C6 Corvette Modifications

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(updated 10/1/19)


VACATION NOTICE

Next Sunday, October 6th, my wife and I are taking off for a visit back east.  We'll be returning on October 19th.  

I can ship any orders I receive before the 6th before we leave.  I'll ship later orders as soon as we return home.

We'll be home only a week, then we leave again on October 27th and we'll be returning home on November 13th.

Thank you for your patience.

Ray


PLEASE READ!

Product Availability Update as of 10/1/19

AUX, NAV, F-55, PAL harnesses, and PAL software upgrades

Most of these are in stock and I can usually ship the next day after I receive your order.  If I don't have them made up already, I have the parts so you won't have to wait long.

My most popular harnesses are the auxiliary input harnesses because they are so easy to install and they allow you to connect most any music device to your audio system.  But also take a look at the Bluetooth page, because it will also connect to the auxiliary input harness and it allows you to wirelessly stream your audio from most any smartphone.

Note:  If you have a Hummer or '03-'06 GM truck, you must notify me because the wiring is slightly different than on the Corvette.  Be sure you order the correct harness.


NEW PRODUCT!

Premium option for AUX-1 Auxiliary Input Harnesses

see below


ANOTHER NEW PRODUCT!

Fuse Jumper to make the Auxiliary Power Outlet in your Center Console hot only in RUN and Accessory Modes.

No more dead batteries because you forgot to unplug your cell phone or music player!


Version 2 PAL kits

Original PALs Available! - see the Upgrade page .

 I'm out of Version 2 PAL kits, and I still have no ETA for my order.  Here's what's going on.  I paid for 100 more PAL kits in December 2012, and I never got them.  I was again communicating with Andrew Carrington, the CEO of Mediatronics, and he promised me my order, but he hasn't answered phone calls or emails for almost a year now.  Due to financial problems at Mediatronics, at this point I'm not sure how much, if any, of my order I'll ever see.   A couple of years ago he shipped about 100 more Corvette PALs to GM, so they are showing up at dealers and even on amazon.com, but I wouldn't bet that I'll ever see my order appear.  It's too bad because I had a great relationship with Andrew for a number of years, and I could always count on him for delivering what I paid for.  So right now, my only suggestion is to find an original PAL and have me upgrade it for you.  I'm still out of luck, but if you can get your hands on an original PAL, I'd suggest you get one while you can.

In the meantime, the fastest way to get a Version 2 PAL is to find an original (Version 1) PAL at a dealer or other online source, and I can upgrade it for you.  Be sure you order the correct part number, GM P.N. 17800593.   There are a few original PALs around at dealers across the country.  Don't bother asking dealers about Version 2 PALs - they won't have the faintest idea what you're talking about.

Note: As of 5/1/14, the list price has doubled.  The "going" price is now around $330 for an original PAL!  

Click here for a comparison between the original PAL sold by GM and the Version 2 PAL kits

If you keep your eye out on eBay, you can sometimes find an original PAL for less cost.

You will need my special installation harness to replace the one in the Version 1 PAL kit and a software upgrade to get the features offered with the Version 2 kits.  I've run out of the 5 volt iPod cables, but you can use the 4' or 6' OEM white cables as described.  You can order my harnesses and software upgrades in the Components Only section below.  If you order an original PAL kit from someone else, you can have it direct shipped to me if that is convenient for you, so I can upgrade the software in the module.  If you go this route, please have them put your name somewhere so I'll know who it's for.


You might also want to consider one of my auxiliary input harnesses below.  Since I build these myself, I can ship them immediately.

Note for owners of other non-Corvette Class 2 vehicles, you must email me first so I can be sure to have the correct installation harness and/or software for your PAL.  

For European customers, the European UL2 option has a different firmware for the European frequencies and your radios will not recognize a PAL or an XM band.  So the only option for your Vettes is the replacement of the factory Nav radio with one from a 2011-13 Corvette.  These have a new USB interface as well as a built in auxiliary input.  Click HERE for details.

For any questions, please email me at ray@kawal.net

 





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Note to Purchasers

This page is set up for purchases using your credit card or Paypal.

Or, if you would prefer, just send me a check.  Email me at ray@kawal.net for my home address.

