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7 :!&$@ How to Use This Manual 11 Systems Seats & Restraint Features & Controls = 35 105 Comfort Controls & Audio Systems 121 Your Driving and Road the 141 the on

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Important Notes about This Manual Please keep this manual in your Corvette, so it will be there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so fhe new owner can use it. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual.

For Canadian Owners Who Prefer a French Language Manual Aux proprietaires canadiens: Vous pouve; vous procurer un exemplaire de ce guide En frangais chez votre concessionaire ou al DGN Marketing Services Ltd., 1500 Bonhill Rd., Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1C7.

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Chevrolet Motor Division General Motors Corporation

General Motors, GM and the GM emblem, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet emblem, and Corvette and the Corvette emblem are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. ‘Copyright 1993 General Motors Corporation, Chevrolet Motor Division. All Rights Reserved.

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In the early ’50s, is was only a designer’s dream. Today, the Corvette stands alone as America’s dream car - a testament to its unmistakable charisma and the excitement it inspires. Unique styling, powerful performance and an undeniable panache have made Corvette one of the most celebrated sports cars in the world.

In 1953, Chevrolet produced 300 new lightweight fiberglass roadsters. A handful went to project engineers, General Motors managers, and a select group of movie stars and celebrities. With a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, Blue Flame six-cylinder engine, and gleaming Polo White exterior, Corvette began its drive into the heart of America.

Designers freshioned up the ’Vette in 1956 by adding a removable hardtop and the famous Corvette “coves.” The sculptured body enhanced its sporty look, and a standard 2 10-horsepower Chevy V8 engine solidified Corvette’s reputation as a production race car.

In 1963, Corvette hit the road with an eye-catching new look - the Sting Ray coupe. An instant success, the now- classic Sting Ray featured concealed headlamps and a unique split rear window. The split window would only be offered in 1963, making this model among the most prized Corvettes ever built.

Restyled inside and out for 1968, this 'Vette sported a lean and hungry shape, creating a sense of motion even when standing still. And for the first time, Corvette offered removable roof panels.

For its 25th anniversary, the 1978 Corvette received a new fastback roofline with a wide expanse of glass that wrapped around the sides. Emblems front and rear identified the ’78 ’Vette as a Silver Anniversary model.

In 1984, the sixth generation of America’s favorite sports car anticipated the future with a sleek look and advanced technology that provided superior handling and performance. Windshield angle was the sheerest of any domestic vehicle, cornering ability the tightest of any production car. In short, the 1984 redesign enhanced the Corvette’s reputation as a leader in the world sports car market.

With 41 years of experience and technology under its belt, Corvette only gets better. From the 32-valve, 16 fuel injector, twin double-overhead cam V8 engine in the ZR-1 Special Performance Coupe to state-of-the-art refinements standard on all Corvettes, today’s Corvette is a premier driving machine.

The Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is one of the most sophisticated and computerized automobile assembly facilities in the world. To build your 1994 Corvette, over 1,200 employes teamed up with the 70 high-tech robots that assist in a variety of processes, from welding to painting.

The Bowling Green facility, which consistently ranks as one of the General Motors’ highest quality-producing plants, is Corvette’s third home since 1953. Since beginning production in June of 198 1, it has become one of Kentucky’s most popular tourist attractions.

Corvette Assembly Plant tours are conducted Monday through Friday. Reservations are required for groups of ten or more. For more information, call (502) 745-8228.

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How to Us; This Manual

Many people read their owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. This will help you learn about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things quickly. Index: A good place to look for what you need is the In-dex in back of the manual. It’s an alphabetical list of all that’s iq the manual, and the page number where you’ll find it. Parts 1-8: Each part of this manual begins with a brief list of its contents, so you cap often find at a glance if a part Eontains the information you want.

How to Use This Manual: This part tells you how to use your manual and includes safety and vehicle damage warnings and symbols. Part 1 - Seats & Restraint Systems: This part tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the air bag system. Part 2 - Features & Controls: This part explains how to start and operate your Corvette. Part 3 - Comfort Controls & Audio Systems: This ,part tells you how to adjust the comfort controls and how to operate your sound system. Part 4 - Your Driving and the Road: Here you’ll find helpful information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions.

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Part 5 - Problems on the Road: This >art tells you what to do if you have a Jroblem while driving, such as a flat :ire or engine overheating, etc. Part 6 - Service & Appearance Care: Here the manual tells yqap how :o keep your Corvette running ’’:;’. properly and Part 7 - Maintenance Schedule: This part tells when to perfom,,vehicle maintenance and what fluids a&l lubricants to use. Part 8 - Customer Assistanc? ~nformation: This part includ& important information about rdiorting safety defects and gives you &$$ls about the “Roadside Assistancq? program. You will also find cG$@mer satisfaction phone numbers (ir&luding customer satisfaction numbers .for the hearing and speech impaired), &s well as the mediationhrbitration prokedure. We’ve also included ordering information for service publicagions in this part. Service Station Information: This is a quick reference of service information. You can find it on the last page of this manual.

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These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle.

Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this book you will find these notices. In the notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You’ll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use yellow for cautions, blue for notices and the words CAUTION or NOTICE.

You will also find a circle with a slash 11 through it in this book. This safety symbc ’t means “Don’t,” “Don’t do this,” or “Don! let this happen.”

Safety Warnings and Symbols You will find a number of safety cautions in this book. We use a box with a gray background and the word CAUTION to tell you about things that could hurt you if you were to ignore the warning. In the gray caution area, we tell you what the hazard is. Then we tell you what to do to help avoid or reduce the hazard. Please read these cautions. If you don’t, you or others could be hurt.

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Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you will find on your vehicle. For example, these symbols are used on an original battery:

Caution Possible Injury A

Protect Eyes by Shielding

Caustic Battery Acid Could Cause Burns

Avoid Sparks or Flames

Sparks or Flame Could Explode Battery

These symbols are important for you and your passengers whenever your vehicle is driven:

rhese symbols are on some of your :ontrols:

Fasten Safety Belts

These symbols have to do with your lights:

-'a- Hazard Warning Flashers A

Master Lighting Switch

Turn Signal Direction

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Windshield Wiper

Windshield Washer

Windshield Defroster

Rear Window Defogger

Headlight High Beam

Parking Lights

Fog Lamps

Ventilating Fan

Maximum Air Conditioning


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How to Use This Manual Normal Air Conditioning

These symbols are used on warning and indicator lights:

Here are some other symbols you may see:




Engine Coolant Temperature

Battery Charging System I-1

Hatch Release

Hood Release


Engine Oil Pressure

Engine Oil Temperature





Acceleration Slip Regulation

Anti-Lock Brake System (@I


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H e r e you’ll find information about the seats in your Corvette and how to use your safety belts properly . You can also learn about some things you should not do with safety belts .

Part 1 Seats 81 Restraint Systems

Seat Controls

............................................. seats safety Belts: They’re for Everyone .................................... Nhy Safety Belts Work ............................................. lere Are Questions Many People Ask about Safety Belts . and the Answers . . . . . . . . ..................... Safety Belt Reminder Light . . . . . . . . . .......................... ............................ 3ow to Wear Safety Belts Properly . . . 2hildren ...................... ............................ ................................................... Ihild Restraints LargerChildren ................................................... Safety Belt Extender .............. ................................ Zhecking Your Restraint Systems ..................................... Replacing Safety Belts after a Crash ...................................

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Seats and Seat Controls This section tells you about the seats - how to adjust them, and also about reclining front seatbacks, seatback latches and the folding rear seatback.

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Dwer Seat (OPTION) fferent parts of this control move Yerent parts of your seat. If you move 5 whole control, the whole seat will we. The back of the control will move : back of the seat, and the front of the ntrol will move the front of the seat. you have the Sport Seat, you must lve the switch next to the lumbar ntrols to “DR’ (driver) or “PS” assenger) before adjusting your seat. ove the control forward or back to we the seat forward or back. Move the ntrol toward the center of the vehicle to Ise the seat and away from the center of : vehicle to lower it.


Sport Seat (opnoN) These switches let you change the shape of your seat. The pictures show you which lumbar support the switch controls. First move the selector switch to “DR” (driver) or “PS” (passenger). Then move the shaping switches until your seat is comfortable. Move each switch left to inflate or right to deflate.

Seatback Latches Both seatbacks fold forward to give you access to the rear area. To fold a seatback forward, lift this latch and push the seatback forward. When you return the seatback to its original position, make sure the seatback is locked.

Manual Reclining Seatbacks ’0 adjust the seatback, push the, lever lack and move the seatback to where ou want it. Release the lever to. lock the eatback in place. Ion’t have the seatback reclined if your ehicle is moving.


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Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone

This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint, or “air bag” system.

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This figure lights up as a reminder to buckle up. (See “Safety Belt Reininder Light” in the Index.) In many states and Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work.

You never know if you’ll be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive. But most ;rashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can survive and sometimes walk away. Without belts they could have been badly hurt or killed. After more than 25 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling up does matter ... a lot!

Why Safety Belts ;Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. For example, if the bike is goini.10 mph (16 km/h), so is the child.

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When the bike hits the block, it stops. But the child keeps going!

Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it's just a seat on wheels.

Put someone on it.

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Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn’t stop.

The person keeps going until stopped by iomething. :n a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ...

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Here Are Questions Many People Ask about Safety Belts - and the Answers

safety belts. Even if you’re in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That’s true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side and other collisions.

Q: Won’t I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I’m wearing a safety belt?

Q: If I’m a good driver, and I never

drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts?

A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you’re in an accident - even one that isn’t your fault - you and your . passenger can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn’t protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers.

Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 km/h). Safety belts are for everyone.

A: You could be - whether you’re

wearing a safety belt or not. But you can easily unbuckle a safety belt, even if you’re upside down. And your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted.

Q: Why don’t they just put in air bags so people won’t have to wear safety belts?

A: Air bags, or Supplemental Inflatable

Restraint systems, are in some vehicles today and will be in more of them in the future. But they are supplemental systems only - so they work safety belts, not instead of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of

or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That’s why safety belts make such good sense.

