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C5 1997 - 2004 General Discussion
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ABS Traction lights I have a 1999. both lights came on and won't clear. Dealer diagnosed and the EBCM has failed. Also tells me it is no longer available and suggested I try a wrecking yard. Does anyone know a source for an ECBM new? I'd rather not gamble on a wrecking yard for an item like this. Randall Schmoyer 5/15/2017 7:23:32 PM5
Traction control ABS lights on I have a 2003 with less than 17000 mile on it. Recently when I started the car the traction control, ABS lights came on. I took the car to Elco Chevrolet who diagnosised the problem as a wheel speed sensor. They replaced the wheel speed sensor and for $758 I was back on the road again. I drove the car 10 miles and the traction control, ABS light came on again. Now they have had the car for a week. Has any one have the same problem? Who in the St Louis area do you use for your Corvette work? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Tom Tom Ferguson 10/13/2014 2:11:08 PM11
c5 upgrade (wheels) I want to install bigger tires on my 2001 vette, I want to put 18's on the front and 19's on the back, but I have run into a little problem, the wheels I want to use are c6 spider wheels and the front ones are rubbing the brake caliper, can I use spacers and no pressure values and well it rurt the handling of the car and without the pressuse values well it give me a computer malfunction? Big Daddy 4/5/2014 7:16:34 AM0
Lifting a C5 Hi All -- I have a 2002 C5 convertible. I also have a professional lift in my Corvette Garage, but now is the first time I need to put my C5 on the lift. Can anyone tell me where the lifting points are on the undercarriage and best options/ways to elevate my car so as to swing the lift arms underneath it? Thanks for any help, and Best Wishes for a terrific Corvette season!!! Phil Phil deVries 3/22/2014 8:54:30 AM1
Observation to Share -- 2002 Convertible HEADLIGHTS Here's an FYI -- Last season, my right headlight began acting rather lazy when popping up. Sometimes it wouldn't pop up at all. I worried I might have to replace the motor. However, before putting it away for the winter, I replaced the battery and after doing so, the headlight motor has worked perfectly. No evidence of any issue. This Spring it's totally responsive also. I've been very happy that I hadn't simply assumed the headlight motor was shot. I hope this may be useful to other owners. Phil deVries 3/22/2014 8:49:12 AM0
ABS SERVICE LIGHT 2000 C5 Corvette, just over 100,000 miles, owner since 2005. ABS servic light came on, the ride feel has changed with a grinding sound from the rear. Spoke to a friend, who said it may be the weel bearings. Any chance that someone would know cost or what may be issue. Paul Bullock 1/29/2013 4:55:08 PM0
Corvette Construction Standards As a die-hard Corvette enthusiast having owned over a dozen, my first at age 18 I have now realized the standards have diminished. I know 2 guys (twin brothers)who bought 2005 vettes & picked them up from the factory in Bolling Green right off the line. One has had the same problem with the Active Handling but was never notified of a re-call. I told them in June 2012. I have never owned one that they didn't back up the quality until now. GM -Chevrolet has out-sourced their customer service office to Argentina & that gets you no-where! I have proven that my car was built on 4/6/2004 (convertible & only have 14,000 miles) & their recall campaign #10V-172 was for my exact problem for cars built between March 2004 & Jan 2006 but only for cars noted as yr. 2005 or 2006. The were supposed to recall 40,000. This being the only American Sports Car built & costing over $50M, I personally think this is disgraceful. If you've had a problem, they need to know! Let's stand... Lynnie Hinely 7/10/2012 11:42:31 AM0
C5 steering wheel lock up I had that on my 99' where the sterring wheel locked up and was recalled. GM fixed it free and I thought that GM fixed it down in Kentucky. They should cover it. Hope for the best Kevin Wolverton 5/23/2012 1:40:58 PM0
Service Active Handling System I have a 2004 Convertible made date 4/6/2004 with Service Active Handling System warning. Vettes produced between 3/2004 & 1/2006 with the year model of 2005 or 2006 were recalled due to the failure of part N37-tilt & telescoping steering column locking up. Mine has done this but GM sys it isn't included in the recall- anyone else had this problem in a 2004? Lynnie Hinely 5/21/2012 5:02:27 PM2
