights except for my headlights won't work. Some interior lights won't work either. But as I drive sometimes they'll just pop on. It seems like there's a grounding issue, but I have no idea where to start. Has anyone experienced this? Thank you.


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Do you loose the cluster or anything else like that.

Have autozone or someone do a load test on the battery and check the connections.

My 07 had an issue when the battery was going out where I lost my cluster, power windows, wipers and some lights i believe. Truck ran fine and I was perplexed as to what was wrong. Battery was starting the truck ok but swelled and went out one day without warning, the issues described never came back after that.

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Thank you for the reply and info. I took your advice and went to autozone and had my battery tested. Unfortunately it turns out that isn't the issue. Back to the drawing board I guess.


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Check/clean the ground points under the hood
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Probably the first place to try would be the ground point. Most of the lights, internal and external, ground at G105, which is in the engine compartment, on the left fender wall, aft of the battery. The ground point is a small black plastic box that is mounted by a single bolt. Remove the bolt and clean the mating surfaces of the fender wall and the box tab. Pull LIGHTLY on the wires, where they go into the box, to check for broken ones.

The problem could also be located in the light switch module.

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Probably the first place to try would be the ground point. Most of the lights, internal and external, ground at G105, which is in the engine compartment, on the left fender wall, aft of the battery. The ground point is a small black plastic box that is mounted by a single bolt. Remove the bolt and clean the mating surfaces of the fender wall and the box tab. Pull LIGHTLY on the wires, where they go into the box, to check for broken ones.

The problem could also be located in the light switch module.

G105:

IF that does not fix your problem, remove the box again and pry it open. Check the connections inside for burning or discoloration.

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Probably the first place to try would be the ground point. Most of the lights, internal and external, ground at G105, which is in the engine compartment, on the left fender wall, aft of the battery. The ground point is a small black plastic box that is mounted by a single bolt. Remove the bolt and clean the mating surfaces of the fender wall and the box tab. Pull LIGHTLY on the wires, where they go into the box, to check for broken ones.

The problem could also be located in the light switch module.

G105:



So far so good!!! I removed the box, cleaned the connection, and it's been working the past couple days. Thank you for the info.


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Update: so it turns out that I had to replace my fuse block that's under the hood. So far so good.


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