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I How to Wear Safety

Belts Properly

idults rhis section is only for people of adult ;ize. 3e aware that there are special things to ;now about safety belts and children. And here are different rules for smaller :hildren and babies. If a child will be iding in your Corvette, see the section ifter this one, called “Children.” Follow hose rules for everyone’s protection.

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Vhen the key is turned to “Run” or Start,” a chime will come on for about ight seconds to remind people to fasten heir safety belts, unless the driver’s ,afety belt is already buckled. The safety jelt light will also come on and stay on mtil the driver’s belt is buckled.

First, you’ll want to know which restraint systems your vehicle has. We’ll start with the driver position. Driver Position This section describes the driver’s restraint system.

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Lap-Shoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here’s how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see

“Seats” in the Index) so you can sit up straight.

3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the

belt across you. Don’t let it get twisted.

4. Push the latch plate into the buckle

until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

’he lap part of the belt should be worn 3w and snug on the hips, just touching he thighs. In a crash, this applies force to he strong pelvic bones. And you’d be ess likely to slide under the lap belt. If [ou slid under it, the belt would apply orce at your abdomen. This could cause ;erious or even fatal injuries. The ‘houlder belt should go over the shoulder md across the chest. These parts of the pody are best able to take belt restraining orces. The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden top or crash.

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Lap Belt Cinch Feature If you do not want the lap belt to move freely, push the “cinch” button. To loosen the belt, unbuckle it, let it retract, and buckle up again.

Q: What’s wrong with this?

A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t

give nearly as much protection this way.

Q: What’s wrong with this? A: The belt is buckled in the wrong


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Q: What's wrong with this? A: The shoulder belt is worn under the

arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times.

Q: What's wrong with this?

A: The belt is twisted across the body.

To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle.

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Air bags are not designed to inflate in rollovers or in rear, side or low-speed frontal crashes. Air bags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. If you're too close to an inflating air bag, it could seriously injure you. Safety belts help keep you in position for air bag inflation in a crash. An inflating air bag can seriously injure small children. Follow the instructions on the passenger safety belt Caution label. REGULAR MAINTENANCE OF THE AIR BAG SYSTEM IS NOT REQUIRED. If the air bag readiness light comes on while you are driving, or doesn't come on when you first start your vehicle, see your Dealer for service. Prlnled In U X A

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lir Bag System 'his section explains the air bag system. our Corvette has an air bag for the river and the passenger.

Here are the most important things to know:


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Air Bag Readiness Light There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows “AIR BAG.” The system checks for electrical malfunctions, and the light tell! you if there is a problem. You will see this light flash for a few seconds when you turn your ignition to “Run” or “Start.” Then the light should 2 out, which means the system is ready. Remember, if the air bag readiness light doesn’t come on when you start your vehicle, or stays on, or comes on when you are driving, your air bag system mal not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away.

Iow the Air Bag System Works Yhere is the air bag? .’he driver’s air bag is in the middle of the ;teering wheel.

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car which will move and deform on impact. The air bag is also not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts, or rear impacts where the inflation would provide no occupant protection benefit. It is possible that in a crash, only one of the two air bags in your Corvette will deploy. This is rare, but can happen in a crash just severe enough to make an air bag inflate. In any particular crash, the determination of whether the air bag should have inflated cannot be based solely on the level of damage on the vehicle(s). Inflation is determined by the angle of the impact and the vehicle’s deceleration, of which vehicle damage is only one indication. Repair cost is not a good indicator of whether an air bag should have deployed. What makes an air bag inflate? In a frontal or near-frontal impact of sufficient severity, the air bag sensing system detects that the vehicle is suddenly stopping as a result of a crash. The sensing system triggers a chemical reaction of the sodium azide sealed in the inflator. The reaction produces nitrogen gas, which inflates a cloth bag. The

inflator, cloth bag, and related hardware are all part of the air bag inflator modules packed inside the steering wheel and in the instrument panel in front of the passenger. How does an air bag restrain? In moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. The air bag supplements the protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually. But air bags would not provide protection in many types of collisions, including rollovers and rear and side impacts, primarily because an occupant’s motion is not toward the air bag. Air bags should never be regarded as anything more than a supplement to safety belt protection in moderate to severe frontal and near-frontal collisions. What will you see after an air bag inflation? After the air bag has inflated, it will then quickly deflate. This occurs so quickly that some people may not even realize

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The right-front passenger’s air bag is located in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. When is an air bag expected to inflate? The air bag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes. The air bag will only inflate if the velocity of the impact is above the designed threshold level. When impacting straight into a wall that does not move or deform, the threshold level for most GM vehicles is between 9 and 15 mph (14 and 23 kdh). However, this velocity threshold depends on the vehicle design and may be several miles-per-hour faster or slower. In addition, this threshold velocity will be considerably higher if the vehicle strikes an object such as a parked

Seats and Restraint Systems that the air bag inflated. Some components of the air bag module in the steering wheel hub for the driver’s air bag or the instrument panel for the passenger’s bag may be hot for a short time, but the portion of the bag that comes into contact with you will not be hot to the touch. There will be small amounts of smoke and dust coming from vents in the deflated air bags. The air bag will not impede the driver’s vision or ability to steer the vehicle, nor will it hinder ‘the occupants from exiting the vehicle. In many crashes severe enough to inflate an air bag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may occur in vehicles with passenger air bags because the windshield acts as a reaction surface for the inflating air bag.

