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mikeyZ06 mikeyZ06
I watched Corvette Summer | Posts: 6 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/17/13
06:22 PM

I have a 2002 Z06, a couple of times recently i have had the steering column lock and the message service column lock appear and the steering wheel stays locked, I have also had the message tell me to remove the key and wait ten seconds and try again. What can I do to rectify this problem can I disable the column lock? Any hepl is greatly appreciated thanks  

waynep712222 waynep712222
Cross-Fire Crazy | Posts: 35 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/17/13
10:51 PM

there is a FIX for that...

and it was covered in the forums either here at vetteweb or over at the other corvette magazine on this site.. corvettefever


i will look around for some info...  

waynep712222 waynep712222
Cross-Fire Crazy | Posts: 35 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/17/13
11:23 PM

this is a video on testing the steering lock motor and circuit.. with a rather expensive scan tool...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCmhBNyt-NY


this is an installation video on a bypass for some of the antitheft devices.. that limit speeds to 2 MPH...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV42FuGWjoE

seems there is an issue with the steering wheel lock motor..  seems that some steering wheel locks are just disabled...

or the replacement parts are significant dollars...  over 400 bucks it seems for some of the parts..  but i have not priced them...

i usually like to take small motors apart to clean and relube them.. as thats usually the issue if they have not stalled out in one place and a set of windings have shorted.  

waynep712222 waynep712222
Cross-Fire Crazy | Posts: 35 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/17/13
11:37 PM

here is the post you want to read

http://forums.vetteweb.com/70/8161433/ask-the-vette-staff/service-steering-column-or-pull-key-wait-10-secs-o/


let us know if you get it fixed...

if i had a scan tool that would do the OEM tests like the TECH 2.. and some professional models will...  i would run the override  on the motor a bunch of times... with the steering wheel in a position to allow  it to run thru its full extension and retraction several time.. perhaps a dozen or more times..

why..

i have done this on other electric motors.. like the linear/DIGITAL Egr valves used on gm cars and trucks... forcing them to open to close to 90% with the engine running and my foot on the gas.. to clear the passages and allow the motor to operate

if you have to go into the dash board for this column lock motor tear down..

you may also want to replace the ignition switch... those have had issues also...

or take it out and clean the contacts...  neither is an easy job.. and price the switches around.. there is tremendous difference.. between some aftermarket suppliers and the OEM switches...