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Old 08-14-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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This past Friday I took out the Vette to a local cruise. I brought it home and parked it in the garage. Saturday I thought I would try to find out why my radio wasn't working so I took the passenger side dash apart to get to the speakers. Found out that the speaker is no good anymore but the radio does work. I kept it apart after I removed the speaker. Sunday I go out and the battery is dead. I did close all the doors Saturday so the interior light was not on. I put a charger on the battery all day long and it still won't start or even turn over. I did have an interior light yesterday but went out this morning and nothing. Is there anything behind the passenger dash that may be triggered when it is removed?
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Old 08-14-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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Are you sure the battery is any good?
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Are you sure the battery is any good?

After charging it did you check with a voltmeter? It should read 12.6 I believe if fully charged.
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The battery is less than 6 months old but that don't mean squat. I'll have to borrow my friends volt meter to check it out. When I get home tonight, I'll put the dash back together and put the charger back on it.
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I had the same with my 75 this weekend Left the car for a few days without starting and then it won't turn over. I'd check that the battery holds a charge first - charge it up and then see if you can turn the lights or wipers on after leaving it for a while. If it still doesn't hold a charge you'll almost certainly need a new battery. If it does, and the car won't turn over it's probably an alternator/solenoid/starter motor/wiring problem.

anyways, hope you get it sorted!

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I think I may have found my problem. There is a box behind the passenger side dash with about 8 wires going to it in a wiring harness. I am thinking there might be a short either in the connector or in the box that the wiring harness plugs into. I don't know what this box is or what it does. I can't find where it is supposed to be mounted to either. Any help knowing what this box is or what it does?
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