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#5 of 24 Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen
Mar 19, 2008 (9:54 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 24 Re: Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen [lizq]
Mar 19, 2008 (10:20 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 24 Re: Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen [lizq]
Mar 19, 2008 (10:34 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 24 Re: Toyota Solara Convertible Windscreen [larryb33607]
Mar 19, 2008 (12:57 pm)
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 24 Windscreen installation
Jul 18, 2008 (1:54 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.
#11 of 24 Re: Windscreen installation [ottawa2561]
Aug 15, 2008 (11:13 am)
Where did you purchase your wind screen? My dealership claims they can't get it...
#12 of 24 Re: Windscreen installation [moms_max]
Aug 15, 2008 (5:54 pm)
I drove down to a Toyota Dealership in New York State to pick it up. It's not available through Toyota Canada.
#13 of 24 Re: Windscreen installation [moms_max]
Oct 07, 2008 (3:15 pm)
You can get the windscreen shipped to you for $272 including shipping, no tax, from Camelback Toyota in Scottsdale, AZ! Our NY/NJ dealership wanted $450!
Be aware of the fact that it requires cutting into the interior panels and you cannot
have rear passengers in the vehicle when you use the wind screen. You can do it yourself but it should be professionally installed at a shop, at least in my opinion.
#14 of 24 Re: Windscreen installation [joetoast]
Oct 09, 2008 (9:57 am)
Thanks, Joe! I think I'll check a few auto customizing places around town to see what they think...it sure would be helpful to have a photo of it installed, or a diagram...so any installers can see what they've got to work with!