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  • starrow68starrow68 Posts: 1,142
    I would encourage you to join the local Corvette club and ask around. There
    are lots of low miles Vettes. Of the two we have in the garage, mine has 119k
    on an '02 and my wife's is at 40k on an '04, which would you want? On the
    other hand at some point I will unload mine, recently told by the local dealer
    that takes consignments it was worth $12k. Factor up 2-3k per year and an
    '05 gets to the upper teens. While they hold up amazingly well, and mine's
    been beat on hard, a show car that only sees weekend duty and longer trips
    with little or no local stop and go is the way to go and you find those at clubs.
    Good luck and enjoy, the last 10 years in a Vette have been lots of fun.
  • c2c35c2c35 Posts: 37
    Question for anyone who could help me out. My headlight open control module (ocm) went! unfortunately I don't have time or the 200 bucks to order from GM cause i need to get my 93" inspected asap! Stupid thing just burned out too! I have been told that I cld use the module out of a Firebird/Trans Am. Please let me know if this is true just so I can pass inspection then order a new one. nickle dime time!!! lol!
  • Well the part #s are different and the Camaro/Firebird one costs more, so I dunno about that information.....dubious. Best thing I could suggest, if you are looking at one out of a wrecker, is to match them up side by side and read the part #s. I wouldn't go plugging a "mystery module" into my electrical system.

    If you personally know the person suggesting this, and they actually did it on their '93 Corvette, well then okay...otherwise, grab the fire extinguisher if you try it.
  • c2c35c2c35 Posts: 37
    No way! I just got my vette back from some serious mouse damage! It was just sugested to me about the mod's. I'm hoping that i found 1 out of a 92' vette.

  • 92-93 show the same part # in my database.
  • c2c35c2c35 Posts: 37
    edited September 2011
    To anyone out there. I am looking for someone who is or who has a corvette yrs 88' thru 96' that is being parting out. The part I am looking for is the Headlight Open Control Module. the part # is 16523917. If so please contact me.

  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Did you google this number???????

    I find a new one for $178.

    I find a new one on ebay for $120.

    Google is your friend.

    If you are looking for used, visit your friendly salvage. He has access to salvage parts all over the US thru a computer system.
  • c2c35c2c35 Posts: 37
    Well I found one online from a company named Vette 2 It's a re-manufactured one with shipping brand new for approx 139.00. Same part # it just doesn't have the GM stamp on it. Shipped out of Illiniois. The new ones on E-bay and every other site were asking like 180 and above and the used part just by looking at the picture eeesshh! They looked really hurting! Still asking 70 plus bucks.

    Thanks for the input!!
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    edited September 2011
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 6,013
    On a 1984 Vet with the 350 engine, does it have a timing chain or belt? What is the change interval?

    Thanks in advance.

    2009 PT Cruiser, 2008 Eclipse, 1995 Mark VIII, 1988 GMC Van

  • Definitely a chain, and you never have to change it unless it starts making a racket or unless your ignition timing constantly goes erratic when you try to set it. Your timing chain will never break, but if it wears and goes slack, it can jump time on the cam sprocket. It's not a difficult repair to change a timing chain on a 350. These are very simple engines.
  • My drivers seat is moving a click or two when I take off hard or brake hard and corner hard! I have it set on the same settings on entering or exiting so it hasn't been moved much as I am the only driver!
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Quite a few people in other Corvette forums comment about 'loose' or 'rocking' seats. It's a somewhat common failure. I would expect it will not be cheap to fix, the rail system needs to be replaced.
  • ChasboyChasboy Posts: 186
    If you go to and search there are a couple of extensive threads on this repair, and it doesn't cost more than $30.
  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    What can you repair on a seat for $30? That a half hour labor charge, at the very best.
  • Thanks! bolivar, I called Chevrolet service and told them that they might have a problem with their drivers seat! They took my info and said that they would look into this and wanted me to take it to a Dealer and have them look at it and gave me a claim number! Said if it was a valid issue they might fix it and address the problem on their Corvette seats!
  • Though we didn't make the finals, we had fun producing a couple of entries, using my oldest Corvette (black '54) and my newest (2012 Centennial ZR1). The spots can be viewed here:


  • Claire@EdmundsClaire@Edmunds Chicago areaPosts: 968
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