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My 2009 equinox would not start it would display service stabilitrak and traction control. I was told it was the battery and bought a new one, one week later same issue at starting it. If we connect a

My 2009 equinox would not start it would display service stabilitrak and traction control. I was told it was the battery and bought a new one, one week later same issue at starting it. If we connect a battery pack to it it would fire up but the engine light and abs light will stay on. What do I do?

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You have a battery drain somewhere and also a ABS problem. For Battery problem first Charge the battery and perform a Battery drain check as shown on this you tube link:-
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdIKNnwEjIs

You mat have a possible After market Teft Alarm drain.

1. Check for and disconnect any aftermarket systems on the vehicle.

2. Perform the Theft System Relearn.

3. If still unsuccessful, reprogram the Theft Deterrent Module (TDM). This will require the TECH2 and the TIS system.

For Abs problem check following:-
1. Test the Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) powers and ground.

2. Confirm the serial data wake up circuit has 12 volts with the ignition in run at the EBCM.

3. Check for loose EBCM terminals.

4. Isolate the EBCM on the data circuit to rule out another module interfering with the EBCM communication.

You will note from above if you do not have 12 volts and a fully charged battery the ABS will malfunction.

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Sounds to me like it is the anti theft... Its real common in GM cars.. Read this over and im pretty sure this will fix the problem.. You can put it in yourself... Ive actually used it before and that was 5 years ago my car still runs great. Do It Yourself GM Security bypass

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First off you need to have it checked for any DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes , an to see if a scan tool will communicate with all the modules on the Vehicle ! If the engine light comes on there is most likely a DTC set ,same with stabilitrak and traction control ! This vehicle has several electronic control modules an they are all on a communication network or serial data bus where they share information ! This vehicles charging system is also computer controlled ! This is one you should take to the dealer or other ASE certified repair facility !
The communication among control modules is performed primarily through the GMLAN high speed serial data circuit and the GMLAN low speed serial data circuits. The modules that need real time communication are attached to the high speed GMLAN network. The body control module (BCM) is the serial data gateway between the networks. The purpose of the gateway is to translate serial data messages between the GMLAN high speed buss and the GMLAN low speed buss. The controller area network (CAN) is another serial data communication network used on this vehicle which is dedicated to the electronic brake control module (EBCM) subsystem for stabilization. Below are more detailed descriptions of the individual networks. The gateway will interact with each network according to that network's transmission protocol. Refer to Body Control System Description and Operation for more information about the gateway.

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Could be a couple of things,,,, one of your abs sensors is going out or bad,,, or maybe the charging wire coming off the alternator is coroded or loose

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StabiliTrak Indicator Light: If the warning light does not come on then, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. If it stays on, or comes on when you are driving, there may be a problem with your StabiliTrak system and your vehicle may need service. When this warning light is on, the system is off and will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your driving accordingly.

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Traction control and StabiliTrak can be turned on by pressing and releasing the StabiliTrak button if not automatically shut off for any other reason.

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Your vehicle is equipped with StabiliTrak, which combines antilock brake, traction and stability control systems and helps the driver maintain directional control of the vehicle in most driving conditions.
Traction control activates when the controller senses wheel spin. StabiliTrak will selectively apply the brakes and reduce engine torque to help regain traction.


Stability control activates when the controller senses a discrepancy between your intended path and the direction the vehicle is travelling. StabiliTrak selectively applies braking pressure at any one of the vehicle's brakes to help guide the vehicle in the direction which you are steering.


When you first start your vehicle and begin to drive away, the system performs several diagnostic checks to insure there are no problems. You may hear or feel the system working. This is normal and does not mean there is a problem with your vehicle. If driving conditions delay system initialization, the STABILITRAK NOT READY message may be displayed. If this is the case, your vehicle does not need servicing.


When the StabiliTrak system is both on and actively controlling the stability of the vehicle, the StabiliTrak light will blink for the duration of the event.


You may also feel or hear the system working. This is normal.
StabiliTrak will turn off automatically if a problem is detected in the system. The StabiliTrak light will come on and SERVICE STABILITRAK will be displayed on the DIC. For vehicles without a DIC, the StabiliTrak light and the StabiliTrak service light will both come on. If the SERVICE STABILITRAK message (or StabiliTrak service light) does not clear itself after restarting the vehicle, you should see your dealer for service.


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Your vehicle is equipped with StabiliTrak, which combines antilock brake, traction and stability control systems and helps the driver maintain directional control of the vehicle in most driving conditions.
Traction control activates when the controller senses wheel spin. StabiliTrak will selectively apply the brakes and reduce engine torque to help regain traction.
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