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Old 06-11-2018, 01:31 PM
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How can I take the louvers off? Any ideas would be great! Thanks!
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Most of them simply use the same screws as the tail lights. Remove the screws, throw the louvers away reinstall the tail lights.
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:11 PM
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Most of them simply use the same screws as the tail lights. Remove the screws, throw the louvers away reinstall the tail lights.
Guess you're not a fan of louvers?
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Guess you're not a fan of louvers?
One of the tackiest C5 owner trends EVER. And that's saying a lot.
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One of the tackiest C5 owner trends EVER. And that's saying a lot.
Agreed!
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Originally Posted by Phanni View Post
Most of them simply use the same screws as the tail lights. Remove the screws, throw the louvers away reinstall the tail lights.
But pics would have helped as well as more details on the louvers.

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It's kind of a love/hate relationship with the louvres. I've been contemplating painting them a satin black. Might look good in contrast to the Millenium yellow. And If I don't like it I can always remove them.
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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
One of the tackiest C5 owner trends EVER. And that's saying a lot.
A little like BSM (body side molding). Hope I didn't p o anyone.
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Originally Posted by ArmchairArchitect View Post
One of the tackiest C5 owner trends EVER. And that's saying a lot.
I don't know. I think the stick on fake brake ducts are the worst.
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I don't know. I think the stick on fake brake ducts are the worst.
That's true also...
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Originally Posted by Phanni View Post
Most of them simply use the same screws as the tail lights. Remove the screws, throw the louvers away reinstall the tail lights.
Yes......throw them away as FAST AS YOU CAN
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Originally Posted by runner140* View Post
A little like BSM (body side molding). Hope I didn't p o anyone.
C'mon, I really liked the bsm's! All I had to read was one post where the car had been painted and the color was way off... That was enough for me to leave mine alone!!
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Originally Posted by Phanni View Post
Most of them simply use the same screws as the tail lights. Remove the screws, throw the louvers away reinstall the tail lights.
You missed out drive over the louvers in case someone else dumpster dives to use them

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Remember to go green, and re-purpose them.

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C'mon, I really liked the bsm's! All I had to read was one post where the car had been painted and the color was way off... That was enough for me to leave mine alone!!
Had I read that same post BEFORE i removed mine, they would still be on there. I don't have a shade variation, just a ghosting image of the clear that outlines the door BSM...
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Some are held on with the two screws- some are just adhesive and will loosen up with a hot hair dryer..... you can use Goo-gone or WD40 to clean off the remaining adhesive.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:11 AM
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I believe the originals offered by GM screwed on, and some of the aftermarket were glued on.

One thing I have noticed about these louvers(my car has them) is, people who don't own a Corvette, like them.
I get compliments all the time about the car, and the louvers.
It's just Vette owners(and not all) that don't like them.

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I would have never bought them myself but since they came with the car I left them on. Some have complimented me on the looks, I'm still on the fence. It also has the matching license plate frame!
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