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Old 01-12-2020, 9:16pm   #1
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Default What did you do to your C6 today?

Do any of you guys/gals mod or maintain your C6 yourself?
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:38am   #2
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No mods on my Vette unless you consider Ghost Flames on the hood.

Have a guy to do the maintenance but I will do some repair/repair work (radio, power seat track, under hood fuse box).
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Nobody ever touches my vette unless it's absolutely something I can't do on my own. I did have a subwoofer box made as I lack the tools and materials to make a quality one. Worth every penny. This weekend I think I'm going to either install my wideband 02 sensors or the Pfadt front swaybar I have been putting off forever.
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I added a little bling to the dash to make it look like it belongs in a Le Mans blue car. Nothing too over the top.
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Also added some to the doors.
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Got my 2005 convertible in May. Been upgrading a little at a time. So far,

1. I replaced radio with a Pioneer AVIC-W8600NEX UNIT
2. Replaced seats with Ridies covers. Installed by a local shop. They did a great job.
3. New Michelin run flats.

In shop now for some minor (probably expensive too) repairs. Hope to have it ready for this weekend.
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Got my 2005 convertible in May. Been upgrading a little at a time. So far,

1. I replaced radio with a Pioneer AVIC-W8600NEX UNIT
2. Replaced seats with Ridies covers. Installed by a local shop. They did a great job.
3. New Michelin run flats.

In shop now for some minor (probably expensive too) repairs. Hope to have it ready for this weekend.
Looks good! I had a 2005 Black coupe new from the factory in October of '04. Replaced it with my 2008 Z06, which is now a full time race car.
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I can wipe her down with quick detail after dusting and clean the windshield. Anything else I have to pay somebody. Being 74, arthritic and a modicum amount of spendable cash I can afford it. Hate it but thatís life.
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Swapped my cam...no biggie. LOL
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My 2007 C6 has been doing the stuck-in-park thing the during the last year but I was usually able to work with it and get it to shift for me. I finally decided it was time to do something about it, so I found numerous posts on solutions to the problem from cutting off the offending part, to adding a bypass pushbutton switch, to adding a little spacer material to push the microswitch lever more when moved into Park, to adding a wire loop to manually unlock it. I also had to find a video on how to remove the center trim to get at it which really helped me in doing it. I decided to go with bending the microswitch lever to engage a little sooner which seems to have solved the problem. I also went with the added insurance of adding a wire loop from the locking lever to my center console so I could manually pull it and unlock it if all else failed. You can see my loop in the first picture. I like the loop for another reason. If I am working with the center trim and need to shift it out of park, I can set the parking brake and pull the loop to shift it out of park without the key around or without starting the car. Makes it handier to work on. While working on it, I discovered that one of the previous owners had installed a Geek Squad FM converter box for an old iPod. I had nothing that would connect to the old iPod connector so I removed all of that stuff. I donít need that stuff because the factory CD player in my 2007 will play my CD-R burned CDís with my mp3 playlists.

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Here are a couple of links that I used. The first one is very good for guiding you through the removal of the center trim piece. The directions are for a 2005 but all of the info pertained to my 2007 as well. I did not like his solution which was to cut off the offending piece, so I used information from several other posts to do my fix. The second video gives another take on the project but he doesnít go into as much detail about removing the center trim piece. In my fix I bent the metal on the microswitch to engage it sooner and it solved my problem. As a little extra insurance, I drilled a hole in the offending latch and attached a wire loop through it and ran it into my center console so I could pull it manually if it ever stopped working in the future. Wire loop cost me about 2 dollars at Menards. Hope this helps.

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