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Old 03-06-2014, 08:00 AM
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I got 2007 C6 LS2. I have question about Service Vehicle Soon light on instrument cluster, When I start my engine instrument cluster show me Service Vehicle Soon all the time
so I have to press reset button every engine start.car have no eror code. I saw few thread about Service Vehicle Soon light and try few things I changed steering positioning sensor, steering gear
and Power steering oil pump. My vette's steering is 30~40% more heavyer than other Vatte.
some know this problem? plz tell me... why service vehicle soon light keep came up and how to reset or deleted it and why my steering is heavyer than other C6..
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ExelEr8 View Post
I got 2007 C6 LS2. I have question about Service Vehicle Soon light on instrument cluster, When I start my engine instrument cluster show me Service Vehicle Soon all the time
so I have to press reset button every engine start.car have no eror code. I saw few thread about Service Vehicle Soon light and try few things I changed steering positioning sensor, steering gear
and Power steering oil pump. My vette's steering is 30~40% more heavyer than other Vatte.
some know this problem? plz tell me... why service vehicle soon light keep came up and how to reset or deleted it and why my steering is heavyer than other C6..
Thanks


I receive the same warning, also heavier steering at times. Intermittently, so it's pretty hard to find what the cause could be.
I'm all

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Old 03-06-2014, 07:34 PM
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Check your brake fluid and your gas cap. Both of those can cause SEL.
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The vette has electrically assisted power steering. I have noticed that when i get the Service Vehicle soon light that the Electric Assist is NON-OP and the steering is quite a bit heavier.

I have pulled the battery and everything goes back to normal - for a while - but then comes back (and goes) seemingly at will.
I chased the connectors and everything is hooked up.


I found this thread searching -trying to see if others were having this issue.

apparently so.

Does anyone have anything to add? Anyone gotten to the bottom of this one?
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:11 PM
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I have the same issue…Service Vehicle Soon and heavy steering. No codes. I’ve disconnected the battery a couple of times, but it persists. Have read no coherent possibilities yet. Has to be relatively simple, like EBCM or a sensor. Definitely don’t want to be fleeced by the Stealership!
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:23 PM
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Need scanned by the type of scanner a shop would have. They should be able to pick up the code causing the error message.
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I just got this problem and this is the only thread I see on it. It has been a few years since the last post - has anybody figured this one out?

It started showing up right after I had the harmonic balancer and water pump replaced, so I don't know if they could have done something replacing them to make it happen.
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Originally Posted by shaun5142 View Post
I just got this problem and this is the only thread I see on it. It has been a few years since the last post - has anybody figured this one out?

It started showing up right after I had the harmonic balancer and water pump replaced, so I don't know if they could have done something replacing them to make it happen.
did they do a crank variation relearn procedure after component replacement?factory service manual says it should be done but may not be your problem
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Just a thought.
Reset the oil life monitor.

No codes, odd.
May need a Tech II for proper code investigation.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by irok View Post
did they do a crank variation relearn procedure after component replacement?factory service manual says it should be done but may not be your problem
I don't know, but I will ask. Thanks. Do you know if it will hurt to drive the car if they didn't?
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Kenny94945 View Post
Just a thought.
Reset the oil life monitor.

No codes, odd.
May need a Tech II for proper code investigation.

Good luck.
I will try that. Seems strange though since that has its own warning. Thanks
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by shaun5142 View Post
I don't know, but I will ask. Thanks. Do you know if it will hurt to drive the car if they didn't?
no it won't hurt anything
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Car is currently in the shop for warranty service; symptoms had been the service vehicle soon text on the dash and a noticeably heavy steering feeling. As a band-aid I topped off the power steering fluid which returned the car to normal operation. The next morning the shop verified a slow leak at the steering gear location which is now awaiting a part for replacement.
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Originally Posted by irok View Post
no it won't hurt anything
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Originally Posted by Kenny94945 View Post
Just a thought.
Reset the oil life monitor.

No codes, odd.
May need a Tech II for proper code investigation.

Good luck.
This didn't help. Thanks though.
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Oh my God I have the same issue and nobody can figure out what is wrong. Please keep me posted if anyone finds out. I have a 2006 And it started soon after I hit a pothole.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:23 PM
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SO out of every thread on this, this is the one with the latest posts.... has any one ever figured it out?
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:17 AM
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I had the same problem.
I have cleaned and refreshed the electrical connector plug on the servo.
No "Service Vehicle Soon" since 2 years. Could be the solution.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:53 AM
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What servo?

I pulled battery last night, let it sit all night. re installed and same thing today...
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I mean the power steering unit. There is only one electrical connection on the driver's side.
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