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    FOR ANY OF YOU STILL HAVING CL PROBLEMS____GET the LMC5 from COMPLIANCE PARTS--This the only and final fix--THAT WORKS!!!!! You can use any battery you like as long as it meets original c5 specs--keep it charged up--

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    Default AC Delco Battery C5 Service Replacement...years later!

    Well, the AC Delco battery for my 00 Corvette failed its battery test and researching its replacement has been less than successful. Even using part numbers listed in this discussion thread has not produced correct service replacement.

    I went to O'Reilly's, an AC Delco parts vendor but they do not offer Delco batteries, only offering their Optima Red top with the 120 RC.

    So looking for suggestions others may have worked through to pick up a correct service replacement AC Delco for the C5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt4cleanair View Post
    Well, the AC Delco battery for my 00 Corvette failed its battery test and researching its replacement has been less than successful. Even using part numbers listed in this discussion thread has not produced correct service replacement.

    I went to O'Reilly's, an AC Delco parts vendor but they do not offer Delco batteries, only offering their Optima Red top with the 120 RC.

    So looking for suggestions others may have worked through to pick up a correct service replacement AC Delco for the C5.
    I had three C5s, and used Red Tops in all of them. Never had an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phinstr View Post
    At what point does the car tell me to remove the key for 10 seconds and only go 2mph? So far, no issues with how it runs or drives...

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    Was this just put in as a result of the fix (which I thought I read somewhere) or was it built in to the programming originally? My 2004 Z06 recently had the service steering column lock message pop up. The lock seems to have failed in the unlocked position. Do I risk having the fuel cut off if i keep driving it? I did replace the 12 year old stock battery this weekend, the message still was there but the battery was under 12 v when I checked on the DIC before starting. I planned to drive it 100 miles tomorrow and each of the next 4 days, which should charge it but I don't want to risk the fuel being cut off.

    I've searched but can't find the answer to this.
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    thank you for the info. but i can't access the 2 videos. registered with vettetube, but site gives a message the video isn't supported. do you have any further info, on how to view this? thank you DAN

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    Bought a 2001 Z06 a week ago, and before buying ran the VIN to see what recalls had been done (had the steering lock issue in the back of my mind)..Well, the recall was never done on this car and within a couple days had the steering lock up. Ordered the LMC5 fix and ordered a new battery. In the mean time, went thru the reset procedure (unhook the bat and pull fuses), car started right up afterward. Drove for about 20 minutes, came home and cut the car off. Tried to restart, no dice, locked up again. Remembering something about reserve power for it to unlock when key is turned on(not started), I noticed I had put the A/C on. I turned the AC off and pulled the key, then restarted..no issue, started right up. Ran for a few minutes, turned the A/C back on, then turned the car off..Tried starting again, no go, locked up again. Turn the A/C off, try to restart and it was a go. Did this 4 or 5 times, every time with the AC on, it locked up; A/C off it unlocked every time.

    This was all on the old battery and I plan to replace it and install the LMC5 mod next weekend when the parts arrive. I am far from a mechanic and I am not sure if what I found above is legit or just a coincidence, but it might help someone out if they run across the column lock when traveling.
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    Sounds like electrical issues. Goes back to what C4C5 specialist said, the battery must be up to snuff.

    Thanks for posting otter!
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