cruize control I have a 1999 coupe. the cruize control will not engage. Not sure where to start to find the problem. Anyone have this problem before? Suggestions? BP 8/18/2011 10:01:40 AM6
Accessories Where can one get replacement items for mirrored CORVETTE letters for the back bumper of a C5 2003 corvette. Have checked several web sites and no luck. Does anyone have a suggestion as to where to find these. Thomas Mangapora 5/9/2011 12:46:48 PM7
C5 Leaking Gas Tank(s) I own a 2004 Commerative Edition convertible, which developed a serious gasoline smell during my summer road trip. After looking on various Corvette forums, including this one, I discovered that leaking gas tank(s) was a common problem with the C5. I am happy to say that GM stepped up to the plate and reimbursed me for the entire bill for replacing my gas tanks and crossover. I wanted to publicly acknolwedge GM, and also thank all those who posted in this forum and others about the issue. With your help, I knew what was going on and I knew I wasn't alone. Thanks!! Joseph Razumich 11/15/2010 11:50:25 AM0
1997 C5 Headlight Motor Every time I have the headlights up and I turn them off there. It seems light the headlight motor is still running for a few seconds. Could that mean it is no good and has to be replaced??????? Thank You Anthony Megs 7/18/2010 6:56:32 AM1
1999 convertible sport seat airbags I bought this car new in 1999. The sport seat lumbar air bags have worn and will no longer hold air. The dealer cost for these plastic bags (small ones I might add) is $900.00. The only other place that I have been able to find them is Ecklers where the price is $714.00. Remember, these are small plastic bags.These prices seem unreasonably high to me. I would appreciate any information that anyone may have on replacing these parts. Dick Boyer 6/8/2010 9:57:18 AM6
2004 Corvette Emissions Problem I presently am dealing with an engine check light which reads out a P0410 Secondary air injection system malfunction and a P0419 Insufficient Flow Bank 1 problem--all for the second time since the dealership claimed they fixed it for $550.00. I approached GM with this problem and was told I don't drive the Vette enough-18,600mi. I thought I heard almost all excuses in my life, but not driving it enough ended my confidence level with GM. I was also told by the dealership that this happens quite often with Corvette Emissions systems. I really think there should be a recall, because of a design problem with their emissions. I've filed a complaint for a recall with the NHTSA to look into this matter. If anyone else needs to reach them with the same situation call: 888-327-4236. I'd like to hear some feed back from you all. Many thanks. F.Johnston Submitted by: Frank Johnston Frank Johnston 6/2/2010 11:48:40 AM1
All 4 Tire Sensors Failed at Same Time & Won't Reset We put new tires on our 2004 Convertible and shortly thereafter all 4 tire sensors quit working. Now we constatly get notice of failure in information center. Have used a strong magnet on other C5's to reset the sensors but several attempts have failed for this car. Everything else works, both key fobs work and we are stumped. The tires are OEM replacements. Any suggestions????? Anonymous 5/27/2010 1:19:30 PM3
Extended Warranty I own a 2004 coupe with 46,889 miles on the odomoter- when I purchased my Vette in May of 2007 it had 36,240 miles on it and I elected to extend the coverage for an additional 24,000 or 24 mos. Currently my extended perior has expired and I would like to get the Major Guard Coverage or simular to continue coverage. Can anyone suggest who to contact reguarding my situation? Also, I have contacted various other agency's and they offer coverage, but there are restrictions- such as a 30 day waiting period and 1,000 miles, or a gas rebate of$500 with a 60 day waiting period and payback of $25 increments with $100 dollars proof of purchase-(come-on's). Hopefully someone has experienced this situation and can help- Thanks James Marcinek 2/2/2010 10:05:12 AM7