The air bags are designed to inflate only once. After they inflate, you’ll need some new parts for your air bag system. If you don’t get them, the air bag system won’t be there to help protect you in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service

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manual has information about the need to replace other parts. Your vehicle is equipped with a diagnostic module, which records information about the air bag system if the air bag deploys in a crash. The module records information about the readiness of the system, which sensors activated the deployment, and whether the driver’s safety belt was in use. Let only qualified technicians work on your air bag system. Improper service can mean that your air bag system won’t work properly. See your dealer for service. NOTICE: If you damage the cover for the driver’s or the right-front passenger’s air bag, they may not work properly. You may have to replace the air bag on the steering wheel or both the air bag and the instrument panel for the passenger’s air bag. Do not open or break the air bag covers.

Is the smoke from an air bag inflation harmful? The particles emitted during air bag inflation are not harmful to most people. Some people with respiratory ailments may experience difficulty breathing if they stay in the vehicle with the windows closed after air bag inflation. So, if your air bag inflates, you and any passengers should exit the vehicle if and when it is safe to do so. If you or your passengers can’t get out of the vehicle, try to get fresh air by opening a window, turning on the fan, or opening a door.

Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Corvette Air bags affect how your Corvette should be serviced. There are parts of the air bag system in several places around your vehicle. You don’t want the system to inflate while someone is working on your vehicle. Your Chevrolet dealer and the 1994 Corvette Service Manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.


Dassenger Position The passenger’s safety belt works the iame way as the driver’s safety belt. See ‘Driver Position,’’ earlier in this part.

Safety Belt Use during Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible throughout the pregnancy. The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly.

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Smaller Children and Babies


Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! That includes infants and all children smaller than adult size. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle.

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Child Restraints

Be sure to follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury. I The instructions that come with the child restraint will show you how to do that. The child restraint must be secured properly in the passenger seat. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle - even when no child is in it.

Your dealer can obtain the hardware kit and install it for you, or you may install it yourself using the instructions provided in the kit. Use the tether hardware kit available from the dealer. The hardware and 'installation instructions were specifically designed for this vehicle.

Top Strap If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored. If you have a convertible, don't use a restraint like that in your vehicle because the top strap anchor cannot be installed properly. You shouldn't use this type of restraint without anchoring the top strap. If your vehicle is not a convertible and you need to have an anchor installed, yo^ can ask your Chevrolet dealer to put one in for you. If you want to install an anchc yourself, your dealer can tell you how to do it. For cars first sold in Canada, child restraints with a top strap must be anchored according to Canadian Law.

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Securing a Child Restraint in the Passenger Seat Your vehicle has a right-front passenger’s air bag. NEVER put a rear-facing child restraint in this vehicle. Here’s why:

You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier section about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Because your vehicle has a right-front passenger’s air bag, always move the seat as far back as it will go before securing a front-facing child restraint.

2. Put the restraint on the seat. Follow

the instructions for the child restraint. 3. Secure the child in the child restraint

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4. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the shoulder belt goes in front of the child’s face or neck, put it behind the child restraint. 5. Buckle the belt.

Make sure the release button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

6. Push the “cinch” button. See

“Lap-Shoulder Belt” in the Index, where we describe the cinch feature. 7. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt

back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint.

8. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.

To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger.

Larger Children

Children who have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle’s safety belts.

Children who aren’t buckled up can be thrown out in a crash.

0 Children who aren’t buckled up can

strike other people who are.

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Q. What if a child is wearing a

lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck?

A: Move the child toward the center of

the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder, so that in a crash the child’s upper body would have the restraint that belts provide.

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The lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child’s thighs. This applies belt force to the child’s pelvic bones in

a crash.

Replacing Safety Belts after a Crash

[f you’ve had a crash, do you need new selts? 4fter a very minor collision, nothing may 3e necessary. But if the belts were stretched, as they would be if worn during I more severe crash, then you need new 3elts.

Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your dealer will order you an extender. It’s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt.

Checking Your Restraint Systems

Now and then, make sure all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, anchorages and reminder systems are working properly. Look for any loose parts or damage. If you see anything that might keep a restraint system from doing its job, have it repaired.

rf yo1 .I ever see a label on the passenger’s safety belt that says to replace the belt, be sure to do so. Then the new belt will be there to help protect you in an accident. You will see this label on the belt near the latch plate. If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also may mean. you will need to have safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt wasn’t being used at the time of the collision.

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Q: What’s wrong with this? A: The belt is torn. Torn or frayed belts may not protect you in a crash. They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt is torn or frayed, get a new one right away.

