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Toyota Solara Convertible Top Problems



  • brucethemoosebrucethemoose Posts: 2
    edited April 2013
    Check a junk yard.
  • rlb123rlb123 Posts: 1
    Has anyone had their convertible top on the Toyota Solara replaced through a company called GAHH in California?
  • Anyone tried any after market tops? I have a 05 Solara SLE and was told that my top needs to be changed, at a cost of $2450! Top was $1350 (to Hawaii) and headliner around $450... labor was the rest. Any one tried any other tops/headliners that you would recommend after trying yourself? Thank you and ALOHA!
  • ray944ray944 Posts: 1
    I have figured out why the back window is separating from the top on my 2006 Solara. When the top is down, the back support opens too far and it pushes the window down too far. I haven't yet figured out if this is adjustable. It popped the window out a full inch on the bottom. Black silicone seems to be working even with all the rain we have had in FL this past few months. Clearly something that should be adjustable I just can't see how.
  • mmcargrlmmcargrl Posts: 4
    My 2007 Toyota Solara convertible has been perfect...and now suddenly the convertible back window is leaking. My husband advised me not to drive it today due to the expected rain. OOPS. When I made a stop, I looked at the back window and realized the bottom window (glass/plastic?) had completely separated from the fabric top. Any suggestions? The top itself is in perfect condition. Thank you!
  • klattu2klattu2 Posts: 2
    To help with leaks... open top just enough to expose the rear seal area.
    Clean and blow out this area. Leafs and tree pollen will block flow.
    Also remove rear seat and spare tire, remove all the drain plugs so your not holding water.
    There are two on each compartment on sides of spare, one where jack is, and another under the cup holder looking plastic tray in trunk.
    If you have compressed air available, go under car and blow out drains. They are only gaps in where the body panels are welded together under rear window.
    Yes mine began leaking for no real reason.
  • beekster5beekster5 Posts: 4
    edited August 2016
    Would someone please leave a name of a conv. top you have replaced your original and was good...thanks! Was going to order from Tops direct...but after reading their negative reviews...NOT HAPPENING!
  • musturdbucketmusturdbucket Tucson Az.Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 SLE and the top wont go up or down with the switch. My son who works on cars and big trucks said he thinks it is the motors (2). It seems hard for me to believe that both motors are bad. Dealer wants over $400 each. Please help
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,504
    You'll need a wiring diagram and a step-by-step diagnosis. Guessing is expensive and often wrong. By all means checks your corresponding fuses and relays for this circuit.

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