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Old 01-07-2010, 08:21 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Blue 92 View Post
Did you have it load tested?

Sounds like a bad connection. The C5 is ground sensitive and there are more grounding points than you would think.

Bill Curlee has a great post on locating and checking ground points here:
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I'm almost Positive it's your IGNITION SWITCH!
The contacts have become Dirty, and is not allow a full contact.
I had this same problem, and the same symptoms your describing. I did the Fix following Bill Curlee's Advice, and everything has been good for some time now. The Fix looks more Complicated than it is. Took me about 2 hours.
Here is the Fix

Great info on grounds and switches but eliminate the battery before you dive into this pit! Don't ask me how I know,,,,unless you need to,,,,and then I will help all I can!

If the battery change doesn't hook you up, send me a pm!

p.s. Doesn't matter how old your battery is. Even new ones fail from time to time!
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Made a PDF of that link.

Oh you should swap out the battery as this may be your problem. Around $85 for the AC Delco Pro 78-6YR/7YR Series has like a 7yr warranty with a 30/50 month free replacement. For about $100, you can easily isolate that item. And if you had to jump it already the colder air of winter puts stress on them, the weaker one's fall out quickly. (Battery must have a 120 reserve capacity rating.)

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Originally Posted by 97C5owner View Post
Just checked. Batt connections are solid- HOWEVER----I have had to jump it when i lift my ipod adapter on for a week without driving her.
Before ripping out the ignition switch try a new battery. I still think this is battery related but its impossible to be certain from an online discussion
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