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Keys ........................................................... DoorLocks ...................................................... Theft and Theft Deterrents .......................................... New Vehicle “Break-In” ........................................... IIgnitionSwitch ................................................... Starting Your Engine .............................................. ........................................... Automatic Transmission Manual Transmission .............................................. Here You can learn d3out the Selective Ride Control ............................................. ............................................ many standard and optional Limited-Slip Rear Axle ......................................................... features on your Corvette. Parking Engine Exhaust .................................................. information on starting. shifting and braking . Also explained are Windows ....................................................... ........................................................... and the instrument

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61 ............................... The Turn SignaVHeadlight everything is working properly ............................................... 66 OperationofLights - and what to do if you have a Mirrors ......................................................... problem . RoofPanel ...................................................... Storage and Compartments ......................................... Sunvisors ...................................................... Ashtray and Lighter ............................................... Accessory Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Instrument Panel and Cluster ........................................ ConvertibleTop ..................................................





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’he square ignition keys are for the ;nition only, and the oval door keys are x the doors and all other locks.

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F you have a ZR- 1, your vehicle has an ngine power switch, which uses a third ley. Yhen a new Corvette is delivered, the lealer removes the plugs from the keys, ad gives them to the first owner. lowever, the ignition key may not have . plug. f the ignition key doesn’t have a plug, here will be a bar-coded key tag instead. 3ach plug or tag has a code on it that tells ‘our dealer or a qualified locksmith how o make extra keys. Keep the plugs in a ‘afe place. If you lose your keys, you’ll ,e able to have new ones made easily lsing these plugs. If your ignition keys lon’t have plugs, go to your Chevrolet lealer for the correct key code if you leed a new ignition key.

NOTICE: Your Corvette has a number of new features that can help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. You may even have to damage your vehicle to get in. So be sure you have extra keys. Door Locks

To lock the door from the inside, move the lock control on the door back. To unlock it, move the lock control on the door forward.

There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle: From the outside, use your door key or the passive keyless entry transmitter. If your theft deterrent system is armed, unlock the doors only with the key or the transmitter to avoid setting off the alarm. Refer to “Universal Theft Deterrent” in the Index.

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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Should interference to this system occur, try this:

Check to determine if battery replacement is necessary. See the instructions on battery replacement. Check the distance. You may be too far from your vehicle. This product has a maximum range. Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. See your Chevrolet dealer or a qualified technician for service.

Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.

Operation You don’t have to do anything for PKE to work when the passive feature is on. Just walk toward your vehicle with the PKE

Power Door Locks Push the power door lock switch on either door back to lock or unlock both doors at once.

Leaving Your Vehicle If you are leaving the vehicle, take your keys, open your door and set the locks from inside. Then get out and close the door. Your vehicle has a theft deterrent system. See “Universal Theft Deterrent” in the Index.

Passive Keyless Entry System With Passive Keyless Entry (PJSE), your vehicle will disarm or arm your theft deterrent system and lock or unlock your doors when you are about three to seven feet (one to two meters) away, if you are carrying the PKE transmitter. Your Corvette was shipped with one PKE transmitter, but up to three can be matched to your vehicle. See “Matching Transmitters to Your Vehicle” later in this section. Your Passive Keyless Entry system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules.

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transmitter, and the system will automatically disarm your theft deterrent system and unlock the doors. If it’s dark enough outside, your interior lights will come on. If you move out of range, the PKE system will: 1. Lock the doors after five seconds. 2. Arm the theft deterrent system. 3. Sound the horn to let you know the

doors are locked.

4. Turn off the interior lights. You can also use the buttons on the transmitter. Press “DOOR’ to open the passenger’s door or “HATCH’ to open the hatch. The “HATCH’ button will only work when the ignition is off. The system has a feature that makes it difficult for you to lock your keys in your vehicle. If you leave your keys in the ignition and lock the doors, the system will unlock the doors as soon as they are closed. If you leave the keys in the ignition and move away with the transmitter, the doors still will not lock. You should notice that the horn doesn’t sound and return to get your keys.

[f you shake the transmitter, you may hear 1 slight rattle. This sound is from the notion sensor inside the transmitter. It joes not indicate that anything is wrong with your transmitter. The system will allow you to lock your keys in the vehicle if you didn’t leave them in the ignition. You should, however, be able to use the transmitter to get them out. After 26 seconds of no motion, the transmitter shuts down to save the battery. Wait about 30 seconds, then rock the vehicle. The transmitter should ”wake up” and unlock the doors. This system can’t guarantee that you’ll never be locked out of your vehicle. If the battery is low or if the transmitter is in a place where the signal can’t get to the antenna, it won’t unlock the doors. Always remember to take your keys with you.

PKE Settings You can use the system for both doors or just the driver’s door, or you can turn the system off. To change door settings: 1. Put the ignition key in the ignition,

but don’t turn it on.

2. Press “DOOR” on the transmitter

until the door locks cycle (about two seconds).

To turn the system off: 1. Take the ignition key out of the


2. Press “DOOR’ on the transmitter unti

the door locks cycle (about two seconds).

