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Old 03-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #35
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Then it was ordered as an option, the window sticker should show that it was an option and the price. Do you know what the MSRP on it was?
It says the car's order code is 70 - "retail stock", so its unlikely it came with an optional cover. It also says this is not the definitive RPO information, and refers you to the window sticker for details.
It certainly didn't come with a folding rear seat.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:07 PM   #36
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My convertible does have the folding rear seat - and the rear passenger seat has the lock next to it that lets you unlock the trunk too.
How does it unlock then? My 2010 coupe had a strap you pull, this car has no strap that I can find to unlock it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:20 PM   #37
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It says the car's order code is 70 - "retail stock", so its unlikely it came with an optional cover. It also says this is not the definitive RPO information, and refers you to the window sticker for details.
It certainly didn't come with a folding rear seat.
I directly contacted GM and questioned about the paperwork - they told me that their information regarding my car shows the same what the dealership printed for me and that it does come with the tonneau cover and etc....

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:31 PM   #38
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How does it unlock then? My 2010 coupe had a strap you pull, this car has no strap that I can find to unlock it.
The rear passenger seat on driver's side - open the door, then pull left on the side of the seat that's closest to the door. The lock should be right there - it uses your ignition key.

I'm picking it up tonight - the dealer sent it to a top shop to fix some of the straps & headliner (let's hope they didn't screw it up more - fingers crossed).
I'll try & get pics posted.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:33 PM   #39
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The rear passenger seat on driver's side - open the door, then pull left on the side of the seat that's closest to the door. The lock should be right there - it uses your ignition key.

I'm picking it up tonight - the dealer sent it to a top shop to fix some of the straps & headliner (let's hope they didn't screw it up more - fingers crossed).
I'll try & get pics posted.
Not talking about the trunk lock, the seat back lock is what I was referring to.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:08 PM   #40
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That car is an early 2012 build and may or may not have problems. At this point there's no way to tell. You'll have to drive it and see what happens. The problem that most people are having is the way GM is (or is not) fixing the problem.

If you drive the car for a year and start to get holes in your top, then you'll get to see what they mean. If your going to worry about it, I would buy a different car.

I keep mine stored in the garage and put about 2500 to 3000 miles on it. And while some people do use it as a daily driver, there's no way I would. And while some people park their's outside, year around, again there's no way I would.

So far as I know, there's no extended warranty on the top from anyone.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #41
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I directly contacted GM and questioned about the paperwork - they told me that their information regarding my car shows the same what the dealership printed for me and that it does come with the tonneau cover and etc....

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Make sure you get your tonneau cover then, and make sure the posts are installed for the cords (those are installed as part of the PDI at the dealership). You don't want to have to pay for that cover separately.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:43 PM   #42
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Not talking about the trunk lock, the seat back lock is what I was referring to.
Give it up. He'll figure it out when he tries to bring home lumber from Home Depot!
The reason there's a lock next to the back seat is because the rear seat doesn't fold down. Then you can still access the trunk (and battery) without power.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #43
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Give it up. He'll figure it out when he tries to bring home lumber from Home Depot!
The reason there's a lock next to the back seat is because the rear seat doesn't fold down. Then you can still access the trunk (and battery) without power.
Yeah I knew all along about the trunk lock being there....
I looked the first day I had it to see if the back seat let down....if it does I can't find a way to release the seatback. And it's not in the owners manual either...
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #44
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Mine was built about the same time yours was and I also have close to 10,000 miles and several hundred top cycles and no problems.

OP if you start worrying about problems others have had and you haven't you won't be able to enjoy the car. My suggestion is to enjoy your car and worry about problems as they happen. My daddy always said don't worry about things you can't control, it only keeps you from enjoying the things you can control.
I couldn't agree more! I worried the first night I joined the forum and was wondering if I made a bad decision. As my wife then said to me....if it has problems we will deal with it then...otherwise it might never have an issue and I am worrying for nothing.

Just enjoy the car and stop worrying! You are covered under a warranty now for awhile so if anything happens, it will be taken care of!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #45
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Make sure you get your tonneau cover then, and make sure the posts are installed for the cords (those are installed as part of the PDI at the dealership). You don't want to have to pay for that cover separately.
Forgive my ignorance, but what cords do you speak of?
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Forgive my ignorance, but what cords do you speak of?
The elastic bungie cords on the front edge of the tonneau that hold it down. Be sure to follow the installation instructions exactly or risk losing it in the wind. That and be sure to tuck the front and rear flaps in to recent the air from getting under it and ripping it off.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:11 PM   #47
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The elastic bungie cords on the front edge of the tonneau that hold it down. Be sure to follow the installation instructions exactly or risk losing it in the wind. That and be sure to tuck the front and rear flaps in to recent the air from getting under it and ripping it off.
"make sure the posts are installed for the cords"

This was the part I was confused about. Is there something the dealership is suppose to install? Is there a picture to reference to what this is - so that I may keep an eye out for it when I pick up my car?
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #48
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"make sure the posts are installed for the cords"

This was the part I was confused about. Is there something the dealership is suppose to install? Is there a picture to reference to what this is - so that I may keep an eye out for it when I pick up my car?
If you do a search in the convertible forum for "Tonneau Cover" you'll find threads on the cover installation and the posts. When the car is received new at the dealership, the cover is in a bag in the trunk. Inside the bag is two machine screws and two nylon top-hat bushings. These get installed in the front of the convertible top well, at the top of the back seat. The bungee cords sewn to the front of the cover are looped over these posts so the cover doesn't blow away at highway speeds (something that happened to the early covers that had plastic clips).
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:23 PM   #49
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"make sure the posts are installed for the cords"

This was the part I was confused about. Is there something the dealership is suppose to install? Is there a picture to reference to what this is - so that I may keep an eye out for it when I pick up my car?
There are two posts that come with the tonneau that need to be installed for the bungie cords to be looped over. Your dealer should know by now it needs to be done. I can't get a picture because its too cold to put the top down right now.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:49 PM   #50
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I couldn't agree more! I worried the first night I joined the forum and was wondering if I made a bad decision. As my wife then said to me....if it has problems we will deal with it then...otherwise it might never have an issue and I am worrying for nothing.

Just enjoy the car and stop worrying! You are covered under a warranty now for awhile so if anything happens, it will be taken care of!
It WILL be aken care of....IF you can find a service department that knows what they're doing.

Angrybird - I dind't end up picking up the car today, but the more i think about it, now I don't think my backseats go down...sorry!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #51
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I have a 2012, not sure of my build, but I bought in Aug 2012, and cycle my top 4-6 times a day since, with the exception of 3 days it was raining, my top is down anytime I am in the car.

so I have probably cycled it well over 250 times, and I have no issues. and I do not use the cover unless I am going to be driving a distance (I work 5 miles from home) and mine is not garaged..

no issues.. 4,560 miles.
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