Got a few problems...
I recently bought one of these 40th anniversary beauties that needs a little work. The biggest problem I am having is that the service ride control light is on. The guy I bought it from said he replaced the shocks and the light has been on sinnce then. Any ideas as to how to solve this problem? Also I am going to take it to a corvette shop and was looking for some feedback as to why this light is on so I can kind of know what to expect.
Check the manual / go to dealer for info
Could be there is a procedure to reset that warning lite after car (shocks ) have been serviced /replaced.Several lites in the dash have to be reset after being triggered.
PS Do a search in the c4 forum for "service ride control"
Just make sure that the prior owner installed the correct shocks (bilstein)sp? That could be your problem. The current shocks should have a black cap installed that has a wire coming from it. This sends a signal to the computer. If you don't have this or if it is installed incorrectly the light will stay lit on the dash. Hope this helped.
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The CAC has very comprehensive diagnostic and service information on Selective Ride Control. See:
Corvette Action Center | Tech | C4 Corvette's Selective Ride Control - Six Steps for a King's Ride
Any time you change these shocks you need to be sure the top mounted FX3 electric pickup is clean and remounted absolutely correctly using the stock retainer clips.
If you are not very careful and clean you will get the dash light.
Hopefully the problem is the front shocks where it is very easy to get to the connector and reseat it. If not the rear shocks are not all that hard to get to, but you do have to pull the wheel and the shock from the frame rail.
You need to make sure that the actuator gear is not stripped out. Sometime the shock gets replaced but both the shock and the actuator were bad.
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