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References for Plan A VS Plan B convertible top.

I need some help with ways to identify differences in a plan A vs plan B convertible top. I am looking at purchasing a spare top from a salvage yard and need to show them how to identify a plan B top. My searches did not yield any good results. I see a mention of changed weather stripping but the links to pictures were dead.
  • One reference I found was the plastic tabs sewn into the rain gutter in the trunk. Instead of the taped in foam.

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If it is from a 2008..you have the good top
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2006 Pontiac Solstice-VIN Breakpoint 6Y118652
2007 Saturn SKY-VIN Breakpoint 7Y103259

These cars should be the point where Plan "B" weatherstrips start.

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2006 Pontiac Solstice & Saturn SKY
We next want to call your attention to a top weather-strip change for the 2006 Pontiac Solstice and the Saturn Skys.Late 2006 builds have redesigned convertible top weather strips, and we're telling you that the new and the old designs -- they're not interchangeable.We can give you some VIN breakpoints.The first designed weather-strips were used prior to Pontiac VIN 6Y118652.And, with the Saturn Sky, it's 7Y103259.So, after this VIN breakpoint, they've use the second design.You can refer to the bulletin 060867009

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pdf with some very interesting reading including ways to ID a plan A VS plan B top.

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If it is from a 2008..you have the good top
Or any car that has been retrofit with a newer top. I have done a lot of reading and GM was replacing plan A tops with plan B.

My 2007 was after the vin break and it has a plan B top.

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Weather strip Plan A

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Weather strip plan B, notice it has 2 screws showing.

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This is how GM says to ID the two tops


Your Vehicle: 2007 Saturn Sky L4-2.4L


Vehicle Technical Service Bulletins All Technical Service Bulletins Body - Redesigned Convertible Top Weatherstrips


Body - Redesigned Convertible Top Weatherstrips


Bulletin No.: 06-08-67-009A

Date: October 24, 2006

INFORMATION
Subject:
New Design Convertible Top Weatherstrip

Models:
2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
2007 Saturn SKY

Supercede:

This bulletin is being revised to update the information and add the 2007 model year for the Solstice. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 06-08-67-009 (Section 08 - Body and Accessories).

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On late built 2006 Solstice and early built 2007 SKY models, the convertible top and all of the convertible top weatherstrips, including the windshield weatherstrip and quarter panel muckets, were redesigned. The easiest way to distinguish between Plan-A and Plan-B designed weatherstrip is to open the top and from the front of the vehicle look at the number one weatherstrip on the convertible top (refer to illustration).

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In the event that any of the convertible top or windshield weatherstrips needs to be replaced refer to the illustration above to identify if the customer has a Plan-A or Plan-B designed convertible top, since the weatherstrips are not interchangeable. All convertible tops built on or after VIN 6Y118652 (Pontiac) and 7Y103259 (Saturn), will require Plan-B designed weatherstrips.

There are some vehicles built prior to the above VIN breakpoints that were built with a Plan-B top and weatherstrips. Always check which weatherstrip the car is equipped with before attempting any repairs.
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Very good information, thanks for posting!!




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The "AC moan/groan" section at the end is good to know also, Thanks.


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