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    To the right of the odometer reset handle, which points straight down and is under the dash, is another pull down handle. It is directly under the steering column and it seems to be an adjustment for some sort, as it feels as though if you pull it out partially or push it in, that it is a setting for something. I thought perhaps it has something to do with the transmission or maybe venting.

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    It's the manual override switch to raise the headlights. Useful for when you want to wash the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Life's Good View Post
    To the right of the odometer reset handle, which points straight down and is under the dash, is another pull down handle. It is directly under the steering column and it seems to be an adjustment for some sort, as it feels as though if you pull it out partially or push it in, that it is a setting for something. I thought perhaps it has something to do with the transmission or maybe venting.

    Any thoughts??

    1974 L-82.
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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettehead Mikey View Post
    It's the manual override switch to raise the headlights. Useful for when you want to wash the car.

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    I don't want to sound like a genuine prick, but the function of the override switch is discussed in the owner's manual. Order a reproduction owner's manual from the Corvette aftermarket provider of your choice, they all carry them. When your manual arrives, sit down with the FCB of your choice and read through it.

    If you have an original manual with the car, take it out and store it in a safe place; keep the repro in the car.





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    Quote Originally Posted by 6880 Mike View Post
    I don't want to sound like a genuine prick, but the function of the override switch is discussed in the owner's manual. Order a reproduction owner's manual from the Corvette aftermarket provider of your choice, they all carry them. When your manual arrives, sit down with the FCB of your choice and read through it.

    If you have an original manual with the car, take it out and store it in a safe place; keep the repro in the car.





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    When I first got my 82 in 97, I found the same thing. Tried to twist it right an left. Nothing . Then pulled it down and the headlights went up. I almost broke it off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry82 View Post
    When I first got my 82 in 97, I found the same thing. Tried to twist it right an left. Nothing . Then pulled it down and the headlights went up. I almost broke it off!
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    If you know the answer, just give it. Don't be a prick and say look in your manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69vette69 View Post
    If you know the answer, just give it. Don't be a prick and say look in your manual.
    You appear to be new to the site, did you introduce yourself in the new member area? Welcome to the CAC. After you've been here for a while, you will understand our brand of humor and that insulting people is not nice. That said, it is amazing to me how many people do not read their manuals and, this is a 13 year old thread you're commenting on. Enjoy the site and peruse the C3 area. There's a wealth of information out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottsredvette View Post
    You appear to be new to the site, did you introduce yourself in the new member area? Welcome to the CAC. After you've been here for a while, you will understand our brand of humor and that insulting people is not nice. That said, it is amazing to me how many people do not read their manuals and, this is a 13 year old thread you're commenting on. Enjoy the site and peruse the C3 area. There's a wealth of information out there.


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    Oh well, When I got my first Vette, I wanted to take a hacksaw to the vacuum switch. I thought bubba put it there, then I figured out what it did.
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