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CORVETTE TODAY #109 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid-May 2022

Join your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com and they discuss what’s happening with America’s Sports Car. https://youtu.be/LY-bD8tscBs; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...HXCQFbRpXxWPtK
1. Hard Top Convertibles now account for 48% of Corvette orders
2. Here are the most popular Corvette colors of 2022
3. 70th anniversary models delayed because of wheel constraints
4. Export versions of the C8 Z06 with corner mounted exhaust will be exported
5. The 2023 Stingray/Z06 Owner’s Manual available for download
6. The 2023 C8 Z06 is the official Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500
7. Corvette Racing’s drivers take a C8 Stingray on the track at Spring Mountain
8. Corvette Hall Of Fame inductees announced
9. Corvette is the AutoCar 2022 Dream Car of the Year

CORVETTE TODAY is the best way to stay current on what’s happening with Corvette! Don’t miss this episode…..


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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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Unable to Open HTC: TSB By GM TechLink

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  • Unable to Open HTC: TSB By GM TechLink

    We remember a couple of MECF members having this issue. Now there is a TSB to assist you and/or your Tech. Note that checking one’s oil and not properly re-securing the access port could be the main cause .

    HTC owner’s this TSB is a great reminder to us doing our own oil level checks.

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    Originally posted by GM TechLink
    Unable to Open Convertible Top Due to Unseated Access Hole Plug

    May 10, 2022

    Some 2020-2022 Corvette Convertible models may have a power folding top that may not open. DTC B19E1 (Hard Top Stowed Signal) may be set.

    If the folding top will not open, it may be due to the body-side frame access hole plug not being properly seated. (Fig. 9) The plug, or rubber flap, is located in the engine compartment and may interfere with the B373 Folding Top Side Rail – Roof Panels Stowed Sensor.


    Fig. 9

    The body-side frame access hole plug should be fully seated anytime the plug is removed, such as after an engine oil change. The oil fill cap is located under the access hole plug. (Fig. 10)



    Fig. 10



    To verify that the access hole plug is fully seated, open the folding top stowage compartment. (Fig. 11) Refer to Opening the Folding Top Stowage Compartment Lid – Engine Access section within Folding Top and Folding Top Stowage Compartment Lid Operation in the appropriate Service Information.

    TIP: Inform customers that the access hole plug should be secured and fully seated before driving the vehicle after the engine oil or engine coolant has been checked.



    Fig. 11


    Folding Top Operation

    The operation of the folding top is fully-automatic and consists of the engine tonneau, rear window, roof panels, the header, multiple sensors, and modules. The top can be opened using the folding top switch or the button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter. The control module latches and unlatches the folding top while electric motors open the tonneau cover, and then remove and stow the top. The transmitter button will only operate the system when the vehicle is off and will only open the top, not close it.

    Folding top operation begins with the vehicle lowering the rear window and opening the tonneau. The rear window must be normalized and operational for the folding top to operate. If the rear window fails to open, the tonneau will open, but the folding top roof panels will not open.

    While the tonneau is opening, the folding top header is unlatching. The header latch consists of one motor and two latches. There are two sensors to detect if the header is latched or unlatched as well as a sensor on each latching hook.

    After the window is lowered and the tonneau is open, the two folding top roof panels will move to the stowed position. Once the roof panels are locked in their stowed position, the tonneau will lower back into position and the rear window will remain lowered. (Fig. 12) The rear window can be raised and lowered as normal using the rear window switch.


    Fig. 12

    Refer to Bulletin #22-NA-084 for additional information.

    – Thanks to Jeff Strausser


    https://gm-techlink.com/?p=16217



    Z07 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available including the wheels. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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