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Penalty/Fine by Traffic cop for blocking rear window glass pane [closed]

Rear window car Will there be a fine by the traffic cop if he finds the back seat of the car mirror glass blocked by the owner with a bed cover? I.e. The driver cannot see the back while taking a ...
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Driver side window will not go up or down

2007 Mazda 3 driver side window will not go up or down ,put new motor & switch in still does not work.Getting no power to driver side window
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How to glue torn window guide

I own a '15 Skoda Fabia hatchback and for some reason the window guides (I think that's the name of the part) got torn. As a result, the rear-left window does not stop where it should be stopping when ...
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Does car window glass visibility reduce cumulatively on application of sunfilm?

Say my car window glass has come with a visibility of 70% (VLT). Now, say if I apply sunfilm having visibility (VLT) of 70%, then does the overall visibility of window reduce to below 70%? will it be ...
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What is the checkered pattern on the rear window?

What is this checkered pattern on the rear window of the car? I see it on many (but not all) cars, in wet conditions. Sometimes it has a light rainbow pattern to it (similar to oil spilled on water, ...
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Window does not roll up from driver controls?

On Odyssey 2012 EX-L, using the driver's controls for windows, I can roll down the rear sliding door's windows on driver's side (left sliding door). But it does not roll up. However, from that rear ...
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Adjusting a manual window

Changed doors on 1976 BMW 2002. Reinstalled windows in their original positions. Now though when I begin to roll the drivers side window down it initially falls backwards with a clunk. Rolling up, ...
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What make is this car? unable to identify

Having a hard time identifying this car from the pictures. Can anyone help shade light on what the make is? These are screenshots from a security video clip, and I took the snapshots while 1) The car ...
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What's the deal with window tint? [duplicate]

I got a Ford van. 5.4 v8 1998 e150. It has all kinda of deluxe features on it like power windows and seats. It even has a seat with a coaxial cable output on it for the vcr. Anyway... one of those ...
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Timing control for windows on RX 350

I own an RX 350 and was wondering where the timing of window controls is located on the computer board. By timing I mean when you simply tap the console switch the window or sunroof will open ...
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How to insert rear door window glass in Saturn Ion

I've got a 2006 Saturn Ion 2 sedan with a broken rear door window (not the fixed quarter-window). I've gone through the steps to remove the inner door panel and outer trim along the bottom of the ...
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What is the spectrographic transmittance of a 2002 Camry driver-side window?

Based on how much a drive in a week versus how much I play outside, a majority of the sun radiation I get comes through the windows of a 2002 Camry. Just like I want to know how my sunscreen lotion ...
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2007 Mercury Montego Premier Various Electrical Issues [closed]

Recently purchased an 07 Mercury Montego Premier for a secondary vehicle/work vehicle. Engine seems to be great, but there are various minor issues that just annoy me. Driver's side window works, ...
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What is the purpose of this rubber tab on the leading edge of the window? [duplicate]

Last week I parked next to a much older vehicle at work, and I saw this: It reminded me of my old 1995 Geo Prizm, which also had a tab like this on the leading edge of the front windows. However, I ...
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2006 Scion XB window sometimes works sometimes doesn't

My 2006 Scion XB driver side window is having some problems. Sometimes the window works perfectly fine going up and down. Other times when we roll the window down, it does not come up for the next 5 ...
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Options for removing rear-window tint?

The rear-window tint on my car has bubbled badly preventing visibility so I've been trying to remove it. So far I have had no success and am nearing my wits end. So far I have tried: Spraying the ...
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How to remove rear window glue

My rear window brokw, shattered into about a million pieces. The only parts left, were stuck where the window was glued to the rear hatch of the car. I'm getting a new window installed soon, so I ...
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I brought a car with a sticker on the copper strip on the rear mirror

does anyone know a way of removing the sticker from the rear without destroying the rear copper strip? ( it is the one that heats up when you turn it on) I am afraid of it stripping if i remove it the ...
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Remove rear rhomboid shaped window on 2002 Toyota Camry Station Wagon/Estate

I have rust around the rear rhomboid shaped window in my 2002 Toyota Camry station wagon/Estate. I would like to know how to remove the window so I can repair the rusted parts and then put it back in.
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Why are hatchbacks and SUVs' rear window vertical, relative to sedans' at around 45°?

I noticed this angular difference while reading these Quora and Reddit posts about why sedans don't have rear wipers, as the aerodynamic reason fails to remove precipitation as efficaciously as ...
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Cheap way to remove scratches made on tinted window inside of car?

What is the most cost efficient way (if any) to visually remove, or reduce as much as possible, scratches made on a tinted window inside of a car? The car is old, it does not matter if it's not ...
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What to do about side window condensation

I live near the ocean, so the air is very humid. In the summertime, running the air conditioner causes condensation to form on the outside of all my windows. This isn't a problem for the front and ...
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What are other ways to refer to a "Window Run Channel" ?

Sorry for the newbie question: I'm looking to replace the front driver-side window run channels in my 2003 Corolla. I figure I might as well do the other three while I'm at it—but, wherever I look, I ...
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Is interior side of a car door designed to withstand rain?

