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I was wondering if anyone attempted to bypass the "convertible partition is not secured" warning message. I would like to be able to operate the top with the partition down. It appears that on the passenger side snap is the sensor and the partition itself has something embedded in the carpet. You would think a simple magnet or metal would be all that is required to fake it out but that has not worked. There is one wire running to it and I have not dug any further in hopes someone else has already come up with a way to bypass the warning.

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Seems like a good way to screw up a really expensive top not to mention readjustments nightmares.


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Hm, I havent got that message before... What partition is this?

I agree with rc jr though.... That is the one part of the whole car the freaks me out. Lots of expensive stuff in highly synchronized activities.. It is the one part that has the most chance of becoming self aware.. Skynet and all that.
 

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Thanks for the helpful info why it should not be done, if anyone knows how it can be done please step up.
 

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I use the space hidden by the partition everyday to make postal runs. I can put up and take down the partition everyday but it will be just a matter of time before I will have issues with the snaps. I do not "store" anything in the trunk so if I am not on a postal run I know the trunk is clear and would have the option to lowering it at will. If I have items in the trunk and also would like the top down then yes common sense would tell you to put the partition in place.
 

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We have seen a pizza delivery StingRay (well, photoshopped, but still...), and now a postal delivery StingRay. You gotta love people using their 'Rays and gettin' the good outta 'em!
 

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We have seen a pizza delivery StingRay (well, photoshopped, but still...), and now a postal delivery StingRay. You gotta love people using their 'Rays and gettin' the good outta 'em!
Wait...did mvette mean he actually uses the car as a mail truck? lol
 

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Wait...did mvette mean he actually uses the car as a mail truck? lol
No, I don't think so. I think he meant mail for his office or something like that. Nevertheless, it must be a lot of mail to need to fill the trunk space like that.
 

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Without a schematic I could guess that to go behind the switch and short the wires simulating a closed switch should work. My personal advice is don't do it. cutnout aka Charlie
 

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Hm, I havent got that message before... What partition is this?

I agree with rc jr though.... That is the one part of the whole car the freaks me out. Lots of expensive stuff in highly synchronized activities.. It is the one part that has the most chance of becoming self aware.. Skynet and all that.
If you try lowering the top without the partition fully snapped, you get an error in the dash that it's not secure and the top won't move. Found it out by accident after unloading groceries and failing to re-snap it. Nothing was in the area for the top, but someone at Chevy was thinking ahead and didn't want a costumer to come back later, claiming faulty engineering for damaging their ragtop.
 

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Talked with a C6 fellow last week and he uses a rubber band around his partition switch to fake it out. But their switch is a broader switch laying flat about 1 1/2" square. I was thinking of wrapping a rubber band tightly around the prong on C7 switch to see if that would fake out the switch as washer snaps around the prong. Or placing a metal washer around the prong to see if the switch is looking for a metal object to trip the switch.
 

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That is the one part of the whole car the freaks me out. Lots of expensive stuff in highly synchronized activities.. It is the one part that has the most chance of becoming self aware.. Skynet and all that.
This is how it all begins... from the sophistication of the C7...

 
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Incredeble police car, mail truck, pizza delivray,

When in fire truc??????:cool:
Oh, right! I forgot about the police car. Haha! That is a great question about the fire truck. Surely it will be a "Torch Red" StingRay. Maybe Jeff will dress RedHot up for Halloween... Haha!
 

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Now those where some funny posts. I have between 20 and 50 shipments a day so I can fill her up pretty good at times. Sometimes I have to have the hatch open with shipments sticking up and out and the passenger side filled from the floor to the soft top.

I have not taken the sensor a part as of yet (maybe this weekend) but just by feel it only has one wire running to it and it is a sensor that is reading or sensing something embedded in the trunk partition. On the passenger side just inboard of the snap ring you can feel a lump in the partition. I am sure that is what the sensor is picking up. The snap post does not have any type of switch where a rubber band would work for it. I am not really wanting to cut open the carpet on the partition at this point but if need be just buy another partition to cut into but this sensor maybe even "paired" to the partition. By far this is not a simple on / off old school type switch.
 
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