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Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:33 am
Good morning.

You know when you got the 107...and the window fell out...so you got it replaed - please could you explain what happened?

I am asking as....upon opening the N/S rear window on SWMBO's 107 this morning, it's clear that the top bonding of the window has detached - wheras the bottom one is still holding. However, it's not stable.

I was wondering if this happened to you, or if the window actually fell out? I feel like ours will if left open so i'm closing it and hoping it stays on.

I've been next door into citroen and they say it's not uncommon. However they also say it's not worth buying any bonding agents as they are v expensive AND can contract and shatter the window! It's better to just buy a new window and fittings. (which they would say, but fair enough!)

I dont really want to buy a used window as if it's from a similar age car, it could just happen again.

Guess i'm gonna have to spend some money.

I know the Crix budget option is:

a) to just keep the window closed
b) bond the window - and keep it closed

- BUT - now that i know the top bond is detached - the window does not sit tight - and i reckon it'll let rain in.
AND - during motion - the constant movements of the car will surely weaken if further. I MUST NOT have a situation where the window falls out!

So really, it's gotta be done properly.

I've probably answered my question.

I feared this day would come. The 107 will be 11 in September....83k miles now. It's been a good car and has needed very little during it's life. It is a toyota mainly, after all.
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:05 am
Just buy the window Crix...lol
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:07 am
I know mate...i think i'm gonna have to.....bah.

Just finding out a price now....
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:21 am
Cheaper than a BMW window.
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:37 am
Bit crap like innit. Yes, it's a 10 year old car but like...if it had conventional windows that are built into the door frame, then this wouldn't happen.

Saying that, with the conventional way you end up needing a winding mechanism (which could still go wrong) etc and it's built into the door innards requiring removal of the door card etc.

You can see why they (and quite a few other budget cars now, still) use this method, it must be much cheaper to manufacture like this. Apparenly it's literally a 2 min job to replace the window.
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:56 am
Toyota delegated what they felt were the easy jobs to the French .... and still they manage to cock it up ....
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:12 am
Both bonds failed (top and bottom) - the window was held by the rear hinge arrangement; although was hanging down somewhat!

Much easier to change the window. VERY easy to do it yourself.

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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:46 am
just HAD to mention the guy who dd not know shit from putty...

until his windows fell into the street

SORRY

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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 am
vanfancooler wrote:just HAD to mention the guy who dd not know shit from putty...

until his windows fell into the street

SORRY



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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:34 am
Updates.

In true Crixy style....i left it to see what happened. Well, it's still on...but one can now hear a rustling above 50mph....and if one looks carefully into the passenger mirror, you can see that the window sits slightly proud of the door edge.

New window is approx £120 (staff price).......

Sticky pads/glue will be purchased and tried first.
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:38 am
MegaCrixel wrote:Updates.

In true Crixy style....i left it to see what happened. Well, it's still on...but one can now hear a rustling above 50mph....and if one looks carefully into the passenger mirror, you can see that the window sits slightly proud of the door edge.

New window is approx £120 (staff price).......

Sticky pads/glue will be purchased and tried first.


Get a second hand one!?
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:12 am
They seem to be advertsised for like...£80. And then like....who knows how old they are? May be just about to perish also. I think it would have to be new for my peace of mind.
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Re: Question for Hugh ref 107 window!

on Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:25 am
STATUS

Double sided sticky tape applied.

Wind noise eradicated/reduced.

Aesthetically not great.

Not a tight fit but improved.

Other side rear window does not require attention at moment - but will not be opened now, to prolong life.

Spend - FOC - materials...'found' at work.
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