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#4125736 - 10/25/21 02:45 PM New Here
Carm87 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/21
Posts: 4
Loc: Ohio
Hi all, my name is Carm and I have had my first CVPI for about 5 years now (dad signed her over to me at the beginning of this year) and I'm just getting to the point of being fully comfortable with her and wanting to put time and money into her. She was my dad's 4th 03CVPI and I would like to keep her as pristine as possible. She is a 2003 all-white CVPI with only 85K miles! She used to be a detective's car and was fully decommissioned by the person we bought her from (the person who bought her from the police auction).

I'm here to learn everything I can about these beautiful cars so that I can keep her in great shape for hopefully years and years to come. I would appreciate any tips or info that beginners can really benefit from. Also any tools or fluids I should keep on hand? I keep some transmission fluid and oil and windshield fluid handy and my dad just gave me two bottles of antifreeze so we're good with those so far. Thank you all for your help!
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Got my first panther at 15 years old
Her name is Luna Storm, and she is an '03 CVPI with only 85k miles
She is a fully decommissioned detective's car

I'm just here to learn more about these beautiful cars

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#4125820 - 10/26/21 07:14 AM Re: New Here [Re: Carm87]
Prospect62 Offline
CVN 10 Year
Member

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 268
Loc: Central New York
Welcome. You're in the right place. Everything that can be done to (or goes wrong with) these cars has been covered here. VOLUMES of information here on every topic. The challenge for you will be to learn how to effectively search it and find what you need while sorting through the stuff that's misleading or inaccurate.
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2003 Marauder 300A

2008 CVPI
Nevada Highway Patrol Unit 08-271 (SOLD)
TR3650 5-speed swapped, ADTR Ported Plenum, 618Jerrys ported & polished TB,
4.10's w/Trac-Lok, 21mm Rear Sway Bar, Thrush Welded Mufflers, Marty Ochs/SCT Tune

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#4125880 - 10/26/21 02:07 PM Re: New Here [Re: Carm87]
a_d_a_m Offline

3 Orange Whips
Metroplectic

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 28009
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Welcome from the Cleveland area.
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'91 LTD Country Squire (POTM Mar. '19) | '03 Marauder (POTM Nov. '10, Jul. '20) | 2010 P7B (POTM Feb. '21)
formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4125902 - 10/26/21 03:13 PM Re: New Here [Re: Carm87]
TheNarrator Offline
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Registered: 01/20/21
Posts: 297
Loc: SW Florida
welcome To CVN!
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Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
How To Make A Weenie Whip
1 shot Canadian Club whisky (since he's not allowed to enter Canada anymore)
1 shot Captain Morgan spiced rum (since he was going to be the captain of his own ship)
a splash of 151 (to take the wrinkles out of your pants)
RC Cola to taste (served on the rocks, just like a shipwrecked boat)
Originally Posted By Old_Guy_Stu
boxes are about as aerodynamic as a cathedral.

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#4125910 - 10/26/21 03:26 PM Re: New Here [Re: Prospect62]
Carm87 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 10/24/21
Posts: 4
Loc: Ohio
Thank you, and yes that is the challenging task. I’ve been using this site for a while now trying to search for things, my dad is actually the one who told me to come here if I ever have problems or questions haha. But I finally decided to create a log in and post. I like what I’ve seen of the community so far! If you don’t mind me asking, where can I find info on headlights and the wiring that goes with them? I’m looking to maybe upgrade the harness (I think) to try to get more power to them, they’re so incredibly dull even with the Sylvania Silverstar Ultras..
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Got my first panther at 15 years old
Her name is Luna Storm, and she is an '03 CVPI with only 85k miles
She is a fully decommissioned detective's car

I'm just here to learn more about these beautiful cars

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#4125912 - 10/26/21 03:31 PM Re: New Here [Re: a_d_a_m]
Carm87 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 10/24/21
Posts: 4
Loc: Ohio
Thank you for the welcom! I’m from Akron but currently live down in Bridgeport OH
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Got my first panther at 15 years old
Her name is Luna Storm, and she is an '03 CVPI with only 85k miles
She is a fully decommissioned detective's car

I'm just here to learn more about these beautiful cars

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#4125914 - 10/26/21 03:31 PM Re: New Here [Re: TheNarrator]
Carm87 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 10/24/21
Posts: 4
Loc: Ohio
Thank you!
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Got my first panther at 15 years old
Her name is Luna Storm, and she is an '03 CVPI with only 85k miles
She is a fully decommissioned detective's car

I'm just here to learn more about these beautiful cars

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#4126080 - 10/27/21 12:54 PM Re: New Here [Re: Carm87]
a_d_a_m Offline

3 Orange Whips
Metroplectic

Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 28009
Loc: Cleveland, OH
Originally Posted By Carm87
Thank you for the welcom! I’m from Akron but currently live down in Bridgeport OH
Ah, I've got family down St. Clairsville, Adena, Cadiz, etc. so I'm semi-familiar with the area...
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'91 LTD Country Squire (POTM Mar. '19) | '03 Marauder (POTM Nov. '10, Jul. '20) | 2010 P7B (POTM Feb. '21)
formerly: '02 MGM, '04 MGM, '04 MGM v2.0, '04 MM, '07 P71 (POTM Feb. '18), '04 CVLX (POTM Jun. '19 and the best car ever), '03 SAP P71

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#4126086 - 10/27/21 01:56 PM Re: New Here [Re: Carm87]
av8or1 Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 10/18/17
Posts: 1545
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By Carm87
Thank you, and yes that is the challenging task. I’ve been using this site for a while now trying to search for things, my dad is actually the one who told me to come here if I ever have problems or questions haha. But I finally decided to create a log in and post. I like what I’ve seen of the community so far! If you don’t mind me asking, where can I find info on headlights and the wiring that goes with them? I’m looking to maybe upgrade the harness (I think) to try to get more power to them, they’re so incredibly dull even with the Sylvania Silverstar Ultras..

Welcome. If you intend on performing relatively serious mods or even maintenance to your own CV, I'd recommend snagging both the factory wiring diagrams and shop manual. You could start with just one and get the other later on if need be. Here is a link to a 2003 CV/GMQ wiring diagram manual:
2003 Wiring Diagram Manual
Good luck
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