: Got screwed over on E Bay so HELP !!!



Dajudge55
08-16-11, 11:09 PM
Thought I found a great deal but when the car was shipped to me I felt ill. Cracked windshield and most things dont work. Dont know where to start. Runs and drives and shifts great. Has new tires but thats the end of the good. Nice rag top but how do I clamp down the back of the top. It looks like a hook of some time but not sure. No manual so dont know if there are fuses for what. I see fuse but do not know what they control. As you see my first experiance with the Allante is a disaster. I need help. Headlites work but lens are cracked. I guess I need a high bridge. HELP would be very much appreciated. :crying::crying2:

horologist
08-17-11, 10:26 AM
I'm sure you will need the help of Dick at Allante Source in Florida. Sounds like a rear pulldown motor...not crazy expensive. The headlights on the other hand will set you back a prety penny. As well as the windshield. I also bought a "pig in the poke" but got kinda lucky. Make sure the brake light isnt lit up on the dash. If it is thats where i would start. Read through these threads and they will give you alot of info you may or may not want to hear.(depending on the year of the car) When it's right you will really enjoy it...so stay the course.

rueben44
08-17-11, 06:50 PM
Try reaching behind the driver seat in that space near the hidden rear speaker back and up for a button. If the motor is working when you press the button it will make the motor rise so that it will clamp the hook you see. If it doesn't then most likely it is the motor or the fuse. Also here you can search and get get good answers here but there are not many of us left here....that post at least. You have to go to Allante.net to talk to active posters. Still we will provide any help we can just ask.....and I will check on that fuse for you and post by tomorrow.

Oh don't forget get give us some info on the car( year/mileage) and post pictures.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-18-11, 12:13 PM
Thought I found a great deal but when the car was shipped to me I felt ill. Cracked windshield and most things dont work. Dont know where to start. Runs and drives and shifts great. Has new tires but thats the end of the good. Nice rag top but how do I clamp down the back of the top. It looks like a hook of some time but not sure. No manual so dont know if there are fuses for what. I see fuse but do not know what they control. As you see my first experiance with the Allante is a disaster. I need help. Headlites work but lens are cracked. I guess I need a high bridge. HELP would be very much appreciated. :crying::crying2:


Hate to say it but it sounds like you didnt research your purchase or inspect it before purchasing. That would have saved you the headache.

windshield - http://allante.us/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1307553260 IIRC the same guy has a headlight assembly.

The convertible soft top is a MANUAL unit so you will have to raise it and lower it by hand. Depending on the year the latches will either automatically latch once theyre in place or you will latch them yourself. Please tell us what year your vehicle is so we can better assist you

Also, theres a long list of things that like to fail on an allante and an even longer list of what will fail if its not well maintained.

Please tell us what exactly doesnt work on your car, we may be able to help, it may be an easy fix. If possible try to describe in detail the symptoms

Dajudge55
08-18-11, 11:29 PM
Well its an 89 and ur right about not checking. I was in TN and the car was in NY.My big problem was taking someone at their word. I will give more detail tomarrow. First I must get a manual on this car. I do not even have an Owners Manual.
Thanks a lot guys. I hope I can hang in there for a while.

dajudge55

rueben44
08-19-11, 12:23 AM
Ok your past the big part it runs and drives great and your brakes work. I think most would agree you need to flush the braking system first unless you have something documenting it has been done. As you said search ebay and get a service manual which will help in working out the rest. Honestly the most expensive part of fixing up or maintaining these cars seem to be the braking system and body parts. I would try and work with her a little bit longer to see it you can get her where she needs to be.

Dajudge55
08-19-11, 07:28 PM
To tell u the truth, I am sick of it. I got 4600.00 in it and would sell it for $3000.00 today.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-19-11, 08:00 PM
tell us what is wrong with it please.

