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Old 03-31-2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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convt top wont go down

i have a 2012 camaro convt.the top wont go down but i can here the motor working whwn i press the button to raise the top.
the book list 2 fuses for the top.but the location is not right.
says passg.side trunk????
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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Let dealer worry about it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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i have a oppt for thursday but just curious
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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After you tun the handle to release the top, push up on the front edge of the top to make sure it is free of the windshield then try it.
Do you see any warning messages on the DIC?
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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The first time I put my top down it was at the dealer and he gave me the basics.

about a week later there was a break in the winter weather and it was like +5 out so i chanced it and went to put the top down. I went over the things the deal told me but when I pressed my button, nothing happened. Just heard the vert top moter running. The only thing was two little "icons" but no messages. So I did a double check.

The car was in park, the hand brake on (not needed) but just making sure. The trunk lid was closed tight. Still nothing.

I opened the trunk and then I remembered that bar/rod thing in the trunk. It was not pulled forward. I pulled it forward and locked it into place.

BINGO!

Top went down. I must have unlatched it when I was doing some Christmas shopping and forgot to put it back.

Hope this helps. Unless this bar is pulled back like in the picture below, the roof will not go down. At least it won't on my 2011.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:20 AM   #6
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If the protective net in the trunk is retracted, the top will not go down. You might check to see if it's pulled out all the way.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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I opened the trunk and then I remembered that bar/rod thing in the trunk. It was not pulled forward. I pulled it forward and locked it into place.

BINGO!

Top went down. I must have unlatched it when I was doing some Christmas shopping and forgot to put it back.

Hope this helps. Unless this bar is pulled back like in the picture below, the roof will not go down. At least it won't on my 2011.
Yes, but when the safety net is not in the correct position the convertible motor doesn't start.

O.P stated he hears the motor whine.

Make sure the latch /hooks are completely free of the windshield. If the latches don't disengage properly, it may be a fitment/alignment issue.
And yes.. take it to the dealer.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #8
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i have a 2012 camaro convt.the top wont go down but i can here the motor working whwn i press the button to raise the top.
the book list 2 fuses for the top.but the location is not right.
says passg.side trunk????
thanks don
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #9
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great help but all is correct,unlatched,cargo net pulled,top not latched,could one of two fuse blowen???
just curious
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #10
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:46 AM   #11
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keep in mind there's a temp lock, below the mid 30's the top Will Not go down.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #12
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keep in mind there's a temp lock, below the mid 30's the top Will Not go down.
Correct, but like the cargo net, the motor doesn't run with the lockout activated.

I doubt it's a fuse. Likely a fried relay.
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If the window shade in the trunk is not in position, the DIC will indicate 'Top not Secure'
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:19 PM   #14
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Sounds funny, but don't forget to lower the top release and then twist it to release. First time for me I forgot to twist it when trying to lock the top back closed! :eek:

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #15
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Hard to believe you are having an issue with your convertible top. 99% of ours are flawless!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:41 PM   #16
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Hard to believe you are having an issue with your convertible top. 99% of ours are flawless!
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:55 PM   #17
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keep in mind there's a temp lock, below the mid 30's the top Will Not go down.

I thought this was true, but I was able to drop the top when it was 19 degrees outside one morning here in TX ... So I do not know if that is a true statement anymore...

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I thought this was true, but I was able to drop the top when it was 19 degrees outside one morning here in TX ... So I do not know if that is a true statement anymore...

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I guess it's like the speed limiter on some V6's, some people claim they have done over the 118 speed limit on non RS V6 Camaros with no tune to eliminate the limiter. So maybe it's a programming glitch in some cars. My owners manual states not to lower the top in below freezing conditions but I don't recall it mentioning a lockout. I will look again though.
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I guess it's like the speed limiter on some V6's, some people claim they have done over the 118 speed limit on non RS V6 Camaros with no tune to eliminate the limiter. So maybe it's a programming glitch in some cars. My owners manual states not to lower the top in below freezing conditions but I don't recall it mentioning a lockout. I will look again though.
If it's below freezing here where I live.. I bundle up and don't go outside, let alone consider dropping the top..
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If it's below freezing here where I live.. I bundle up and don't go outside, let alone consider dropping the top..
I was correct, no mention of any temperature lockout.

I saw someone just the other day driving in freezing conditions with the top down, but it wasn't a Camaro..... Some people will just because they can....
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another thing to check is the manual bypass for the top, maybe someone has opened it and never has closed the bypass back.


Raising the Convertible Top Manually
Notice: If you raise the top
without removing the tonneau cover you may damage the top
components and the tonneau cover. Remove the tonneau cover before operating the
convertible top.
1. Park on a level surface. Place the vehicle in P (Park) with an automatic transmission and Neutral with a manual transmission. Set the parking brake.
2. Remove the tonneau cover if installed. See Tonneau Cover on page 4‐3.
3. Move any objects that have fallen against the convertible top inside the trunk.
4. Remove the trim cover to access the hydraulic pressure
release bolt.
5. Locate the pressure release bolt (A) on the top of the hydraulic pump.
6. Using the provided wrench, turn the pressure release bolt counterclockwise one to one and a half turns.
7. Reinstall the trim cover.
8. Pull the front of the convertible top up and forward.
9. After the convertible top is completely raised, release the convertible top front latch from the lock position by pulling down and turning it clockwise.
10. Lock the convertible top front latch by pulling down and turning it counterclockwise, then push it up.
When power is restored to the vehicle, the pressure release bolt must be tightened using the provided wrench, by turning it clockwise. The convertible top
button can then be used to lower or raise the convertible top.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:03 PM   #23
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i have a 2012 camaro convt.the top wont go down but i can here the motor working whwn i press the button to raise the top.
the book list 2 fuses for the top.but the location is not right.
says passg.side trunk????
thanks don
I ve'got the same problem.. yesterday TOP was ok.
When i try to top go down i hear only the motor working.
I try to do this in garage and everything was checked..

re2de2 did You find the reason? I think that the best solution is go to service.. but i am living in Poland. Our service doesn't know pretty good camaro
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I was correct, no mention of any temperature lockout.
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Hmmm I wonder why in the top operation page it only says don't operate when temperature is below freezing?....at least in the 2012 it says that. I see that in the DIC messages page now... Here is what the page on top operation says
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