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1963 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Difficult Ash Tray Removal

Subject: Difficult Ash Tray Removal
Model and Year: 1963 Corvette
Source: Chevrolet Service Bulletin
Bulletin Number: 12
Date: April 26, 1963

Difficulty in removing the ash tray in 1963 Corvettes may be caused by a trim plate to ash tray interference condition which may be corrected as follows:

  1. Loosen the six (6) trim plate attaching screws and remove the front screw on the right hand side of the trim plate.  (See Fig. 12, Page 1-8 of the 1963 Corvette Shop Manual).
  2. Loosen the center screw of the lower moulding.
  3. Using an awl or a similar sharp instrument at the location of the screw removed in Step 1, above, force teh trim plate rearward to provide ash tray to trim plate clearance.
  4. Replace the screw removed and tighten all trim plate and moulding screws.

In the event difficulty is still experienced in removing the ash tray, the rolled edge of the seal retainer may be filed to reduce removal effort.

NOTE:  The ash tray should be installed with the "snuffer" towards the front of vehicle.

Yours very truly,

B.H. Berryhill
Zone Service Manager

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