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I have an 07 Chevy Equinox..the light camme on that said Stabilitrak needs service.. I parked the car and when I turned it on agian the messagve e was gone. After 3 days the light came on again and after a few minutes it also said engine power reduced and the car began to hestitate while i was accelerating. Oddly enough I also had a problem about 3 months ago when I left my GPS plugged into the aux power..my car when dead..had to get it jumped..when i unplugged the GPS i have not had another problem ( until now) however the aux power doesn't work any more..I have been reading about fuses on this site..need help..out of warranty Ps not sure where the fuse box is

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OK, there are several points that need to be made here.

First, please review this article: Where's The Fuse?

Second, the fuse for your Auxilliary Power outlets is marked "AUX PWR" and is located in the engine compartment fuse block.

Third, this fuse has absolutely nothing to do with your Stabiltrak system, nor does it have anything to do with your engine management system. This fuse powers ONLY the Auxilliary power outlets.

If your battery has gone dead, it may now be very weak and can cause all kinds of drivability problems. If your battery is more than 4 years old, it may be time to replace it. It could be the root cause of both the Stabiltrak problem and the problem with the way that your engine is running.

The only way to find out why your stabiltrak light was on is to scan your computer system and retrieve the fault code that would have been stored in the computer memory when the light came on. the same should be done for your engine management system if you are experiencing problems with the way it is running.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • jiannone61 Apr 25, 2011

    I had the same problem with stabiltrak on my 07 equinox LS. The dealer scanned the computer and changed the electric streering control unit. The problem never came back, this happened 3 yrs ago. Hope this helps.

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