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Drivers side window doesn"t flush fit

Discussion in 'Interior / Exterior Modification' started by CelicaSteve, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. CelicaSteve

    CelicaSteve Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    I had my drivers side window replaced after some idiot smashed it to get to the tailgate release, and steal the spare wheel!
    Ever since the new replacement been in, I get wind noise more than before. Rain does not get in though. Is there a reason for this and can it be adjusted?
    I would"ve thought the new window would be the exact fit, or could it be the rubbers worn down over the years?
  2. 86CelicaGT-S

    86CelicaGT-S Well-Known Member

    I've got the same problem. Though also, when I close the door with the window rolled down (even just enough so it doesn't hit the top seal) the glass violently bangs around. Are the guides worn out or loose or both?
  3. Seank90

    Seank90 Well-Known Member Donated!

    i have the same prob and it drives me mad...anybody have a soulution i tried everything even greasing all the rubbers so it woulf seal more...my thought is the wing mirrior
  4. Stig

    Stig ST162 Guru Donated!

    Ok guys, cheats and tips dept is open :D

    1) You have to remove the door panel, don't touch the plastic inner cover
    2) At the top of the door there are brackets with material on them, adjust them if the window is loose halfway up.
    3) Raise the window
    When the window comes up it is stopped by two metal cups, if those cups aren't set correctly
    the window will either move backward or not close properly.

    4) Loosen those cups and move the window to where it should be, tighten them again and test
    the window up/down a few times, adjust as neccessary
  5. Seank90

    Seank90 Well-Known Member Donated!

    right ive all that done already but it still blows and its really annoying!! would the seal around the wing mirror be screwed.... it looks like it was taped on before so thats what im thinking???
  6. Stig

    Stig ST162 Guru Donated!

    In that case you don't have the same problem as the others

    Post some pics and let's see, my mirrors are different to almost everybody else on here

    Here's a window pic (thanks to st165-2765) , the adjuster cups aren't shown but they contact with those grey rubber plugs
    at the bottom of the window.
    Those are the spacers at the top and the two bottom white hooks are supposed to push the window against the
    rubber when closed

  7. Seank90

    Seank90 Well-Known Member Donated!

    oh ri!!! kk!! will do! i think its a rubber seal thats the fault!! but the mirrior is taped together too!! :?
  8. parafuso

    parafuso Active Member Donated!

    Is there a way to adjust the window horizontally?

    I think mine is too close to the mirror and not meeting the back post enough
  9. 187flatliner

    187flatliner Seat Breaker Donated!

    i love adjusting my windows, their so much fun...ive only had to do this a million times this year.......yes the way stigs says is the best way ive done it as well. but the rubber seal on my has worn down so no matter how much adjusting i do they still whistle some times....i just turn the music up to drown it....lool
  10. parafuso

    parafuso Active Member Donated!


    What I need to know is how to move the whole piece of glass by about 1cm in the direction of the door lock.

    I did see an article showing how to this on a gen5 but I can't fint it now :(
  11. Spiderman

    Spiderman Well-Known Member

    Check out this excellent how-to........ http://www.gt4dc.co.uk/info/howto/165_windows/165_windows.htm

    You'll see how it is possible to move the whole glass, though just slightly.

    Kudos goes to trel162 for putting us onto this.

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