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C5 Corvette Roof Panel Installation

 

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The following are installation and adjustment procedures for all C5 1997-2004 Corvette Roof Panels. 

 

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FRONT LATCH HANDLE ADJUSTMENT


Loosen the latch handle bolts

  1. Reposition the latch handle forward or rearward. Maintain a minimum of 2 mm (0.08 in) clearance between
latch handle and the latch striker to avoid squeaks and rattles.
 
  2. Assure the latch handle base is parallel to the striker to provide clearance to the sunshade mirror door.

 

       
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MINOR REAR LATCH ADJUSTMENT


Adjust the latch handle hook one turn at a time to achieve moderate pressure to the latch as follows:

  1. Loosen the Allen set screw locking the latch hook.
 
  2. Tum the hook in to tighten or out to loosen
 
  3. Tighten the set screw when finished

 

       
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MAJOR REAR LATCH ADJUSTMENT


Adjust the rear latch striker performing the following steps:

  1. Remove the roof panel
 
  2. Remove the roof bow center interior trim panel. Refer to Trim Panel replacement-Rear Roof bow in interior trim in GM shop manual.
 
  3. Loosen the rear latch striker attaching bolts.
 
  4. Adjust the position of the latch striker for minor or major adjustment.
 
  5. Tighten the striker attaching bolts to 10 N.m (g9 Ib. ln )
       
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ROOF HEIGHT FRONT ADJUSTMENT TO BODY and WEATHERSTRIP SEAL


  1. Remove the roof panel
 
  2. Slightly loosen the 10mm latch striker plate bolts
 
  3. Adjust striker plate up or down to raise lower roof panel
 
  4. Tighten 10mm attaching bolts
 
       
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REAR ROOF HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT TO BODY and WAETHESTRIP SEAL


  1. Remove the roof panel
 
  2. Slightly loosen the 10mm latch striker plate bolts
 
  3. Adjust latch striker plate up or down to raise lower roof panel
 
  4. Tighten 10mm attaching bolts