My 2017 Chevy Volt cargo tent cover hook broke today. I checked the dealer and they wanted $6 for a replacement. Its the GM Interior-Retainer part number 25913048. It was sold at Amazon as well: https://amzn.to/2rjMZ8C.
I didnt want to spend $6-$7 just to have it break again. So I created a DIY.
NOTE: DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! This is video of my experience and story and is for entertainment. You can just take it to your Chevy dealership to fix it.
I removed it and fixed it. You will need the following:
- Epoxy Resin – I use a 5 Minute general use 1300 PSI epoxy resin. https://amzn.to/2SqJbOe
- A scrap paper – to mix the epoxy resin
- A chopstick ( I use a recycled one from my last take out run. ) This will be the support in the cavity of the retainer clip.
- Diagonal Cutter ( this is just to cut the chopstick down to a smaller size).
GM Cargo Tent Retainer CLIP REMOVAL:
- Removing the clip by turning it clockwise about 1/6 rotation and it will pop out.
NOTE: Mine was really tight so I just used my scissor to rotate it out. Doing so will scratch the plastic. I should have used tape on the scissors.
- Get the broken hook and clip.
- If the hook is still intact and fits back on the retainer. Good use it
- If its missing a lot of plastic or does not align back with together well. Just buy a new clip, its not worth it fixing.
- Get your diagonal cutters and Chopstick.
- cut about 8 mm length of chopstick to act as a dowel for hook repair.
- use the cutter to split the 8 mm chopstick to a smaller girth.
- place in cavity to see it if fits? Too big? Cut to adjust. Too small, cut another piece that is bigger.
- Mix Epoxy Resin – Follow the instructions on the box. I used scrap paper to mix the two epoxy parts and applied to the broken pieces.
- Joining the two parts. I placed them face down on the table and added some epoxy to the cavity, then added the fitted 8mm chopstick / dowel, Then filled the entire cavity with the resin, sealing the dowel into the hook and clip.
- Let the epoxy resin set and cure.
- Replace the chip into the cargo area!
- Your done!Do you have the same issue? if so comment below!
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