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Q: Issues with the electronics that become unresponsive

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Ever since I purchased this 2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06, I've been having a lot of issues. The car has 30,000 miles on it. Although the engine is new, the car has major issues with the electronics. At times it gets completely unresponsive to the point where I cannot turn it back on or open the door. Do you have any ideas how to fix the car so it runs without these problems?

A: These types of electrical issues can be tri...

These types of electrical issues can be tricky. In most cases, engine wiring will have no effect on body electrical functions and vice versa. But in this case, where you have engine functions and body functions, there is either a loss in the power circuit or in a ground circuit.

Since a Corvette has a great deal of fiber glass and plastic in its construction, the grounding system consists of grounding straps that electrically connect various chassis and metal parts together to complete the ground circuit.

A loose or damaged strap can cause intermittent ground failures. A voltage drop on the body grounding system, especially on the passenger side in this case, would be advisable in tracking this issue. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will access to the proper repair information and tools to track down wiring/grounding issues.

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