1968-1982 Corvette Headlight Vacuum Hose Kit
If you are the proud owner of a 1968-1982 Corvette, then you are probably aware that your headlight system operates with vacuum. These cars are around 30-40 years old now, so if you haven’t already experienced problems with the operation of your Corvette’s headlights, then it’s definitely something that is looming in your not-too-distant future. You can easily identify Corvettes with this problem by their drooping headlights, or one headlight that won’t open at all. We’ve seen these Corvettes driving around during the daylight with their lights still in the upright position so the owner doesn’t have to fight with them in the evening.
The basic theory of C3 Corvette headlight operation is simple. It uses vacuum from the intake manifold to open and close the headlight doors via vacuum actuators. With a call to Zip Corvette Parts and an hour or two under the hood, you can replace those hard, cracked hoses with new ones to insure many more years of good service.
The Headlight Vacuum Hose Kit from Zip Corvette Parts, which includes instructions and schematics, is the finest on the market, making hose replacement a walk in the park. The new hoses are color-coded and cut to length, plus we received new check valve and filter along with detailed drawings, and even tips for troubleshooting your system if you experience problems with other than the hoses. There are also detailed drawings representing the 1968 through 1982 Corvettes, which comes in handy as a checklist when replacing hoses.
Text and images by Mark Potter
Source: Zip Corvette Parts
8067 Fast Lane | Mechanicsville, VA 23111 | (800) 962-9632
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