How to fix the 1996 Pontiac Trans Sport Power Sliding Door


sweetgal
08-17-2004, 01:28 PM
I've seen quite a few posts wondering about the power sliding door on their Transport. This fix should also work for Silhouettes and Lumina APV's too. This will work for 1996 and earlier models.

1. Shut off the power sliding door switch (on the overhead console.)
2. Take out the TAIL fuse. This fuse is in the glovebox fuse compartment, top middle fuse (a 15 amp I believe.) It is labeled underneath as "TAIL." Leave it out for at least 30 seconds.
3. Put it back in and wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Turn the power sliding door switch back on (on the overhead console.)
5. Push any of the buttons to open the door. It should now open on it's own!
6. You may need to repeat steps 4 & 5 several times.

This always needs to be done after your battery has been low, died, or disconnected.

This fix is in the owner's manual. But many of us don't have owner's manuals! You can go to GM's website to register your vehichle and access your owner's manual online if you wish to. Hope this helps someone!

northofnormal
01-20-2005, 08:28 PM
[QUOTE=sweetgal]I've seen quite a few posts wondering about the power sliding door on their Transport. This fix should also work for Silhouettes and Lumina APV's too. This will work for 1996 and earlier models.

1. Shut off the power sliding door switch (on the overhead console.)
2. Take out the TAIL fuse. This fuse is in the glovebox fuse compartment, top middle fuse (a 15 amp I believe.) It is labeled underneath as "TAIL." Leave it out for at least 30 seconds.
3. Put it back in and wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Turn the power sliding door switch back on (on the overhead console.)
5. Push any of the buttons to open the door. It should now open on it's own!
6. You may need to repeat steps 4 & 5 several times.

This always needs to be done after your battery has been low, died, or disconnected.

This fix is in the owner's manual. But many of us don't have owner's manuals! You can go to GM's website to register your vehichle and access your owner's manual online if you wish to. Hope this helps someone![/QUOTE
Thanks alot you saved me alot of time and money
It worked the first time
me battery had a bad day when it hit -35degrees and I think that is what did it
thanks again you made my day

snap08
02-17-2005, 07:56 PM
I've seen quite a few posts wondering about the power sliding door on their Transport. This fix should also work for Silhouettes and Lumina APV's too. This will work for 1996 and earlier models.

1. Shut off the power sliding door switch (on the overhead console.)
2. Take out the TAIL fuse. This fuse is in the glovebox fuse compartment, top middle fuse (a 15 amp I believe.) It is labeled underneath as "TAIL." Leave it out for at least 30 seconds.
3. Put it back in and wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Turn the power sliding door switch back on (on the overhead console.)
5. Push any of the buttons to open the door. It should now open on it's own!
6. You may need to repeat steps 4 & 5 several times.

This always needs to be done after your battery has been low, died, or disconnected.

This fix is in the owner's manual. But many of us don't have owner's manuals! You can go to GM's website to register your vehichle and access your owner's manual online if you wish to. Hope this helps someone! Thanks for the info.... My power door quit working a couple of days ago
and I couldn't figure out why? I then decided to try the web and came
across this site and your post. At first I thought your suggestion was
some kind of joke but I decided to go ahead and try it as my next step
was the repair shop ( more bills ). Whoa.. it work...!!! the only thing was
my tail fuse for a 95 was located on the left bottom corner. Well after
that... I knew I had to sign up to this site. Again thanks...

senna95
03-14-2005, 06:48 PM
My vans battery was dead and its now fine and I tried the fuse trick, but my sliding door still wont work with the interior pushbuttons. It will work with the remote though. I tried the fuse thing about 5 times waiting patiently between fuse replacements, but nothing. I did try pulling the fuse once while the sliding door "slide switch" was in the ON position. When replaced the fuse and pushed the interior button it opened, but would not close with either interior buttons. It did close with the remote though. Any other suggestions?

Pontiac Transport
03-17-2005, 09:55 AM
Hello. I'm new to this forum. I have a 1994 Pontiac Transport as you can figure out by my name :) When I press the power door buttons on my remote or inside the van it only pops the sliding door open alittle bit. Will this fuse trick fix this problem too?

I just purchased this van. I know the battery was replaced in Jan of this year. So that's why I'm asking about this fuse trick.


Kevin

Pontiac Transport
03-22-2005, 10:34 AM
The guy I got it from stated a cable came off, and he didn't put it back on. It's inside the door/van trim. I just want some information on where this cable might be. It seems the motor is running when i press the buttons, and it opens the door only alittle bit. Maybe the cable is disconnected or lose/broken?

nicke66
04-06-2005, 06:42 AM
The guy I got it from stated a cable came off, and he didn't put it back on. It's inside the door/van trim. I just want some information on where this cable might be. It seems the motor is running when i press the buttons, and it opens the door only alittle bit. Maybe the cable is disconnected or lose/broken?

Hi,
I have since one week exactly the same problem with my power sliding door. Was there a lose cable, or?

Does anyone have electrical diagrams for the power sliding door?

nicke66
04-26-2005, 04:18 PM
Hi,
I have since one week exactly the same problem with my power sliding door. Was there a lose cable, or?

Does anyone have electrical diagrams for the power sliding door?

Since nobody can answer my question, I have to answer it myself:

I did found the problem. The bottom plunger in the sliding door plunger plate was stucked, and did loose contact with the plunger plate at the "B" pillar to fast, when the door was opened. The bottom punger goes to the actuator motor.

I have know got the factory manuals I did purchased at ebay some mounth ago, including the Power sliding door supplement. I did read something I didīnt know. There is a self diagnostic system with DTSīs just for the power sliding door!

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