Dealership Scanner - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Problems and Service Talk about any mechanical problems you are having

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15
Dealership Scanner

So I have had a problem with my factory cruise control. I've checked all the lights, connections, steering wheel switches, and pedal switches. There is something on the transmission maybe I haven't checked (variable speed sensor)? My question is can I take it to the dealer and get an "estimate" on what's wrong and the cost then just fix it myself? When they scan it will it be able to tell me what's wrong? Any info is appreciated.
Leonidas_2006 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 05:24 PM
Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 461
Good luck on free diag scan at dealership. You might be able to get a free guess and a bid for replacing your BCM. A better bet is to locate someone near you with a Tech-II. Post the city you live in or near and go from there.
As to where to look.....verify all 3 of your center (high) break lights are working and your fuses on the BCM are good.....
& look at the 2A ?? Fuse #19 (Electric Power Steering, Steering Wheel Control). I could be off on that fuse.
If you search here, Coby7 has posted the diagrams on the 06 cruise control

Enjoy
1966tbird is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15
Let me clarify that, I was planning on paying for the diagnostic scan. I'm just curious if I take it in and pay to have it scanbed then worker tells me it's this and this broke and will cost this much. Then I can just fox it myself.
Are you meaning find someone with a tech 2 on here?
Leonidas_2006 is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-20-2017, 07:22 PM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
Why don't you tell us the exact problem you have with cruise? And that's ( Vehicle speed sensor) and if it was bad your speedometer wouldn't work properly.

Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly

Last edited by Coby7; 02-21-2017 at 11:50 PM.
Coby7 is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2017, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15
My cruise just doesn't engage in my 2006 cobalt with manual transmission . It worked fine then it started cutting out when I hit bumps and now it just doesn't engage at all. My speedometer works fine, all tailights are good, fuses that relate to cruise in the book are good, I tried testing the switches on the steering wheel and replaced with used switches, I took the pedal switches off and tested them and they work. So I'm lost as to what to do next?
Leonidas_2006 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2017, 11:53 PM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
You could try re-seating the connectors on the BCM. You may have a bit of corrosion. It happens with these. I believe pin 62 is cruise.

Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly
Coby7 is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15
Do you suggest some electric grease on the connectors? The BCM is under the concave plastic under the hood right?
I will definitely try this, thanks for the suggestion!
Leonidas_2006 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 08:34 AM
Super Moderator
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Coby7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Magnetic Hill, New-Brunswick
Posts: 11,820
Garage
BCM is on the passenger side of the console under the panel with the fuse logo. A bit of dielectric grease won't hurt.




Every minute spent angry is a happy minute lost for ever and ever!!!
Drives 2016 Cocoa Buick Encore 1.4L Turbo auto KL4CJDSB2GB652675
Drives 2016 Sunset Orange Trax LT1 1.4L Turbo auto 3GNCJPSB8GL142716

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly

Last edited by Coby7; 02-23-2017 at 10:14 AM.
Coby7 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15
Thanks I will try that today and hopefully it fixes my problem.
Leonidas_2006 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2017, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15
So reset my BCM connector and the cruise worked a couple of times. It's back to working intermittently. While driving I pulled the set switch (right side) out of the steering wheel and I can move it around and get it to work again after it shuts off. Seems I may have a short in the wire for that switch? How is it routed through the wheel and down the column so I can chase it and look?
Leonidas_2006 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome