I just purchased this corvette from a private owner. This is my first
corvette and I have a couple inquires and a few issues with it.
1).Exactly how does this 4+3 Manuel trans. work? 2).I need to get a manuel
book for this year?
Issues: No key to remove top?
One headlight only flips-out half way and stops.
I bought one of these, they work great :
For Owner's Manual (describes controls and how it all works) and
Corvette Maintenance manuals:
< www.helminc.com > or go shopping on ebay.
Headlamp: I'd guess the cushioning 'gel' in the gearbox has dried and
turned to crumbs (usually happens when the car is 8-12 years old.)
Inexpensive delrin rollers (with instructions) are available from
Ecklers or Mid-America. These lock the gearbox (eliminating the gel)
and you can install them yourself. Hold off ordering the gear until you
get the gearbox open. If you don't have (or desire) a set of metric
sockets, a variety of torx wrenches and a set of metric combination
wrenches, go for a commercial rebuild. Suggest not buying new motors
and gear boxes -- motors seldom fail and parts are available for the
Tip: There was superb manufacturing uniformity in the headlamp gear
boxes. If one has failed, the other one will fail within a few months (;-).
< www.ecklers.com >
< www.madvet.com >
Roof Panel: 'key is correct (change in roof attachment occurred in
'89). The roof, when attached, is a part of the frame structure. A
small ratchet with an adapter (probably torx) to engage the screw heads
is what you need. Torque for the '89 is 34 foot pounds (check '88
maintenance manual). Make sure these are snugged before you maneuver
the car. If they are loose, you can damage the roof panel frame during
Congratulations & welcome. No cell phone use in the driver's seat, one
hand must be available to wave!
"Save over $8.00 when comparing to the Eckler's Corvette Headlight Rebuild
Look in 'Electrical' tab, (scroll down to 'headlights' )
Rod, sells numerous rebuild parts for
GM headlight repairs, he's reasonable in price and fast in delivery.
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