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Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Manual Mild to wild switch

Completed this over the weekend.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Looks great! I love the placement. Did you have to take the headliner down?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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Looks great! I love the placement. Did you have to take the headliner down?
No, used a small very small flexable fiberglass rod from my daughters old kite and a coat hanger (connected) ran them straight back through the headliner (popped two retainers at the back) fished the wires through (pre-wired quick connector) and ran down the back rear pass window corner (past the air bag/no where near it) through the trunk (seat folded down) and to the fuse box (used an old fuse, no element in it, soldered the wires to the post) and ran another fuse in line to the wire. 0 = off (no flappers!!)....love it, very easy to use. cost me me about 4 bucks and my time...
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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dont mean to"jack" the thread but is there any difference between just pulling the F8 fuse vs getting the mild to wild switch besides having the ability to switch it to on and off. Also, if you just pull the fuse will a check engine light come on. thanks in advanced!
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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the fuse pull permantly disables the butterfly's, the mild to wild and the switch do exactly the same thing. one uses a remote relay to turn the power on and off the switch just statically switches 12v.

the only advantage to the mild to wild is not having to run the wires up to the switch.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #6
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the fuse pull permantly disables the butterfly's, the mild to wild and the switch do exactly the same thing. one uses a remote relay to turn the power on and off the switch just statically switches 12v.

the only advantage to the mild to wild is not having to run the wires up to the switch.


Also no check engine codes thrown if you do a fuse pull.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:36 PM   #7
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Just so I get what you're doing, your are overriding the dual mode exhaust system with the switch controlling the opening of the exhaust tip baffles, correct?

You must post your steps, wiki like. This sounds like my first mod. I already have the switch and wire on hand. Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:06 AM   #8
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Just so I get what you're doing, your are overriding the dual mode exhaust system with the switch controlling the opening of the exhaust tip baffles, correct?

You must post your steps, wiki like. This sounds like my first mod. I already have the switch and wire on hand. Thanks.
This just cuts out the fuse (opens the baffles) on the exhaust. Same effect as pulling the fuse. Simple Mod except for running the wiring. I used the overhead spot because I like how this area had room, little did I know about the how long the side airbags were (run the entire length of side back to pass side back window corner/point). Could be easier to run under door or floor molding. Lets you control the exhaust with a flip of the switch instead of a push of button. If you need some info send me a PM and I would be glad to help out.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #9
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Gonnna do this to my 2012 v6 just have to get the cut outs and attach them so I then can control them. Sucks they don't come on ours . All the vettes got them. Love the mild to wild. One second your nice and stock and the next your at the light with some kids looking at your ride you push a switch and heads just turn lol.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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Will do, thanks Sam.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:30 PM   #11
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Sam, in your photo just to the right of your switch, there is a little rectangular square, is that an airbag release door?

Did you take the whole light bezel off to fit the switch?

I did not know there is a fuse box in the trunk, where is it located?

Thanks for your patients... I put her away for the winter so looking at doing this mod.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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The little square is a dummy blank...nothing there. I did take the whole switch/panel out, was pretty easy. I can post some pics up in the a.m.

Fuse box located behind firewall fabric cover, pass side towards rear of trunk. I can post some pic up of the fuse box location too.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #13
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That would be great, thanks bud!
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #14
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #15
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remove plugs, screws and back panel cover, fold back carpeting (Pass Side) and expose fuse box.
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To run wire remove upper console, install switch and run wiring towards back window using a snake.

I ran wires down along passenger rear corner of window and into trunk behind the carpeting, to fuse box.

Made a dummy blank for a fuse (spades connectors) to the fuse and soldered all wires and heat shirnked them.

you really hear this when running then letting off the gas....nice rumbles then..
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #18
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Sam's the man!

Pics are worth a 1000 words....thank you!
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #19
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A cool thing to do is use a switch that goes into the sunroof slot, then you do not cut up the panel and look stock.
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An alternative approach is to buy a wireless 12 V 10A switch from Amazon for $5.00, an inline fuze cable for $3.00 from Radio Shack and hook it up to the fuze box in the trunk. Use a factory installed Home link remote button near the rear view mirror instead of the remote that came with the wireless switch. No manual switch required, no wires to run, no Mild to Wild switch cost, total job was $8.00. It works great.
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Has anyone thrown any codes since doing this? I put in a toggle switch that I've mostly left off cuz I like it loud and now about 3k miles later I'm throwing p0015b and p0015d codes. The dealer updated the ECM to adress the issue and the codes are back again. I think its coincidence since I've had this mod on here since like 100 miles were on it. But wanted to be sure since those codes are o2 sensor related. They are going to have the vehicle a couple days at the dealer now to track this down and don't want to look like an idiot cuz I put this toggle switch on and it caused the prob.
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Has anyone thrown any codes since doing this? I put in a toggle switch that I've mostly left off cuz I like it loud and now about 3k miles later I'm throwing p0015b and p0015d codes. The dealer updated the ECM to adress the issue and the codes are back again. I think its coincidence since I've had this mod on here since like 100 miles were on it. But wanted to be sure since those codes are o2 sensor related. They are going to have the vehicle a couple days at the dealer now to track this down and don't want to look like an idiot cuz I put this toggle switch on and it caused the prob.
I don't see how it could cause a problem with the O2 sensors. I have an exhaust commander on mine and leave it open or closed depending on my mood and haven't thrown a code. Other's have just pulled the fuse completely and haven't reported a problem. All it does is leaves the flaps open post CAT, so it really has no effect on their operation. It just directs the air full time through a less restrictive path in the muffle4r and makes more rumble. You may need some new O2(s).
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #24
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Never threw a code with mine. Also this flapper is past the cats....so no way this throws a code.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:22 PM   #25
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mines been out since day 1 but i'm an SS not a ZL1.

no codes.

like the wireless Idea posted above!
might do that far cheaper than the kit at 100 bucks.

specially after the cam and header install wonder how quiet it will keep it..
doubt much since its open at idle and WOT.
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