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2003 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Deck Lid Not Flush With Left Hand Quarter Panel (Install Struts, Replace Right Deck Lid Hinge)

Subject: Deck Lid Not Flush With Left Hand Quarter Panel (Install Struts, Replace Right Deck Lid Hinge)
Source: Chevrolet Dealer Technical Service Bulletin
Number:  #03-08-66-001 - (01/13/2003)
Models: 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible and Z06


Some customers may comment that the deck lid is not flush with the left-hand quarter panel when it is closed.


The single strut used on the left hand side of some 2003 models may cause the deck lid to not be flush with the quarter panel.


Open the deck lid and inspect the right hinge for the ball stud provision that allows for installation of a strut. If the ball studs are missing, replace the right hinge with P/N 10426104, hinge assembly. Remove the single strut from the left side hinge. Install the struts, P/N 10278149, on the left and the right deck lid hinges. The replacement hinge and struts were used on 2002 models.

Parts Information:


Part Number




Strut- Rear Compartment Lid



Hinge - Rear Compartment Lid RH Side


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