Last post on Sep 29, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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Pontiac Sunfire, Convertible
#8 of 17 Re: Top replacement [peekabo7]
May 16, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Paymer & Phillips on Rt 1 in Laurel did my replacement top a few years ago. They seem to know what's going on.
#9 of 17 Re: Top replacement [peekabo7]
Jul 14, 2008 (7:09 pm)
Did Paymer and Philips work?
#10 of 17 Re: Top replacement [slackerman]
Jul 14, 2008 (10:20 pm)
I haven't contacted them yet I was only in town for a week and could not get it done that quickly.
I hope to find someone in the fall. Thanks for the input and help.
#11 of 17 98 convert
Jul 20, 2008 (10:50 pm)
hi i just purchased a 98 convert that the top dont work. i dont hear the motor or i cant find where the motors are any ideas. also the power mirrors dont work. i have checked fuses and i cant find any section in the repair manual i just bought either. so i could use a little reserch help where can i find out answers? its a pain to raise and lower top by hand. it has to be a motor ar a electric problem. if any one has had this problem please help me out asto where to look or how to fix. thansk ron
#12 of 17 1999 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top Problems
Feb 16, 2009 (7:54 pm)
The bottom pece of the window is hanging and the fabric is completely detached does anyone know how to reattach the window?
#13 of 17 Re: 1999 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top Problems [young_gun_2008]
Feb 17, 2009 (5:22 pm)
Is this the rear window? I had to have my top replaced when the rear window came out after just ten years! However, I recently read a glue called Sikaflex-221 might work, as might Sikaflex-255FC and 521UV (According to Tech Nerd from Corvette Magazine). If I had it to do over again, I would try the glue route. After all, the top is already broken. How can it get worse? My new top took several days to install, then it had to be replaced because the installers left in a staple which poked a hole through the top. Now the headliner isn't staying connected to the top. What's worse, this was the most competent shop I could find. Most couldn't even find a part number.
It's a pity we can't post pictures of our cars in this forum.
#14 of 17 a/c problems and windows wont roll down
Apr 17, 2009 (4:39 pm)
i have recently bought a 1999 pontiac sunfire, and the a/c is not blowing cool air. The windows begin to work and slowly stop. any suggestions, or anyone have the same issue that knows how to fix?
#15 of 17 Daytime running lights/ dim headlight
Apr 21, 2009 (8:47 am)
Okay, got the convertible top issue squared away! Now... here's the new issue! Day time driving lights do not work... not a fuse. Changed bothe headlights, thinking that may solve the problem. No sirreeee... now my driver side headlight is dim, and still no daytime running lights! Help... I LOVE this car, but its making me crazy!!!
#16 of 17 Re: Daytime running lights/ dim headlight [lude]
Apr 21, 2009 (1:48 pm)
I have no idea. But my mechanic is part of the org below and I've never had trouble with them.
BTW, I have a '96 Sunfire convertible which they are keeping running far longer than I ever expected.
#17 of 17 1999 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top Problems [young_gun_2008]
Sep 29, 2009 (11:46 am)
If you are talking about the rear window, this is a common problem. There are three easy solutions.
The first is to take the car to a glass shop. They CLAIM to have an adhesive which will re-adhere the fabric to the glass. This may, or may not work, but it's quick and cheap, and worth a try.
Another solution is to go to the dealer and buy (order) the rear window insert. This is the fabric which the glass is attached to, and includes the glass. This insert is attached to the rest of the top, and can easily changed by any top shop. This solution has the advantage of keeping the read heater defroster working.
Another solution is to find a GOOD top shop and have them install an old style flexible rear window. Most shops will tell you that this part doesn't exist, yet there is one installed in my car. The disadvantage there is that you lose the rear window defroster. By the way, my shop installed this rear window insert in about three or four hours. However, this needs to be done on a warm day.
A tip on finding a GOOD top shop. Go in and ask to see their box of staples. The top is attached to strips of wood on the car using staples. A good shop will understand that these staples need to be stainless steel staples. Other shops try to save money by using regular steel staples which rust. One way to find a top shop is to check with other auto upholstery shops. These guys all know each other.