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1997 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Water Drips into Rear Compartment After Hatch/Glass Has Been Opened

Subject: Water Drips into Rear Compartment After Hatch/Glass Has Been Opened (Modify Weatherstrip)
Source: Chevrolet Dealer Technical Service Bulletin
Number: 73-10-55

Models: 1997 Chevrolet Corvette

Condition: Some owners may comment that water drips into the rear compartment after the hatch glass has been opened.

Correction: Modify weatherstrip following instructions below.


  1. Pull down weatherstrip to gain access to the end of the black close out weatherstrip (see Figure 1, top view). With a utility knife, cut the close out weatherstrip so there is a 2 MM (3/16 in.) overhang of the weatherstrip to its mounting surface (See Figure 1, top view)
  2. With weatherstrip pulled down, measure 18 MM (3/4 in.) from end of weatherstrip and remove shaded area from weatherstrip (see Figure 1, bottom view). Reinstall weatherstrip on hatch.



For vehicles repaired warranty, use:

Labor Operation Number: C1280 Labor Operation Time: 0.3 HR

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