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Making Your Corvette Invisible
Making Your Corvette Invisible
Project Shark Attack Goes Stealthy
By Chris Petris, Photography by Chris Petris, Hope Petris
September 07, 2007
Since we opted for the LED pods, holes were drilled to pass the wires through the lens. Be careful drilling into the gauge lens. Clear plastic can be brittle and if the drill bit catches, a crack can occur. We drilled a 1/4-inch hole for the wiring to pass through. This location would also allow removal of the LEDs if we wanted to move them later without any visible effects.
6 Since we opted for the LED pods, holes were drilled to pass the wires through the lens.
Now we install the gauge lens and drill the hole through the gauge assembly for the wire to be routed through. This is another area to be cautious of. If the drill chuck hits the lens, it will be junk. Be sure to blow out all the debris from the drilling and clean the lens.
7 Now we install the gauge lens and drill the hole through the gauge assembly for the wir
The pods are installed on the cluster lens after cleaning the area with alcohol or brake cleaner. The supplied two-sided tape was installed on the pods; then the pods were stuck on the lens.
8 The pods are installed on the cluster lens after cleaning the area with alcohol or brak
The LED wiring is routed through the previously drilled holes and into the upper part of the dash. LEDs have different color wiring for the front and rear. Be sure to install the LEDs on the proper side so you know which way the radar is coming at you.
9 The LED wiring is routed through the previously drilled holes and into the upper part o
We removed the driver side speaker grille to access the wires after they came out of the gauge panel. A piece of mechanics wire was used to pull the wires eventually under the dash. We don't have speakers in the traditional location in PSA so you would have to remove the speaker for access if the factory speakers were installed.
10 We removed the driver side speaker grille to access the wires after they came out of t
Now we slip the K40 interior network module in place under the dash. Fairly simple, just placing the unit wherever it will fit is fine. Tie-straps are provided to tie it in place. We tie the interior network module to the steering column. There is plenty of wire lead length on the LEDs and the interior network module. Remember, Blue Tooth technology means no external wires to connect so it can be placed virtually anywhere.
11 Now we slip the K40 interior network module in place under the dash. Fairly simple, ju
The system speaker may be the only limitation to where the interior network module is placed. We installed the system speaker with tie-straps as recommended, tying it off on the main harness. Later model Corvettes can have the module mounted to the lower dash plastic panels. Just place the speaker out of the way, as long as it can be heard clearly is what matters.
12 The system speaker may be the only limitation to where the interior network module is
A male spade terminal was crimped on the ignition power wire and installed in the fuse panel. The interior network module requires 12-volt ignition power when the key is placed in the on and crank position. We used a voltmeter to determine that the correct voltage would be supplied from this fuse panel position.
13 A male spade terminal was crimped on the ignition power wire and installed in the fuse
The driver side kick-panel was removed, and the interior network ground wire was placed on the steel birdcage. The birdcage receives ground from the chassis and is the best point for a proper ground. While in the area, we connected the remaining wires per the directions and the supplied red butt connectors.
14 The driver side kick-panel was removed, and the interior network ground wire was place
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