Dajudge55
08-19-11, 11:52 PM
0ne window not working, both headlites cracked, cracked windshield, rear window broken on hardtop,brake lite on,radio only static,pass. seat inop, right side looks as if painted with 99 cent spraycans,cant get back part of top to lock down,seats wore out, other than that, pretty nice car.

rueben44
08-20-11, 12:06 PM
Ok at first my seat did not work either. First thing is to check the fuses and if they are good make sure it is connected underneath the seat by unplugging it and using a electrical cleaner and grease then plug it up and see if that helps. With the drivers window it could simply be the switch is bad or corroded inside which is a common issue. You will have to take off the door panel and hit the motor with power to see if it moves. If it does then you have a switch that you can have refurbished for $40. Under your brake peddle there is a switch that illuminates the brake lights and it is most likely stuck to the pressed on position. It will have to be cleaned and oiled like the plug under the seat and that could solve that issue. As for the top well I told you how you can approach that issue in another post. It is a lot of little things but really nothing big to be honest.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-20-11, 12:30 PM
for the brake light try this:

- start the car and leave it in park.
- pump the parking brake 3 times or until it engages completely (stops ratcheting and stays down)
- feel around above the parking brake pedal for a metal lever. it wasnt painted or coated so it might be surface rusted. when you find it DONT PRESS IT YET
- once you find it position your arm/hands away from the travel path of the parking brake, but still in a position to press the lever. The reason is this will manually release the parking brake which may slap your hand and hurt like hell.
- press the lever. check to see if the light went away.
- if so GREAT your parking brake was triggering the light. if not report back please


Which window isnt working? do the switches have good travel feel and arent "sticky"?


as for the back part locking down? are you talking about the hardtop or softtop? is the motor itself working?

If so, ill give you a trick for the softtop which will make everything ALOT easier.

- Put the boot cover up, there may be a thin shield around the pulldown motor assembly, it can be removed by taking out 4 screws, put the thin shield to the side.
- you should now see the pull down motor assembly
- theres a black wire going to a metal part on the assembly, it looks like a big gauge wire but its really a thick wrap over a regular wire. This is a ground wire to the pulldownmotor, The J-Hook on the top completes the ground circuit and activates the motor causeing it to lower. unfortunately the motor is usually too quick for you.
- you have 2 options here: 1 cut the wire, insulate the end. 2 unbolt the wire, insulate the end.
- The motor will still operate normally, just not automatically. this is the way i use it and i dont think id change it back
- put the thin shield back in and fasten it of course (i left mine out and it didnt affect operation one bit BUT, theres a frayed cable that over the course of a few months ended up fraying the material on my top)
- close the boot cover
- im not sure if you know about the rocker switch, if you dont, feel around the underside of the top stowage area almost directly behind the driver seat, youll feel a small switch this is the pulldown rocker switch, it controls the position of the top pull down motor. once its sending the motor up, it can not reverse the direction until it reaches the top, once its on the way down, it cant change directions until its all the way down.
- ok so use this rocker switch to raise the assembly to the highest point it will go
- raise the top and make sure the front latches are secure. pull the red lever on the driver side to release the bow and lower it. of course still make sure the boot cover is closed. The original procedure says to slam the bow down or lower it sharply, DONT DO THAT THIS TIME
- once you have the bow down as low as it can go, carefully look to see what the hook is doing, it should NOT be hitting the boot cover. It SHOULD be going into the hole in the boot cover, it SHOULD be engaging in the latch.
- if it is hitting the rearmost part of the boot cover, an adjustment needs to be made, report back and ill show you how.
- if it is not hitting the boot cover but is also missing the latch (too far forward), reach in with your finger (not in the hole, just in between the top and boot cover) and manually pull the hook back torward the latch. The hook is spring loaded and will pivot forward with relative ease.
- once it is making contact with the latch, use both hand to press down firmly on the middle of the rear bow.
- you should feel the hook actually go into the latch with a click
- reach in and use the rocker switch to manually lower the pulldown assembly. you want to hold this switch until you hear a CLICK, this click should definitely be loud enough to hear.

Thats IT!

