Convertible top and rear windows suddenly quit working

10

Asked by May 10, 2014 at 05:27 PM about the 1998 Toyota Celica GT Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 98 Toyota Celica GT everything was working find last summer now suddenly after my car had been in the shop for several months getting work done on the transmission, and now I find that the controls for the two rear windows and the top do not work.  All these rocker switches are in the center panel just below the climate control switches and next to the cigarette lighter.  The lighter works but the switches do not.  I am pretty sure it is not the individual switches (as there are a total of three switches) and I am sure it is not the motors (for the same reason). Would not seem likely that three switches or three motors would all go bad at the same time.

4 Answers

10

The switch in the trunk got bumped to manuel position.

1 people found this helpful.
10

Thank you. I can only put top up and down but unfortunately the rocker switches for the rear windows dont work and the motors are good. Do you know where I can purchase 2 used rocker switches for the rear windows of my 98 toyota celica convertible? Thnx! Lynn

1 people found this helpful.
55

Hi Blackdawg, The rocker switches are prone to malfunction but are easily fixed. Buy a tin of aerosol electrical contact cleaner and some emery cloth or a fine brass brush or even wire wool. Take them out and carefully take them apart and first clean all the components using the Brush, emery cloth or wire wool and then give them a good spray with the contact cleaner and re-assemble. I did this a year ago and they are all working perfectly now.

1 people found this helpful.
10

hi, I have a 1997 celica gt convertible. when I purchased the car the seller told me that the top would not open automatically but could still be opened manually. I made sure the switch in the trunk was put to manual but the top only wants to go half way up and gets stuck. also I forced a little too hard and broke the window underneath the felt. is there anything else you need to do to open the top manually??

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Celica

Looking for a Used Celica in your area?

CarGurus has 258 nationwide Celica listings starting at $2,957.

ZIP:

Toyota Celica Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    630
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    410
  • #3
    joedynamo
    Reputation
    330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
591 Great Deals out of 68,260 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Civic
349 Great Deals out of 52,960 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Supra
51 listings
Used Toyota Camry
775 Great Deals out of 72,180 listings starting at $1,225
Used Ford Mustang
247 Great Deals out of 37,119 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Civic Coupe
99 Great Deals out of 10,690 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Camaro
238 Great Deals out of 28,933 listings starting at $1,800
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
11 Great Deals out of 892 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Tacoma
418 Great Deals out of 45,487 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
452 Great Deals out of 102,776 listings starting at $800
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
40 Great Deals out of 4,684 listings starting at $2,275

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Toyota Celica For Sale
12 listings starting at $4,375
2004 Toyota Celica For Sale
15 listings starting at $3,500
2003 Toyota Celica For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 41 listings starting at $2,995
2002 Toyota Celica For Sale
33 listings starting at $2,957
2001 Toyota Celica For Sale
35 listings starting at $3,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.