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Old 04-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Don't let your battery go dead.

I ran into a problem with a coworkers 2011 1lt but im guessing it will be with all Gen5 Camaros. He had installed an amp and a couple subs. He installed it wrong and caused the battery to go dead. With the dead battery he could not unlock his doors with his remote or the key. He had to jack his car up to get access to his alternator to get battery cables on to get enough power to get his doors unlocked and get and access to get his battery charged. Just thought i would share this problem.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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ummm my battery died once...i unlocked the car with my key...makes no sense
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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Once charged his battery he was able to unlock the doors with his key.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:14 AM   #4
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But shouldn't u just be able to put the key in the door and turn left and ta da..... Unlocked...
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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Oh man did he not know there was a key in that plastic KEY fob? Lol sorry that sucks he went through that much trouble.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:21 AM   #6
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What have we learned? RTFM BEFORE you lock it in your car.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:38 AM   #7
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I'd have the trunk monkey open it.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:18 AM   #8
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Open door with key, pop hood, charge from jumps points insided the engine bay. Seems pretty easy to me.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
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Hopefully the co-worker never gets a convertible. If he ever locks himself out with the top down, and it starts to rain, he'll be screwed.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:26 PM   #10
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Once charged his battery he was able to unlock the doors with his key.
still makes no sense there car should open wit the key with or with out power
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:54 PM   #11
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This is why people leave C5...you guys are jerks!
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #12
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Friendly ribbing lol no one has been to mean yet.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #13
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I'm glad you got it opened.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
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I unlocked mine when the battery wasnt even connected sounds like someone did not realize there is a key hole in the drivers side door handle.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:02 PM   #15
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Don't really want to rub it in too much, but this is too funny.

A word of advice. Don't ever buy an old car. The concepts of priming the carb or no power steering will never sink in.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #16
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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still trying to make sense of the door lock not working if car dies..mine still worked
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