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Chrysler Sebring Accessories and Modifications



  • first of all I would like to say hello all (newbie here)
    I recently purchased a used chrysler sebring lxi (99) back in march, and now am concidering making some serious modifications to it something that crossed my mind was dropping in a 6g72tt motor in place of the stock 6g73. my first question would be will the motor fit and secondly how many problems will I run into trying to do something as crazy as that.
  • Is there any other way other than the "purchase a new fob for $100" to get this working again?

    Da Bunny
    ps yep, changed batteries....
  • Da Bunny
    ps yep, changed batteries....

    Did you really expect us to think that anyone named Da Bunny (as in the Energizer) might not have tried changing the batteries? :)

    On the subject of fobs, does anyone know what the term "fob" refers to? Is it an acronym? Is it a name unto itself?

    I asked the sales manager, who had spent his entire career selling cars that. He found the question humorous for three reasons. The first is that he had no idea what it meant. The second is that he had never wondered what it meant. And the third is that he had never been asked the question.
  • Interesting. I never thought about FOB possibly being an acronym for something. A Google search turned up this:

    Fob - this is actually not an acronym but describes the electronic "key". Fob comes from the use of pocket watches. At one time a man would keep his pocket watch attached to his vest or jacket by a chain. Eventually a decorative element was added to the chain, it was called a fob. This was then adapted to mean anything decorative attached to a chain, like a key fob. Later fobs took on a utilitarian function as electronic door locks would be opened with fobs.
  • OK, I asked for the battery wisecrack with my signature..... :)

    I knew a fob was the chain for pocket watches....but times change and new meanings sprout up everywhere. Who would have thought years ago that a chip would be an electronic part?

    So, has anyone had any experience with "fobs gone bad" (I can see a short film parody here)

    The whole "bring the title or registration to the dealership and cough up $100" just burns my toast. The thing probably costs 89 cents to make.

    Da Bunny
  • Da Bunny: I suspect that your dealer might be ripping you off if you are being charged $100 for a new fob. I recently needed a new one because an extra one is needed to install the remote start. The dealer (Koons Chrysler in Vienna, VA) charged my $48.57 plus tax.

    They also required no title or registration, though that does seem to be a reasonable security precaution that in the big picture protects you.
  • My mistake! I was wrong about the $50 fob. It was only a key, not the fob. My apologies!
  • The whole "bring the title or registration to the dealership and cough up $100" just burns my toast. The thing probably costs 89 cents to make.

    Before spending that much on a new fob when all you really need is a new battery you might see if you can gently pry it apart and replace the battery.

    I just bought an '07 Sebring and the fob has a little notch on one side that appears to be there to allow the owner to replace the battery.

    If replacing the battery causes it to lose communication with your car you might see if there's a procedure to program it in your manual without getting the dealer involved. There is one for the '07.
  • dsansdsans Posts: 1
    great info, but where is the data link connector? ..and where is pin 1? there's one connector showing on the left under the fuse box apparently for a cable but there are no numbers on it, and some pins in the connector seem to be missing.. the other connector i found under the steering wheel (had to remove the lower dashboard cover) and it has 16 pins but pin 1 is 12v so i dont think that's the right cable.
  • neauxbunnyneauxbunny Posts: 13
    Actually, the battery was the first thing we checked.

    Can you tell I am just getting around to looking into this matter again?

    New battery - dead fob.

    Has anyone used the ones offered at

    da bunny
    ( neauxbunny = no bunny)
  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    You could try reprogramming the one you have. If the battery is okay it is probably working but not sending the right code.

    Do a Google search or try this link: Reprogram fob 2000 Sebring
  • Has anyone added an aftermarket sunroof to a Sebring? Is the dealership the best place to inquire, or does anyone have any suggestions?., I am in the Detroit area. Thanks,.

  • benghbengh Posts: 1
    I have been having tranny problems for awhile now, made me temporarily ditch my 1998 sebring lxi coupe in my driveway. I am thinking about swapping in a manual transmission into it, but I do not know if there are any compatible trannys out there. I know it will be a lot of work and money, etc, etc, but that doesn't matter to me. I am going to be redoing the entire car. Any suggestions on a manual transmission?
  • drfeadrfea Posts: 1
    We lost our fob for a 1998 Sebring. Just checked with the dealer; $131 for the fob itself, $70 to program. Over $200 plus tax to get one key fob replaced. Any other options besides go without the fob?
  • markventmarkvent Posts: 1
    I just placed a chryler wing emblem with double back adhesive onto the trunk of my 2001 Black Sebring, Well It's a bit crooked.

    Is thier a safe way to take it off an reapply it safely without removing any paint ?
  • blittkeblittke Posts: 1
    I have an 08 Sebring Convertible. I want to install LED license plate lights to give it the light similar to a Lexus or BMW. Can someone please tell me how to get to the license plate lights?
  • Does anyone know how to get some custom parts for the 98 sebring lxi coupe. i been looking at the eclispe engine's they seem alot alike but i dont want to try anything out until im for sure.

    so if anyone knows of any place i can get performance parts, like a cold air intake, headers etc.
    or if the i could use the 2000-2003 eclispe's performance parts. let me know
  • kenitzerkenitzer Posts: 19
    Anyone with insight on adding trailer wiring to a 2004 Sebring Convertible?
  • I replaces all struts with monroe matic truts
  • I have been trying to put an aftermarket radio into my 96 sebring conv. When i plug everything together, I can get sound out of the back two speakers but not the front. Ive already checked all the connections and they are right. I have also checked them with a voltmeter to see if they have current. I dont know what could be causing this problem. If you know please help.
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