OffThaHorseCEO
08-20-11, 12:34 PM
Ok at first my seat did not work either. First thing is to check the fuses and if they are good make sure it is connected underneath the seat by unplugging it and using a electrical cleaner and grease then plug it up and see if that helps. With the drivers window it could simply be the switch is bad or corroded inside which is a common issue. You will have to take off the door panel and hit the motor with power to see if it moves. If it does then you have a switch that you can have refurbished for $40. Under your brake peddle there is a switch that illuminates the brake lights and it is most likely stuck to the pressed on position. It will have to be cleaned and oiled like the plug under the seat and that could solve that issue. As for the top well I told you how you can approach that issue in another post. It is a lot of little things but really nothing big to be honest.

agreed, lots of little things, except for the lights and paint. the glass on the hardtop is minor since you have a few months to fix it. The headlights might be expensive but theres a possibility of running into a killer deal on that too

Dajudge55
08-20-11, 02:05 PM
I want to thank all of u for the many clues. I will start on this list today. Maybe things will turn out and not leave me with such a bitter taste. Thanks again. I will keep u posted on progress !!!

Dajudge55
08-20-11, 04:14 PM
By the way, if u want to see photos of my jewel go to E Bay # 320703546151.

Looks great right ???

OffThaHorseCEO
08-20-11, 04:38 PM
All electronic controls, including the driver information center, work as they should. The car actually gets closet 20 miles per gallon on the open road! The power windows motors, power door locks and trunk pull down and convertible pull downs all work.

thats a gross misrepresentation. i believe if you really wanted to, you could take action against the seller.

On the other hand, he made it clear the paint on the passenger side wasnt in great shape, he also mentioned the top was a free "bonus" so the glass being broken isnt really something you can hold against him even though he DID say it was in absolute pristine condition

Dajudge55
08-20-11, 05:57 PM
He also didnt tell me the front windshield was broken. As far as doing anything about it I did call E bay and they said they only would cover an item if it was less than 10 years old. All they are working on is trying to get the title for me.

Dajudge55
08-22-11, 01:11 PM
Been trying to put ragtop down but when I unhook it up front and raise boot it goes about half way and stops. Is there a button or lever or some devise I must move to let it go the remainder. By the way I tried to set parking brake and check button to see if that is the cause of the lite and surprise, the brake is not even connected.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-22-11, 02:09 PM
heres a video about top operation. Johnny Monzo is comparable to Dick Hussey in the Allanté "scene". They both know tons about allantes and sell allante parts.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdBJj_FjaIg

the big difference between this video and your car it the front latches. Mid year 1990 (known as 90.5) the latches on the front changed to motorized latches.

you may also notice a slight difference in boot cover appearance and switch locations

RippyPartsDept
08-22-11, 03:03 PM
didn't see it on ebay, but found it here
http://www.usedcarsplus.com/classic-cars/05-use/320703546151.html

Dajudge55
08-22-11, 04:12 PM
Gotta tell you that the short film about the top cleared up so much for me. I want to thank u again for ur help. Now if there were clips on seats and doors and a few other things it would be great.
I got a price of $280.00 for a new windshield. Does that sound about right ???

OffThaHorseCEO
08-22-11, 04:46 PM
i put a link when you first started the thread to a brand new windshield for 150.

http://allante.us/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1307553260

y (http://allante.us/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1307553260)ou may have to register but thats not a bad thing. its a dedicated allante forum with guys much more knowledgeable than i am. also, you can get more opinions than just me and reuben44

give me more specific questions about operatin of things and ill try to make some videos.

Dajudge55
08-22-11, 05:52 PM
I will and thanks again. I will reg. on site.
I will have a key tomorrow so I can open the trunk. I would like to know about fuses. I found the ones under ashtray but there are no labels.
Are fuses any other places? Its a 1989.

rueben44
08-22-11, 06:36 PM
Maxi fuses are in the trunk near the antenna and a few more near the battery. I heard so much about the top and it stumped me also till I finally got it. Now it is so simple and easy to operate it is not the nightmare that you hear on boards...at least for a 90 model.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-22-11, 06:39 PM
I heard so much about the top and it stumped me also till I finally got it. Now it is so simple and easy to operate it is not the nightmare that you hear on boards...at least for a 90 model.

if i have a reason to i can get it up in less than a minute...

