Just to contribute. That bolt is down there pretty far, you will need a longer allen wrench. 4mm worked, 5mm was too big (some other posts indicated a 5mm bolt was down there).
I posted earlier that I tightened my vent windows, I received a couple PM's asking how so I figure I should make the available to all
Anyways my drivers vent window would flop close going anything above 20mph, the passenger was great.
When you open the window you will notice two holes in the bottom of the gasket. The green circle has the adjuster in it. Red circle is a mystery to me.
Take a 4mm allen and find the adjuster. Righty tighty lefty loosey
I've read that if you over tighten in it will crack a plastic piece... be careful
Last edited by hyperlightboards48; 04-26-2012 at 09:17 AM.
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As for the brittle seal, get some of this and apply it over and over and over. It won't fix any cracks but it will save what's left of the seal and plump them up a bit. Works wonders on b pillar seals.
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Just so you can see what you are adjusting see number 1 in the pic,,,, warning too tight and you break the thing so easy does it.
Last edited by briano1234; 04-30-2012 at 02:46 PM.
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Thanks for the reminder. My driver's vent window has been closing in direct correlation with speed for eons.
Question for those in the know: Does tightening this gizmo change the degree to which the glass opens, or does it simply tighten things up? My window currently opens to a nice 45° and I don't want to lose that. My van's vents open to 90° and that angle is utterly useless, except for preventing bugs from hitting me in the face through the main window at 70mph.
As a shameful follow up and friendly reminder; don't over tighten the pivot in the door frame. I learned the hard way that it will indeed snap on you.
However, the way it snapped surprised me so listen up. I was able to torque down the 4mm pivot inside the door pretty hard, without anything snapping. I thought I was in the clear and would enjoy vent window action up until 90 MPH. Well, after I tightened the pivot I went to close the window; POP! The friction was so high the window wasn't able to close and VW must have designed it such that the pivot gave before the window itself. It did not take much force at all for the pivot to snap, and it happened before I even knew it.
So, what I learned is that the pivot may not necessarily break while you are torquing it down, but it is more likely it will snap when you go to close the window! Be careful!
I will take some pics when I fix the part; for reference the part number is 171837455
Well if you really want your windows open while going 90 heres an idea from MissAnthropic "I've been folding the drivers mirror back to hold it open"
I have done this on the highway. It works really well. You loose being able to see out of the mirror but they are pretty much worthless anyhow.
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