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I put an order in for my C7 a few weeks ago, but since this will be my first Corvette I'm not sure what additional security (beyond OnStar) my car will need. Any ideas?
 

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Thanks for the info. I ordered the 2LT in Crystal Red with Gray interior. Before my wife and I married she had 2 Corvettes and she was helpful in choosing an interior color that would go well with the red that we both liked
 

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There is an advanced theft deterrent system that is standard for 2LT and 3LT.
Saw that too, but yet to have anyone define what is different/better with the 2/3LT security system. Anyone know?
 

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Saw that too, but yet to have anyone define what is different/better with the 2/3LT security system. Anyone know?
According to the Owners Manual (see my post with the link for it) the additional elements of the 2/3LT security system are an Inclination Sensor and an Intrusion Alarm. The inclination sensor detects motion/movement of the car and the intrusion alarm detects motion within the cabin of the C7. :cool:
 

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Hi there,

Essentially, you are getting the EXPORT system that was equipped on C6 for years, but with many updates.

Inclination is so that if anyone tried to tow it. The instrusion alarm is simply so that you can leave the top down or removed and not worry about anyone reaching in or jumping over the door.

It is a very solid system and the alarm is ear piercing!

Allthebest, TCM
 

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I have a C7 2014 convertible with 3lt interior. The motion sensors would work when someone reached into the car. The infotainment system was reprogrammed because of a bug and now the motion detectors do not work. I have switched off and on using the switch by trunk opening switch. Any ideas would be appreciated prior to making another trip to dealer. Thank you.
 

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Welcome with your first post sbontrag! I am going to go out on a limb here since RedHot is a coupe and not a Vert, have you tried seeing if the motion sensors (only) work with the top up but windows down, when you reach in? My Porsche was that way unless you manually over-road the sensor switch in the windshield latch point.
 

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Had same problem until someone on this forum made me aware of the switch next to hatch release (lower left side of dash) to disable the motion sensor. If I find the post again, or the pages in the owners manual, I will post here.
 
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Had same problem until someone on this forum made me aware of the switch next to hatch release (lower left side of dash) to disable the motion sensor. If I find the post again, or the pages in the owners manual, I will post here.
Pages 2-17 & 2-18 in the 2014 manual:

Inclination Sensor and
Intrusion Sensor
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have an inclination
sensor and intrusion sensor.
The inclination sensor can set off
the alarm if it senses movement of
the vehicle, such as a change in
vehicle orientation.
The intrusion sensor monitors the
vehicle interior, and can activate the
alarm if it senses unauthorized entry
into the vehicle’s interior. Do not
allow passengers or pets to remain
in the vehicle when the intrusion
sensor is activated.
Before arming the theft-deterrent
system and activating the intrusion
sensor:
. Make sure all doors and
windows are completely closed.
. Secure any loose items such as
sunshades.
. Make sure there are no
obstructions blocking the
sensors.
Intrusion and Inclination
Sensors Disable Switch
It is recommended that the intrusion
and inclination sensors be
deactivated if pets are left in the
vehicle or the vehicle is being
transported.
With the vehicle turned off, press button
on the right side of the hatch
release button. The indicator light
will come on momentarily, indicating
that these sensors have been
disabled for the next alarm system
arming cycle.
 

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Point of info for coupe owners...if you have the top removed but would like to have the intrusion alarm remain active...a wall anchor (used for screws into wall or plaster) can be inserted (loosely) into the targa top hole on drivers side. This will cause the intrusion alarm to remain armed (will also cause alarm to engage if leaves or any other items flows into the cabin) in case your vehicle is parked and you don't want to reinstall the top.
 

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Internal Motion Sensor Disabled on Vert with Top Down

It's my understanding that the internal motion sensors are disabled with the top down on all verts. I found this counter-intuitive and was disappointed to learn this bit of information. I would like to be able to leave the top down sometimes.

I'm guessing the rational is to prevent false alarms from something (leaves?) falling into the cars or from a bystander intentionally setting off the alarm?

It would be nice if the internal senors remained on with the top down and the windows up.
 

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What does the Stingray 1LT offer in the OEM GM alarm?

Does it have the same features as the 2LT or 3LT?
 

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1LT is the basic door/hood/trunk alarm and engine immobilizer while the 2LT and 3LT add a inclination sensor and intrusion sensor into the mix.
 

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Jride has the only other solution.
 

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Point of info for coupe owners...if you have the top removed but would like to have the intrusion alarm remain active...a wall anchor (used for screws into wall or plaster) can be inserted (loosely) into the targa top hole on drivers side. This will cause the intrusion alarm to remain armed (will also cause alarm to engage if leaves or any other items flows into the cabin) in case your vehicle is parked and you don't want to reinstall the top.
Jride,
Elegant solution for the coupe-
Given what DW says (which does make sense to some extent) you or anyone know if there is a comparable way to trick the convertible into staying in intrusion mode?
Would be a rare occasion but I can see running into the stop and rob for a Baby Ruth and leaving something on the passenger seat-
 

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I had an appointment with the dealer today and after searching, reading, calling found that the top must be up for the motion sensors to work. Thank you all for your help and comments. It would have been nice if there was a small blurb in the owners manual.
 
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