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Old 09-28-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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I think my car is possessed

My 2001 Z28: earlier this year my DS window started messing with me, wouldn't always go up and I figured it was the switch. Down was never a problem and I haven't fixed it yet. Couple months ago, my PS doorlock started acting nutty. It doesn't always unlock whether I hit the remote or either of the the car switches. Lately when I shut the car off, all of the electrical disengages. The radio shuts off and I have to turn the key to put my windows up. Today, I hopped in the car, started it up, shut the door and the radio shut off and neither of my windows would go down. I opened and shut the door again, the radio came on and my window switches worked.

Am I at the beginning of some sort of major electrical problem or did Christine befriend my baby?
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:15 PM   #2
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was there a love song playing on the radio when it came back on? that would be freaky...
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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Got a short some where inthe wireing. At least that is what it sounds like to me.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
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was there a love song playing on the radio when it came back on? that would be freaky...
LOL - bummer, I wasn't paying attention.

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Got a short some where inthe wireing. At least that is what it sounds like to me.
Think the dealer could find it or am I going to pay through the ass to get this figured out? This car is killing me this year in repairs.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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When it comes to findin a short in the wiring of a car. I would not know where to start. I would do this, take the door panels off and check the wiring in there. After that I have no idea. Mabe some one on here will jump in and know more. I woked on jet aircraft in the navy. Things would happen, we do every thing the book said to do, and that would not fix the problem Then it would just go away. And not show up again. Talk about paper work for that to explain.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:43 PM   #6
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Check battery connections in trunk that fixed my wifes electrical problem but i don't know if it will fix yours. If still under warranty have dealer look into it.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:54 PM   #7
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Check battery connections in trunk that fixed my wifes electrical problem but i don't know if it will fix yours. If still under warranty have dealer look into it.
4th gen Battery is up front.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:56 PM   #8
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Check battery connections in trunk that fixed my wifes electrical problem but i don't know if it will fix yours. If still under warranty have dealer look into it.
It is a 2001 camaro he is taking about.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:16 PM   #9
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I'll check the battery connections - under the hood - that's a good idea. Thanks! I'm not looking forward to taking the doors apart but the speakers are blown so looks like I can kill 2 birds with one stone.
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:37 AM   #10
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My Z28 had a weird tick kinda like this- if it rained, or I happened to run over a larger-than-normal bump in the road, the radio and the windows would short out. Nothing else, just the radio and the windows. Ended up selling the car before I could identify the problem... :/
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:19 PM   #11
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My Z28 had a weird tick kinda like this- if it rained, or I happened to run over a larger-than-normal bump in the road, the radio and the windows would short out. Nothing else, just the radio and the windows. Ended up selling the car before I could identify the problem... :/
I was waiting for you to chime in. I thought for sure you'd have the answer, oh well :(
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:33 AM   #12
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never had any of these kind a issues, just the motor going out on the driver's side. Maybe its trying to transform?
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:34 AM   #13
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Trust me its not a short, this would cause a fuse to open and you would never have power. This is an intermittant problem and may be a connector block not pushed together or vibrating loose at times. I'm assuming you are talking about RAP power for things and these are most likely controlled by a relay controlled by the BCM. Start just checking the weatherpak connections on the car and see if they are all tight or maybe seat a little better. I once had a truck that had a loose pin on the firewall bulkhead connector and when ever it got cold the truck would not start. The dealer gave up but I found it.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:59 PM   #14
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Maybe its trying to transform?
LOL! Yeah, it's in competition for my attention since I got the SS


MMC - thanks! I'll look into that
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:50 PM   #15
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Electrical power to the radio & windows is probably from a defective Body control module due to cold solder joints, and the window problem is likely the power window motor.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:48 PM   #16
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I had almost all the exact same issues on my 96 Z28. It was the BCM. Easy install but expensive part. Or at least it was 6 years ago.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:11 AM   #17
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Probably the BCM.

Also, bad grounds can cause all sorts of oddball and intermittent electrical weirdness.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:51 PM   #18
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Check the easier options first, near the battery, exposed wires in engine compartment, any wire that could have been damaged. Check the switches too, they could be loose with their wiring harness. All happening at once is weird. All of our windows are huge and put a strain on the motors so they go out quickly, going down is okay cause gravity helps it, going up will always be an issue.
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