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Corvette is there any other way, like there is a key on the ring for the automatic lock, could you use that anywhere?

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    its okay, we already figured it out. thank you anyways

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    Thomas Arnott Aug 01, 2008

    does your car have a alarm

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Two special tools are needed: steering wheel puller and lock plate depresser. Both available at auto parts store for $20 or less. This is how I got to mine on a 1987 Corvette. It has a special steering wheel, but this should work for you too. Pull steering wheel. Remove plastic cover (no tools needed). Depress lock plate with special tool. With 2 screwdrivers, or 1 screwdriver and needle nose pliers, pop the little ring out of the channel towards you. This ring was holding the lock plate down. Loosen the lock plate tool and bring lock plate out. Philips screwdriver to take hazard light switch off. One phillips screw holds the turn lever to the switch. Set the small metal arm and screw aside. Three philips screws hold the turn indicator switch (plastic ring). Carefully tug the switch towards you. There should be just enough slack in the wiring that you don't need to unplug it below the steering column, but it's close. Leave the switch dangling in front of the steering column. You're almost there! There's another screw that holds the ignition switch in. Remove that screw and the ignition switch. Replace everything

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Remove the steering wheel,which may require a puller.
Mark the wheel in relation to the steering shaft before removing.

Remove the steering shaft locking ring.Held on with a C ring on steering shaft,which may require a tool made to push the lock ring down a little for removal of C ring.

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if it is a automatic remove the button by pulling or prying up on it underneth the button
is a snap ring you will need snap ring pliers
spred the snap ring open and pull it up then the knob is free to pull up be sure to remove the counsle upper plate so the boot can come up with the knob

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If you have the extra FOB key's you can always jack up the car and charge the battery up from the starter cables. Just make sure you connect the jumper to the main wire to the starter and not the starter solenoid. The ground is anywhere on the body. Good luck and hope this helps.
The other thing too is to try cleaning out the cylinder with WD40 or cylinder lock spry lubricant to free up the lock if it's seized with dirt.

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You can try a locksmitch take the vin.# from the car with you and they can make one.

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Ignition lock will not turn to off position so key can be removed


If its a auto then There is a cable that runs from the shifter to the lock cylinder and allows the key to go to lock and release when in park. I had the same issue with my 85 but I just pulled off the shifter cover and sprayed all the cables and what not with wd-40 and as good as new.

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The steering column is locked. I followed the directions in the manual but it remains locked and the next step, according to the manual is to tow it to the dealer. It is a 2000 Corvette


I had the same problem on mine ..... apparently their is a recall on the column lock mechanism, that needs to be replaced by the dealer. I had to have mine towed to the dealer for those repairs. The ended up charging me for another part that works with the column lock for 400.00. Please beware.. here is some more info on the Corvette column lock.
Hope this info helps...

MODELS:

1997-2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION
1997-2000 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
2001-2004 CHEVROLET CORVETTE EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – EUROPEAN EXPORT
VEHICLES ONLY


DESCRIPTION:
PRODUCT SAFETY #04006C
DATED: FEBRUARY 8, 2006
IMPORTANT:

THIS BULLETIN CANCELS AND REPLACES BULLETIN 04006B, ISSUED NOVEMBER 2004. THE SERVICE PROCEDURE FOR U.S. VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN REVISED. PLEASE REVIEW THIS NEW INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY.

ALL COPIES OF BULLETIN 04006B SHOULD BE DESTROYED.

General Motors has decided that a defect, which relates to motor vehicle safety, exists in certain 1997-2004 model year Chevrolet Corvette vehicles. When you remove the ignition key, the electronic column lock (ECL) system prevents turning of the steering wheel. When the vehicle is started, it unlocks the steering. Two conditions can prevent steering while the vehicle is moving:

1. The vehicle is designed so that if the column fails to unlock when the vehicle is started, the fuel supply will be shut off if the driver tries to move the vehicle. If voltage at the powertrain control module is low or interrupted, however, the fuel shut off may not occur and the vehicle can be accelerated while the steering is locked.
2. During quick cranks, the ECL lock pin may not withdraw fully and, in vehicles where there is abnormally low clearance to the lock plate, there may be contact between the pin and lock plate. This can cause a noise or ratcheting when the steering wheel is turned or, if there is insufficient clearance, the steering wheel cannot be turned.

If one of these conditions occurs, a crash could occur without warning.


CORRECTION:
Dealers are to remove the column lock plate on U.S. and Canadian vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and U.S. vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. After the service correction, the steering column will no longer lock when the key is removed.

On Canadian and export vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, and export vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, Dealers are to 1) reprogram the PCM, and 2) verify there is adequate lock plate clearance and, if necessary, replace the lock plate. After the service correction, the steering column will continue to lock when the key is removed.

Refer to the Product Safety Bulletin #04006C for further information.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
Owner mailing is scheduled to begin February 15, 2006.


GENERAL INFORMATION:
Parts required to complete this recall are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO). Please refer to your "involved vehicles listing" before ordering parts. Normal orders should be placed on a DRO – Daily Replenishment Order. In an emergency situation, parts should be ordered on a CSO – Customer Special Order.

The Parts list follows:


Part Number Description Quantity/Vehicle
89023816 Harness Kit, Strg Whl Theft Dtrnt Lk Shorting (US manuals and all automatics except export vehicles) 1
88952428 Wire Kit, Strg Whl Theft Dtrnt Lk (1998-2000 Canadian and export manuals & export automatics) 1 (If Req'd)
26056108 Nut, Strg Whl 1 (If Req'd)
26094767 Plate, Strg Shf Lk (Canadian manuals) 1 (If Req'd)
88964588 Plate, Strg Shf Lk (Export vehicles) 1 (If Req'd)
05694191 Ring, Strg Shf Lk Plt Ret 1 (If

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Locked out of Corvette


Hello If your vehicle has lost battery power, open the
hatch/trunk using the vehicle key. The key lock cylinder
is located on the rear of the hatch/trunk lid above the
license plate. Turn the vehicle key clockwise in the lock
That should get you in My dream Car LOL and Thank you for using Fix Ya Bear001

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