Update: This week I had the lid cover off to sand, compund polish it as I had not got arround to it since painting Old Red. I suspect the switch the owners manual is speaking of is the one on the left bed lid hinge that depresses when fully colsed. I had the hinge off and painted arround the top of the inside of the bed this week before glueing in cheap acrpet from Wally World while the lid was off. I will pull the hinge and see if I got paint all over the connector while it was disconnected.
OK. Here is the latest. I pulled the switch from the left cargo hinge mounting block and continuity tested- it was OK. Open unless switch is depressed which is how it is susposed to be so that it shows the cargo cover is installed. Next we removed the cargo cover and everything worked OK and I could put the top up and down. I visually checked the cargo cover lock switch mounted at the top of the left bed rear post and could see the switch activating spring detent was operating normally. Next I will pull that switch and see if there is anything I can take apart. Somthing is telling the R that those latches are not locked and they are. I would welcome any thoughts!!!!
My SSR: 2005 Daytona 500 Official Team vehicle, LS7 flywheel, clutch, slave cylinder...Jeremy tuned!
If you have the service manual as mine is a 05, on page 8-35 it shows the Rear Compartment Ajar Switch which is physically located on the drivers side where the tail gate meets the toneau cover. (also shown on page 8-510)
I've been having a problem myself trying to find the ground that is making the Roof/Door Module think that the toneau cover is ajar each time I start the truck and move it. I've had no luck in tracing the wire looking for a ground short between the connector located underneatth the drivers fender at the gas filler location. The cable is the red/black connector and just runs from there up to the switch.
I've taken the switch apart and couldn't find any issues with it working each and every time.
I'm looking to replace the switch next as I can't find any cuts etc. on the wires physically where it could be causing a short.
Right now, I need only open the toneau cover, drop the tail gate, close the toneau cover, close the tailgate and the problem is fixed....but I need to do this each and everytime I want the top to operate open or closed.
updated at 2:38 pm
I've since contacted SSRToys and ordered through Chevrolet the Roof Ajar switch which is a micro switch located at the latch point on the left rear as you face the truck for the toneau cover and the Door/Roof module located behind the waterfall. I'm going to swap out the switch assembly first to see if the problem is with the micro switch and if the problem continues, swap out the Door/Roof module.
One or the other in my case having checked the wires for a bare spot causing a ground better fix the problem else it's a bare wire somewhere along the wire bundle running along the frame from the rear of the ca.r to the waterfall. THAT WOULD BE A PAIN TO NOT ONLY ACCESS BUT FIND.
As I don't expect to get the parts until late into the week and not try the switch swap out until next week after Daytona, I won't have a answer as to what I found.
Last edited by Largossr05; 03-19-2012 at 12:46 PM.
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