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About Degerb

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    Fishing, hunting, boating & older sars

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  1. Hard top

    Good news, bad news.... no repair kit that I'm aware of but good news they can be repaired.... search porthole windows and opera windows on this site. Lots of tips available. Check my post in March this is the tip I used with success! This is not an uncommon problem! . Good Luck!
  2. Hard top

    What exactly is the problem with your windows?
  3. Speakers & Radio to a good home

    Sorry.... they are gone
  4. Since I replaced the radio and speakers with new units in my TC, I have 8 Infinity speakers and radio I no longer need or want. If anyone wants them PM me and you can have them for the shipping. All are in good shape and were working when I took them out. Door speakers show a little rust but not all that bad, the rest look pretty good look almost new! Radio was working well also.
  5. Hood almost impossible to open

    I had the same problem... I finally used some children's modeling clay and put it on the latch area to see where the plunger was contacting. Then I was able to adjust the spring, in my case I had to lengthen it quite a bit. FYI. the hood will not jump up like a modern car as it is so heavy! It will spring up maybe a 1/4 " which just enough to clear the latch from the striker. Hope this helps!
  6. Speaker Wiring

    Well I did it, replaced the all Infinity speakers with JVC's and Pioneer tweeters mated with an Alpine receiver. Thanks to Digger's post I was able to use the existing wiring with no problem. The only real difficulty besides learning how to remove the door panels, was installing the tweeters. The TC's tweeters are oval shaped and the Pioneer is square so I had to grind them to an oval shape which worked well! I had to be a bit of a contortionist to hook up the short wires tho! The only other things worth mentioning is that all my new speakers mounting frames were somewhat smaller than the original Infinitys, so I had to add small aluminum tabs to make up the difference. Also the soundproofing/watershield on the doors was very bad shape so I had to use a lot of Gorilla speed tape to hold them together! Needless to say I now have 8 Infinity speakers and a Infinity radio that I have no use for. If someone out there wants them they can have all of it for the shipping charge involved! The rear speakers and the tweeters are in good shape the door speakers show some light rust. The radio was working very well when I removed it!
  7. Speaker Wiring

    Thanks Ghostly... The old thread from Digger is the one I was hoping for. I was really dreading the prospect of pulling all new speaker wires! Thank goodness for members like you and Digger, you came thru again!
  8. Speaker Wiring

    If I replace the all speakers in my '90 TC with new aftermarket, is it possible use the existing speaker wiring with the new speakers? I am having trouble establishing continuity from the speaker plugs to the black radio harness connector in order to find the correct pins.
  9. Kenwood Radio

    No, My TC is different than say a Dodge or Chrysler.... the problem the wire colors on the adapter are different than what is on the car. So you need connect a different color to another adapter that has different colors also. You have to trace and use the functions for each wire instead of color.... it gets confusing, particularily when our TC wiring diagrams were a work in progress and never actually had years of revisions and corrections like the other Mopar modelsl.
  10. Kenwood Radio

    Thanks for replying Jay.... I decided to go the Crutchfield route, radio and speakers. So I don't know if I need any help with the install till the stuff gets here. I do know I want to leave the existing wiring in the car and just use the speaker wiring instead of the amp wiring if that is possible. I really envy you for your ability to put something together like you just did in your TC! I just want a nice system as close to a OEM look as I can get.
  11. Kenwood Radio

    Hey guys.... I hope someone can give me some info...On Ebay I have a line on a Kenwood KDC-BT562U radio that supposedly will fit a 1984-1995 Chrysler LeBaron and also supposedly a fit for my 1990 16v TC. I scanned what schematics I had from my service manual and sent to the seller. However the radio wiring diagrams for the LeBaron and my TC are not the same. The guy selling this is familiar with Mopar radios but not a TC and is scratching his head on how to match the connectors on my TC with the Kenwood radio before I buy. Does anyone have any information on the best way to proceed?
  12. Speedometer inop

    Here is a web site that may be of help on your odometer problem <> It's possible the gears aren't meshed properly or perhaps gear tooth fragments may have fouled things up.
  13. Porthole window

    Yea! Success! I finally worked up the courage to try to remove the PortHole window from my 90 TC's hardtop. I used a heat gun and a ground down square shanked screwdriver wrapped with some masking tape as a prybar. Since my heat gun was 1500W I was very careful not to get too near the edge of the glass and the edge of the H/T. It only took less than a couple of minutes for it to loosen. Although in retrospect, due to the fact that I had tried previously using WD40 that possibly might have sped up the softening process. Turbo.... did you have any problem working out the bubbles in the sealant in the center? Did you seal the edge gap between the glass and the top itself after the install? Thanks to all you guys for giving me the incentive and encouragement to complete this project.
  14. Porthole window

    Thanks Guys I'll give it a go next week....A couple of questions Turbo(1 What kind of prying tool did you use to remove the Porthole? (2 Your heating unit appears to be a heat gun... what heat setting did you use?
  15. Porthole window

    Thanks Hemi..... I tried a hard plastic tool with WD40 squirted around the glass with modeling clay to help retain the fluid and all I achieved was to bend the tool tip. I really hate to try something metallic although I may be forced in that direction. Last fall I read an article posted on here where someone used a metal reflector, clamp on shop light the size of the porthole glass to soften the adhesive, it then popped off with only a small amount of prying. He neglected to say however, how large of a bulb he used in the light. I am now unable to find that particular post to contact him. Have you heard of this particular procedure?. The same author also had tried placing a porthole glass sandwich in a home oven and heated it to several hundred degrees and the the two pieces just slid apart. Obviously this would only work if the complete glass assy was removed from the top.