All shipments are by USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise noted.

(Please email me for shipments outside of the U.S.)


What would you like to purchase?

1.  Click HERE if you are interested in custom harnesses for your C6

or

2Click HERE if you have an original PAL and want to upgrade or buy components

 


 Custom Harnesses for your C6 Corvette

Note that shipping costs to U.S. addresses are $7 for Priority Mail unless otherwise noted. 

 For International (including Canadian) shipping, please choose the Add to Cart buttons below for your choice of International First Class, Priority, or Express Mail.



Auxiliary Input Harnesses

*** Confused what to order?  Click here. ***


A New "PREMIUM" Option for the AUX-1 harnesses is now available. Click HERE to learn more.

AUX-1 Harness for SUBSTITUTING your music device audio for XM audio, $40:

(shown above is the latest model using OEM quality Delphi and Yazaki connectors)

The AUX-1 harness is about 11' long.

Click here for complete description

 
for the AUX-1 harness
 
for the AUX-1 PREM harness

NOTE: Premium (PREM) harnesses are $10 more, or $50


For C6 Convertible owners, I now have a 4' version of the AUX-1 harness, since your XM receiver is right between the seats behind the waterfall. 

  Click below for the AUX-1 VRT harness:

 
for the AUX-1 VRT harness

for the AUX-1 VRT PREM harness

For owners who want to use the AUX-1 harness with the Kinivo Bluetooth kit, I have a version "F" with a female jack rather than a male plug.

Note:  For those of you who are ordering this harness for the Kinivo Bluetooth, an excellent companion item is the $10 Fuse Jumper - Click HERE to learn more.
Without this Fuse Jumper, your Auxiliary Power Outlet is hot (voltage present) all the time.  If you leave the Kinivo Bluetooth plugged into the power outlet when the car is shut down, current is being drawn from the battery.  The Fuse Jumper simply converts the power outlet to be hot only in Run and Accessory modes, so it cannot drain the battery when the car is shut down.

Click below to order an AUX-1F harness:

 
for the AUX-1F harness

for the AUX-1F PREM harness

For C6 Convertible owners, I have a 4' version of the AUX-1F harness.

Click below for the AUX-1F VRT harness:

 
for the AUX-1F VRT harness

for the AUX-1F VRT PREM harness

PATCH CABLES for the above "F" harnesses

These 3' patch cables cable be plugged into the above "F" (female) harnesses to allow you to connect directly to any smartphone or iPod with a 3.5mm jack.

(These patch cables are included with any of the AUX-2 or AUX-3 harnesses shown below.)

(These are an add-on item - I don't offer them without a harness order.)

for the 3' patch cable, $5

For Other GM Cars

The AUX-1 harnesses can also be used on many other GM cars and trucks with XM, but I need to modify the wiring a bit.

Please email me for your particular application.

I will build these to be 6' long, unless you would prefer a different length.  6' should be long enough to reach the center console area from the XM receiver behind the glove box.

Order Below for the AUX-1 TRK harness to fit '03-'06 Tahoes, Yukons, Hummers, and full size trucks:

 
for the AUX-1 TRK harness

for the AUX-1 TRK PREM harness
 

Here's the AUX-1F TRK, the female version of the truck harness:


for the AUX-1F TRK harness

for the AUX-1F TRK PREM harness


  AUX-2 Harness for ADDING your music device audio to XM audio, $85:

(shown above is the latest model using OEM quality Delphi and Yazaki connectors)

(3' patch cable is included)

The AUX-2 harness is about 11' long.

Click here for complete description

Note:  For those of you who are ordering this harness for the Kinivo Bluetooth, an excellent companion item is the $10 Fuse Jumper - Click HERE.
Without this Fuse Jumper, your Auxiliary Power Outlet is hot all the time.  If you leave the Kinivo Bluetooth plugged into the power outlet when the car is shut down, current is being drawn from the battery.  The Fuse Jumper simply converts the power outlet to be hot only in Run and Accessory modes, so it cannot drain the battery when the car is shut down.

for the AUX-2 harness, $85

For C6 Convertible owners, I now have a 3' version of the AUX-2 harness, since your XM receiver is right between the seats behind the waterfall. 

