GM Camaro 1967-1981 Repair Guide

Trunk Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the trunk lid-to-hinge mounting bolts on late Camaro models



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Fig. Fig. 2: The torque rod can be adjusted to increase or decrease the amount of support provided for the trunk lid when open

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Open the trunk lid and place protective coverings over the rear fenders to protect the paint from damage.
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  3. Mark the location of the hinge-to-trunk lid bolts and disengage the electrical connections and wiring from the lid, if equipped.
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  5. Using an assistant to support the lid, remove the hinge-to-lid bolts and the lid from the vehicle.
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  7. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Adjust the position of the trunk lid to the body. Rear compartment torque rods are adjustable to increase or decrease operating effort. To increase the amount of effort needed to raise the rear compartment lid or to decrease the amount of effort to close the lid, reposition the end of the rod to a lower torque rod adjusting notch. To decrease the amount of effort needed to raise the rear compartment lid or to increase the amount of effort to close the lid, reposition the end of the rod to a higher torque rod adjusting notch. Refer to the illustration. Prop the trunk lid in full-open position to keep lid from falling when torque rods are disengaged from the torque rod bracket.
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ALIGNMENT



The trunk lid can be aligned by loosening the hinge-to-lid bolts and shifting the lid into position.

When adjusting the hinge/latch-to-body positions, be sure to use alignment marks as reference points.

 
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