Sorry to hear you got soaked Jeff. I admire your attitude about it. Live and learn and find a trustworthy pro to deal with as Bubba Sparks rightly suggests.
Bubba Sparks thank you for C4-C5 vid that explains the issue. I haven't installed a by pass. I had the locking plate(A4) removed but only had the issue early on in my C5 and it was clearly a low battery.
Why add the CLB when it can create an issue with the BCM?
Keep your battery charged and terminals tight and your Corvette on the road. Leave the CLB on the shelf. Just my opinion and I wish you luck with that cherry Corvette savewave
SOLD MY C5 found my next one and it is a C6.