....:histeric:

OffThaHorseCEO
08-22-11, 06:40 PM
I will and thanks again. I will reg. on site.
I will have a key tomorrow so I can open the trunk. I would like to know about fuses. I found the ones under ashtray but there are no labels.
Are fuses any other places? Its a 1989.

my owners manual is conveniently inside my apartment right now. ill take some pics of the page that details the fuse locations and functions when i get home.

if the pic doesnt come out clear enough ill type it out

Dajudge55
08-22-11, 09:43 PM
Thanks again for the help !!!

Dajudge55
08-23-11, 03:50 PM
I do have a couple more questions.

1. The drivers window works slow but at least it works. The pass. window makes a clicking sound and does not move.

2. The seats work in one or two positions but not all. Are there several motors on each seat.

Getting a key made for the trunk today. I guess $40.00 is worth because I need help trying to get out when I try to get in from the front.

3. There is a button below the (2) rocker switches behind drivers seat. Looks like a place for a key on this button. Dont know what its for but I guess its not important because when I opened the side panel, its not connected to anything.

Dajudge55
08-23-11, 03:57 PM
I forgot to ask one more thing. Can u replace only the lense one the headlites since they work fine but have cracked lense ???

rueben44
08-23-11, 04:02 PM
The button I am speaking of is near the rear interior light that is behind the driver seat and placed into the top of the underpass area. You may or may not have this depending on your year. When it comes to the passenger window clicking it seems that the window may be sticking or something is off track and that is why it is making that sound. You will have to open the panel and check it out.

When it comes to the driver seat I would take it out and clean the buttons and spray them because this car seems to have a lot of issues with connectors corroding much like a BMW of the same year. On the driver window I would do the same thing open the panel and clean anything that moves with electrical spray and oil it.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-23-11, 04:03 PM
you can replace just the lens

the button is in fact a keyhole, you would use the trunk key once you have it. It allows you to remove the panels and access the manual fuel door release

OffThaHorseCEO
08-23-11, 04:05 PM
I do have a couple more questions.

1. The drivers window works slow but at least it works. The pass. window makes a clicking sound and does not move.

thats actually good news, means your switches are intact. brb with more info

OffThaHorseCEO
08-23-11, 07:11 PM
OK, we've verified the window switches work, which is great news. That means your issue is either:

- a weak motor (easy cheap fix)
- worn window regulator tape (cheap fix)
- regulator needs lubricating (easy cheap fix)
- regulator needs replacing (most expensive of the bunch but beats needing a new window switch)

Dajudge55
08-23-11, 11:41 PM
Thanks, now I know I can just replace the lens, where can I get them.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-24-11, 10:11 AM
o wait i must have misunderstood you.

you dont have to replace the bulb of course, but if i remember correctly you do have to replace the lens ASSEMBLY.

Dajudge55
08-24-11, 11:17 AM
OK thanks. By the way, did you get a chance to look for the pages on fuses in ur owners manual ?

Dajudge55
08-24-11, 03:25 PM
Going to remove door panels but are they on with clips on edges or ????

OffThaHorseCEO
08-24-11, 03:48 PM
screws. the door panel is a 2 piece panel, you really only need to remove the bottom panel

-first you take the armrest - off two phillips screws

-once you remove the armrest theres a black plate with 4 screws. 2 big ones attach to the actual door sheetmetal, you can take off just the 2 big screws

- there are 3 or 4 more screws along the bottom of the door panel that need to be removed

- there should be 2 inside the door handle, big silverish screws.

- once you have all the screws out, look in from the bottom and see if you can reach your hand in there and disconnect the lock and door handles from the linkages

- you can optionally remove the window switch box, or the black plate. this may make it easier to disconnect the lock and door handle from the linkages.

