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Chrysler Sebring Convertible



  • pkgman2pkgman2 Posts: 13
    Hope you found them by now, I just bought a 2000 Jxi with 125K on it, and LOVE this car.. Fun to drive, in reasonably good shape and great to drive.

    Took me about a month to find the driving light switch too, its on the light switch, pull the knob out, but they only work in low beam.

    OK OK actually my kid found it.
  • tr3alptr3alp Posts: 5
    I found mine just before I got the owner manual. BTW, search for missing manuals on EBAY. There were several choices.
    The switch on the stalk is not for the DRL, but for the FOG lights. I'd like to use them with high beams too, but that isn't an option.

    As far as the DRL, the dealer could NOT activate them despite telling the car it was made in Canada or with a forced override. A needed relay is left out of US cars. I found it online for $60 to $90. So I'm doing without! :(
  • lvaustinlvaustin Posts: 2
    Does anyone know where to find some good seat covers or seats for a 96 gray leather jxi? I see some on ebay but, they aren't the righ year. Does anyone know what years would be the same besides the 96? Thanks
  • I have a 98 Sebring Convertible. The rear drivers side window does not work very well. It lowers fine but does not come back up all the way. Can I do anything to fix this myself.


  • lantern1lantern1 Posts: 1
    After having a tune up on my 2000 Sebring convertible, the "check engine" light stayed on constantly and the gas gauge was incorrect (both the manual one and the electronic). Ran out of gas when had registering a quarter tank!

    The mechanic advised me to unhook the positive terminal to the battery to reset the check engine light and gas gauge.
    I disconnected the wires of the postive connection of the remote battery terminals under the hood and then reconnected. Now the engine will not start. The windows and A/C work, but no other electric output. Any ideas?
  • I bought an '06 Sebring Touring convertible today...this is my first time ever having a convertible. In doing a google search on convertibles, I kept seeing references to a boot. I know this is probably a silly question, but will someone please explain to me exactly what a convertible boot is?
  • tncarmantncarman Posts: 82
    A convertible boot is simply where the top is stored when it is down. In my 2000 Sebring, its a space behind the rear seats that the top folds into
  • lvaustinlvaustin Posts: 2
    The boot is the piece that is c shaped that goes over the convertible top after it is put down-- it fits directly over the top and protects it and makes it look more finished and keeps it clean-----I used mine for a year or so-- now it's just stored in my attic-- it matches the trim on the inside of the car and is made of leather/plastic type material.
  • divarittedivaritte Posts: 3
    I recently bought a 2006 convertible and the car did not come with a boot cover. I am trying to avoid paying more than $400 from a dealer, does anyone out there have one they are looking to sell?

  • Someone answering a similar question on another forum mentioned an eBay storefront called Glitter and Gadgets Collectables that sells them for about $125.
  • Thanks! I did purchase on from Glitter and Gadgets and won a bid for only $70.00! Thanks for the tip!
  • I just purchased a 2006 Sebring Convertible that does not have a boot. Looking for either brown or black. I have Googled, Yahooed, and MSNed but have only found Taupe for my year model. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  • Have replaced the electric motor in Lincolns but never the Sebring convertible.

    Sometimes it will not respond to the driver's side control at all....but will with the passenger side controls.

    However, even when it DOES work, it is very sluggish.

    Is a total replacement required or will it end up being the less than a dollar plastic gear like in the Lincoln?

    Thanks in advance!

    Da Bunny
  • Just bought a 06 sebring touring Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) conv with 19K miles for $14K ($15 out the door). CPO comes with 8yr/80K powertrain. The dealer offered 7yr/100K bumper-to-bumper Chrysler warranty for about $1000 (with $100 deductible). Is there a better deal on this warranty - what is the best way to go about it. I still have 20K mile factory warranty.
  • jpfjpf Posts: 496
    Chrysler warranties can be bought online. Do a Google search "Chrysler warranty" and you can fine the dealers that sell the warranty online. Get a quote for the type of warranty coverage that you like and compare the price with the dealer's price. Generally, your dealer will match the price. An alternative is to get a non-Chrysler backed warranty (e.g. CNA National Warranty). Some dealers push this warranty because Chrysler has been tough to deal with in processing warranty claims in some situations. Good luck.
  • azjoeazjoe Posts: 1
    Just wondering if you found the fender trim for your Sebring? I have a 2005 and am looking for the same trim.
  • Hi . . . I'm trying to decide....Seabring Convertible or VW Eos . . .. ? Any suggestions? :)
  • If your budget is >28K, need hardtop conv, can do with a smaller car, and absolutely love VW then Eos is for you. If not, buy a used Sebring .... great value, decent ride, same envy from coworkers and more legroom. Reliability is non-issue if you buy ext warranty. If you care about the brand you should be looking at Toyota, Mini or BMW conv.
  • I second the vote on the EOS. We looked at them just the other week. Sebring changed to a square car full of plastic and fake crome. I'm thinking about doing the same route too.
  • Hello & thank you for replying ! I'm worried about the VW Eos (leaking problems) but then again...if you search the internet long enough, you're going to find problems with EVERY vehicle out there ! (My current convertible does NOT leak, yet many other people have this same car that does leak). It's just like looking for a hotel at Trip Advisor . com . ... . there isn't a hotel out there that has ONLY positive reviews ! Still, I feel worried about picking the Eos over the Seabring as it's a "VW" and I haven't loved my jetta VW or my cabrio VW . . .. but the Eos seems so much more fun than the Seabring! Oh...I just don't know.... :shades:
  • Considering that your concerned about the possibility of problems down the road (pun intended), it might be a good idea to determine the cost of extended warranties for the EOS and the Sebring. I don't know how they compare, but my point is that if the extended warranty is considerably more expensive on one car than the other, the warranty company's perception is that there is comensurately greater chance that repair expenses will be greater.
  • Does anyone know what the current factory-to-dealer unadvertised incentive is for 2008 Sebring Touring Convertibles? I live in Buffalo, NY and am looking for a sweeter deal now, with the snow flying and heading into December.

