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Corvette Today: Meet The E-Ray Integration Engineer Cody Buckley

On this episode of CORVETTE TODAY, you'll meet one of the fresh, new shining faces of the Corvette team. Cody Bulkley (pronounced Buckley) is the Performance Integration Engineer for the new Corvette E-Ray. Now, you're probably saying to yourself, "What is a Performance Integration Engineer?";

Cody explains that when he sits down with your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett. Plus, Cody is the guy who did that awesome "Cyclone Spin" in New York City's Rockefeller Center on January 17th, 2023 when the Corvette E-Ray debuted.

Cody's excitement and enthusiasm for the new E-Ray is blatantly obvious in this episode of CORVETTE makes me want one!

You can also see the video of the Cyclone Spin on this new episode of CORVETTE TODAY!
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2024 & 2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

2024 Order Guide Here:
2023 Corvette Brochure:
E-Ray Visualizer:
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
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Z06 MSRP and Options Pricing: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...freight-charge
2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
*2023 SR & Z06 Official Owners Manual:; and,
* 2023 GM Bash Major Seminar with HQ video: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ore-bash-video
*2023 Stingray Visualizer:
*2023 Stingray (ONLY Order Guide:
*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
*Z06 Visualizer:
Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
*Z06 vs Z07 Aero Components: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...s-similarities
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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

    2023 Z06: Elkhart Lake Blue, 2-tone blue interior, HTC, Standard Z06 with Z07 aero pkg, CCB’s, 3LZ, E60, every visible carbon fiber option including wheels, Jake Design Pkg. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 25 year NCM members. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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    This just happened to me on 2023. Dealer is charging me $900 saying it is not warranty related.


    • #3
      It wouldn't open because the oil flap was interfering? I have to agree with them that it's not GM's fault.
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      • #4
        If the flap was left open by an action by a GM employee, such as their checking the oil level during the PDI and you never once opened it, in writing tell them you are appealing their denial to the Regional Warranty Approval Supervisor (and do so). BUT if it was not properly-installed by you, then exactly as meyerweb noted is also my opinion.
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        • #5
          I have a hard time believing it costs $900 to fix the top if the access hole plug wasn't seated properly. And how do they know that is the problem?

          Someone had reported their dealer told them if you disconnect the battery and reconnect it you will have 5 minutes to lift the lid while the system ignores the code. I don't know if this is true, just repeating what was posted.

          At the very least I would hope there would be a procedure to use a scan tool to override any DTCs s preventing the lid from being lifted.

          And, if all else fails, there is a procedure in the service manual to manually remove the lid. While it requires some disassembly I don't see how it would cost $900 unless the shop's labor rate is extraordinary.
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          • #6
            $900 for what? labor and the amount of time it took them to figure it out? ouch... that' s a hefty labor rate.


            • #7
              I forgot to put the oil flap back after checking the oil, once. I immediately realized my error and was able to open the tonneau without any problems, I got lucky. I am super paranoid about it now, hopefully I don’t do it again. Having to pay a service bill for my own error is always very annoying.