This is a discussion on colum lock? within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Ok this is my first post and i'm sorry it has to do with a problem i have with my ...
05-28-2008, 10:46 AM #1
Ok this is my first post and i'm sorry it has to do with a problem i have with my car. Today i get in to go to lunch and the steering colum is locked and the car is telling me to service it, just before it tells me this it said pull key and wait 10sec. Has this happened to anybody and how was it fixed?
05-28-2008, 01:54 PM #2
05-28-2008, 10:53 PM #3
I've had this happened to me a few times. Sometimes the 10 seconds pull key and wait approach has worked, other times I have to jerk the steering wheel with the key in the ON position to get it to release the locking pin
There are two ways to get this fixed:
1- take it to the dealer. There's a bulleting service recall where they will take care of it for free. I believe this process involves reflashing your PCM
2-Buy the CL by-pass kit. This only costs ~$50.00 and it's a do-it-yourself type deal
Good reading on this link...
05-29-2008, 04:56 AM #4
mine was already serviced for the recall (previous owner) and it happened to me a couple times last year (hasn't happened since) having the key in the ON and jerking the wheel hard seemed to release it..
05-29-2008, 05:17 AM #5
THANK YOU for the help. I have it the dealer right now i had no idea what the heck was going on with the car i've only had it 3 weeks
05-29-2008, 05:33 AM #6
ya i was freaked out cause that happened in my garage.. thought they would have to come drag it out and tow it to the dealer, once you get a feel for having to "unlock" it won't be so bad.. or maybe they'll actually fix yours since its a newer model
05-29-2008, 06:09 AM #7
One thing I do is never to park the car with the steering turned. I always park the car with the wheels straight
06-05-2008, 07:36 PM #8
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