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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#28 of 157 Re: convertable top adjustment on 01 model [fanmannd]
Dec 25, 2006 (11:52 am)
I have a 2001 convt as well. What I did to get the top tighter is to buy some strips of velcro, and use the soft side. I cut a small piece and used the sticky side to attach it to the metal piece that the latch hooks around. This in effect will tighten up the top. It worked on mine.
#30 of 157 Re: boot for 2006 sebring convertible [bigu69]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:42 pm)
Hello BigU69. I don't know what color you are looking for however Ebay is a great place. I purchased my boot for $125 New, including shipping which saved me about $250 from buying it from the dealer. I have a 2005 Silver Sebring and the Taupe (dark grey) color looks great on the car. The seller is Glitter and Gadgets Collectables. They do not come with a cover/bag but if you keep a blanket in the trunk just cover the boot up when your finished with it to keep it in good shape.
Happy Shopping -
#31 of 157 Re: boot for 2006 sebring convertible [lovin_life]
Mar 27, 2007 (3:10 am)
Thanks for the information. I will check out ebay again and also try to find a site for Glitter & Gadgets. The 2006 boot is different from the 2005 but the price sure sounds right.
#32 of 157 Re: boot for 2006 sebring convertible [bigu69]
Mar 27, 2007 (5:58 pm)
It looks like the boots will fit 01-06. Here is some helpful information. Go to Ebay and click the Advanced Search. Where it says From Sellers enter sellers ID: cegadjets This will bring up all items that they sell. I looked tonight and they still have boots on there. The BUY IT NOW option is how I purchased mine. I'm very happy with it.
#33 of 157 rear window
Jun 11, 2007 (9:47 pm)
I just talked to a shop here in Washington that said the rear window assembly (adhered to the top) is a piece available separately from the "top". Don't know much about it, new car to me and i was just looking for some good cleaner/protector for the top. the PO didn't take care of the top well.
#34 of 157 Keep the top up or down?
Aug 04, 2007 (9:39 am)
I just bought my first convertible, a 2006 demo Sebring Limited, and I have a summer usage question. Will the leather interior last longer if I leave the top up during hot, summer days or if I put the top down?
My thinking is that if I leave the top and windows up, the interior gets very hot but the leather is not exposed to UV rays. If I put the top down, the leather doesn't endure as much heat but it's exposed to the UV rays. I don't know which situation is harder on the leather interior and searching the Internet hasn't provided anything helpful.
(The car is parked outside day and night.)
Thanks in advance for your help!
Aug 11, 2007 (7:31 pm)
My 2006 Sebring convertible is a new demo. I've owned it for a month and it has 6500 miles.
There are two spots on the fabric top -- on the left side and on the opposite place on the right side -- just above the trunk where the fabric is showing signs of wear. The dealer I bought it from looked at it on a Saturday and asked that I show it to their soft-top specialist who is available only during the week.
My thinking is that the fabric is not problematic. Instead, my intuition tells me that it is faulty mechanics and/or design of the retracting mechanism that is causing the wear. If I'm right and the dealer replaces only the top, the same problem will occur with the new top.
This is my first convertible so I have no experience. If you have knowledge or information that will help me sort through this with my Chrysler dealer, I would appreciate hearing from you.
#36 of 157 Re: Fraying Soft Top [mikebuckley]
Aug 15, 2007 (2:06 pm)
The dealer's soft-top specialist told me that the wear in the fabric top is being caused by improperly adjusted retracting mechanism. The solution is to adjust the mechanism and replace the top.
He wrote up a formal report so it is now in my written records. He recommended that I wait until a hole develops or until the warranty is about to run out, whichever comes first, to fix it. That way I get a new top at the timing of my choice.
#37 of 157 Convertible Window
Sep 04, 2007 (8:30 pm)
The window stripping on my drivers door is ripping by the rearview mirror and where the window reaches the roof, u can actually stick ur finger out of the car. We didnt notice this until one day my son was driving and came back soaking wet because he went to the car wash and water poured in through it and got him drenched. It was a good laugh though, but nobody Ive been to seems to fix the problem.