To avoid a gas guzzler tax, Chevrolet came up with an innovative (and annoying) gizmo called CAGS. CAGS forces you to shift your manual transmission Corvette from first to fourth under light acceleration. It never causes a problem when you're pegging it but is a pain when you forget to mash the throttle to the floor.
Fortunately, there is a simple fix. Many people sell the CAGS eliminator kits. They're simply a little harness that plugs in to where the CAGS solenoid wiring harness would usually go. The harness eliminates error codes being written to the computers log.
To install, just carefully jack up the rear of the car and support it on jack stands. Crawl underneath and locate the CAGS wiring harness on the left side of the transmission. Unplug the harness and install the CAGS eliminator on the end. You should also have a plug to protect the connections of the CAGS solenoid on the transmission. Once everything is secure, wire tie the connector in place and lower the car.
The CAGS light on the dash will still illuminate but the transmission with now do your bidding in all situations.
It's easy and well worth the minimal price and effort.
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