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Toyota Camry Solara, Interior, Coupe
#1 of 13 Rain stains on cloth seats - am I the only one?
Aug 26, 2006 (11:47 am)
I have a 2006 SE Sport coupe. I've noticed over the past couple of months that I have several rain drop stains on my cloth seats (these are the seats with the checkerboard pattern in the sport model). Anyone know why this happened? What kind of product can I use without fading the color?
Anyone experience the same problem?
#2 of 13 Water damage on Leather seats
Oct 05, 2007 (8:56 pm)
I have an 05 Solara and recently unknowingly left it parked covertible down by a sprinkler. I am not sure how long the sprinkler was on before someone told me but I can tell there is some water damage. Is there anything I can do?
#3 of 13 solara rear headrest removal
Oct 06, 2007 (11:26 am)
I have an 05 SLE convertible and wonder if anyone can tell me how to remove the rear seat headrests? Thanks.
#4 of 13 Re: solara rear headrest removal [gedgoudasl]
Oct 07, 2007 (2:16 pm)
I have a 2006 Convertible. I asked our dealer about swapping out or removing the headrests and also about why the back seat wouldn't fold down (the trunk is on the small side & I wanted to increase the carrying capacity. The dealer explained to me that within the headreast's soft outer covering is a rigid steel shaft. This shaft is an integral part of the vehicle's passenger protection system. The headrest is not removable and back seat is stationary for that reason.
Hope this helps,
#5 of 13 Problem with Wood Trim on Drive-Side Door
Oct 12, 2007 (9:16 pm)
I have a 2006 Solara SLE coupe and I love the car. The quality of the interior is fantastic, and I always getting compliments on it. A few months ago, I was taking my bichon to the groomers and he threw one of his paws in the general direction of the window and his nails put a major vertical scratch in the wood-grain trim. My car is in perfect condition (has less than 10,000 miles on it), so I took it in figuring I would I have to get a new trim panel. Nope, the Toyota service guy says, the trim panels are built into the door and you would have to buy a new door! That blew my mind!
Anyway,I just know there must be some way to touch the scratch up on my wood-grain trim panel, but this far, no one has had any suggestion on something I could do. I would really be grateful if someone here would have any ideas for me.
Thanks in advance for any ideas you might provide!
#6 of 13 Re: Problem with Wood Trim on Drive-Side Door [ousolara]
Oct 15, 2007 (12:58 pm)
I hope the service department meant they'd have to replace the door interior lining and not the whole door. Worst case scenario is that the woodgrain trim is entailed into that lining. I would call up the parts department and see if they sell that trim separately, if they say yes then it's possible it may be clipped/screwed in. If they do not sell it then there may be a deeper answer involving it being bundled with something else. Other than asking someone in woodwork, I have no ideas on touching it up.
But just a suggestion though, if you really cherish your woodgrain (and possibly leather) I would not let anything with claws, a free bladder and sharp teeth in the car that's not in a carrier--for the safety of yourself, other drivers, the dog's and your interior trim.
#7 of 13 Re: Problem with Wood Trim on Drive-Side Door [blkbob]
Oct 18, 2007 (7:24 pm)
Thanks for your reply to my question. They did tell me that the car comes from the factory with the woodgrain trim built in, but I will call the parts department just in case the technician I spoke to was wrong. As for the dog, he has graduated three levels of dog training and is always very good (and still) in the car. This was just a freak thing. If he acted up in the car, I would not take him with me.
Again, I do appreciate your suggestion about the car.
#8 of 13 Re: solara rear headrest removal [meegwell]
Dec 24, 2007 (7:42 pm)
Just purchased a 2006 solara convertable and wanted to remove the headrests. Have you had any luck in getting this done. I am about to take a saws-all to them. Any info would be greatly appreciated by anyone who has sucessfully remvoed these.
#10 of 13 Re: solara rear headrest removal [ajord64]
Apr 20, 2008 (9:58 pm)
The rear headrests are "rollbars" in disguise. Lots of others have tried to remove them, and failed. Dealers won't, and do-it-yourselfers find it impossible.
Check out the 'Solaraguy' site.....you'll see.