Intermittent C5 Vette steering wheell/column lock problems
Intermittent C5 Vette steering wheel/column lock problems
Since over 126,000 vettes have been recalled for this problem by GM, Please Call "Compliance Parts, LLC" has a part which permanently disables the lock from the BCM (Body Control Module) bypassing the whole lock system. BTW, the recalls didn't necessarily resolve the problem on a consistent basis. A lot more to the details but I think this will suffice. If anyone wants more info, please Compliance Parts telephone # below and Richard will gladly provide you with any info you need about this problem. He's very informed/knowledgeable about vettes.
Compliance Parts, LLC
22631-Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265-0000
1-855-565-8388 (don't forget it's CA time so 3 hrs. earlier than EST)
Owner: Richard (extremely helpful and informed about vettes)
LMC5 bypass unit for C5 models (installation is easy and designed to work in ALL 97-04 Corvettes) One year limited warranty LMC3 unlocker (in case I couldn't get it unlocked). He told me to put the key in the ignition and remove about 15 to 20X and it would unlock itself. Eureka it worked so I could get the car over to the mechanic which was the same one I've used before (T&T Auto, Kevin,908-450-7609 in Manville, NJ)
P.S. I didn't need to use the unlocker so if anyone needs it I'd be happy to supply.
Other tools needed for installation:
$38 plus shipping and handling for bypass unit
$6 plus shipping and handling for unlocker
$76 for installation (tax included) by T&T Auto
Submitted by club member: by Joy D.