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Old 06-09-2009, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Convertible Top Leaking / Rear Window NEED HELP!!!

Hey guys,

Thanks for any advice or help you guys can give me. The rear-window in my convertible top de-laminated from the top. There is no tearing, but the glass just isn't sealed anymore. I had made a post about this earlier and someone said I should be able to take it to any glass shop and they should easily be able to fix it.

Well, I called a dealer, and two convertible top shops and they said that the Solstice is "special", and "like the Corvette", when this happens, the only option I have is to completely replace the entire top (with which they quoted me $1,700 bucks).

Has ANYONE here had any success re-gluing the convertible top on a Solstice? I'm out of warranty at 24,800 miles...


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Old 06-09-2009, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FWIW, my top had the same problem, and it was reglued in October of 2006 under warranty. It has not come loose again.
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You can pickup a convertible top on ebay for like 500-800 or call one of the solstice racing teams and get one from there cars for like 500-800 I believe.
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FWIW, my top had the same problem, and it was reglued in October of 2006 under warranty. It has not come loose again.
Hi Dave,

Do you happen to know, for a fact, that they did re-glue your convertible top, VS actually replace it? My dealership is telling me that when this happens our tops are unrepairable.


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Old 06-09-2009, 08:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't know, sounds like they might be trying to sell you the expensive fix. Try an Independent shop; see what they say.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Dave,

Do you happen to know, for a fact, that they did re-glue your convertible top, VS actually replace it? My dealership is telling me that when this happens our tops are unrepairable.


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I got the car back the same day, and actually saw it while the glue was setting and the canvas was clamped to the glass while the top was up.

The repair order (I just looked it up) refers to #06-08-57-002B which is a TSB. I think it was revised and reissued as 06-08-57-002C in July 2008.

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does any one know if that TSB covered 2007 models? My dealership is saying they won't fix it under my extended warranty and that I'm just SOL (they won't even offer to fix it for a fee).
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I posted the fix it TSB to your thread at:

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does any one know if that TSB covered 2007 models? My dealership is saying they won't fix it under my extended warranty and that I'm just SOL (they won't even offer to fix it for a fee).
Yes the TSB covers all years of Solstice-Sky-OpelGT production.
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Dave thanks for bringing this thread back. I like 82-T/As pic.
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If anyone is having any issues with with their vehicles and dealers aren't handling them properly, please let us know. If you send a PM, include the VIN, your name, contact information, dealer information, and situation. Thank you.

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If anyone is having any issues with with their vehicles and dealers aren't handling them properly, please let us know. If you send a PM, include the VIN, your name, contact information, dealer information, and situation. Thank you.

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Wow, do you actually work for GM?

My experience (before 2008) with GM has mostly been pretty good. But I certainly never expected GM to have representatives out on the various car forums. I'm pretty impressed at that.

EDIT: Sorry, I don't own half those cars anymore in my signature, I should have changed it. Still have the Fiero and the VW Bus though.
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Wow, do you actually work for GM?

My experience (before 2008) with GM has mostly been pretty good. But I certainly never expected GM to have representatives out on the various car forums. I'm pretty impressed at that.

EDIT: Sorry, I don't own half those cars anymore in my signature, I should have changed it. Still have the Fiero and the VW Bus though.
Hello 82-TA,
Yes we do and we're excited about being able to have a presence out on GM brand social media forums and sites. Hopefully the information and customer service we provide will allow owners and potential owners with great information that will result in better owner experience.

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Old 05-07-2014, 10:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for this thread... My 2006 Pontiac Solstice window detached at the seem and I was told 2100 to fix it. After viewing this thread I called my dealership with the TSB number and was told it would only cost 200.00. Thanks again!

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