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Corvette C5 Electrical

billvettebillvette Posts: 1
edited March 8 in Chevrolet
Are any current Corvette C5 owners experiencing lots of electrical problems - issues with modules, computers, etc. My car is almost 4 years old (1998 Convertible) and it has been failing very often. Last week another module failed ($475) and the dealership cannot diagnose very well. I contacted Chevrolet and their response "Bring it to the dealer"....again. It just left and they were clueless. I did talk to another 1998 owner and he too had enough of the electrical issues and bought a 2002. The headlights are intermittent, the transmitters have never worked since day one, the list is endless.

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  • 0patience0patience Posts: 1,542
    The transmitter is something that can be fixed.

    INOP. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM AND/OR TIRE PRES. #83-90-14
    SUBJECT: INOPERATIVE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) SYSTEM AND/OR TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR (TPM) SYSTEM (REPLACE RECEIVER)
    MODELS: 1997-98 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
    CONDITION:
    SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) SYSTEM AND/OR THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR (TPM) SYSTEM IS INOPERATIVE IN TEMPERATURES BELOW 18 DEGREES CELSIUS (50 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT).

    CAUSE:
    SOME REMOTE DOOR/REAR COMPARTMENT RECEIVERS WERE BUILT WITH AN INTERNAL COMPONENT THAT MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO COLD TEMPERATURES.

    CORRECTION:
    INSTALL NEW REMOTE DOOR/REAR COMPARTMENT RECEIVER.
    PARTS INFORMATION:
    P/N DESCRIPTION ==============
    10422088 RECEIVER, REMOTE DOOR/REAR COMPARTMENT LOCK
  • Find a dealer that does a TON of 'Vette sales/service. Most dealers that don't do a lot of volume 'Vette sales have a bunch of trouble with the service. Many components are first run technology, and most are unique to the car itself and do not share parts with other models that would make it easier to diagnose. My wife's uncle bought his 'Vette at a local dealer and takes it to the "Corvette King" for service because they are the only ones that could do a good job with repair/diagnosis. I don't know where you live but here is the site, can't hurt to check it out.


    http://www.corvetteking.com

  • Check here: http://corvetteportal.com and look under Repair and Restoration Shops for your area or try their forums at http://corvetteactioncenter.com/forums/index.php


    Good luck!

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,956
    Thanks for all those useful posts. You guys are great!

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