2007 Silverado issue
How's it going fellas? I bought a used 2007 Silverado Z71 4X4 with 54000 miles September 2012. Since then the truck has left me stranded 8 times. Battery is always completely dead each time. The first time was in my driveway about 2 days after we brought it home from our local Chevy dealer. Great, new vehicle with all the bells and whistles, my first real high tech automobile. I jumped it with my wife's car and went on with my business. For the next few months, no issues, started up perfect until one fine December morning, completely dead. I jump it again and take it to the dealer. Dealer said battery was dead and installed a new one. Cool. Went on my way. A few months later the same thing, jump it and good to go until a few months later same thing. 8 times in less then 2 years.
I'm not too savvy on all the gizmos that come on these trucks these days but I have noticed from time to time the buttons on the radio stick in the IN position, with several buttons sticking sometimes at the same time. My wife loves to blast the radio and play CD's, and whenever this dead battery deal creeps up it is always after her and my granddaughter have used the truck. I didn't realize the buttons were sticking until I wanted to play a disc of my own one day, there was a disc stuck in the player and the eject button was stuck IN. I think what happened was, someone, prior to me buying the truck, used some Armour All or something like that to polish up the dash and now the buttons stick. So now I have to check each button to make sure none are stuck 'IN' before I walk away from the truck. I told my wife to not mess with the radio until I can get a handle on the problem. There is one button that can be pushed in that doesn't function at all. I can adjust the month and the year but not the day. Could this be the problem? Something else that is odd too is when I jump the battery and get the truck started I'll go right to adjusting the time and date on the radio, I can turn the radio on but the volume doesn't work until I turn off the truck. Once I restart the truck and turn the radio back on I can turn the volume up or down.
I can't figure it out. The truck works fine and starts on any given day until one day when I really need it, it's dead, completely. There isn't even the littlest spark coming from the cables when I touch them together. We have only put 6000 miles on this thing since we got it. I thought maybe the battery just gets low because we don't use it, but it sat for almost the whole winter this year and when I needed it it would start. Today, I needed it and it was dead, completely. Anybody ever have this issue? I find it very strange that I can use this thing for a week, or a few months with no problems and on that odd day, it leaves me stranded. Any idea? I have plans to take it to the dealer but the first time it happened they couldn't find a thing wrong then. Does everything electric on these vehicles go thru the computer or managed by the computer? I wouldn't think the radio is but what is killing the battery? This is a strange truck.
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