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1. Dual Automatic Climate Control System (AC, Heat, Heated Seat, Ventilated Seat).

a. Problem: AC blowing cold air, but all of the lights are out on the system and I can't turn off the AC
b. Solution: Before I take it to Marine Chevrolet I figured maybe turn the Vette off and let the computer re-set itself. It worked for a day.

a. Problem: Next day after work, the entire system will not work. Of course it is hot outside and 100 feet from turning into Marine Chevrolet the system turns on.
b. Solution: The tech contacts Chevrolet techline. Techline recommends to update modules on bus lines. U150E, U150F, V1510. Updated IPC, HMI, HVAC, and
BCM modules per techline instructions. (CASE# 71-B02489508) It works like a champ now.

2. Battery

a. Problem: After getting a cup of joe at the 24 hour store on base, attempt to start the Vette and the whole electrical system goes haywire, click click click.
b. Solution: Contact Chevrolet Road Side Service. They send out Smiths towing with a flatbed truck, they're contracted through Chevrolet. I didn't want my C7
towed, so he hooks up the jumper cables and it fires up. I drive straight to Marine Chevrolet. The C7 tech tested the battery with the GR8 and it failed. The
battery had a dead cell. New battery installed.

3. Battery Foam Cover

a. Problem: was cracked in half during repairs.
b. Solution: Marine Chevrolet ordered a new one, will pick it up Tuesday.

These are minor issues compared to some of the major issues, that some of my fellow Vette owners on the forum have experienced. Hopefully the above listed problems will be the only ones I experience. Now let me get back to driving the wheels off my masterpiece, of course in a legal way!

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Glad that the 3 problems have been quickly resolved Rick and you can get back to enthusiastically (and legally ;);) ) enjoying your Stingray! :cool:
 
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Glad it’s working out for you and extremely happy I have had zero issues so far… I really hope it stays that way. ;)
 
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Sorry to hear about the issues, glad that you had them fixed quickly. The first one doesn't sound so minor and it's appreciated the detail in what was needed to get back and working properly.
 
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Rick; It's good you got those issues squared away. The bad battery alone would have caused all sorts of problems for the car, you, and the service people. Make sure the replacement battery gets a good full charge from a 10 amp charger, and as you no doubt have read about here a 2 amp +- float charger is a good investment for your C-7 as well.
 

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Thank you everybody, I really appreciate the positive comments. I remember standing near the Vette in the parking lot of the 24 hour store on base, after the battery had died. Marines were walking up and asking me why I had the hood up, I just said it won't fire up. You should have heard some of the nice comments they were saying, "you paid a ton of money for that beautiful car and it won't *#@$ing start!, man that is BS!, I would be ripping somebody a new *$$ I just said it is all good Leathernecks, it can be fixed. It didn't bother me one bit that my HotRod had failed me that morning. After I heard the clicking noise, light went on battery.

My Corvette is the best vehicle I've ever owned in my life and I'm dam proud of it! If it wants to get sick every once in awhile, just like me. Chevrolet will fix her up and the good Lord will fix me up!!

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Rick

P.S There is another thing I want to mention about loss of power to your Vette. My windows were all the way up when the battery had died. I had to pull the manual door unlock located on the floor and slowly open the door to get out. For some reason the driver window went back up to the closed position with the door open, no more power period. Do not try to close your door, or it will jam into your upper door trim. So I asked the wrecker driver, if he had to tow my C7 how can we shut the door for transport. He said he would hook up the jumper cables to the car and he would bump the starter switch and window switch at the same time to get the window down at least a quarter of an inch so it could be closed. I'm just glad that I didn't try to slam my door shut with the window in the complete up position. I've only owned a C6 and never experienced a breakdown with it, so this was new to me. Any member on the forum who has owned several Vettes, have you ever experienced this problem?
 
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thanks for your post and great attitude Rick! Also appreciate your info in the p.s. :cool:
 

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Rick; I believe your car's battery was dead enough not to be able to start it, but not dead enough to prevent the windows from indexing up to the closed position. This is just a guess though.
 
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