1985 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta from North America - Comments

23rd Oct 2002, 15:47

I also have a problem with the drivers seat belt not retracting. My other problem is I have an 84 berlinetta limited edition. This means I have digital dash. Sometimes it works sometimes not. I cannot figure out the problem.

Lissa.

5th Mar 2003, 15:21

I have had the same issues as aforementioned, but I love my car. My model is an '84 Berlinetta SE. The car needs a few pumps to turn over, and then runs like a charm. I had the carb stick and it was a scary ride off the freeway last month, but supposedly that was due to a clogged fuel filter. I suppose the car is worth the $400.00 bucks I paid for it (especially since it has just over 100K original miles). It is a great car with mega power and eats gas like an SUV.

8th Apr 2003, 19:46

I too have a 1984 Berlinetta and have had digital dash problems. My car had a crack in the windshield resulting in water damage to my digital dash. Any moisture will give you problems in your dash. Also try cleaning your accessible contacts.

"D"

3rd May 2004, 09:52

I too, have had my fair share of problems with my '85 Berlinetta. Don't get me wrong, I love my car, but I bought it as a project car, and haven't had the time or money to put into it. Here are some things that I have done to it.

* Replaced the 2.8 multi-port Fuel injected motor

* New exhaust

* New brake booster

Now it needs a new flywheel, How did I break the flywheel?

The wiring in my car is all messed up now because someone broke into my car and wrapped the horn wire around the steering column, and now I have lost power in my

Radio

Blinkers

Digital speedometer

Windshield wipers

Dome lights Please help me find info. -Andrew.

31st Jul 2004, 01:53

I hope to pass the grammar test, there has been problems with the light control module. This module is located on the same bracket as the E.C.M. The L.C.M. controls: headlights, turn signals and hazards, as well as dome. Finding the solution is a problem. I have located several L.C.M.s', which is a decision, I could purchase the same problem. I would like the replacement for this product. The problem with this module is, the temperature ambient has malfunctioned, to which the module is too cold or too hot and allows a short-circuit result. This is explained bY All Data, which is consistent to my experience.

12th Oct 2005, 23:04

I too have a 85 Berlinetta, and am crazy about the car. But I have had a problem with the digital dash. I'm wondering if I could change over to an analog dash. I'm wondering what all I would have to do. any help would greatly be taken to heart. Thank You Camaro Friends! ARDESE.

19th Jan 2007, 19:36

Hey I just got a 1984 camaro berlineetta nice as hell run' s like a top.

6th Dec 2007, 10:09

A friend of mine just bought an '84 Berlinetta Camaro, and we are having a hard time getting it started. It is a 2.8L v6; I was wondering if a 600 CFM Edelbrock carburetor would dump too much gas into the intake? All advise is welcome,

Blake Grimes.

12th Feb 2008, 19:58

In regards to other people with wiring problems, I too have a berlinetta. the headlight issue could be a crack on the board inside the control. not hard to check; it pretty much pulls apart.

The digital dash is a common problem, so common it can be near impossible to get a working one. once again, best is to check the solders for cracks. when I pulled mine apart I was amazed how beat up they got over the years.

28th Mar 2008, 11:35

Hi people, I just got my first car; it's a 1985 T top Camaro Berlinetta. I was just wondering if anyone has any advice for me? Like what I should watch out for or replace?

4th Apr 2008, 11:36

I am preparing to sell a 1985 Camaro Berlinetta that was given to me by the original owner. I do not know what they are selling for, any advice?

20th Apr 2008, 22:24

If you somehow managed to put a 600 cfm carb on a 2.8l fuel injected motor, the engine will not draw nearly enough air in for the carb to work. It might start briefly but I see no way that it would run.

26th Apr 2008, 00:32

Yeah that carb would be wayyyyyy too big.

27th Apr 2008, 21:19

I have an 84 Berlinetta with 305 and T tops.

The digital dash works fine.

The only issues I am having is with the radio; I am looking for a replacement but haven't been able to locate one yet...

5th May 2009, 09:57

I also have a 84 Berlinetta. It has some stupid digital dash problems, everything else works but the speedo, kms and tach.

Oh yeah, and when I turn the key on, NO idiot light come on or nothing. Nothing lights up when key is in the on position... what could I do to try to fix this problem, or can I do anything???

PLEASE REPLY ASAP

THANKS.

26th Sep 2009, 13:38

I have a 85 with the same problem, can't locate one.

4th Sep 2010, 08:59

I have an '86 Digital Berlinetta. Lots of solutions on www.thirdgen.org.

Search Berlinetta Dash Problems. Also there's a guy named John who sells replacement parts.

5th Sep 2010, 12:46

Camaro Berlinetta is American muscle? That 115HP V6 must do 0-60 MPH in what, 12 seconds? Unless your Camaro is a Z28, it sure is not American muscle. I also believe the only admiration is directed towards the Z28 for its performance and styling.

6th Sep 2010, 19:55

The Berlinetta did come with the V-8 option. If memory serves me, they didn't offer the tuned port injection like you could get on a Z/28. Truth be told, the Z/28 in 1985 was hardly a muscle car either. They weren't real powerful or real fast stock. As far as styling, the Berlinetta didn't look a whole lot different, other than the ground effects.

7th Sep 2010, 12:56

If I do remember correctly, the majority of Berlinetta's were outfitted with 115HP V6 engines. And yes they were an option, but many most were V6s. I agree, the 1985 Z28 wasn't all that powerful compared to today's muscle cars, but back then they were!

7th Sep 2010, 13:27

True, fast is relative to the time period! I knew a couple of people with Bernetta's and one was a V6 and the other was a V8. I did typically think of them more as girl's cars then something a guy would drive. I guess because that's usually what I saw behind the wheel of one back then!

7th Sep 2010, 18:05

I agree with you again. Almost all the Berlinetta's in my area back in the 80's were driven by girls. Just like the V6 Mustangs of today are driven by girls. As a matter of fact, the original 6 cylinder Mustang ads in car magazines in the 60's and 70's all were directed at girls.

24th Sep 2010, 10:06

I have an 85 Berlinetta Camaro 2.8L V6.

Bought it for 1400 3 years about with a 130k...

Problems: the digital dash was probably really cool in its day, and is still kinda cool, except it is a wellspring of problems. A simple bad ground throws the speedo all wacky and makes the car shift all crazy. Other than that though, the car is great, and when the dash is working, the car runs perfect. It's a Camaro, so it's had a rough life, but it runs strong.

20th Jan 2014, 19:51

Hi Andrew, I also have an 1985 Berlinetta 2.8L V6 that is having problems with starting. My friend thinks it's not getting fuel, and the fuel pump is working and fuel is getting to the carbs, because you can smell gas after trying to turn it over a few times. It ran prior to the winter, but I think it may be too cold for it to start. I'm also unsure of the condition of the fuel filter at this current point of time. Is there anything you can offer me to try to get it to start?

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