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Out of the Blue

Well my visit to Doctor Toothy got forestalled yesterday, as my car decided it didn't want to start. I kind of have myself to blame for relying on a battered 12-year old sports car with 110k miles on it, but it has never stranded me before, so I guess that can be forgiven. I'm rescheduled for next week, so I'll have to figure out what's up with the car between now and then.

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17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2012, 19:51 Ant
 
Blue wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 12:08:
HumanTarget wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 11:57:
I don't recall you ever mentioning the make/model before but you could always solicit recommendations of what to check. :-)

Does it crank at least?

Well, it's not too big a mystery. It's an '01 Corvette and it seems like my column lock bypass may be failing, because I get a "service column lock" message, and a request to remove the key and wait 10 seconds, but that does not clear the message. The battery is low and needed a jump to start, but it kept stalling after displaying that message, and eventually exhausted my jumper box from restarting.

It's a convertible that lives outside and the electricals are a little flaky from exposure to the elements: I have a good local mechanic, and besides straightening this issue out, I think I need to ask him to see if he can track down a short, since he can actually be trusted to do that and A) properly diagnose the problem, and B) not rob me blind.
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