1974 corvette starting problem

by mike

Car will start for a few times and then suddenly it wont start. wait a couple of hours and then it will start again is this an ignition problem?

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Jul 04, 2011
74 starting problems
by: Buck

Nope, its a seatbelt interlock system Congress mandated that year. The system wouldnt let you start the car unless the seatbelt was latched. People were so angry, Congress repealed the law, and dealers deactivated the system, so this only happens to 74 models. However, under the hood, probably on a fender, is a little metal box with a rubber button on top. Even deactivated, that box gets hot and stops the car from cranking whenever it feels like it. Take the little box off, and make a 12 or 14 gauge jumper wire. The car wont crank with the box off, so jump one slot to another until you find the combination where the car turns over. There arent many combinations, and you cant hurt anything poking and trying combinations. Use little flag terminals on the jumper and just insert them and leave it where it works, throw that box away and youll never be bothered by it again.

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