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Lets have a look at this Pontiac G5 and figure out why the key dinger does not ding and the headlight on warning dinger has lost its charm... This is a fairly common problem with GM's in general so it may help you fix yours.
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48 thoughts on “Pontiac g5 : no key in buzzer / no headlight on buzzer”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lite Sleeper Music says:

    The problem is that water leaks in past that inner door plastic seal. The black sealant lifts away from the door and water passes through. My g5 had the same thing. Also the trunk and rear doors used to fill with an ocean of sloshing water at every rainfall. When the buzzer wouldn’t work I locked my keys in the car 12 times. I developed a way to break into the car with a hardcover book and a coat hanger. Ended up drilling holes at the bottom of all the doors and trunk to drain the water…ridiculous gm quality. I got rid of that car (to the scrapper).

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bbaaspencer1 says:

    Turned it up too loud and burned up the speakers!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Griff the Drummer says:

    Good diag. I would want to know what caused BOTH front speakers to blow, and if they blew at the same time…I've listened to a lot of loud music in my time, and never blown one to the point where it is silent…weird…

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric McGinnis says:

    Front component speakers are typically 4 ohm and 4 ohm wired together to achieve a 2 ohm load or 8 & 8 wired together to achieve a 4 ohm load! In this case if they are components and if they are still wired together it would read roughly around 2 ohm so in this case, again if components, it should read a total of 4 ohm with the woofer and tweeter together! But just the woofer being tested it should read something near 2 ohm

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Jensen says:

    The good guesser or a fart smeller

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dude5576 says:

    You should have speaker in the shop for stop over charge for your tv dude

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Saxon says:

    JUNK SPEAKERS! GM COST CUTTERS! THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Man Productions says:

    It depends on the speaker, they come in a 4,6 or 8 ohm resistance. The lower the resistance the more power hungry it is (such as on a amp in aftermarket applications) but honestly since a speaker says it's a certain ohm doesn't mean it's always that, a speaker resistance can go all the way up to 45 ohms. It's really all over the place depending on what hertz it's playing at and other variables that come into play.

    just a little fyi🤷‍♂️

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim Henwood says:

    And here I was hoping to see some new aftermarket speakers goin in haha you are 100% a man of your word. I am an aftermarket installer in Melbourne Australia and I will tell you that I personally always install something as though I’m the guy that has to fix it later mate. The stuff you have removed in previous vids makes people like myself look like an asshole and there’s nothing I hate more than that. Thanks for bein such a legend and helping us with your amazing technique. I have learned so much from your vids especially patience when installing and diag.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james guralski says:

    Hi. Same thing here… No dingers. Lol. No volume control. biggest problem with GM is there made in Mexico… that quality went down and so as you slam the doors back and forth the wires break.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Akins says:

    Speakers are rated at impedance, not resistance. Impedance pertains to the average ability to pass analog sinusoidal waveforms.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fred Bach says:

    You do nice work and I appreciate your intuitive attacks on electronic problems. But perhaps you don't fully understand the difference between resistance and impedance. A really good choke coil (say for a power supply) should have low DC resistance but high AC impedance. Same with high power loudspeakers. Low DC resistance but say 4 or 8 ohms of impedance at audio frequencies. The formula for impedance of a coil is
    XL = 6.28 x f x L
    where
    XL is the inductive reactance in ohms,
    f is the frequency in Hertz, and
    L is the inductance in Henrys.

