I have had this issue several times, usually while driving. I will be driving, sometimes at highway speeds and sometimes at residential speeds and without warning, my gauge cluster will "turn off" and "turn on", as in the gauges will drop as if the truck is off then come right back on to where they should be given the driving circumstance. The door locks will lock and unlock over and over. If I shut the truck off while this is occurring and try to start the truck back up, it makes no attempt to even crank as if the battery were dead. After waiting a few minutes, go to try and start the truck again and it starts right up only leaving the radio clock and date reset and the air controls reset to 74° on both driver and passenger controls.
I have also experienced the issue while trying to start the truck. I will attempt to start the truck and get a no crank, turn the key back and then try again and will start. Again, clock/date and air controls reset.
On one occasion, I had drove my truck for about 10 minutes, parked and locked it using the remote, then came back maybe 5 minutes later to realize my remote would not unlock the truck. I tried several times to unlock it using the remote until I gave up and unlocked it with my key manually. As I was getting into my truck after unlocking it, my alarm started going off. Using my remote, hitting the unlock button turned the alarm off. Started the truck and again, clock/date and air controls were reset.
I have taken my truck to a GM dealer but was told they can't do anything unless the problem occurs for them. I have seen provably hundreds of posts exactly like mine with no real clear solution...or I see about 10 different "possible" solutions. I really just need something straight forward so I know what I'll be getting myself into as far as time and money, which both are hard to come by these days!
This is a video of a guy with the exact same problem and was able to catch it on video: http://youtu.be/ozFSIuHTDMw
have the same problem?
Friday, March 28th, 2014 AT 8:30 PM