2002 Chevrolet Corvette Long Term Road Test

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Think These Switches are Waterproof?

July 22, 2010


They strike me as odd every time I use them. Yes, I'm talking about the rubberized window/door lock/mirror switches on our old-school Z06. I've never seen such a setup on any car other than the Corvette and I don't anticipate seeing them on anything else ever again.

Should you drive yourself into a lake, rest assured that you could probably still roll down the window and free yourself.

In practice, they work just fine. I mean, no dust could possibly penetrate the outer womb that protects the circuitry inside. Aesthetically, they're a little odd and the feel of them is less that positive. Unlocking the doors is like pinching a raquetball, which is fine if you're into that sort of thing. All in all, these switches are just one of the many charms that makes this nearly decade old supercar so cool.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line @ 50,045 miles

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