Welcome to the Corvette Forums at the Corvette Action Center!

Question: Rear Hatch Removal


Well-known member
Dec 19, 2010
Gold Coast Australia
1984 Two-tone Blue Coupe
Hi guys,

I managed to pick an 84 Coupe up on eBay here in Australia as a parts car...I know parting out a Corvette to me is something I am not comfortable with, but this car has had a hard life and I have already thanked it for its sacrifice of providing my 84 Two-tone Blue Coupe with spare parts.:thumb
The original TBI engine and auto trans have long gone and someone put an LS1 at one stage, I got it without the engine and trans. It has the diff, a DANA 36, my blue coupe is a manual 4+3, but the diff is the same HE3.I checked all the RPO codes on the parts coupe, nah she wasn't anything special.

You our can tell the difference between my blue coupe and the parts coupe, my blue coupe was imported into Australia in 1995 and converted to right hand drive (required for vehicles 30 years old and less). As it was a special vehicle for the original importer, it has always been looked after.

Question is I want to remove the rear hatch glass on the parts coupe but the wiring harness has been butchered, so hooking a battery up to pop the hatch isn't an option.
Can you release the latch manually?

I had a look in the factory manual, but I can't see anything in there for it...unless I missed it.

Any thought on how to pop the hatch without breaking the latch?

thanks Tony


Well-known member
Nov 11, 2004
Old Fort NC/Vero Beach FL
03 Z-51,78 L82 Coupe
Yes,There should be a short rear hatch latch cable in the middle under the luggage curtain behind the carpet!:thumb

You'll have to finger around in there to find it!:beer

Corvette Forums

Not a member of the Corvette Action Center?  Join now!  It's free!

Help support the Corvette Action Center!

Supporting Vendors


MacMulkin Chevrolet - The Second Largest Corvette Dealer in the Country!



Advertise with the Corvette Action Center!

Double Your Chances!


Top Bottom