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This weekend, while jump-starting my Z06 (don't ask), I was unable to unlock the steering column. I had to fold the side mirrors in to squeeze the car out my garage door so I could jump it.

After letting it run awhile after the jump to recharge the batter, I stopped the car, removed the key, started it again, and this seemed to "unlock" the steering wheel.

Now I get this irritating "Service Column Lock" message every time I start the car, and I wonder if I'm going to lose my steering midway down an on ramp and die a fiery, violent death.

Is this the "column lockup" problem I've read about? Can dealers fix it?

Between this and the oil consumption problems, I am beginning to get annoyed at the Z...

David

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David, the column lock problem has been around for all the year's the C5 has been made, you will have to take it to the dealer so they can replace the column lock, after you do that you can get a column lock bypass from c5 Solutions, this part lies to the computer and does not let the column lock ever again. I was one of the first people to install this item and while friend were having their cars flat bedded to the dealer I never had the problem, the next thing that will happen to your car because of the column lock is that you will be getting flat bedded to the dealer, I would get your car to the dealer ASAP for them to replace your column lock, you can get the C5 Solution bypass from several vendors including Auto Buffs www.autobuffs.net FYI GM did away with the column lock on the automatic 2001 Vettes.

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You'd think someone from Chevy would read these fora! What a pain.

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What scares me is that the SCL problem could return if the dealer replaces the hardware with the same items.....A "root cause" needs to be identified and eliminated, period.

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Zippy, I personally heard Dave Hill say that after all the 99' column lock problems that the 2000 would use different parts, not only were the same parts used the part numbers were still the same, and I have heard of at least 3 different 01' cars that has had problems.

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Carl V. *****Authorized Zaino Distributor*****
Huntingdon Valley, PA.** 2000 Magnetic Red Convertible **
MN6,F45,QF5,AQ9,AG2,CJ2,T96,B34,AAB,UN0,U1S,JL4,UV6,T82,N37
** Corvette Club of Delaware Valley **

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I've had three C5's and never a problem. I leave the keys in my cars ignition, when parked. Maybe this helps? Just a thought.

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I have a 1998 c5!!! I just picked up my vehicle a day ago at the dealer. They had to fix mt Clutch Master Cylinder that went bad 2 weeks after Warranty expired... Well today I have an DIC Error. Yep, a "Service Column Lock." Well Jesse, I even had left my keys in the ignition and thought well maybe that was the cause!!! or perhaps worling on the 6 speed manual at the dealership could have triggered the problem... Jesse James with 3 Vettes is lucky man... 1st for having 3 Vettes and 2nd for having no problems... I am sure soon you will be eating your words. Until then continue to knock on wood my friend!!! http://rangertom.com
 

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Ranger Tom:

Welcome to the forum! Noticed you're from Detroit....where abouts?

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