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Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
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The running boards are not working properly. Passenger side

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Hi! The running boards are not working properly. Passenger side remains down but driver's side is up.
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Customer: Also, on the control panel, rear right and left tire pressure keeps flashing, but tires are good.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you checked the pressure?
Customer: 112,000
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Customer: yes - hoping something small
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

The power running boards on these things are problematic by nature.. the road salt, water, dirt, dust, etc, etc get in the motors and over time they stop working.

What year, make and model is your vehicle?

I generally advise my customers to just manually put them up and unhook them when it happens unless they actually need them. Theyre just too expensive to maintain.