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Dead Battery, ECM and Fuse Module?

 
Old 02-10-2019, 11:29 PM
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Hi, I have an over 80 year old friend with a C-7 Corvette. A few months ago his battery went dead when he tried to restart it after an errand. Battery seamed dead, he called a tow truck and the driver tried to Jump Start but was unsuccessful. He ended up having the car towed to the local Chevy Dealer for repairs. The car was fixed but it took at least a week and was covered under warrantee. When I asked him what they found wrong, he told me that a "Fuse Control Module" failed. They replaced that but then discovered that the ECM had been damaged and was also replaced. The cost was around $17,000 including labor, but covered under warrantee.

I don't know much about C-7 Corvettes, but can this be for real?
I've never heard of a fuse control module. The cost of the this module was $6K and the ECM was $7K.
Is this something that happens to C-7s? Anybody ever had anything happen to theirs like this?

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Mike
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:43 PM
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You need to post the work order. Your post makes zero sense.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:27 AM
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It didn't make sense to me neither.
I'll try and geta copy of it.
Thanks for your reply.

Mike

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$1,700, maybe. Your friend is adding zeros.
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There is no "Fuse Control Module". Perhaps they mean "Body Control Module". It sounds like the Tow operater tried to jump start the car with a "booster jumper", which can apply a higher than normal voltage (above 12V), which probably damaged the electronics (ECM, BCM...). Jump starting any car can risk damage to the electronics....It happened many years ago to my C5...damaged the BCM.

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