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02-11-2004, 09:29 PM
Just got a call from my dealership.They now have a chip in stock that will remove the 1st to 4th gear shift at slow speeds on the V. I heard this option could be removed by snipping a few wires, but Id much rather put in a chip, especially since it would be covered under warranty.

02-11-2004, 09:48 PM

02-11-2004, 10:09 PM
They didnt tell me the cost(it was left on my answering maching), and the chip they have is a bootleg of ,what I guess is, a GM product.

02-12-2004, 09:37 AM
if I find it I will post it here.

02-12-2004, 10:13 AM
It's something the people with Z28s and Vettes have been doing for years. To the best of my memory, a few wire snips take care of the problem.

I'd also be cautious on just assuming it won't void your warranty. I'd get that in writing. There is no way GM corporate would sell or install any device of that sort.

02-12-2004, 10:44 AM
Check out Mid-America Cat on the web for covette....very cheap and easy to install.

02-12-2004, 04:02 PM
what the heck is the 1st to 4th gear shift that you are talking about??

02-12-2004, 05:34 PM
As with the older viper, and the corvettes, if your are going slowly, lets say 20 mph and you go to shift, a solenoid blocks second gear forcing you down into 4th. Its for fuel economy.

02-12-2004, 06:15 PM
Here are some links to check:

Also, can buy one from Hurst for $32.00. Here's that link:

02-12-2004, 08:55 PM
Look for a "Skip-Shift Eliminator". It will cost about $30. You unplug the skip shift solenoid from the tranny, and plug the eliminator into the plug on the wiring harness.. It has a resistor in it that tricks the car into thinking the skip shift solenoid is operating. But since you unplugged it from the tranny, it's not.

Or you can get the proper resistor for 15 cents at Radio Shack, stick it in the plug on the wiring harness, and wrap it with electrical tape. Did this on my Camaro when it was new, and it's been fine for 109K miles.

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