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Author Topic: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)  (Read 6412 times)

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Offline U4EA

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Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« on: January 20, 2011, 10:52:02 AM »
Buttress on passenger side failed to release. It turns out the plastic cable retainer broke. Here is a pick made of 1/8'' stainless steel fish tape I fabbed to release the pin. Will keep this in the car at all times now as I'm sure the other side will fail at some point.
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Insert pick at this location through the buttress pin hole.
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Rotate the pick to this location to engage the wire holding the pin. Once in this location, pull toward the center of the car. Bingo, release.
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This is the wire that needs to be hooked to release the pin.
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From the inside. This is the ORANGE PLASTIC retainer that fails allowing the cable end to pull through the release device.
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This was a quick fix with a crimp on lead sinker.
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The orange plastic part is not available for replacement. This comes as an assembly with the cable for $90.00+.
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 10:56:14 AM »
i never thought this could happen...
thx for the DIY fix U4EA !!
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 10:56:34 AM »
Nice fix, and likely more permanent than the plastic part. A plastic Zip tie would also work.

Thanks for showing this for those of us who have not had this issue.


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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 11:21:26 AM »
Great fix. My cable assembly broke where it tee's off to the two sides. I cut two large axle nut pins in half, netting four pins. These were heavily taped around the plastic housing and it has held perfectly for two seasons.
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 01:33:03 PM »
Thanks for the great fix!  That really is fishing for a solution!  :D
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 01:34:25 PM »
Great post, you should hold a tape measure up underneath your "release pull" picture in case others want to make one and get the dimensions. Now the delicate question of what are you going to call the tool?

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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 01:55:22 PM »
Excellent post!  Thanks!

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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 02:05:28 PM »
BUTTress Pick
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 03:49:14 PM »
 :lol:
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 04:47:09 PM »
Many other threads on this issue - though none with so much information and detail. Thanks!

There is a  GM (unofficially) "recommended" tool for this, the: KENT MOORE J-42214 HEADREST REMOVAL TOOL.  See this thread: http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f12/buttress-pin-wont-release-19635/

I got a used one off eBay for around $8 shipped.  It's like a small screwdriver with a thin (maybe 3/32") but stiff shaft, bent over at the end.  Haven't needed to use it, but it's there just in case :)



I would think the handle makes this much better for picking at your Butt(ress)
« Last Edit: January 20, 2011, 04:51:21 PM by TomatoSoup »
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 05:32:18 PM »
TS - you keep it in your trunk right?
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 07:10:33 PM »
TS - you keep it in your trunk right?
Naaah.  I leave it at home so it's handy when I'm out shopping and the problem occurs. :banghead:
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011, 09:12:07 PM »
TS - you keep it in your trunk right?

Taped to the Slim Jim, no doubt.  :lol: :rofl: ;)
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 11:40:32 PM »
*Homer voice* Mmmmm Slim Jim Butt Picker....  :drool:
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2011, 11:54:48 PM »
Dough nuuuuuuuuuts.
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2011, 08:39:29 PM »
Nobody touches my buttress until I get sprinkles!
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2011, 09:59:43 PM »
MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  chocolaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate icing.

Goooooooooooood.
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2011, 06:47:39 PM »
Firmly derailed thread.  Way to go guys, now back to your regularly scheduled butt picking, errr buttress picking
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2011, 08:17:59 PM »
Yeah,really guys!
Here is is photo of the pick I made.
OOPS! wrong picture..............

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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2011, 08:27:29 PM »
funny, but it just doesn't carry it off, may need to be a bit smaller
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2011, 08:39:03 PM »
Better?

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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2011, 11:24:29 PM »

naturally I also keep mine at home in a tool box. I would keep it in the trunk but then I couldn't get to it if I do ever need it.
 

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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2011, 10:22:48 AM »
Spidy you owe me a keyboard!  once the coke dries the keyboard is toast.
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Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension
Lambo Doors

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2011, 03:54:18 PM »
Thanks for the info, just picked me up one of these Butt-ress tools from Ebay!!!  :D
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Re: Buttress Not Releasing (Pick To Open)
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2011, 04:13:17 PM »
Better?
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Well, if nothing else, there is no longer a problem with the cup holders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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catless downpipe, SP custom exhaustWester's tune
racing springs and adjustable perches
DDM ProBeam & Tower brace, CCW 18x11 wheels for racing

 

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