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Old 08-28-2018, 02:34 PM
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Hey! The black rubber molding along the top of my window frame is a bit worn. It causes the driver side vented window to blow shut once get to about 25 mph. This is brutal in the heat without A/C and I have to try to drive one handed and hold the window in place with my left hand. lol. Not fun.

Any good tricks anybody has used to reinforce that molding without buying a brand new set? Maybe some black masking tape or something like that? DIY kinda stuff. Would like to save money on small things like this.

If I had to replace the black rubber molding it looks like $100 (for a set) plus the cost of having it installed. Unless that's a DIY sorta thing I could do.

Could be wrong but guessing it is this part right here:

https://www.larrystbird.com/product/vent-window-seal-5860/
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It's not the weatherstrip that keeps the window open. It's the top pivot point. If you look at the top of the vent window frame there's a small hole. If memory serves me correct there is an allen screw (1/16" possibly?) in there. You may be able to tighten the window by tightening that screw.

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John is correct. There is a top set screw that when you tighten it, it will create enough friction to keep the vent wing open.
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You guys are life savers! I am going to look for this screw. So much better than messing with the rubber. Glad I asked.

Is this located on the interior of the window? I would access it from inside? If I look around I can probably find it but always easier to ask.
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Open the door and look on the top of the vent window frame.

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Copy that!

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Open the door and look on the top of the vent window frame.

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There are multiple screws and holes in the top of the frame. I believe it's the 2nd from the front edge.

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Thank you for the clarification! =)
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I found the issue - there's no screw at all in that slot! It's just empty. Have to find one that'll fit. Shouldn't be too hard hopefully just standard size.
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Look for an 8-32 screw about 1/2" in length. The type of head doesn't really matter. You should be able to find one at Lowes or Home Depot.

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