That can show up if you have cranked it to long, or have a wet key, and
there may be others, mostly when you're sitting still. It showed it's ugly
head many times when the PCM went out, $800 and I was back on the road in a
I'm driving down the road the other day in my C6 and all of a sudden
it was like someone just turned the key (no key) off for about 1 sec
and then turned it back on, this happened twice within about 2
minutes, I took it in and naturally they couldn't find a problem, go
Yes, that's really frustrating when you take the car in and they can't
find anything. But... having been on the other side of that, how do you
fix something that's not happening when your trying to figure out what
it is? That side is frustrating too... I have had my own car (but not my
Vette) do something on the road, but when I got it home to look at
fixing it, I just can't find anything wrong, I spent hours going over
the car. The car didn't do it again for a few weeks and again when I
got it home it was fine and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. It did
the same thing a few more times until it finally did it at home. So from
the view of a mechanic where someone brings their car in and can't
reproduce the problem I understand the frustration of not being able to
find and fix the problem. Although I have met some mechanics that
couldn't find a problem if there was a tag on the part saying "I'm
I used to have that error on my 2001 coupe and always suspected the
column lock thing. I was WRONG. After months of screwing around with
the problem it turned out to be a DEFECTIVE key.
Try your backup key that you do not use all the time. I tried cleaning
mine and that was big time waster. If you car works with the spare key,
oder a new one from you local dealer. They are not cheap but worth it.
I have NOT seen the wait 10 second message since getting a new key.
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