To turn the system back on, just repeat the steps. To check that the system is off, turn on the ignition. The “PASSIVE KEYLESS ENTRY” light on the Driver Information Center should not come on. If the light does come on for a second or two, then the PKE system is still on. You can also check whether the system is on or off by closing the door and walking away with the keys and transmitter. If the doors lock, the system is on. If you are working around your vehicle and keeping your keys with you, you might want to turn the PKE system off. If you don’t, the transmitter will keep locking and unlocking your doors.

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Transmitter Range The transmitter range depends on your vehicle and where you are standing. The coupe (A) has an antenna in the driver’s door and one in the rear area. The convertible (B) has one antenna in each door. The antennas do not require any maintenance. Range also depends on how you hold the transmitter. For best performance, when you come near your vehicle, hold the transmitter straight up and down, so the keys hang down. If the range seems to be decreasing, check the battery in the transmitter. Range will decrease if the battery is low. It will also decrease if more than one transmitter is in the area. Don’t put the transmitter in a metal container because the transmitter won’t work. Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle Each key chain transmitter is coded to prevent another transmitter from unlocking your vehicle. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be ?urchased through your dealer. Remember to bring any remaining :ransmitters with you when you go to

your dealer. When the dealer matches the replacement transmitter to your vehicle, the remaining transmitters must also be matched. Once the new transmitter is coded, the lost transmitter will not unlock your vehicle. You can match a transmitter to as many different vehicles as you own, provided they are equipped with exactly the same model -system. (General Motors offers several different models of these systems on their vehicles.) Each vehicle can have only three transmitters matched to it. To match transmitters to your vehicle: 1. Move all transmitters out of range. 2. Turn the ignition on. 3. Push “TRIP ODO’ on the Driver

Information Center twice.

4. Within five seconds press and hold “FUEL INFO’ until the “PASSIVE KEYLESS ENTRY” light comes on.

5. Turn the ignition off, but leave the key in the ignition. The “PASSIVE KEYLESS ENTRY” light should begin to flash to show the system is in programming mode.

6. Bring one transmitter into range. The light will stop flashing and stay on to show that the code is stored.

7. Move the transmitter out of range.

The light should start flashing again.

8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 with each

additional transmitter.

The programming mode will shut off if: 0 You don’t program any transmitters

for two minutes.

0 You take the key out of the ignition or

turn the ignition on.

0 You have programmed three


Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your key chain transmitter should last about 18 months. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won’t work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery.

ro replace your battery: I. Insert a screwdriver in the slot on the back of the transmitter and gently pry apart the front and back.

2. Gently pry the battery out of the

transmitter using the screwdriver.

3. Put the new battery in the transmitter, positive (+) side up. Use a Duracell@ battery, type DL2450, or equivalent.

4. Put the two halves back together. Make sure the halves are together tightly so water won’t get in.

5. Test the transmitter.

?emote Hatch Release ’ress the switch in your center console to mlock the hatch from inside your vehicle f you have an automatic transmission, [our shift lever must be in “P’ (Park) or ‘ N ’ (Neutral) to use the switch. If you lave a manual transmission, you must sei he parking brake before you can use the ;witch.

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If you have a coupe, this switch is on the rear of the driver’s door. It works with the door open and the transmission in any gear. Push it down to release the hatch. The PKE transmitter will also release the hatch. See “Passive Keyless Entry System” in the Index.

If you don’t have battery power, use the manual release cable to open the-hatch. The cable is near the security shade handle, between the carpet and the shade.

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Parking Lots If you park in a lot where someone will be watching your vehicle, it’s best to lock it up and take your keys. But what if you have to leave your ignition key? What if you have to leave something valuable in your vehicle? 0 Put your valuables in a storage area, like the rear area or center console.

0 Lock the storage area.

Lock all the doors except the driver’s.

0 Then take the door key with you.

NOTICE: If you put things in the hatchback area, be sure they won’t break the glass when you close it. Never slam the hatch down. You could break the glass or damage the defogger grid. When you close the hatch, make sure you pull down from the center, not the sides. If you pull the hatch down 1 from the side too often, the weather- 1 strip can be damaged.


Vehicle theft is big business, especially in ;ome cities. Although your Corvette has a lumber of theft-deterrent features, we mow that nothing we put on it can make It impossible to steal. However, there are ways you can help.

Key in the Ignition [f you walk away from your vehicle with the keys inside, it’s an easy target for joy riders or professional thieves - so don’t do it. When you park your Corvette and open the driver’s door, you’ll hear a tone reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do this. Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition. If you have an automatic transmission, taking your key out also locks your transmission. And remember to lock the doors.

Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight. Put them in a storage area, or take them with you.

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4. Close the doors and wait five seconds. 5. Reach through the open window and

unlock the door from inside. The alarm should sound.

6. Turn off the alarm. If the alarm doesn’t go off, check to see if the horn works. If not, check the horn fuse. See “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index. If the horn does work, but the alarm doesn’t go off, see your dealer.

