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Old 02-06-13, 03:38 PM   #1
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have no clue as to what they did, i got distracted and started cussing and acting uncivilized. there is a new service director and obviously he has no people skills. i have a short temper and he found out after his first 5 words. he called the GM and was told that Mr. Harley is a very, very good customer... give him what he wants. back to the trunk...

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one hinge is obviously thicker than the other. i don't remember if it was always that way or are they new hinges. you can tell they put forth an effort on the TSB. some may like it and some may not and some may even say WTF... the trunk no longer flies up when you open and let go. it opens slowly as if it were motorized, however if you open just a little and let go "WATCH YOUR FINGERS" the trunk will close without you touching it. it closes on it's own now without any help from you... use the handle and pull down,
and it will close... FAST. it slams itself." DON'T LET YOUR KIDS CLOSE YOUR TRUNK" and tell wifey to be careful when closing the trunk. i did a vid but it sucks, so i'll try again. i think a vid would be better than my trying to explain because i don't think i'm doing a good job. anyway, it's different not the old trunk slamming anymore. it's as though they put a weight on top of the trunk because the downward force is strange... not violent but enough to be concerned for 1 or 2 of your fingers if you're not paying attention. BTW the bags in the trunk are MF towels... a lot of them.
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Old 02-06-13, 03:49 PM   #2
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What!?!
I understood nothing lol
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Old 02-06-13, 03:59 PM   #3
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I understood nothing lol
sorry about that... let's just say it's not the same old trunk. think i'm having a slow day.
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Do you like it better now that the TSB is done?

I know the TSB is different for the non-F Sport cars, ours doesn't involve the hinge assembly, just the little pads at the bottom.
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Do you like it better now that the TSB is done?

I know the TSB is different for the non-F Sport cars, ours doesn't involve the hinge assembly, just the little pads at the bottom.
actually i just went out and played with it some more and i do like it better. it doesn't slam hard now as opposed to when i tested it at the dealer. when you open 1/4 of the way... it closes slowly like there's a weight pushing it back down . if you lift it a little more than a 1/4 of the way it stops, you have to push it a little and it opens slowly as if motorized. pull handle with little force when closing and it closes like it should... no more slamming, no more flying trunk i have to do a proper video to show everyone.
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can someone take a pic of their trunk hinges... Base,Luxury, and F Sport. to me it looks as though the hinge from the TSB is shaped different. thanx fellas.
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Sounds like it still "slams" if you're concerned about your fingers...I don't care about how fast or slow it opens, but just didn't like slamming the trunk. If you had a choice, would you go through with the fix a 2nd time?
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The passenger side hinge is wider on mine as well. Will upload pics as well
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Sounds like it still "slams" if you're concerned about your fingers...I don't care about how fast or slow it opens, but just didn't like slamming the trunk. If you had a choice, would you go through with the fix a 2nd time?
actually the 2nd time i played with the trunk it seemed to close even slower. i'd just be concerned about a child closing the trunk. yes, i would do the fix again.
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Your trunk looks too busy. Got to save some room for your wife and kid's stuff Mine seems to close fine awhile back. I open/close the trunk at least three times a day so I guess that helped. It closes fairly smooth and easy now. I don't know if I want to get this TSB done at 5K service.

Any non-F had this TSB done?
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have no clue as to what they did, i got distracted and started cussing and acting uncivilized. there is a new service director and obviously he has no people skills. i have a short temper and he found out after his first 5 words.
Cool. I am too patient with those types. I enjoy hearing that there are folks like you out there that don't take it.
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Your trunk looks too busy. Got to save some room for your wife and kid's stuff Mine seems to close fine awhile back. I open/close the trunk at least three times a day so I guess that helped. It closes fairly smooth and easy now. I don't know if I want to get this TSB done at 5K service.

Any non-F had this TSB done?
well, that's because these birds have no mercy so i have to keep plenty of rags in case of a bird**** attack. 3 bags of clean MF towels don't take up much room. if the wife and kids need room in the trunk they can by their own car.
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Cool. I am too patient with those types. I enjoy hearing that there are folks like you out there that don't take it.
thanx Chuck... some days it takes a little extra nudging to get me to blow my stack and some days you don't have to nudge at all, and today was one of those days. if i bought a 68K vehicle from you, don't tell me what you can and can't do for me. then have the cajones to insinuate that i might have done it. at the end of the day i got what i wanted... courtesy of the GM. he's new, he didn't know... but he does now.
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I had the TSB performed on my non-F Sport model. The four rubber bumpers on the bottom edge of the trunk lid were replaced. I find the fix to be worthless. If there is a difference it is incredibly minor.
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Now I want it done now, I hate waiting. I love the fact it basically closes itself they must have added the weight to let it close itself, still miss the soft close though. I would have taken a pic but its too cold and I just covered my car for the storm, even though its in a garage!
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