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    Clarifying Accessory Labor Install Costs

    Since this question has twice arisen, I just talked with Mike Furman to confirm the following for C8 GM Accessories and their potential install costs, e.g., sometimes we pay and sometimes we do not for accessories to be installed on our new Corvettes.
    1. If an accessory is available at the time you purchase your car, and you order your car with it, that part number/item will be printed on your Monroney Window sticker, and your dealership will install it during your PDI at no extra cost, e.g., GM pays your dealer for its install as part of their reimbursing the dealer for the PDI. This is true even if a part is extra large requiring GM to separately ship it to your dealer.
    2. If your desired accessory is however constrained, and you choose to not hold up your order but to later purchase that same accessory from your dealer’s parts counter, you would need to pay both its price andalso its install cost (unless you and your dealer cut some side deal advantageous to you; however, the latter does not happen often as your dealer’s service department is performing work that they are not being compensated for).
    3. If you are doing courtesy delivery, item # 1 still applies, but instead GM would ship our accessory not to the dealer your bought your car from, but to your “ship to,” courtesy delivery dealer.

    Let take a specific accessory, 5VM, Visible Carbon Ground Effects (which we believe is both the visible CF fiber splitter and vis CF extended rocker) compared to its counterpart, the “believed to be not yet order-able,” carbon flash painted over carbon fiber ground effects kit, 5W8. If both of these current assumptions were later confirmed, and I were to order 5VM as part of my order, it would be installed during my PDI (at no install cost to me), but the painted version 5W8, would constrain (prevent) my order from going through, or I could order it later, separate from my initial order, and then additionally pay my service department for its install (or install it myself, or have my body shop install it).


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    Anyone have install instructions and also install costs for front grille inserts-carbon? Mine came in and I’m trying to figure out what to do...
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    • #3
      I personally backed off from this one due to Harlan telling me it requires front fascia removal. Best of luck. I expect we see a thorough front fascia removal DIY fairly soon, as jagamajajaran excellently did for the C7.
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      • #4
        One other thing I learned during the C7 era from Mike, and that is if you originally factor ordered it (on your Monroney), it is covered by GM’s 36 month warranty.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by John View Post
          I personally backed off from this one due to Harlan telling me it requires front fascia removal. Best of luck. I expect we see a thorough front fascia removal DIY fairly soon, as jagamajajaran excellently did for the C7.
          Wow! I didn't know that. I ordered them too, along with the high wing. They will have to remove front and rear fascia. Not much I can do about it now but hope the dealership knows what it is doing.

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          • #6
            Every Chevy dealer authorized to sell/service a C8 has all their Tech’s having LPO install instructions on the computer screens in their bays
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hebstar11 View Post

              Wow! I didn't know that. I ordered them too, along with the high wing. They will have to remove front and rear fascia. Not much I can do about it now but hope the dealership knows what it is doing.
              Don't know how the C8 compares, but with the help of someone who had done it before I removed the front fascia on my C7 to replace the grill. It wasn't difficult at all, although I wouldn't want to try it with only one person. Hopefully the C8 is as straightforward.
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              • #8
                John, is this only if you order your car with an LPO, that it would be included in your PDI at no charge? Or does this also include, if I already went past 3000 and decided to order an LPO from their parts counter to have it ready when the car arrives at dealer? Will they install that during the PDI at no charge?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                  Don't know how the C8 compares, but with the help of someone who had done it before I removed the front fascia on my C7 to replace the grill. It wasn't difficult at all, although I wouldn't want to try it with only one person. Hopefully the C8 is as straightforward.
                  I would never trust myself with something like that.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hebstar11 View Post

                    I would never trust myself with something like that.
                    I understand. I was just pointing out that for a dealership mechanic or body shop it shouldn't be hard.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                      I understand. I was just pointing out that for a dealership mechanic or body shop it shouldn't be hard.
                      Yeah. My sales rep felt they wouldn't have a problem doing it. I trust her. Considering I have the high wing spoiler, CF mirror covers, grille inserts, and ground effects, PDI may take a few days.

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