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Now, if a door or the hatch is opened without the key or Passive Keyless Entry system, the alarm will go off. Your horn will sound for three minutes, then it will go off to save battery power. The theft deterrent system won’t arm if you lock the doors with a key or manual door lock, or if you lock the vehicle after the doors are closed. If your passenger stays in the vehicle when you leave with the keys, have the passenger lock the vehicle after the doors are closed. This way the alarm won’t arm, and your passenger won’t set it off. Always use your key or the Passive Keyless Entry system to unlock a door. Unlocking a door any other way will set off the alarm. If you do set off the alarm accidentally, there are three ways to stop it:

Unlock any door with your key. Put the ignition key in the ignition. Use the Passive Keyless Entry system.

How to Test the Alarm 1. Make sure the rear hatch is latched. 2. Lower a window. 3. Arm the system.

I Universal Theft Deterrent

‘our Corvette has a theft deterrent larm system. With this system, the SECURITY” light will flash as you pen the door (if your ignition is off). ‘his light reminds you to arm the theft eterrent system. Here’s how to do it: . Open the door. . Lock the door with the power door lock switch or the Passive Keyless Entry system. The “SECURITY” lieht will come on. . Close all the doors. The “SECURITY’ light should go off.

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When the PASS-Key@ system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s starter and fuel systems. For about three minutes, the starter won’t work and fuel won’t go to the engine. If someone tries to start your vehicle again or uses another key during this time, the shutdown period will start over again. This discourages someone from randomly trying different keys with different resistor pellets in an attempt to make a match. The ignition key must be clean and dry before it’s inserted in the ignition or the engine may not start. If the “SECURITY” light comes on, the key may be dirty or wet. If this happens and the starter won’t work, turn the ignition off. Clean and dry the key, wait three minutes and try again. If the starter still won’t work, wait three minutes and try the other ignition key. At this time, you may also want to check the fuses (see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers’’ in the Index). If the starter won’t work with

the other key, your vehicle needs service. [f your vehicle does start, the first ignition key may be faulty. See your Chevrolet Jealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key@ However, if you accidentally use a key that has a damaged or missing resistor pellet, you will see no “SECURITY” light. You don’t have to wait three minutes before trying the proper key. if the resistor pellet is damaged OF missing, the starter won’t work. Use the other ignition key, and see your Chevrolet dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key@ to have a new key made. If the “SECURITY” light comes on while driving, have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. If you lose or damage a PASS-Key@ ignition key, see your Chevrolet dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key@. In an emergency, call the Chevrolet Roadside Assistance Program at 1 -800-CHEV USA (1 -800-243-8872).


Your vehicle is equipped with the PASS-Key@ (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft deterrent system. PASS-Key@ is a passive theft deterrent system. This means you don’t have to do anything different to arm or disarm the system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition. PASS-Key@ uses a resistor pellet in the ignition key that matches a decoder in your vehicle.

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NOTICE: Your modern Corvette doesn’t need an elaborate “break-in.” But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: 0 Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or less for the first 500 miles (804 km). Don’t drive at any one speed - fast or slow - for the fist 500 miles (804 km). Don’t make full-throttle starts. Avoid malung hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time your new brake linings aren’t yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this “breaking-in” guideline every time you get new brake linings.

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Ignition Switch

With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to five positions: Acc (A): Position in which you can operate your electrical power accessories. Press in the ignition switch as you turn the top of it toward you. Lock (B): The only position in which you can remove the key. This locks your steering wheel, ignition and automatic transmission. If you have an automatic transmission, tht ignition switch can’t be turned to “Lock” unless the shift lever is in the “P” (Park) position.

Off (C): Unlocks the steering wheel, ignition and automatic transmission, but does not send electrical power to any accessories. Use this position if your vehicle must be pushed or towed. Run (D): Position to which the switch returns after you start your engine and release the switch. The switch stays in the “Run” position when the engine is running. But even when the engine is not running, you can use “Run” to operate your electrical power accessories and to display some instrument panel warning and indicator lights. Start (E): Starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition switch will return to “Run” for normal driving. When the engine is not running, “Acc” and “Run” allow you to operate your slectrical accessories, such as the radio. A warning tone will sound if you open the driver’s door when the ignition is in “Off,’’ “Lock” or “Acc” and the key is in the ignition.

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!y Release Button: If you have a lnual transmission, your ignition lock ; a key release button. You must press : button before you can take your key t of the ignition lock.

NOTICE: If your key seems stuck in “Lock” and you can’t turn it, be sure it is all the way in. If it is, then turn the steer- ing wheel left and right while you turn the key hard. But turn the key only with your hand. Using a tool to force it could break the key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service.

Delayed Accessory Bus (DAB) With DAB your power windows and the audio system will continue to work up to 15 minutes after the ignition key is turnec to “Off’ and neither door is opened. If a door is opened, the audio system and power windows will shut off.

Starting Your Engine Automatic Transmission: Move your shift lever to “P’ (Park) or “N” (Neutral). Your engine won’t start in any other position - that’s a safety feature. To restart when you’re already moving, use “N” (Neutral) only.

NOTICE: Don’t try to shift to “P” (Park) if your Corvette is moving. If you do, you could damage the transmission. Shift to “P” (Park) only when your vehicle is stopped.

