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Old 04-27-2016, 11:49 PM   #1
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convertible top header panel

Hi all I am having a problem with the header panel inside camaro looks like pass side screws broken off and now major rattle every time hit a bump this is the plastic panel that has the top release handle hardware under it i pulled plastic panel down 1/4 of inch i could see broken plastic inside this part looks like its is fasten from outside before convertible top is put on frame i have no idea how this got damaged and if dealer can repair it without removing roof has this happen to any you guys i
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:23 AM   #2
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Mine had two cracked screw bosses. My dealer tried to epoxy it last fall, but it has come loose over time. I am headed back there in a few weeks to try again.

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Old 04-28-2016, 08:30 AM   #3
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One broke on my driver side and was rattling, I cured it with very high strength 3m double sided tape, it's been over a year and a half and still rattle free
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:14 AM   #4
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That panel is all one piece when replaced by the dealer. My handle got a little loose and they had to replace the entire panel as no parts could be ordered for the panel. So basically, if you can't come up with a fix, they will have to replace the whole thing. The top does NOT have to be removed though. Good luck.
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:38 AM   #5
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Yup mine broken too!

I think you have to do something with the top to access the screws that hold the panel on if I am not mistaken?
Mine is broke as well and I want to do it myself but it appears the top needs to come back enough to access the fasteners.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:50 PM   #6
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Mine had two cracked screw bosses. My dealer tried to epoxy it last fall, but it has come loose over time. I am headed back there in a few weeks to try again.

-Geoff
what caused yours bosses to crack???? I got my Camaro used so I have no idea why mine was damaged but I am thinking now may have to do when top is put down but not sure
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:34 PM   #7
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Dealer doing a recall broke mine but I didn't realize it till later
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:42 PM   #8
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Dealer doing a recall broke mine but I didn't realize it till later
Mine too. Part of the top disassembly has them removing this panel and they probably bust the the bosses when they hit it with their 500 lb ft impact gun.

I was just at the dealer today, and it looks like they will replace my top under warranty (if they decide it was a wear issue) so I plan on getting this panel replaced too.

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Old 04-28-2016, 09:11 PM   #9
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I could pry my trim piece down some from the driver seat, and then inserted something similar to this and haven't had an issue since and it has been like 1 or 2 years
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:10 AM   #10
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That's some seriously sticky 3M tape!!! Terrific stuff!
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:02 PM   #11
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Just had mine break for the third time, warranty ended in april. Last replacement lasted just anout a year.. Not happy, opened a case with GM Customer service. I suggest everyone with this issue do the same.
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:38 PM   #12
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Just had mine break for the third time, warranty ended in april. Last replacement lasted just anout a year.. Not happy, opened a case with GM Customer service. I suggest everyone with this issue do the same.
Is there an updated part or will GM put same part that keeps breaking on ?????
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Is there an updated part or will GM put same part that keeps breaking on ?????
Probably the same stupid part. If they refuse to fix mine again and if I can figure how to get it removed I am going to design a part on my 3D printer to re-enforce those bosses.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:47 PM   #14
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Mine has been bugging me for a while. Finally took it out today to try and fix it, three of the four bosses were broken. Hope this fix lasts. Luckily the replacement part is only $35. Took all about 5 minutes to remove. It's not hard at all. Just a bunch of torx 25 bolts.

They break because it's a shitty design.
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