    Any advice on purchasing this vehicle is appreciated - thanks in advance.

  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    I can tell you what the EP (employee purchase) price would be. Then it's just a matter of contacting an employee for one of their 2 non relative discount codes.

    Go to and click on the Build My Own link. Make of note of the exact color, packages, options you want and post it here. I'll tell you the price.
  • Tedebear,

    This is cut-and-paste from the actual sticker on-line, item for item:

    Exterior Color: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat Exterior Paint
    Interior Color: Dark Khaki/Light Graystone Interior Colors
    Interior: Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
    Engine: 2.7-Liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve MPI Engine
    Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
    Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags**
    Supplemental Front Seat Side Air Bags**
    Supplemental Side Air Bags**
    LATCH-Ready Child Seat Anchor System
    Child Seat Upper Tether Anchorages
    Rear Window Defroster
    Anti-Lock 4-Wheel-Disc Brakes
    Touring Suspension
    Power Locks
    Headlamp Off Time Delay
    Speed Control
    Sentry Key(R) Theft-Deterrent System
    Keyless Entry
    Power Windows with 1-Touch Down in Front
    Power Top and Windows Down Key Fob
    Power Rack-and-Pinion Steering
    Inside Emergency Trunk Lid Release
    Power Trunklid Release
    Power Accessory Delay
    Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
    Air Conditioning
    Rearview Mirror with Reading Lamps
    Driver's Manually-Adjustable Lumbar Support
    YES Essentials(R) Stain/Odor Resistant Seat Fabric
    AM/FM Stereo Radio w/In-Dash 6-Disc DVD/MP3 Player
    6 Speakers
    Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
    Analog Clock
    Temperature and Compass Gauge
    Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
    Center Floor Console with Fore/Aft Sliding Armrest
    Rear Courtesy Console Lamp
    Satin Silver Instrument Panel Bezel
    Center Console 12-Volt Power Outlet
    Auxiliary 12-Volt Power Outlet
    Electroluminescent Instrument Cluster
    Tilt/Telescope Steering Column

    "Touring" Badge
    Premium Front and Rear Floor Mats
    Power Vinyl Convertible Top
    Hard Tonneau Cover
    Quad LHD Optics Headlamps
    17" x 7.0" Aluminum Wheels
    P215/60R17 BSW All Season Tires
    Power Heated Mirrors
    Removable Short Mast Antenna

    Customer Preferred Package 28E
    Electronics Convenience Group $ 910
    Auto-Dimming Mirror with Reading Lamp
    Air Conditioning with Automatic Temperature Control
    Air Filtering
    Automatic Headlamps
    Security Alarm
    Remote Start System
    Universal Garage Door Opener
    Heated/Cooled Front Console Cupholder
    Special Touring Group $ 1,495
    Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
    Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
    Fog Lamps
    Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls
    Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
    Power Cloth Convertible Top
    18" x 7.0" Aluminum Wheels
    P215/55R18 BSW AS Touring Tires
    Electronic Stability Program $ 425
    Traction Control
    6 Boston Acoustics Speakers $ 495
    SIRIUS(R) Satellite Radio $ 195
    1-Year Service Provided by SIRIUS(R)
    For More Information, Call 1-888-539-7474
    Taupe Cloth Top


    TOTAL PRICE:* $ 32,265

    He called me last week, told me to "come on in, Christmas has come early!" I asked him for a price range we'll be dealing from, and he refused. I haven't talked to him since. All he said was it would be significantly below invoice. I figure the unadvertised incentive must be significant.

    Thanks for your help,

  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    Dan, I tried to configure a vehicle on the Build My Own link based on what you listed. As close as I could get to it was $32,440, including the $675 destination charge. Some things that were previously individual options sometimes get included in packages during the model year and the package price changes.

    Anyway, the EC price for what I came up with is $27,269. That includes a $2,000 cash allowance (rebate) and a $3,171 employee discount. There is also a $200 program fee that would be added for any non-employee or relative.

    The two MSRP sticker prices are within $200 of each other and it should get you fairly close to what the EC price would be for that particular vehicle.
  • I posted this in the wrong discussion group yesterday so will try again.
    I had got out of my 1997 Sebring JXi in the driveway and noticed that the drivers side window was down. I reached in and pushed the button to close it but it stopped half way up. I lowered it all the way and tried again. This time it stopped briefly, made a horrible snapping sound and went up. I thought it had gone up properly until I closed the door. The window hit the top and in front of the door behind the mirror. What had happened was it had gone up about 2 inches higher than it should have.

    I pulled the door panel to see if it was out of a channel or something but when I really don't know how it works, it is hard to determine the problem. What I really wanted to do was remove the window then put it back in to see if it was out of place. Does anyone know how to remove the window? Also, I could see an adjustment at the rear side of the window to stop it, is there something like that at the front? Any other ideas about what actually happened and how to fix it would be appreciated.
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,221
    Hi, mcginty,

    You did get a response in the other topic -- you might want to take a look at it to see if it answers your question while you're waiting for an answer here.
    Chrysler Sebring Transmission Issues


    Need help getting around? - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • I am a real man and I just bought one. I have heard that also, but I say, what the heck, it's a pretty car, big enough to carry a set of clubs & on long trips I can add so fun on warm sunny days.

    Go for it! Real men don't care what others think!

  • tedebeartedebear Posts: 832
    Wow - you know your reply was to a message that was originally posted on Dec 22, 2003, nearly 4 years ago, right?
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