 Click below for the AUX-2 VRT harness:

for the AUX-2 VRT harness, $85

This AUX-2 harness can also be used on many other GM cars and trucks with XM, but I need to modify the wiring a bit.

Please email me for your particular application.  For trucks and Hummers, a shorter version 6' version should be plenty long enough.  The AUX-2 TRK harness will be 6' long unless you email me a preference.

Order Below for the AUX-2 TRK harness to fit '03-'06 Tahoes, Yukons, Hummers, and full size trucks, the cost is $85:

for the AUX-2 TRK harness, $85

AUX-3 Harness for ADDING your music device audio to XM audio,

but connecting at the back of the radio, $90:

The AUX-3 harness is about 3' long.

(3' patch cable is included)

Click here for complete description

Note:  If you order this harness for a Corvette, before I ship I will need confirmation that 1) you have an XM receiver and 2) that you understand that you will need to remove your center console and radio to install the harness.  The reason I need this confirmation is because I've had owners order this who did not read the installation requirements at the top of the page - none of these harnesses will work without an XM receiver to provide the XM band needed.  Also most Corvette owners order the AUX-2 harness instead, because it is so much simpler to install at the XM receiver.  If you have read all of this and want the AUX-3 harness for neatness of installation, I'm happy to ship it.  I just want you to be sure this is the one you want.  Please email me at ray@kawal.net to confirm.

for the AUX-3 harness, $90

This harness can also be used on many other GM cars and trucks with XM, but I need to modify the wiring a bit.  This is particularly popular on Hummer H3s.

Please email me for your particular application.

Order Below for the AUX-3 TRK harness to fit '03-'06 Tahoes, Yukons, Hummers, and full size trucks, the cost is $95:

for the AUX-3 TRK harness, $95


Navigation Mod Harnesses

NAV-1 Harness for adding a switch to allow entering destinations while moving, $25,

includes First Class Mail shipping:

Click here for complete description


for the NAV-1 harness

NAV-2 Harness for adding a switch to allow entering destinations while moving, $45:

Click here for complete description

Note:  If you have a 2011-13 C6, the new USB Nav radios have some extra wiring for the new auxiliary input port.  Please email me to let me know you have this setup so I can add a couple of additional wires to this harness.


for the NAV-2 harness

NAV-3 Harness for adding a switch to allow entering destinations while moving,

plus an Auxiliary Input if you have XM, $95:

Click here for complete description

Note:  If you have a 2011-13 C6, the new USB Nav radios include a USB and auxiliary in port in the console, so you will not need this harness.

 
for the NAV-3 harness
 

NAV-4 Harness for installing a 2011-13 USB Navigation Radio in a 2005-2010 Corvette, $55:

Click here for complete description

(NOTE:  If you are installing the new USB Nav radio in a 2011-13 Corvette with a non-Nav radio, your car should already be prewired for an auxiliary input.  You will therefore not need this harness.  Look for the connector below the HVAC module.)


for the NAV-4 harness

NAV-5 Harness for installing a VSS (vehicle speed sensor) wire from the instrument cluster to the Nav radio, $10:

Note that this is only necessary when installing a factory Nav radio in a C6 with a factory non-Nav radio. 

(You might not need this if you have a Bose audio system, so you should check the wiring you have before ordering.)

 See the Addendum near the bottom of the website below.

Click here for complete description

Shipping is free if you order this with one of my other harnesses, because I can toss it in the same box.


for the NAV-5 harness

Note that you will be automatically charged $7 for Priority Mail shipping when you order, but when I receive the order with another harness I will refund the $7 shipping cost.


NAV-6 Harness for installing a 2011-13 USB Navigation Radio in early 2005-2007 non-Nav Corvettes without XM, $75:

The above harness is a combination of the NAV-4 and NAV-5 harnesses shown above, but with a prewired Delphi Micro Pack 100 connector.

The early non-Nav radios without XM have an empty port without this connector in the wiring harness.

(You might not need this if you have a Bose audio system, so you should check the wiring you have before ordering.)

 See the Addendum near the bottom of the website below.

