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Jefro

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Tucson, Arizona
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Pinks All Out
Thu Nov 22, 2007  |  2 comments
Electrical Problems
Sun Nov 11, 2007  |  3 comments

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Electrical Problems

By Jefro

Well I decided to tell this story just in case it might help someone out there. From the time I bought my C5 it has had little electrical glitches, kind of like a slot machine you just didn’t know what would pop up when you turned the key. When I bought the car it had a bad battery ( by the way it is my experience that all used Corvettes come with bad batteries) after changing the battery things got a little better. After the new battery I still had some problems though so like so many GMs before I decided to change the ignition switch my lock cylinder was also toast. (the key would vibrate out as you drove and set off the security light) I found this great place for parts GMPartsDirect.com best prices I could find. Long story short the swap out went very smooth the lock cylinder was the hardest part you have to transfer all the lock tumblers and springs to the new one exactly as they came out of the old one. Now the car runs great and all of my electrical glitches have seemed to vanish. So if you are having random electrical problems you might want to try changing your ignition switch.

Drive on
Jefro

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TerryO
Oct 13, 2008 at 10:11 pm
I'll have to bring that up at the next club meeting. Thanks for writing about that.
 
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Jefro
Nov 22, 2007 at 7:58 pm
Thats a great point wnen I bought the car the battery tray was broken so I cleaned that whole area out when I changed it. The best part is it's not hard at all to get in there once the battery is out I think it was two bolts to pull the tray out. Last if you arnt running an Optima get one.
 
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ILM_Express
Nov 22, 2007 at 5:48 pm
Dont forget all the combined ground locations, they have to be clean. The ones right below the battery are usually nasty on daily drivers.
 

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