This device is designed to prevent people from driving like granma by punishing them by forcing the car to an embarrasing, engine bogging 4th gear instead of second. It happens when the offender attempts to shift to second when the RPM's are 2400 or less. Yes, there really are people that do this.
Not a chance, you'll need ramps or a jack. It is way too tight to even stick your arm under there let alone your head. I just went to our local muffler shop, threw him a twenty and walked under the Vette when it was up on the lift.
That is the easiest way, jacking up the back of the car would probably work well too.
I first encountered CAGS on my '98. I found it anoying and/or dangerous in traffic. Since then I always defeat CAGS.
Another way to get under the car is to use a curb. I back (don't try to go forward up the curb) the left or right side up the curb from my driveway. I put the wheels as close to the curb as possible. With the car at this tilt it allows me to slide under.
inexpensive and work great..
you can back up on them and access all you need to see..
the 2002 z has a tag on the wiring harness that said ..."shift skip"
and you do the install on that.
if you are doing the radio shack method...i have some transistors i will mail you one for free..
email me your address..