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Old 04-03-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
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Dovetail spoiler install???

Anyone done a DIY video on this? I have a 2SS with a factory spoiler, so the trunk lid section was easy - uses existing holes plus one 5/8" for light wiring. REALLY nervous about the quarter panel hole drilling. Not that confident in template...it doesn't line up perfectly with my existing trunk lid holes. I've started a video on the factory removal and the trunk lid install, but could use some help with the quarters.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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Dovetail Spoiler install

Well, no replies to this post, but I went ahead with it. I'm really pissed that the GM template for the spoiler install didn't align with my stock spoiler holes. The Dovetail went into the existing holes and was centered and all, but I didn't know what to do about drilling the quarterpanels. Should I trust the template? Well, I measured six different ways, and made my own template. i only had to elongate one hole by 2mm, but it took me three days' of night work! Just the wiring to complete for the weekend drive!
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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Wow, I can't believe no one responded to your thread. Well, I'm glad you got it installed.
Good job!!!
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #4
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Any video or tips would be great. I am thinking of installing mine on Sunday. Got a price from deals hip for install and they want $119. I have the stock spoiler so would need to drill the quarter panels and wiring harness whole. Another place told me it would be around $200 for install. Thinking of doing it myself.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Installed it today. Wish I would have paid the $119 to have dealer install. Real pain in the a$$. Template doesn't line up very well so you end up having to make several adjustments widening the holes out in the quarter panels. Also getting the nuts on those is a pain also. I ended up putting some silicone caulk around the wholes I drilled in quarter panels also.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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Hardest part is the inner 10mm nuts on the side pieces. Aside from that, takes no time at all and the supplied template is nice!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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Hardest part is the inner 10mm nuts on the side pieces. Aside from that, takes no time at all and the supplied template is nice!
Those 10mm inside nuts were very tough to get to. The template alignment that came with mine didn't work all that well. Ended up having to widen out the holes to get a somewhat good alignment with the center. Really hoping I don't have any leaks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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curious im in same boat, i replaced oem spoiler and placed dove on after drilling 1 hole for light harness (no issues) ran wire through trunk into trim of back seat under rear window (pain figuring out) now i need help where / how do I tighten bolts to the end pieces on fender after drilling? do i take lights out or through trunk .someone help
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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you need to go in the trunk take out the felt sides on the quarters and theres your holes. the one on the corner is a pain small hands needed. i used my wifes! lol
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #10
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finished

thank you everyone, definitely wasnt as easy as originally thought but here is finished product. Now being in upstate NY have to wait for the snow to go away. overall great mod.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #11
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thats nice!
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #13
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Looks awesome! Agree that it isn't as easy as it sounds. If I had it to do over I would have paid the $115 the Chevy dealer wanted to install it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:24 AM   #14
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The alignment on the driver's side would piss me off...
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:00 AM   #15
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The alignment on the driver's side would piss me off...
yes actually after i took pic i had to adjust it, looks better now. it was a complete pain. thanks
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:36 PM   #16
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Looks awesome! Agree that it isn't as easy as it sounds. If I had it to do over I would have paid the $115 the Chevy dealer wanted to install it.
def would have had dealer do it. but it still turned out great. here a better pic after re aligning it
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #17
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Mine are CRAZY misaligned from dealer install :-( I assume there is 3M tape in addition to the nut holding the side pieces on? Don't want to get into tearing it apart and have any surprises.

My drivers side is so bad, it 1/4 inch off and scrapes the deck lid portion when I shut it :-(
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Correct, there is 3M tape around the sides also.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:39 AM   #19
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What a pain in the ass! Just did this install last night. The center portion went on just fine but the corner pieces were, just like most people, totally mis-aligned. I had to drill each hole out 2 extra times and it is a PITA getting my hand up In that tight corner to tighten the nuts. It looks great though!
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:45 PM   #20
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Can someone find me a thread that explains how to disconnect the 3rd brake light? It looks stupid connected. The brake light on the dovetail is super bright compared to the OEM one I definitely don't need 2
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