- the door panel might just fall now, if not pull down, back and out all at once, gently but firmly, no jerking in other words

cadillac kevin
08-25-11, 12:09 AM
as for your radio, chances are your bose amps have failed. theres one at each speaker in a pod (4 amps total). they often fail, but are not that hard to fix if you know what to do (or if you want to play russian roulette at the junkyard with trying to find working amps)
if you're good with a soldering gun and technical stuff (or know someone who is), heres a helpful link
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c4-tech-performance/1361793-bose-speaker-amp-repair-94-and-more.html
I should mention that bose amps were different (slightly) for every car model they were put in. any of them will work, but you will need to replace them in pairs (if you go to the j/y) replace both front amps with a lf and rf amp from a car, and the lr and rr amps with an lr and a rr amp. they wont sound the same as the originals, but they will work for a while (how long is anyone guess- I had a set in my fwb for a year. the 2 rears worked great, but the 2 fronts died pretty quick.)
as for possible amp donors
eldorados and sevilles from 1988 or so until the mid 90's body change. you want the gold series amps (50 watt max per amp)
devilles from '86 to 93? (the boxy ones) again- you want gold series amps.
corvettes had them- convertibles had higher output amps.
I've also heard of luminas and some other GM cars having bose amps, but they werent that common in those cars

DO NOT buy amps from cars that are missing the factory radio or have an aftermarket radio. chances are the amps are fried.

Dajudge55
08-25-11, 10:56 AM
Thanks a lot. I will start that today.

Dajudge55
08-25-11, 10:59 AM
Thanks all of u. I have so many answers to problems now to keep me busy. Thanks everyone.

dajudge55

rueben44
08-25-11, 05:51 PM
No problem I am glad we were here to help because most of us get silence and have to rely on searches.

Dajudge55
08-30-11, 04:15 PM
Having a problem getting that door handle back on. Is there a trick Im now aware of ?

OffThaHorseCEO
08-30-11, 06:49 PM
yes. theres a big black bracket on the door skin. at the place that the handle would normally be youll see two holes and behind it a "floating" metal piece also with two holes, these are threaded holes. this piece is SO FRACKING ANNOYING. youll move it into place, get the door panel on, then try to put the door handle in, only to have the piece move out of place!

so, you have a couple of options

1) move the floating metal piece into place, take a small hammer and tap or bang the metal bracket until the "dent" hold the metal piece in place. you dont need to destroy the metal bracket or hammer/dent it heavily, only enough to lightly pinch the metal piece into place

2) take a thick putty or even a good tape and tape that piece into place, making sure to leave the holes available for the screws to thread into.


i always had to put the panel on partially, put the handle in partially, snap the linkage onto it, THEN screw it in

Dajudge55
08-30-11, 08:08 PM
Thanks ill give that a try

Dajudge55
08-30-11, 08:10 PM
Now I know someone can tell me where the pull down motor or switch is for the trunk. I close the trunk and hear nothing.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-30-11, 10:01 PM
o i forgot these were equipped that way. your motor is probably bad.

try feeding some current directly to the motor. of course reverse it if it goes the wrong way. if you can get it to work this way i highly suggest lowering it completely then either disconnecting the harness to it or pulling the fuse to it


or you can hit up a junkyard and look for one from another cadillac

Dajudge55
08-31-11, 12:52 PM
Im starting to get embarrassed by asking so many questions but where is the trunk pull down motor and how do I get there ? Also how do I change the bulb in the 3rd stop-lite, and I bet u are getting fedup with all my questions .

rueben44
08-31-11, 09:23 PM
Ask away we are not bothered. The pull down motor is the latch that catches your trunk lid. Mine will not pull down unless I apply a little pressure to the trunk to start it off. The latch starts in the up position and when your lid hit it it starts pulling it down. I suggest you just do as was previously advised. Yes you can fix it but really it is just a novelty just get it to go down if you can and then unhook it.

The third stop light is in the lid of the trunk. Simply pull up that cover and twist the bulb out. You will find it at Autozone and it has the part number on the bulb so you will find it easy.

