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This is a discussion on power window and radio shortage within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; For some time now while driving the radio and power windows stop working out of nowhere, usually happens when i ...

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    For some time now while driving the radio and power windows stop working out of nowhere, usually happens when i roll over pot holes or bumps in the road. Any ideas Ls1. what links these two failures together.

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    I think this is the common BCM problem. Here's a good write up on it:

    How To Fix Intermittent Windows, Radio and Locks/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I think this is the common BCM problem. Here's a good write up on it:

    How To Fix Intermittent Windows, Radio and Locks/
    Agree very common..
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    Thanks for the info ,i will check it out.

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    While we are on the subject, will this cause the alarm to go offfor no reason when i hit the button to secure the vehicle. it usually happens minutes or seconds later.

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    Deleted post in the wrong thread.. Sorry..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ss2000 View Post
    For some time now while driving the radio and power windows stop working out of nowhere, usually happens when i roll over pot holes or bumps in the road. Any ideas Ls1. what links these two failures together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I think this is the common BCM problem. Here's a good write up on it:

    How To Fix Intermittent Windows, Radio and Locks/
    To the OP, as mentioned above by Cutlass, it does sound like your BCM is going out on you. I had the same problem with my z when I bought it 4 years ago. I bought a new one(BCM) and put it in and haven't had a problem since. The BCM is located behind the glove box door, just FYI. Good luck solving the problem.

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    Mine does that too. A nice wack over the radio gets it going again

    how much is a new BCM?

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    Mine also did the same thing. I repaired my BCM over 1 year ago and still works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    Mine does that too. A nice wack over the radio gets it going again

    how much is a new BCM?
    I don't remember exactly but it wasn't cheap. I want to say around $3-400. But I could be wrong. It's been like 3 years.

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    I found the reciept for my BCM when I bought it a few years ago. It was $250.

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    imho if you guys are putting off replacing or fixing your BCM, DON"T. Especially if it's affecting your wipers. Over time if your wipers are getting stuck in the UP possition the gear box in your wiper drive unit will start to slip and eventually destroy it.. Just putting that out there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss2000 View Post
    While we are on the subject, will this cause the alarm to go offfor no reason when i hit the button to secure the vehicle. it usually happens minutes or seconds later.
    Could be related. Most likely it is the shock sensor located in front of the spare tire near the antenna. Disconnect it and see if it still does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    Could be related. Most likely it is the shock sensor located in front of the spare tire near the antenna. Disconnect it and see if it still does it.
    Agree, and this is what it looks like. Turning the white knob counter clock wise will lesson its' sensitivity..

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    Thanks again everyone. This is like having your own Webster dictionary on camaros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss2000 View Post
    Thanks again everyone. This is like having your own Webster dictionary on camaros.
    That's what we're here for brudda! I usually @ least attempt to give a photo of things if I have them. That way, if someone is wondering what something looks like they can see it and identify it easily on their ride. Especially for new commers to f-bodies..

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    Smittro, i see you are a nbm owner also. I need to post pics soon. Maybe after wax. Probably going to get on that bcm soon, next week hopefully.And i just got my konis in, and replacement alarm key in, so i need to install those too. Wish me luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss2000 View Post
    Smittro, i see you are a nbm owner also. I need to post pics soon. Maybe after wax. Probably going to get on that bcm soon, next week hopefully.And i just got my konis in, and replacement alarm key in, so i need to install those too. Wish me luck.
    Good luck!

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