2020 Corvette: Gm TechLink: 2020 Corvette Pre-Delivery Inspection Tips

2020 Corvette Pre-Delivery Inspection Tips

March 31, 2020
GM TechLink

The Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) of the new 2020 Corvette Stingray includes several special inspections and installation procedures. Be sure to complete all items on the PDI form. Here are a few special items to keep in mind while performing the PDI.

Car Cover

The 2020 Corvette Stingray will be shipped from the assembly plant under a car cover similar to the C7 Corvettes. The cover helps to prevent paint damage during transportation. It's recommended to reinstall the cover after performing the PDI to continue protecting the paint during dealership storage.

Ground Effects

The RPO (Regular Production Option) ground effects are loose-shipped parts and will be delivered in the front and rear trunks. These include the front lower close-out panels. In addition, Z51-equipped vehicles will have a three-piece molded plastic front splitter (Fig. 26) and brake cooling ducts.

2020 Corvette Stingray Front-Eng

Fig. 26

LPO (Limited Production Option) aero components may include the one piece front fascia splitter, rocker moldings, and “big wing” rear spoiler. All LPO parts are shipped from the local ADIs. Please use care when installing the aero components.

Brake Cooling Ducts

Z51 models include brake cooling parts. Install the brake cooling deflectors (Fig. 27), except the rear lower control arm brake cooling ducts.

2020 Corvette Stingray Brake Cooling Ducts

Fig. 27

The rear brake cooling ducts (Fig. 28) that attach to the lower control arms are for track use only and should not be installed during the PDI. Driving the vehicle on the street with the ducts installed may lead to part damage from road debris or poor road conditions.

2020 Corvette Stingray Brake Cooling Ducts

Fig. 28

Navigation SD Card

The Navigation SD card is placed in the card slot in the rear section of the center console storage compartment (Fig. 29) at the assembly plant. As always, the SD cards are VIN-specific to the vehicle and cannot be swapped with other vehicles. Incorrect cards will result in the "SD CARD ERROR. The SD card is not valid in this vehicle for navigation." being displayed. Ensure the card is not locked.

2020 Corvette Stingray SD Card Slot

Fig. 29

Lift Pad Adapters

The J-43625 Lift Pad Adapters are required to hoist the 2020 Corvette Stingray. The adapters are the same tool used for the previous generation Corvette. Install the adapters into the front and rear frame rail slots and center the hoist pads under the adapters.

– Thanks to Jeff Strausser and Matt Bunting

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