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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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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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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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What are the black dots that are at some windows edges?

I noticed that many windows have this kind of sun limiter at the edges and wondered what exactly they are.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the names of each window on a typical non-commercial vehicle?

Please list the windows on a vehicle starting from the front, i.e. the windshield. The three "typical" vehicles I'm thinking of are car/SUV, van, and truck. I'm looking for things like: The little ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to know that window film is what it's advertised?

Is there a way to know that you're getting the window film that you were told it'll be? E.g., if I'm interested in an 78% Visible-Light-Transmission ceramic film with 43% Total Solar Energy Rejection ...
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Annoying hissing sound from passenger side window

When I exceed 60mph I hear a hissing sound from the passenger side window as if you have havent closed the window propely, I have also installed window vents(see image below) for that sake, and have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mazda MPV 2005 only fits 500ml of window washer fluid

I have a Japanese manufacturer Mazda MPV 2005 and had the washing fluid tank completely empty, ie. it was not spraying anymore. I filled this up with a mix of window washer fluid and water, but to my ...
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Problem with XC90 Volvo opening windows in storm?

Our XC90 VOLVO is for the 2nd time opening windows during a storm (Washington, DC area). Anyone else? Bought the vehicle at the Charlottesville VOLVO.
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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.