The 2004-2009 Toyota Solara convertible has a serious problem with failing rain gutters. Fortunately, Electron Top has a solution.
The Solara has a canvas gutter that attaches to the rear tack bow on one side and beneath the belt moldings on the other side. It’s a simple, yet important, feature because it keeps rain out of the cabin and trunk.
The problem is, old gutters are turning brittle, cracking and developing holes — leading to failure and flooded interiors.
The problem is so widespread there’s a national backlog on orders for OEM gutters. In fact, Toyota dealers have no idea when replacement gutters will become available.
Fortunately, Electron Top manufactures its own replacement gutter that works brilliantly.
The new part is made to replace the canvas section of the gutter and comes with all the necessary plastic hardware and rubber pinch moldings affixed, so there is absolutely no sewing required. However, the two metal brackets from the original gutter will have to be transferred to the new piece.
Auto trimmers should encourage every 2004-2009 Solara owner to replace his gutter at the time a new top is installed, regardless of the gutter’s condition.
This is important for two reasons: (1) The old gutter will inevitably fail and (2) it’s cheaper to replace the gutter at the time of installation.
Electron Top is a family-owned business that’s renowned for its quality convertible tops, great customer service and commitment to the industry. In fact, Electron Top is one of the few manufacturers left that refuses to sell products directly to the public – limiting their market to ensure our prices aren’t affected.
Show your appreciation and support by setting up a business account today. Call (800) 221-4476 or visit ElectronTop.com.
John R Egloff says
I own a 2006 Solara. I have two questions. One, the obvious what is the cost for the rain gutter and two. is a video or instructions of some type available for installation?
Murray Zehr says
I have a shop in Woodstock called Zehrauto. I would like to know how much your rain gutters will cost me. The customer car is a 2006 solar. Thank you Murray Zehr
Steven Semiatin says
I have a 2004 Solara which needs a new rain gutter. How much are they and how do I order one? Are they all standard size for a 2004 Solara? Are there any other parts needed for the repair? Thanks.
James Pelton says
I have a 2006 Solara Convertible. We love the car but it currently has water coming into the cabin and truck. I understand that this part can solve my problem. Please advise price and availability of this part? Thanks You in advance.
Looking for a rain gutter for my 2004 solara. What are we taking about for price and delivery? Located in Canada.
Andy C says
Since Electron Top won’t sell to the public, DIYers can’t buy from them. There is another company making Solara rain gutter kits here in the USA and they sell over EBay to anyone. I bought a repair kit from Hydro-E- Lectric out of Florida and it replaced the cracked vinyl parts and reused the existing plastic molding under the trunk lid. I finished the top and rain gutter replacement a few weeks ago and after several rains everything is nice and dry inside.
Andy, Does the part you purchased from Hydro Electric come with instructions? I assume the top has to come off to do the repair.
Johnny Garcia says
I need 1 for my 2006 solara convertible sle.
Lindsey Miles says
I need to order a trough assembly for my 2007 Toyota solara
Barbara Hall says
Need cost for my 2005 solara gutter