06 solstice trunk lid - Pontiac Solstice Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Pontiac Solstice Forum > Technical Solstice Discussion > General Tech, Platform Common Issues & Solutions
Register Home Forum Gallery Owner Registry Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

SolsticeForum.com is the premier Pontiac Solstice Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2013, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
06 solstice trunk lid

does anyone have any info on how to adjust rear deck lid it sticks up a little by the tail light.
tranydoc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
jeffgtx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
welcome to the forum. do a quick search and you will find that there is a document posted on how to make adjustments to the decklid.

Solstice/SKY Body Adjustment PDF
__________________
Jeffgtx's Shades Of Gray Pontiac Armada
jeffgtx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
omw41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Hi. In my experience, it has been a process, not an event. Just for the database, open your trunk and take a real close look at your main hinges on both sides. Is there any paint scraping wear? Is anything bent? Close the hood and watch the operation of the hinges. I say this because I started to adjust my trunk for the same problem you are having and I noticed my hinge was bent way out of whack.

At first, I thought it was just an adjustment. See page two of this post to see some pictures. Rear Deck Hinge Bolt



Why did it get bent? Who knows. I am the second owner. I have the part. It just has to get warm enough here in southern Virginia for me to install it. Anyhow, if the hinges are not up to snuff, all the adjusting in the world will only make your overall condition worse. As much as I love this car (2008 Base Premium) the body panel fitment is worse than any other car I have ever seen, excepting the Original Griswald Family Truck'ster.



If you read the PDF, the instructions are pretty much right on. The pictures are OK, but sometimes the text is a bit off. The movement of things is easy. The problem is you move it to one place, and then someplace else pops up, or down. It can be accomplished; it's just a process. If you would not mind, can you post some pictures of your condition and your work? I am very interested in lining up the body panels, and I prefer to see the real deal daily driver out in someone's backyard, rather than two guys working on a new car in a shop.

Last edited by omw41; 01-27-2013 at 02:04 PM. Reason: wear/ware
omw41 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 08:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
chickenwire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Don't be dissin' the truckster. lol
__________________
2007 2.4L N/A. Stock + WindRestrictor V2 + Kappa Attic + Kapparoo + Lil' Chromies + Kappa Luggage.
chickenwire is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
omw41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Quote:
Originally Posted by chickenwire View Post
Don't be dissin' the truckster. lol

Sorry Clark.
omw41 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
JewJenk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SC
Send a message via AIM to JewJenk
Usually the hinges are bent, because someone opened the trunk and it was windy, causing the trunk lid to fly open and overextend itself........Common to non or first time soltice owners.
__________________
If you find yourself in a fair fight,,,, then your tactics suck..
Don't get mad, get even....
JewJenk is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TX08manualGXP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas ( Houston Area )
my 06 seems to shut good but you have to push the top down real good. I don't know if it's common buy I have 2 small dents on the rear deck and I guess this is from someone forcing the lid shut without having the top all the way in. almost tempted to take out my rubber mallet and knock them in but don't want to crack the paint so unless someone has done it with good results, I guess I'll live with it.

Charlie
TX08manualGXP is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2013, 03:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
TX08manualGXP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas ( Houston Area )
well, I just answered this myself. this forun is already paying off. page 25 of the body adjustment PDF. Now all I got to do it replace the hinges. anyone done this yet?

Charlie
TX08manualGXP is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac Solstice Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:23 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.