C5 Winter driving temps What kind of coolant temps are you seeing in the winter with your C5 and a stock thermostat? I seldom drive my C5 in the winter but drove it last eve in 30 degree weather. I noticed temps running about 198-200 on the highway at 60 mph. Didn't drive it more than 5 miles; then off of the highway, saw similar temps. Normal?? Does this seem about normal? I know in the summer when running on the highway with the air on for extended periods of time I generally see 196 to 199 so I am guessing what I am seeing in the winter is normal. Let it idle and the fans are coming on normally. Just had a new water pump put on and "burped" the system so I don't suspect anything there. For some reason I figured that in cooler weather I would see cooler temps but logic tells me that the engine is going to warm up anyway. . . Thanks, Bob Williams 2/2/2010 9:29:08 AM6
turn signals I have a 2000 vette the turn signals work when they want to. I have checked with several people ( dealer included) , they all say the turn signal flasher switch is bad? So I purchased one, after checking it I found it is also the 4 way flasher button . Now, its above the radio it has theft det. on it. How do I get to the switch and keep the radio from malfunctioning. It looks like I will have to remove the console cover also. Does any know how to do this and can pass it on to me. THANKS GENE Patricia Caudle 12/13/2009 3:35:57 PM4
tire pressure displayed in dic I had a low tire pressure msg in the drivers info center for low pressure right front. i added air and hit the reset. now i have a msg displaying pressure info for both front tires. i tried the reset but it doesn't clear the msg. what do i need to do to remove the msg and see my milage dislpyed as before. its a 2001 c5. thanks. bob c. bobctm3 11/29/2009 8:00:46 AM3
C-5 Clutch I have a 2001 C-5 with about 75000 mi. and I will have to replace the clutch fairly soon. The motor is slightly modified and it is guessed to be about 425 hp. Is the ZO6 clutch a direct fi ? I don't want to get into competition parts to retain street-ability. Any fly-wheel re-surfacing will result in "shimming" and potential balance problems. I would rather up-grade to the Z06 clutch if possible. Richard Burnett 8/14/2009 12:41:31 PM1
Minor body scrathes I have a 2001 Vette bought in mid april. just noticed quite a few gouges and scratches under passenger door section that is the panel connected at the front rear wheel below the door and attaches froward to the front fenser below the door. Is this section removable just in case the gouges and scratches would be just as expensive to fix. Has anyone had a similar problem. thanks. bobctm3 7/1/2009 9:08:02 AM0
Bridgestone EMT (run-flat) tires Can anybody offer advice about Bridgestone EMTs? I have a set on my 2004 coupe. Have not had a flat so far. Ken Rowe 5/23/2009 11:27:37 PM1
Competitive Driving Mode Anybody able to offer advice about the use of the "competitive driving mode" in a 2004 coupe? Ken Rowe 5/23/2009 11:25:27 PM1
2004 Corvette Radio Upgrade Just purchased my first corvette and with having an mp3 player would like to upgrade the radio so I can use it with it. I've read all sorts of stories on the integration of the Bose radio so I do not want to disturb that just want to add mp3 capability or perhaps upgrade the radio if that is possible. Thanks in advance for the help. Dennis Scott 5/7/2009 2:50:14 AM0
Soft-top Back Glass Anyone having trouble with the glass coming out of a C5 convertable top? It seems to have become unglued at the glass. There is nothing on the glass itself. The dealer says the entire top has to be replaced at $2100+. I cannot believe there is not an adheasive that will work. Any suggestions welcome. Marvin Faulkenburry 1/28/2009 7:07:53 AM2
Airbag disable? I have a '94--first year with pass. side airbag, and can't be disabled, so need to consider trading up in order to have my young grandson ride with me. My question is, do C5s have the capability to disable their passenger side airbags, and if so what year did that feature begin? Anonymous 6/22/2008 3:10:38 PM2
Loose Mirror Glass on 2003 The drivers side mirror glass in the housing seems very loose. Every time the door is closed, the mirror drops down. (The problem also exists on the passenger side but to a lesser extent). The housing itself is tight and secure to the body. Is there any on vehicle adjustment to tighten the mirror glass available? If so how to? Albert Burbine 5/28/2007 5:09:49 PM1
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