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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.

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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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Old 06-16-2013, 05:41 PM   #26
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Here are the instructions for installing the bolts. Lower the top then put your fingers under the trim where the front seatbelt comes out and lift up. The trim will pop off. Lift the trim off the back and follow the instructions. The hardest part is getting the existing plugs out.http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...2&d=1299878914

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #27
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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.
When the top is down and the cover is not on, slide your hand in the open area between the back seat panel & the folded down top. Reach rearward and slightly inboard of where the cords would be on the cover if installed and feel around the rag top framing. There is a sharp rear-angled barb on each side to hook the cords too. I found them by feel trying to find the right place to hook the cords. I haven't seen them, just felt them but I'll try to take a pic when my wife gets back from Birmingham....
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #28
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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.....
Is it possible you're talking about the the locking pins under the front lip of the top? The cover shouldn't connect to those.
I can take a few pics of what I did and where the posts should go.
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