ManuaI Transmission: The gear selector should be in neutral. Hold the clutch pedal to the floor and start the engine. Your vehicle won’t start if the clutch pedal is not all the way down - that’s a safety feature. To start your 5.7 Liter LTl engine: 1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal turn the ignition key to “Start.” When the engine starts, let go of the key. Thl idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm. NOTICE: Holding your key in “Start” for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor.

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push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor, while you hold the ignition key in “Start.” When the engine starts, let go of the key and let up on the accelerator pedal. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery.


When starting your engine in very cold weather (below 0°F or - 18 “C), do this: 1.

With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to “Start” and hold it there. When the engine starts, let go of the key. Use the accelerator pedal to maintain engine speed, if you have to, until your engine has run for a while. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in “Start” for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but this time keep the pedal down for five or six seconds. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine.

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NOTICE: Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could chimge the way the fuel injection system operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don’t, your engine might not perform properly. If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index.

Ib start your 5.7 Liter LT5 engine: 1. Without pushing the accelerator pedal

turn your ignition key to “Start.” When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as your engine gets warm. NOTICE: Holding your key in “Start” for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor.

2. If it doesn’t start within 3 seconds, push the accelerator pedal about one-third of the way down, while you hold the ignition key in “Start.” When the engine starts, let go of the key and let up on the accelerator pedal. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery.


When starting your engine in very cold weather (below 0°F or -18”C), do this: 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to “Start” and hold it there. After two seconds, push the accelerator pedal down just a little. When the engine starts, let go of the key. Use the accelerator pedal to maintain engine speed, if you have to, until your engine has run for a while. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in “Start” for about three seconds. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, do the same thing, but this time keep the pedal down for five or six seconds. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine.


Your engine is designed to work with the electronics in your vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the fuel injection system operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer. If you don’t, your engine might not perform properly. If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See “Towing Your Vehicle” in the Index.

Engine Power Switch (ZR-I) The LT5 engine in your ZR-1 has two sets of intake runners and fuel injectors. The primary set can be run alone for normal engine power, or both sets can be used for full engine power. Full power gives you extra power for highway touring and off-road sports use and reserve power for passing. With normal power, you’ll notice less engine and exhaust noise.

To change the power setting, put your engine power key into the switch. Turn the key to the setting you want and let go The key will return to the center position. Your ZR-1 is able to run at full power under the following conditions: The engine coolant and oil temperatures are greater than 68 OF (20°C) but less than 302°F (150°C).

e System voltage is greater than ten



light is not on.

You can switch the setting at engine speeds up to 4,000 rpm. When you select the “FULL” setting, a light near [he switch will come on. It should go >ut when you change back to the “NORMAL” setting. When you turn the ignition off, the setting will go back to normal power. Off-Road Track Use See your Warranty Book before using your Corvette for off-road track use.

NOTICE: If you use your Corvette for off-road track use, your engine may use more oil than it would with normal use. Low oil levels can damage the engine. Be sure to check the oil level often during off-road track use. You may need to add additional oil. See “Engine Oil” in the Index.

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Features and Controls Driving through Deep Standing Water

NOTICE: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine’s air intake and badly damage your engine. If you can’t avoid deep puddles or standing water, drive through them very slowly.

Rough Idling If you notice rough idling or surging, especially after long periods of idling or during slow city driving, the oxygen sensors may be clogged. If this happens, follow these steps to clear the oxygen sensors: 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Shift an automatic transmission to “P”

(Park) or a manual transmission to “ N ’ (Neutral).

3. Press the accelerator until your

tachometer reads 2,000 rpm and hold for two minutes.

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Engine Coolant Heater (Engine Block Heater) (LTI ENGINE, CANADA) In very cold weather, 0 “F (- 18 “C) or colder, the engine coolant heater can help. You’ll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Usually, the coolant heater should be plugged in a minimum of four hours prior to starting your vehicle. To use the coolant heater: 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the

electrical cord.

3. Plug it into a normal, grounded

1 10-volt outlet.


After you’ve used the coolant heater, be sure to store the cord as it was before to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged.

How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the weather, the kind of oil you have, and some other things. Instead of trying to list everything here, we ask that you contact your Chevrolet dealer in the area where you’ll be parking your vehicle. The dealer can give you the best advice for that particular area.

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Automatic Transmission

There are several different positions for your shift lever.

P (Park)

This locks your rear wheels. It’s the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can’t move easily.

Ensure the shift lever is fully in “P” (Park) range before starting the engine. Your Corvette has a brake-transmission shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brakes before you can shift from “P” (Park) when the ignition key is in the “Run” position. If you cannot shift out of “P” (Park), ease pressure on the shift lever - push the shift lever all the

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dangerous. Unless your foot is on the brake pedal, your could move very rapidly. lose control and hit Don’t shift out of

NOTICE: Damage to your transmission caused by shifting out of “P” IPark) or “ N ’ (Neutral) with the engine racing isn’t covered by your warranty.

R (Reverse)

Use this gear to back up.

NOTICE: Shifting to “R’ (Reverse) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage your transmission. Shift to “R’ only after your vehicle is stopped.

To rock your vehicle back and forth to get out of snow, ice or sand without damaging your transmission, see “Stuck: