Video: Yet Another Person “Trapped” Inside A C6 With A Dead Battery

The sixth-gen Corvette, while not exactly threatening the C3 for longevity, has been around for a long time. You would think that by now, owners would be accustomed to the electronic door release system, and know what to do when the power goes out and pressing the little button on the door no longer makes the locks go “pop”.

Unfortunately, just having the wherewithal to own/drive a new Corvette doesn’t mean you bothered to read the manual, and as we recently documented in the case of a ZR1 owner, it’s possible to “trap” yourself inside if you don’t know where the manual release levers are (or that they exist in the first place). The only thing more embarrassing than getting yourself helplessly stuck inside a C6 is having your so-called friends decide that making a video of your plight is more important than getting you out…

WARNING: Video contains some not-safe-for-work language

As a public service to our readers, so you don’t end up like poor Danny, here are the instructions from the Corvette owner’s manual detailing exactly how to avoid being humiliated on the internet:

Oh, and one more thing – when shooting cell phone video, TURN THE FREAKING PHONE SIDEWAYS! Portrait mode sucks…

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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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