Broken Quarter Upper Panel Trim

The trim door on a quarter upper trim panel (Fig. 8) on some 2016-2018 Camaro convertible models may malfunction or may make a noise during convertible top operation. In some cases, the quarter upper trim panel may be broken and the increased interference, under continued use, may eventually cause the convertible top to be inoperative.

 

Fig. 8

 

There may be various reasons that the quarter upper trim panel may have failed. If the trim panel is found to be broken, replace the panel.

 

New Quarter Upper Trim Panel Design

 

A new quarter upper trim panel has been designed to include a 3rd retaining clip. (Fig. 9) On vehicles built prior to February 14, 2017, it also will be necessary to replace the quarter window regulator on the same side to accommodate the added 3rd retaining clip design.

 

TIP: Under no circumstances should the 3rd retaining clip be removed from the quarter upper trim panel.

 

Fig. 9

 

Refer to Bulletin #17-NA-357 for additional information and part numbers.

 

– Thanks to Ann Briedis

 

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