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Re: I have a 2004 Corvette and have issues starting at...
It is a classic GM issue. You need a new ignition key-way/switch. The 10 min wait you do is a by pass measure. It is a pain in the *** Camaro had the same issue. The contacts in the switch pickup wear, that causes a miscommunication with the bcm that tells the power control system to start the car and power the injectors. The switch is pricy, but the labor is best left to a professional.
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there should be a starter solenoid on the inner fender wall just behind the battery. this can be checked with a multi meter. there are some really good videos on you tube that show exactly how to go about checking it. just search starter solenoid. sounds like it is probably where your problem is.
sounds as though the computer chip that is in your key is no longer being read by your cars security system. these chips are a basic resistor and have been known to go out from time to time. one thing we do at the lockshop to fix this issue is to hard wire in a resistor to the ignition itself ( of the proper value ). this basically by passes the key security part of the system and you will never have to worry about this problem again. a mechanic or a locksmith can do this bypass for you and it will save you the cost of a new ignition switch which is very expensive. ( the resistor costs about 5 bucks -- and the labor to install is about 75 dollars -- depending on what part of the country you live in ). this will also allow you to just get regular keys made for for spares at the cost of $2.75 instead of $29.95 for chipped keys ).
It is your vats system it is locking you out. It is not reading the ignition key chip. You can by-pass the system with $5:00 worth of parts from your local radio shack. You must read the resistance across your key chip first then go to radio shack and pick up the resistors needed to match your key chip(they will assist you mine read 1850 i have a 86 vette), twist/tie them together then solder & tape them up with electrical tape. Bend them into a u-shape, locate the the 2 wires that run to your vats logic module that is tied into your ecm, should be in the middle area of your dash next to your radio(yellow and brown in color. Cut those 2 wires and add your (radio shack) resistor series between them and happy motoring no more vats problems for ever. Good Luck
If the key is all the way in, it should turn the lock, with a screwdriver. It might not start without a chip if it has one, but if you hold the chip close by it should start, then I would get a pick, a dental tool, something real sharp, fine, hard, and pull the key out. Get a new one made, Hope this helps.
REMOVE THE INFO PANEL IN THE CENTER. THE RELAY IS BEHIND THE INFO PANNEL. YOU CAN HEAR THE RELAYS CLICKING. YOU CAN CUT THE WIRE OF THE RELAY TO STOP THE RELAY FROM ACTIVATING THE IGNITION CUT OFF.
IF NO OIL PRESSURE THE ENGINE WILL STOP, CHECK THE OIL PRESSURE. GO TO CORVETTTE FORUM .. NEED SLEEP !