I'll start a bit differently: I forgot front right window half-lowered and the car was exposed about 30 minutes to heavy rain. I found the door and half of the seat wet from the inside, but circuits ...
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Best way to tint headlights/taillights

I am considering tinting my tail lights, and possibly my headlights, and am looking for tips, and different options. I don't want them blacked out like most tint jobs you see online, but merely ...
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Dual Window Regulators

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate place to ask this question, but does anyone know why a car would need two window regulators per door? I can't figure out which car this is, so I don't even know ...
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Track on window rusted out

I have a 1993 Toyota Corolla hatch, I have been trying to purchase a rear passenger window for awhile now and no one seems to have on, I have the window but the track on the bottom is rusted out ,is ...
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How to do system validation/verification tests for power window switches with anti pinch function, remote key door lock, smartphone control [closed]

I am planning to write test specifications for verification, validation of power window switches: driver side: auto up/down, manual up/down, door lock, window lock passenger, rear right , rear left: ...
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How to get rid of a decal on the rear window?

I've bought a car which has ugly label glued to its rear window. What are inexpensive and effective ways to remove it without residue? Edit: my car has it on the outside on the blank glass but it‘s ...
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Rear window shatters after closing door

2017 Chevy Volt... Car is parked all day in an underground parking garage. After work I get in and close the door and hear a noise similar to ice crumbling on the rear window. I look back and see ...
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What's the minimum thickness of side window glass in the US?

For cars made in 2017, what's the minimum thickness of side window glass in the US? Or is there any minimum thickness? Origin of question: A power window plastic sash connector sold as a correct ...
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Remove front small side window in a 2014 Honda Civic

I have to remove tint on the my window. I've already removed the tint on the part that rolls up-and-down. Now I need to remove the tint on the little pane in the corner. The front driver/passenger ...
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2008 Highlander - need fix for rear window lift brackets

The rear window on the Highlander lifts up like a hatch back. Toyota bungled the design of the brackets that hold the pneumatic assist onto the window. Basically the brackets attach to the window with ...
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Infiniti G35 2003, how to position window regulator when re-attaching to inside panel?

Trying to replace my window motor and regulator. Connected the new parts fine but can't seem to position the regulator correctly, the window fidgets around and every time I try and place the metal ...
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How can I tell whether the windshield and side windows are UV protecting?

How can I tell whether the windshield and side windows of a car are UV protecting? I know I could use a portable UV radiometer/sensor, assuming I can place the car under the sun. What are other ...
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Resolving rubber window seal damage

The trim around my rear quarter window recently came into a disagreement with a pressure washer. At the very least replacing the damaged part requires removing the entire rear quarter window, ...
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How to best deal with ice buildup on inside front window of car?

No I am not trolling. Unfortunately I don't have a garage or underground parking and as such the car is exposed to the elements in winter. Recently to my bafflement I have had ice buildup all over the ...
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Why is air buffeting worse for most cars with the rear windows than the front windows?

For my third car in a row (2007 Nissan Altima, 2011 Mazda6, 2011 Infiniti G37), I get awful wind buffeting if I open the rear windows a few inches at any speed greater than 40 MPH. But if I open the ...
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Is it safe to drive with a crack in the windshield?

I've been told before that if you get a crack in your windshield, you should change it right away: that it is dangerous to drive around with a crack in your windshield. On the other hand, I know ...
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What stops a car window from falling down?

I have been trying to research how the gears of the crank mechanism of a car window works, either manual or electric. I want to know why it doesn't fall down from gravity. Can anyone link me to an ...
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Is it a good idea to wax my windows?

I've seen online videos of people waxing their windscreen and the result looks amazing. However, is it safe to do it? Will it have any long term side effects on the windscreen? Also, can I wax all my ...
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What is this quarter window part called, and how can I get a replacement?

I am in the process of swapping out the rear driver side quarter window regulator on my 2003 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. I've removed the glass and the regulator. I've purchased the new regulator ...
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Why is plexiglass not used for car windows?

Back in 2014 someone broke the right side window of my VW Golf. I was in a hurry and short on cash so I "temporarily" cut a 4 or 5mm thick piece of plexiglass ($8), bent it with hot air and placed it ...
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My Lexus RX 350 back window shattered. Is this possible by weather or only a person?

Find more images here. I live in a Toronto suburb on the East side, and recently the weather has been inconsistent. A few days ago it was sunny above 0, and then on the 24th of this month, there was ...
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leaving the rear defroster on constantly

So the front defroster of my vehicle seems to work by blowing air up at the window. The rear defroster seems to work having a bunch of wires that run the length of the window. My question is... would ...
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Window frozen shut

Its freakin cold outside. I wanted to put my window down a little so I could smoke. However, the driver's window was frozen shut. All the other windows are fine. This in itself isnt all that ...
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Does haveing multiple layers of tint make sense?

I am getting my self a new car, and car dealer is making me choose from different tints. Now I have been searching online what's a good tint color and shade. Along the research, I've read a few people ...
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How can I turn my rear window into a one-way mirror?

I still want to be abl to see out the back of my car, but at the same time I want to give all those obnoxious pricks who drive around with their high-beams on at night even when they're behind another ...
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Will I damage my heated rear windscreen if I leave it on?

My 2003 Opel Agila 1.2 does has an old mechanism where you pull out one of the heater controls and the heated rear window comes on, and it does not automatically turn off (by design) Will I damage ...
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How to prevent the windows from sticking to the rubber seal?

When I lower down the windows of my car, I hear that the seal is a little stuck to it and I think that's going to damage it eventually. What would be the way to prevent this? Is there some product I ...
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