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Old 01-28-2014, 08:32 PM   #1
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Trunk harness

So i opened my truck the other day and noticed that on the right side the harness has rubbed thru the truck seal. Now I don't really use the trunk its used to store my boot, but i have never even seen any rub marks at all.

I think the harness is possibly vibrating and that is how this happened. As my luck goes i'm now out of warranty, I will replace the seal, but has anyone had this issue, should I post in the general area as well?

This post would be worthless without a picture so here is the one I took as soon as I noticed it. Apparently i'm having difficulty getting the pic to show up?

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Old 01-28-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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I think it's very common. Ours has started to rub and I think someone had posted an easy fix, but it shouldn't be expensive to replace that seal.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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I had the same problem, I took it to the dealer before my warranty expired, and worked with the service tech, and this is what we came up with. We put friction tape and a small bungee cord to pull the harness away from the seal. The before and after photos.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #4
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hmm interesting fix. thanks for the pics i'll look more in to this.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:48 PM   #5
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I have already had my trunk seal replaced twice under warranty for this. This last time, they adjusted the cable to try to keep it off the seal.
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Old 03-20-2014, 12:16 AM   #6
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Just noticed ours has a rub spot too, very similar to the picture above.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:11 AM   #7
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dealer fixed mine under warranty.. loosened the cable.. thats about it..
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:02 PM   #8
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This is why I love CAMARO 5. I just checked mine and there was a slight abrasion. I'm able to make modifications before any real damage is done. Knowledge is power!
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:04 PM   #9
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I just went to the dealer this morning to get a State inspection, emissions, finally get the top checked under the recall and a hand wash. Put something in the trunk before I left and noticed the seal was starting to show the rub - right in the middle, affecting upper and lower portions.

I've only driven the car 48 miles since November and the seal wasn't like this in October when I washed the car and checked the trunk. They'll replace it under warranty - it'll take ~ a week to get the seal. At least it wasn't the top...

Thanks to all who've posted about the "seal rub" issue. Great FYI.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:36 AM   #10
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I was at the dealer yesterday to have the trunk seal replaced. New trunk seal installed and looks good. They applied a "bundle" of friction tape wee the cables meet the bare metal of the trunk lid (below the liner) with the intention of keeping the cables away from the seal.

After they returned the car to me in the service lanes, I put something in the trunk, ran over to a friend's house and got home 4 hours later. I opened the trunk and see there's a small tear in the seal at the exact same spot where the cable is.

Called the service advisor to let him know so he can order a new seal. He tells me I have me bring the car in and his service manager has to approve it. More time and waiting.

A new seal that sustains damage within 4 hours of installation with the trunk only having been opened twice since it was replaced, needs to be replaced (as it's damaged) with a better fix for the cause. Interestingly enough, neither my service advisor nor the mechanics were had any knowledge of this issue with any Camaro, nor aware of any top problems - and they're a HUGE GM dealer.

I'm hopeful they'll replace it. Perhaps I'll suggest the "bungee cord" fix "crd2daniel" had applied to his. I'm going to take a close look at this and see what can be done.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:32 AM   #11
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Trunk seal

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I was at the dealer yesterday to have the trunk seal replaced. New trunk seal installed and looks good. They applied a "bundle" of friction tape wee the cables meet the bare metal of the trunk lid (below the liner) with the intention of keeping the cables away from the seal.

After they returned the car to me in the service lanes, I put something in the trunk, ran over to a friend's house and got home 4 hours later. I opened the trunk and see there's a small tear in the seal at the exact same spot where the cable is.

Called the service advisor to let him know so he can order a new seal. He tells me I have me bring the car in and his service manager has to approve it. More time and waiting.

A new seal that sustains damage within 4 hours of installation with the trunk only having been opened twice since it was replaced, needs to be replaced (as it's damaged) with a better fix for the cause. Interestingly enough, neither my service advisor nor the mechanics were had any knowledge of this issue with any Camaro, nor aware of any top problems - and they're a HUGE GM dealer.

I'm hopeful they'll replace it. Perhaps I'll suggest the "bungee cord" fix "crd2daniel" had applied to his. I'm going to take a close look at this and see what can be done.
I cut a slot about 3 in. in material than a round hole for wire bundle in the trunk lid to give bundle more room and it works fine
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:20 PM   #12
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I cut a slot about 3 in. in material than a round hole for wire bundle in the trunk lid to give bundle more room and it works fine
Good info. It's amazing how many folks have implemented DIY work-arounds for some of the problems. Do you have a pic you can upload?
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:21 PM   #13
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Good info. It's amazing how many folks have implemented DIY work-arounds for some of the problems. Do you have a pic you can upload?
Sorry not smart enough for pictures but a 3in. cut in trunk material is easy - looks ok and works great
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:49 PM   #14
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I checked my 14 - looks like they fixed the routing, mine is much further away from the seal
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:25 PM   #15
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I checked my 14 - looks like they fixed the routing, mine is much further away from the seal
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:15 AM   #16
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Car is under cover till weather breaks. I just checked when I put the battery tender on.
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:27 PM   #17
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I got the trunk harness / trunk rubber seal replaced today and they did a pretty good job. However they did it, the wire bundle no longer touches the rubber seal. We'll see how it holds. The service team said it seems to be a problem only on the 'verts and not the coupes. Can anyone confirm / refute?
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:51 PM   #18
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I CUT A SMALL SCRAP OF WOOD CUT ON A ANGLE AND PLACED IT BETWEEN THE HARNESS AND THE SMALL CLIP THEY USE TO SECURE HARNESS, TRIMMED THE CARDBOARD A LITTLE AND TAPED IT UP TIGHT.

WORKS WELL, NOTHING TOUCHES.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:37 PM   #19
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I CUT A SMALL SCRAP OF WOOD CUT ON A ANGLE AND PLACED IT BETWEEN THE HARNESS AND THE SMALL CLIP THEY USE TO SECURE HARNESS, TRIMMED THE CARDBOARD A LITTLE AND TAPED IT UP TIGHT.

WORKS WELL, NOTHING TOUCHES.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:39 PM   #20
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HERE ARE SOME PICS.
IF YOU PULL OFF THE 2 CLIPS ON EITHER SIDE AND THE ONE ABOVE RIGHT, YOU CAN ACCESS THE HARNESS.
CUT AWAY THE TAPE THAT HOLDS THE HARNESS TO THE WHITE HARNESS CLIP.
I USED A TIE WRAP. TO RE-ATTACH THE HARNESS TO THE CLIP WITH THIS SMALL WEDGE OF WOOD IN BETWEEN. THEN I TAPED IT ALL UP TIGHT.
CUT A SMALL AMOUNT OF CARDBOARD OUT TO ALLOW IT TO ANGLE DOWN MORE.
IT CLEARS THE WEATHERSTRIP BY AN INCH OR MORE WHEN CLOSING.
MY DEALER HAS ORDERED ME NEW WEATHERSTRIP ON WARRANTY.
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