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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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Old 04-01-2013, 01:03 PM   #18
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:06 PM   #19
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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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Old 04-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #20
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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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Old 04-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #21
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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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Old 04-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #22
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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????
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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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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.
Read the section that covers DIC Messages... "Convertible Top Messages"
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Read the section that covers DIC Messages... "Convertible Top Messages"
If you can't lower it below freezing like the DIC messages page says I wonder why it says not to lower it at or below freezing on the operations page...makes you go hmmm.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #28
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If you can't lower it below freezing like the DIC messages page says I wonder why it says not to lower it at or below freezing on the operations page...makes you go hmmm.
You have to understand the whole system...
After the temperature of the motor warms above 32*F, the top will operate.
However, the warning not to lower the top in freezing weather is to prevent you from lowering the top onto a water management bag that might be filled with ice.

A friend of mine showed me what his wife's rear window looked like last December when she lowered her Camaro top on a rock-hard water bag.

Don't over-analyze the instructions...just follow them.
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