Click here for complete description


for the NAV-6 harness

F55 Special Harness

Adapter Harness for '08 and later center consoles

 installed in '07 and earlier C6 Corvettes with F55 suspension, $40,

includes First Class Mail shipping:

Click here for complete description


for the F-55 Special harness

  NEW PRODUCT!

Auxiliary Power Outlet Fuse Jumper

In 5-10 minutes, add this fuse jumper to your passenger footwell fuse panel to convert the auxiliary power outlet in your center console to be hot only in Run and Accessory Mode.  ("Hot" means voltage is present.)

No more drained batteries if you forget to leave your smartphone or music player plugged in!

Click Here for a complete description

The jumper comes complete as shown, with two 10 amp fuses and instructions, $10.

Shipping is free if you order this with one of my harnesses, because I can toss it in the same box.


for the Fuse Jumper

Note that you will be automatically charged $7 for Priority Mail shipping when you order, but when I receive the order with another harness I will refund the $7 shipping cost.

(NOTE for Cadillac XLR owners:  You do not need this Fuse Jumper because your power outlets are controlled by RAP (Retained Accessory Power) circuits.  They will turn off automatically in ten minutes.)


The above Fuse Jumper can control EITHER the center console power outlet or the cigarette lighter socket, but not BOTH.

The Double Fuse Jumper shown below can control BOTH the center console power outlet AND the cigarette lighter:

Be sure to read the updated description - CLICK HERE

The Double Fuse Jumper comes complete as shown, with two 10 amp fuses and instructions, $25.

Shipping is free if you order this with one of my harnesses, because I can toss it in the same box.


for the Double Fuse Jumper

Note that you will be automatically charged $7 for Priority Mail shipping when you order, but when I receive the order with another harness I will refund the $7 shipping cost.

(NOTE for Cadillac XLR owners:  You do not need this Fuse Jumper because your power outlets are controlled by RAP (Retained Accessory Power) circuits.  They will turn off automatically in ten minutes.)




  International Shipping for all harnesses

For shipping harnesses to Canada and other international addresses, I have added a less expensive First Class International shipping option for an additional $10. 

 I don't know how long it will take, but it will leave here the same or next day after your order.

(NOTE, I usually ship in a USPS Flat Rate Small Priority Mail box.  But when I ship First Class, I can't use the Priority box so I'll usually use a padded envelope instead.)

International First Class Shipping to Canada and other foreign addresses in a padded envelope, additional $10:


for additional First Class shipping to Canada

Canada and other foreign shipments, please add $30 for International Priority Mail:


for additional International Priority Mail

Although USPS Priority Mail in the U.S. takes only 2-3 days to most anywhere in the U.S., International Priority Mail is often delayed by the foreign country's Customs agency.  Plus the foreign country's mail service may or may not be as fast as ours in the U.S.  I have seen PAL shipments to Canada take as little as a few days but one took almost three weeks.  All of my shipments have delivery confirmation with a tracking number, but once the shipment leaves the U.S. the tracking numbers aren't too useful.

If you would prefer to upgrade to International Express Mail, the tracking is supposedly better and faster.  Please add $45 for Express Mail:


for additional International Express Mail


COMPONENTS ONLY

for original PAL owners


PAL Software Upgrades

If you have an original Version 1 PAL and want the new features of the Version 2 PAL, I can upgrade your PAL module to the latest release of software (2.2.F132).  Send me your PAL module (only) and I can upgrade the software and return it to you with a one day turnaround.  I will ship your updated module back to you via Priority Mail in a small Flat Rate Box.  I will also include a one page operational guide (which you can also download here from the Version 2 PAL page) that shows how to use the new Version 2 features.

You can send your module to the following address:

Ray Kawal
268 Lakeview Drive
Sequim, WA  98382

When you remove your PAL module from the bottom of your passenger footwell fuse panel, you'll likely find it is stuck pretty good with double velcro.  If you use a screwdriver you can pry it loose after you remove the 16 pin connector.  Be sure to pull the blue locking tab back so you can push down the black release tab on the connector.  After the module is loose, push down the locking tab on the RJ45 connector for the iPod cable and remove the cable.

