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#1 of 26 Windscreen Question
Aug 17, 2007 (12:11 pm)
My grandmother is buying a 2008 Camry Solara and was considering buying the windscreen for her car but the dealership is charging her about 500 dollars to install it. They were wondering if it is easy to remove and install from the car because they may not want it in the car as a stationary piece. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#2 of 26 Re: Windscreen Question [autoholic217]
Aug 17, 2007 (1:11 pm)
We had a windscreen installed by our dealership. It cost us about $500.+installation.
Re: Removability It takes me 2-3 minutes to remove it, about twice as long to re-install it. It comes with its own case and stores easily in the trunk. It does take a little manual dexterity and finesse to reinstall. If Granny is comfortable with that she'll be fine. When installed it folds up and down so removing it may only be necessary if she has passengers. When folded back it actually darkens the back seat sufficiently to provide a bit of privacy. This is nice should Granny want to leave an item or two in the back seat.
Hope this helps,
#3 of 26 Windscreen Effective?
Sep 02, 2007 (8:18 am)
Just bought a 2008 Solara convertible. I am looking for feedback on the optional windscreen: Does it reduce noise? Does it reduce wind? Would you recommend it?
I saw where on older models it requires drilling the interior: Is that still true?
#4 of 26 Re: Windscreen Effective? [larryb33607]
Sep 03, 2007 (7:44 am)
Don't know. Did yo check w/ your dealer?
#5 of 26 Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen
Mar 19, 2008 (8:54 am)
I'm in the processing of purchasing a Solara Convertible. I asked the salesman about the windscreen, and he said that passengers could not ride in the back seat while the windscreen was up because it took up too much space in the back seat. But when I look at the pictures, it doesn't appear to be in the way (perhaps the seats won't move back and forth to get in and out of the car. Does anyone have any insights on this? The salesman doesn't seem to know much about these, so I don't necessary trust his comment. Thanks!
#6 of 26 Re: Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen [lizq]
Mar 19, 2008 (9:20 am)
With the windscreen Toyota installed for us in place there'd be no way for anyone to sit in the back seat.
#7 of 26 Re: Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen [lizq]
Mar 19, 2008 (9:34 am)
The windscreen has a mesh extension that is horizontal from it to the top rear of the interior, so that it creates a wind barrier to the rear seat. It doesn't show in photos. The barrier is nice in that it helps keep things from being as affected by the wind in the back seat. But it obviously covers the whole rear seat and so no one could sit there.
#8 of 26 Re: Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen [larryb33607]
Mar 19, 2008 (11:57 am)
I agree with larryb33607. Even if you Mickey'd around the mesh extension, the windscreen would be right in the face of your rear seat passengers.
The windscreen and extension are easy to put in and take out. When we want folks to ride in the back seat we remove the windscreen, fold it up and put it in the trunk. It comes with it's own zippered case to keep it pristine.
Hope this helps,
#10 of 26 Windscreen installation
Jul 18, 2008 (12:54 pm)
I purchased a Windscreen, Part Number #PT906-06041
The kit is missing the L/H and R/H templates to modify the upper rear trim panel at the rear of the vehicle.
Did anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know if I can find a website with the info and just simply print out my own template?
The local Toyota Parts Dept is waiting for "Head Office" to call them back, on what to do.