    When in series, a resistance and an inductive reactance are added at right angles, so 1 ohm of resistance and 1 ohm of inductive reactance ("XL") give 1.414 ohms of impedance. We can get into phase angles later.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Newman says:

    I always keep an old speaker sitting here with some wires on them with clips that I can hook up to test if a speaker is bad.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Very good diagnosis, very nice repair. GREAT VIDEO!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars animalcorvair says:

    my radio an speaker still work in my corvairs an my 56 chevy ,,,,new cars will never last

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edwin Sinclair says:

    Customer probably blew the speakers with too much volume. Easy to do to burn out the voice coil in the speaker.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TractorMan104 says:

    Let me start off with as a southern boy you are my new favorite northerner! I've been working on cars and trucks my whole life and your videos are very informative and entertaining. Keep it up!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duncan Mac says:

    Thanks for the video.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TR R says:

    I wish my dinger would break its annoying. I do like my speakers though.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Brule says:

    Got same problem in my 09 Malibu

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harry Sanders says:

    Resistance is a concept used for DC (direct currents) whereas impedance is the AC (alternating current) equivalent.
    your tester is using DC. so it will not reflect the correct impedance. just so you know.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesus Mercado says:

    You forgot to replace the other side

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Reid says:

    I have the exact same problem on an 08 Cobalt. Thanks for the fix info.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Midkiff says:

    Thanks Eric, you told me what my problem is with my 010 cobalt.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil H says:

    the ohms rating is the load to an alternating current. it's based on inductance and frequency. to A DC ohm meter, the coil is just a bunch of wire. that's why you're not getting the residence you thought you would.

    thanks for the video I have the same problem, both speakers also.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ab30494 says:

    your daughter is so cute 🙂

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Billy Green says:

    Very good video

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John McKamy says:

    another scrapper down the road

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FrugalPrepper's Garage & Garden says:

    Someone else may have already said it, but speakers have 9 Ohms of Impedance (resistance at the alternating type of current they see for an audio signal). For DC it will almost always be 0 ohms.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheTruth4313 says:

    Wow, what crap speakers. I have 10 vehicles all over 10 years old and not one speaker fail ever. Maybe she was always playing them with the bass turned up. Weird.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Long says:

    Damn, you make it look like you know what you're doing….lol

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rhkips says:

    Very odd to see 0 ohms on a good speaker… Somethin' ain't right there… Keep in mind that what's printed/spec'd on the speaker is the impedance, rather than the resistance. The DC resistance you're measuring with your scope will always be below the rated impedance of the speaker, except in cases where you're measuring multiple drivers on one connection (Coaxial type vehicle speakers and the like). 🙂

    Great video! Dunno why GMs are so prone to this issue, but I see it more often than I'd like to.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Eustice says:

    nice video just to let you know car speaker are 4ohm house speakers are 8ohm and to do a quick test on the speaker u can touch a 9 volt battery to both terminals quickly and the speaker should move and make a light thud depending on polarity the speaker will go in or out

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jewllake says:

    Good Video! Always has to be one hater 🙁

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars theoldwizard998 says:

    You the photo bomb ! Need more of those !!!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Payaso Ch says:

    👏🏻

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Carlos Dorantes says:

    As always very good , You have a talent .

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Beagle Fanatic says:

    The reason your didn't get a 4 ohm reading when measuring the new speaker is that audio components are reactive devices.  They have a resistance, but it is a reactive resistance and can not be measured with a standard meter.  You need to use a reactance meter to measure the resistance on reactive components.If you made your  measurement with a reactive meter, you would have gotten a reading of 4 ohm (typically for car audio) or 8 ohms.Same thing when measure inductors.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars halleffect1 says:

    doesn't matter what you drive, as time goes by and we change parts, our cars are slowly turning Chinese.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Michaels says:

    thanks for sharing Eric. Looks like you could use some R&R..make sure to take care of you first..we can wait.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aj Johnson says:

    Pretty much all speakers are 2 to 16 ohm. Car speakers are pretty much all 2 to 4 ohm with a DC resistance in the 0.8 to 4.5 range.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Utah Bones says:

    Good job.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars moldymac says:

    Had the same problem on my Lucerne, but both fronts blew. I took that opportunity to put some after market speakers in there.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars vinnymac01ss says:

    Did they ever give the update on the scope of the Autel? Great video keep them coming?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Dunlap says:

    My 02 Le Sabre had the passenger side front door with no window, mirror or lock control.Turned out to be a module in the door was bad.Wrecking yard 6 bucks