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Old 01-29-2006, 05:45 PM   #1
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Rear Door Vent Window Replacment

My Explorer was broken into on New Years and the vent window was smashed out. I had a quote from a local glass shop for $180 cdn for the glass and replacment. I aquired a new window from a local wrecker for $40 cdn. This was my first time doing this and the job took 1 hour with no special tools.

1) Here is what I started with. You can where the exterior trim is bent from where the window was pried out. First thing was to clean up all the glass and clean the weather stripping out as there were lots of little pieces trapped. A flat screwdriver and the shopvac were used for this.


2)Remove the interior panel. A flat screw driver and prybar were used to pry out the clips. Next peel back the plastic dust barrier that covers the door.
Remove the bolt that holds the window guide. It is the yellow plated bolt (11 mm) visible in the picture.


3) With this loose you can pull out the weather stripping for all around the vent window and about half way down the door on the upper seal. This is where I was able to clean any remaining bits of glass out.


4) Install the window into the stripping. Slide it into the vertical channel first and then mold the flexible portion around the window.


Install the window sarting at the top and work the weather stripping back into place. I found it easiest to stand on the outside of the door and push the lip through to the inside. I used a flat screwdriver and needle nose pliers to get the rubber back into place. Just carefully work your way around without putting too much pressure on the glass. When the window is in push all the stripping back into place and reinstall the bolt that holds the window guide.
Put everything else back together and you've got it completed!




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Old 01-29-2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:09 AM   #3
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Great thread. Some ####### broke into my X too and I need to replace mine. Thanks for the write up.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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Hey, I had the same problem. Some kids broke mine and around the coney island park, there is a old used car glass store. got mines for 60$ installed.




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Old 07-12-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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Many thanks for the advice , got it done in 2hrs.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:22 PM   #6
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What about the center part when they get rust in them? Are they hard to fix?
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:34 AM   #7
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lol thats the window that always gets nailed... drivers side rear door. We had ours broken into back in 94, they stole a crappy camera but left the 10 disk changer alone.........




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Old 11-12-2008, 01:42 PM   #8
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Just found this thread since mines was broken into too.

I thought it was odd that they broke into the rear vent window since it was so small but after researching it seems that most of the time that's the one that gets broken. I can't believe people do stuff like that man.

Then I noticed the marks on my windows and realized they probably pried it open too. It just sucks.

I got the window replaced but the glass is scratch and old because it was at a junk yard. Anybody know where I can order a new one and how much it cost. I'm thinking of replacing it later on. But the stupid pry marks are on the black trimming. Any way to fix that?

ANy suggestions?
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:16 PM   #9
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:07 PM   #10
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thanks for the support, i just replaced the vent window myself. got the window for $15.00... :-)
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:33 PM   #11
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i need to replace the drivers side window in my 91, would any of u guys know how to do that?
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:27 PM   #12
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Thank you so much for this write up. I am going out right now to replace it and can't wait to get rid of the metal piece my fiancÚ used to cover the vent window.

The vent window was broken when I bought the car at an auction.

I was able to go to pick n' pull and get replacement glass for $15 a couple of months ago but had no idea how to install it until I found this post.

Thank you again!
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:02 PM   #13
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Thanks alot! , im putting it in tommorow, mike
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:28 AM   #14
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Thanks, Alot easier then I thought expecialy with pics and instructions
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:49 AM   #15
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Great post... thanks for the write up
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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Just the post I needed. Thanks guys. Spray the weatherstrippng with some Windex or other window cleaner helps the stripping go back into place easier, and cleans the window when done.
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