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im working on a 2011 chevy cruze for my buddy that owns a used car lot, he bought the car from a auction. it was a flood damaged car, i know stay away from those kind of cars. but i kinda got suckered into working on it and its up to me to get it fixed. ive done some reading on the forum to try and find an answer but dont have time to go threw all the posts to figure it out. Its a 2011 chevy cruze with 15,xxx miles just a base model car i think. its doing the notorise radio thing where the radio shuts on and off, when we first picked up the car it the power steering cut out for a second, it only did it once the whole trip, here is what all does not work, none of the power windows work,either does the power locks, the horn, turn signals, hazards, brights, windshield washer sprayer. im not sure if that is due to the flood related thing or if that is something common that happens with these cars. this is my first experence working on a cruze, i usual work on older cars. but i did check the basics, like wiring, fuses, solinods and stuff like that and checked to see if the windows had power going to them which they do. but have not gone any farther. didnt want to keep tearing stuff apart for nothing and dont want to just start replacin stuff. any help would be appreciated, just need to get this thing fixed asap so my buddy can get it sold. thanks darrel
 

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Flood damage can destroy the entire electrical system. You are probably looking at replacing miles of wiring along with fuse boxes, computer components, etc. There's a reason you can't get warranties on flood damaged cars and that anytime one is sold it must be flagged as flood damage.

I would start with purchasing the maintenance manual for the car and then going from there. You'll need top notch vehicle troubleshooting skills and deep pockets as well.
 

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I agree with obermd. If this one was in a flood some time ago (like from the Hurricane Sandy era), it may have so much hidden damage that it is a lost cause. The more modern the car, the more electrical damage it will have accrued and the more costly the fix, if you can actually fix it. I've seen some real horror stories regarding late model Sandy cars that my first impulse is to run screaming into the night on them. Those cars ended up all over the country in the months following the insurance companies selling off those turkeys. These cars were supposed to be sold for scrap or parted out, but the criminal element got a hold of them, faked new titles and auctioned them off all over the country. My advice is to take it to an auction and cut the losses.
I recall a guy that had a '12 Civic that had both fuse panels that were all green deep inside from corrosion. Even after replacing both, he couldn't get it run. He spent months trying to trace the title and never did get it right.
 

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I wonder if the OP will ever come back with an update?
 

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Shoot guess what guys he is not looking back , forward or to the side . too many security written into these vehicles these days for the used car dealer to contend with .
Only an authorized dealership can program the modules to talk to the computers firm ware .
 
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