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C6 Corvette Window Indexing Guide

C6 Corvette Window Indexing Guide

What is Window Indexing? The window indexing feature in a C6 Corvette is used to lower the window approximately 1/8-inch when the door is opened. This allows the top edge of the window to clear the weatherstripping that it sits in. When the door is closed, the window indexing will return the window back to…

C4 to C5 Corvette VATS Key Decoding Guide 1986 to 2004

C4 to C5 Corvette VATS Key Decoding Guide 1986 to 2004

This guide is designed to help you understand the VATS Key and determine which resistance value your Corvette’s Body Control Module will respond to. If at any time you have questions, please visit our Support section to open up a support ticket. VATS Explained The VATS acronym stands for Vehicle Anti-Theft System and is also…

Where is the Corvette RPO Code Label (Service Parts Identification Label) located?

RPO Code Label (Service Parts Identification Label) Location Banner

General Motors began outfitting Corvette models with an RPO Code Label (Service Parts Identification Label) in 1984. This label is used to identify specific vehicle production options, paint color codes and paint types. Since the first sticker was placed inside of a Corvette, the placement of the RPO Codes Label has changed seven times. The…

How to scan the Corvette QR Code to read your RPO Codes

Corvette QR Code RPO Code Banner

Beginning in 2018, General Motors added a QR Code to the Certification label on all Corvette models. This new QR code includes the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), RPO Codes and other information that identify the content of the Corvette. What is a QR Code? A QR Code is a simple barcode that offers information in…

1982 & 1984 Corvette Engine Control Module Swap Secret

C4 Corvette 1982 1984 Engine Computer Module Swap Secret

Shopping around for a 1982 Corvette Engine Control Module (ECM) can be quite a hassle nowadays. Not to mention, when you do get lucky and find one they are outrageously expensive. Luckily, the crew at Corvette Salvage is about to let you in on a little unknown secret in the Corvette realm. 1984 Corvette ECM’s…

C4 Corvette 1993 to 1996 Power Antenna Mast Removal & Installation Guide

C4 Corvette 1993 to 1996 Power Antenna Mast Removal & Installation

This guide includes instructions on how to remove and install an antenna mast on any 1993 to 1996 Convertible Corvette equipped with a power antenna assembly. Part 1: Power Antenna Mast Removal STEP 1: Removing the Antenna’s Special Nut & Grommet Start by removing the antenna’s special nut. To do this, turn the nut counter-clockwise when…

C5 Corvette Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Programming/Reset

C5 Corvette Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Programming/Reset Banner

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System on a C5 Corvette consists of four sensors which keep track of air pressures within each wheel. While being a convenient feature, this system can easily get confused when changing and swapping the wheels on the vehicle. When the system becomes confused, a quick reset must be performed to re-sync…

C5 Corvette Key Fob Programming

C5 Corvette Key Fob Programming Banner

The C5 Corvette was produced by General Motors from 1997 to 2004 and came with the convenience of keyless entry via a key fob/transmitter. Throughout the progression of the C5 generation, the key fob changed design. The first design works with 1997 to 2000 Corvette models, while the second design works with 2001 to 2004…