2004 GMC Safari Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 GMC Safari

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2004 GMC Safari Problems

Instrument Panel Lights Flickering and Exterior Lights Intermittent

The headlight switch used on the GMC Safari is known to fail through normal operation. Since the headlight switch is also integrated into the interior lights, a malfunctioning switch can cause issues with interior lights as well.

  • Symptoms of a failed headlight switch include:
  • Headlights and taillights failing to turn on or off
  • Interior lights flicker, or fail to turn on or off
  • Gauge cluster lighting off or flickering with headlights on
  • Parking light malfunctions  

This issue is well known with General Motors Trucks and SUVs, and is solved by testing and, if needed, replacing the headlight/dimmer switch. Bad grounding wires at the tail-lights, and dirty/corroded tow package wires can also lead to some of these issues. 

Power Door Locks Stop Working

The power door locks may stop working in one or more doors due to a failed actuator. Replacement of the failed actuator should correct this concern.

Outside Door Handles May Break

The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.

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2004 GMC Safari Questions

Battery runs down if not driven every week. New batteries do not solve problem. (1 answer)

When shutting off engine, dash gauges go down as I would expect. 5 sec later they go back up. Something is not shutting off.

replacing rear brake rotor need parking brake "initial" adjustment setting (1 answer)

Ignition issue car wont start after being driven a short distance say 15 miles. (1 answer)

my wife has had to wait for about 5 minutes before restarting the car. 1st attempt nothing. 2nd attempt it turns right over. could this be starter or solenoid issue?

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