OffThaHorseCEO
08-31-11, 09:39 PM
hey buddy don't be embarrassed. to be honest when i pull up the forums i scroll scroll slow down to see how your project is coming and if i don't see a new post i keep scrolling to the lounge.

i consider this like a quiz almost. besides, every time im able to answer a question its because ive been through it. that means any issue youve had ive had.

to access the pull down motor open the trunk obviously
take a flat screw driver or panel pry bar and pull the little plastic clips off of the plastic "lip" that covers the carpet trunk liner. this is on the car itself not the trunk lid.
where the clips were there are now holes with bolts or possibly screws in them. unbolt or unscrew them, i think there were 8
once you have them all out you can wrestle the plastic lip out
once you have that off you should be able to also move the carpet out of the way.
once the carpet is out of the way you can see a body colored metal plate/hump bolted over the pulldown motor assembly i think its 4 bolts.
if you want to remove or troubleshoot the actual assembly you will remove this plate.
you may not need to remove if you want to verify power is reaching the assembly by checking the harness

what i ended up doing was a long painstaking process. i removed the housing, took it apart, made sure nothing was cracked then replaced the switch itself. when that didn't work i removed the motor housing and MANUALLY turned the motor so that the assembly would lower. i bolted the assembly back in without the motor housing and had to manually tweak and get the right height by trial and error.

Dajudge55
08-31-11, 11:32 PM
Thanks guys. I think I will do the suggested and turn the motor down and do it manually. I thank u all again.

Larry:bouncy:

Dajudge55
09-01-11, 03:37 PM
Well I did it again. I was checking all lights, windows, seats, pull downs, etc and came out of the garage and when I returned I heard a slight "Ding" . Something must be on so when I tried to start the car it would not even click. Very low lights so I was going to jump it or charge the battery. Hmmmm !! Wonder where they hid the battery.

Sorry ,
Larry

OffThaHorseCEO
09-01-11, 04:52 PM
pop the hood and go to the passenger side. between the headlight and coolant reservoir you should see a red plastic box. open the box and youll see some some battery cables and terminal bolts. connect your positive to this

the negative is on the passenger side strut tower

if you want access to the battery itself, its behind the passenger seat in the "hidden" compartment that you can access by removeing the trim piece with the keyhole in it

Dajudge55
09-01-11, 06:05 PM
Thanx a lot, I did find the battery and jumped it. All is fine now. I didnt know about the cables under the hood. Thanks a lot.

Dajudge55
09-01-11, 06:07 PM
Kevin, can I just find the speakers and replace them? Must I have amps? Will plain speakers work ??

Larry

Dajudge55
09-01-11, 06:17 PM
I guess since I put the door cover on and all is installed except the door handle I must take it all apart and then start the screws for the door handle and then install everything and then tighten the handle screws ???

Guys Im getten toooo old for this. It was nothing but FUN when I was all of your ages but I think its time to get back to my golfcart.

OffThaHorseCEO
09-01-11, 06:29 PM
the amps are the weak links, not the speakers. so the amps go bad, you could put different speakers in, but
1) the stock speakers are 1ohm i believe. no aftermarket 1ohm speakers are sold
2) youd get nothing but squeals or static since the amp is bad
3) you COULD also remove the amp, but the signal would then be a "low level signal" and wouldnt play well with any speakers.

i ended up putting in an aftermarket amp, aftermarket speakers, and connecting my blackberry via 3.5mm to RCA cable

OffThaHorseCEO
09-01-11, 06:30 PM
I guess since I put the door cover on and all is installed except the door handle I must take it all apart and then start the screws for the door handle and then install everything and then tighten the handle screws ???

Guys Im getten toooo old for this. It was nothing but FUN when I was all of your ages but I think its time to get back to my golfcart.

well, you could also try to stick a screw driver in there and move the metal plate around to where the holes line up, and try taping it then. it MIGHT work.

Dajudge55
09-01-11, 11:09 PM
Thank you, guess I will hit the JUNK YARD !!!

Dajudge55
09-01-11, 11:14 PM
Goin to St.Louis in the morning so I will give it a try Tues. when I return. I Need a Break anyway. !!!!

