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    Squeeky T-Top Panel...

    My new to me '02 SS driver side t-top panel squeeks, rattles, whatever you call it. If I hold it it's silent.

    How can I silence this monster?

    Jon

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    try wiping the gaskets down with silicone dressing.

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    So there is no adjustments to be made?

    I will give the silicon a try.

    Thanks.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfl330 View Post
    So there is no adjustments to be made?

    I will give the silicon a try.

    Thanks.

    Jon
    A squeak can be resolved by the silicon, the silicon will not resolve the rattle though. Your weather stripping might be worn out. Try to locate the area that is specifically rattling, IE near the latching pins, and try to tighten up the screws near it. Otherwise, there isn't any sort of adjustment you can do.

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    Agree with all of the above stated.

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    Thanks all!

    Jon

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    I've had to fix this on my T-tops. Take the top off and lay it upside down on some carpet or a towel. There is a retaining clip behind the handle that needs to be removed. Once that is off pull the handle up and set aside. Remove the two Phillips head screws on both ends (where the rods hold the tops on) and the whole plastic piece will now come off. Put anti-seize on all the hinges and you should be quiet for a long time. I bought my 2002 new and have had to do it twice.

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    I read on anotherforum where someone did a write up on this. IIRC, what they did was remove the roof panel, and then the plastic trim piece on the A pillar where the top pin slides into it. After removing the plastic piece, he was able to bend the metal piece that the pin slides into toward the rear of the car, to make the top fit tighter. After that he said the rattle was gone.

    Not sure if it works, I haven't tried it, but it's easy enough to try.

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