Camaro Convertible Folding Top Front Latch Rebalance

2016-2018 Camaro convertible models (Fig. 10) may have a “Top Not Secure” message display on the Driver Information Center and the rear compartment lid may not open.

Fig. 10

During diagnosis, it may be found that the folding top latch actuator is latching, but the magnet is not aligned with the position sensor. These conditions may be caused by the amount of time the folding top control module drives the latches, possibly causing them to bounce back past the sensor.

To correct the condition, reprogram the K23 Folding Top Control Module with the latest calibrations, and complete the rebalance procedure for the folding top front latch actuator motor and the front latching mechanism (based on build date).

 

Vehicles built October 1, 2016 and prior

  • Rebalance the folding top front latch actuator motor and the front latching mechanism
  • Reprogram the folding top control module

 

Vehicles built after October 1, 2016

  • Reprogram the folding top control module

The rebalancing procedure involves loosening the three bolts that retain the folding top front latch actuator motor so that the motor can be moved freely side-to-side, turning the Allen key (Fig. 11, #1) until the latch hooks (Fig. 11, #2) are completely open, and then turning the Allen key until the latch hooks are completely closed. Refer to Bulletin #16-NA-257 for complete instructions.

Fig. 11

TIP: Rebalancing the folding top front latch actuator motor must be done every time the front top front latch actuator motor is loosened or removed for any reason. If not performed, failure of the folding top front latch release rods may occur.

– Thanks to Ann Briedis

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