For owners of ORIGINAL GM PALs (not some brand new Corvette PALs! - see below), the cost is $35 for the software upgrade.  Use the Add to Cart button below:


for a PAL software upgrade to Version 2

For some of the brand new Corvette PALs (same part number 17800593) now available at many GM dealers, Mediatronics threw us a "monkey wrench".  They left off the software flash update pins - I guess to save a nickel!  Please see the PAL Upgrade page for details.  So now when I receive one of these new circuit boards I have to solder on flash pins before I can upgrade the new Corvette circuit boards.  For upgrading these brand new Corvette PALs, I've got to increase the cost to $50.  

Note that many of the new PAL circuit boards DO have the flash pins.  You can check yourself if you unscrew the four Phillips screws on the bottom of the PAL module and check the circuit board.  If you don't want to bother checking, I will of course inspect the board when I upgrade the software.  If you DO have the flash pins, I will refund you the extra $15 you paid.

Please use the Add to Cart button below:

 
for a PAL software upgrade for PALs with no flash pins

 

For Previous Version 2 PAL Owners:

To cover my basic costs, I can offer software upgrades to original purchasers of Version 2 PAL kits or previous Version 2 upgrade purchasers for $15.  You pay for the shipping of your module to me and the $15 cost will include my return Priority Mail shipping back to you.  


for PAL software upgrades for previous Version 2 purchasers

For Version 2 PAL kit owners with software versions prior to C450A193, send me your module and I'll update it for free and I'll pay the return shipping cost.  This is because there were some operational issues with the early software that should be corrected.



PAL Installation Harnesses

Purchase a Premium XM Installation Harness for a PAL for $75,

(plus the return of your original OEM PAL harness):

Click here for a complete description


for a PAL Premium XM Installation Harness

Purchase a Standard XM Installation Harness for a PAL for $35,

(plus the return of your original OEM PAL harness):

These are universal XM PAL harnesses that can be used for all PAL applications when it is desired to connect the PAL at the XM receiver.  They use generic connectors and terminals that are reliable, but not quite as nice as the OEM quality Premium harness.

Click HERE for a comparison.

Note:  If you have an '05 C6 Corvette and want one of these for your PAL installation, please email me and let me know you have an '05.  In that model year the XM receiver had a slightly different internal wiring circuit.  I have to make a slight wiring change to the harness to accommodate the '05 XM receiver.


for a standard PAL XM installation harness


PAL iPod Cables

The 4' OEM cables are excellent quality and they work great without an extension in convertibles:

The Add to Cart Button below will purchase a 4' OEM cable for $25.  If you own a coupe or Z06, you MAY want the 6' extension shown below.  

Please click HERE to read about charging issues.


for a 4' OEM PAL iPod cable

NOTICE:

As of 5/18/14 I just got some new 6' OEM PAL iPod cables in.  These will reach the center console area from the XM receiver area if you go diagonally across the the rear cargo area under the carpet.  8' would be nicer, but if you have a coupe or Z06 you'll probably like these new 6' cables.  They look just like the above photo except that they have a straight, rather than right angle, RJ50 connector that connects to the PAL module.

Click the Add to Cart button below if you want one of the 6' OEM cables for $25.


for a 6' OEM PAL iPod cable

Purchase a 6' PAL iPod cable extension that will connect between the PAL module and the iPod cable sold above for $25:

This extension cable has a proprietary 10 pin male and female connector on each end.


for a PAL iPod extension cable

Please note that these 8' iPod cables originally included with the Version 2 PAL kits are sold out:

I do have some 4' and 6' OEM iPod cables left and I have some 6' extensions (see below) to connect between the 4' iPod cable and the PAL module.  But they will NOT charge the latest iPods and iPhones.  To charge these late generation iPods and iPhones, you will need to purchase a separate charging adapter like the Scosche Passport, available at amazon and other online sources.   

If you have a coupe or Z06, you might want to look for one of the discontinued iSimple charging extensions, model IS-710.  They are 4' long and they will charge the latest iPods and iPhones when connected to the 4' OEM iPod cable shown below.  Do a Google search for IS-710 or iSimple 710 and you might find one.

The 4' OEM cables are excellent quality and they work great without an extension in convertibles.


Click here for:

Frequently Asked Questions about the GM PAL (Personal Audio Link)





If you have any questions, you can email me at ray@kawal.net