Larry:banghead:

cadillac kevin
09-04-11, 06:04 PM
Larry,
as OTH CEO said, the radio gives a low level signal. if you take out the amps and just connect bose speakers to the head unit, you will end up with almost no sound. when cranked up all the way, the sound level will be equal to having a normal radio on the lowest possible volume setting. (I know because I rolled around for about a week like this until I got the power wires for my amps run). it sucked.
the speakers are 1 ohm, so they cannot be used with any aftermarket amps (the amps will burn up in short order).
one thing I've always wondered is if a 4 channel amp and normal aftermarket speakers could be used in place of the 4 bose amps and bose speakers. in theory it should work, since the head unit is basically a normal delco head unit with no internal amp. I'm not sure what kind of sound quality it would put out though I'm guessing slightly better than stock.

OffThaHorseCEO
09-05-11, 11:01 AM
hey thats a good idea. i thought about that a few times too but never really put MUCH thought into it..hmmm. also have a 4

iirc correctly, there are six connections at each harness, input +,-, output +,-, power, gnd

so obviously our 4 chan amp will be powered and grounded already
we could use the "input" wires that go to the bose amps and instead run them to the 4 channel amp
then connect the output wires from the 4 channel amp to the harness again. this would save us from having to run wires through the door. we could just use the existing harness.
theres an "aux input mod" we can do to the stereo system so i could still use my blackberry dell streak or playbook

Dajudge55
09-10-11, 06:32 PM
Ilooked at the dash and Im VERY low on fuel. Door wont open to put in fuel. I will track down why but now I need to know if there is a manual release to the fuel door.
Thanks,
Dajudge

RippyPartsDept
09-10-11, 08:33 PM
Should be in the trunk

Dajudge55
09-22-11, 05:23 PM
I want to thank everyone with all ur help but this Allante was just toooo far gone for me to mess with. I had 4600.00 in it and sold it for 1500.00 and felt I was taking advantage of the buyer. At least I told him all the problems and told him to go home for a day and think it over. If he still wanted it OK. He came back the next day with the $. Next time I will know what to look for on an Allante. Again thanks for all the help. Now if I can find someone that needs a nice white top with a broken rear window.

dajudge (larry)

OffThaHorseCEO
09-22-11, 05:28 PM
WOW! wish i woulda gotten that deal.

Moose123
09-25-11, 02:35 PM
You have some problems but you may have great fun getting this thing prettied up. Manuals (shop and what comes with the vehicle) are available on line. I have an 88 and got a new windshield last year. It is a Pilkington DW1104. It cost about $250 through an independent company.

Dajudge55
10-01-11, 07:48 PM
You have helped me so much that I would not have been able to sleep if I had sold it to u at any price. By the way can I get a couple of hundred for the top that I still have ????

OffThaHorseCEO
10-02-11, 12:38 PM
ive seen em go for as high as $1k BUT thats very rare. you also mentioned yours is missing the back glass. i think 300 would be fair for both parties if its in good shape otherwise.

(IF i had the extra cash) i would have gladly paid the asking price and insisted you not lose any sleep over it.


if i ended up not wanting to bother with it i would have made the money back on parts

Dajudge55
10-02-11, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the answers again. I will put the top on sale for 300.00 just to get it gone. Paint and inside are great!! tHANKS AGAIN.

lARRY

Trulytex
10-09-11, 05:51 PM
I live in Florida and consider the Hard Top a Novelty as well as a storage problem for most. I own a Self Storage complex, so mine is in an air conditioned storage unit, leaning against the hard top for my 1990 Corvette. I will never install either on the car ever again. But that is the great thing about the Sunshine State. I only drive the Allante' or the Vette on nice top-down-days.

KrisK
10-10-11, 06:35 PM
Cool...I have an Allante and a Corvette too!!!


I live in Florida and consider the Hard Top a Novelty as well as a storage problem for most. I own a Self Storage complex, so mine is in an air conditioned storage unit, leaning against the hard top for my 1990 Corvette. I will never install either on the car ever again. But that is the great thing about the Sunshine State. I only drive the Allante' or the Vette on nice top-down-days.