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Old 06-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Tonneau attatchment....

At a Loss..... Can't find where the bands hook up to on the rear back seat panel. I found a rear facing barb on the folding mechanism that kind of line up on each side to hook it too, but nothing on the back seat rear panel.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Most times they didn't get installed at the dealership. They're probably in a bag waiting to be installed!
Found mine rolling around in the trunk!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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At a Loss..... Can't find where the bands hook up to on the rear back seat panel. I found a rear facing barb on the folding mechanism that kind of line up on each side to hook it too, but nothing on the back seat rear panel.
The two posts (B) for the 2012 are installed by the dealer.
Or in your case, not.
They should be in an envelope, either in the trunk or the glove box.


You're in Moore. Did they blow away? (too soon?)
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick response guys!!
Found these in the glove box. Assuming this is it? If so do I have to remove something to install it? Top up? Top down? To install....
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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Michael,
Yes, I'm in Moore, an no, not too soon. A sense of humor is needed! I faired ok. House/yard covered in what I can best describe as Tornado Snot. A 1/4 mile away, not so much. Veteran's Memorial park neighborhoods leveled.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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Top down. I popped the trim pieces on the sides above the back seat windows. You need to reach behind to attach the nut to the bolt. It's tight! Don't forget to use the spacers. Some use a larger washer to make sure the band doesn't slip over the bolt head.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #8
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Is anyone familiar with the 'barb' I found by feel on each side in the general area of the tonneau cover cords?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:58 PM   #9
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Michael,
Yes, I'm in Moore, an no, not too soon. A sense of humor is needed! I faired ok. House/yard covered in what I can best describe as Tornado Snot. A 1/4 mile away, not so much. Veteran's Memorial park neighborhoods leveled.
Those are the bad boys. Installing them is easiest with the top down.

Glad you are safe Chad.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:07 PM   #10
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Thanks Michael! Do I have to remove one of the plastic panel fasteners to allow installment of the tonneau cord holders? I cant find an open place to install.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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..... Crap. Thought I was on facebook and could 'Like' your pic, Hahaha
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:20 PM   #12
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Thanks Michael! Do I have to remove one of the plastic panel fasteners to allow installment of the tonneau cord holders? I cant find an open place to install.
heymatt is your go-to guy. The dealer installed my posts, so I'm clueless.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #13
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At a Loss..... Can't find where the bands hook up to on the rear back seat panel. I found a rear facing barb on the folding mechanism that kind of line up on each side to hook it too, but nothing on the back seat rear panel.
The dealer should have installed the attachment posts before delivery. I would take it back and have them put them on.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #14
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Angrybird,

I bought the car at a dealer 175 miles away and I'm concerned a 'local' dealer won't give me the same priority as someone who bought from them. I know it works that way with boats....
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:36 PM   #15
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I bought the car at a dealer 175 miles away and I'm concerned a 'local' dealer won't give me the same priority as someone who bought from them. I know it works that way with boats....
If the dealer can install them (not the factory), it can't be that difficult to DIY.

heymatt?

Or maybe Angrybird can take his off and tell you how they go on.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:42 PM   #16
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I don't know Michael, every time I pop the hood on a newer & newer vehicle I recognize what I'm looking at less & less, Hahaha. (Not that that has anything to do with convertible tonneau covers, but you get my point.... Haha)
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #17
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Absolutely. I used to do all my own work. But then, gas was also 22-cents a gallon.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:43 AM   #18
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My dealer didn't install them either. They were in the bag with the tonneau cover. Easy install though and takes about 15 minutes. No need for extra washers just use the parts included. If I recall, the hardest part was holding the nut while tightening the bolt but still not difficult. Yes, plastic panels have to come off...
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #19
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I used tape to hold the nut on the wrench while I reached behind. If I remember correctly, there are zebra pins in the holes where the post goes.
Pouring outside now, not gonna drop the top in the rain.
If needed pm your email and I'll send a pick of how they look installed.

I would have taken mine back to the dealer too. But they were 1200 miles away when I realized it!
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #20
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Any dealer should be able to do this at no charge since it was supposed to be done anyway.
I didn't have any hardware with mine so I had to make my own. It's pretty easy to install though, just remove the two existing plastic panel retainers and replace it with the post.

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Old 06-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #21
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I'm still curious about the two rear-facing barbs I felt as I was feeling where to connect the stretch cords before I knew there was hardware not installed. One on each side on the on the rag-top framing that folds down inside. Feel just inboard on each side on the framing in the same spot where the cord is on the tonneau cover. I originally assumed that was where they hooked, because it works perfectly, until I posted here to ask.
I'd try to take a pic but my wife is currently on a road trip with it to Birmingham Alabama.....

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #22
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #23
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Just bought mine in NH and drove it back to Denver. Unfortunately, the cover only made it into Ohio before the wind snatched it on I-90.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #24
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That sucks.

We even had our dealer show us how to install the cover before we left. Nothing about the stretch cords on the cover. Started to investigate once we got home when we took the cover off and noticed the stretch cords that weren't attached on the ride home. (175 miles... Got lucky I guess.) That's when I found the rear facing barbs to hook the cords to but that didn't jive with the directions in the manual, that's when I asked here.

Still no thoughts from anyone on the barbs I hooked the cords too.....
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:21 PM   #25
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That sucks.

We even had our dealer show us how to install the cover before we left. Nothing about the stretch cords on the cover. Started to investigate once we got home when we took the cover off and noticed the stretch cords that weren't attached on the ride home. (175 miles... Got lucky I guess.) That's when I found the rear facing barbs to hook the cords to but that didn't jive with the directions in the manual, that's when I asked here.

Still no thoughts from anyone on the barbs I hooked the cords too.....
I am not sure about any barbs, I felt around and couldn't find anything but the posts you hook the tonneau cords on. I put it on the last two days and still not sure what you are describing.
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