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post #1 of 5 Old 08-05-2009, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Window Accelerator Issue and resolution

A few months back, I installed a window accelerator in te passenger side door. This window would stop 6 mm short when using the driver side button but was fine on the passenger side.

After the installation it worked great on both sides - until last weekend when it would not work from either side.

After I removed the door panel covers, I found that the wiring had come out from the socket to the electric motor. THis happened due to the fact that the double edges indoor/outdoor carpet tape that i used to hold down the module had come loose. The module was free to move around and eventually pulled out the wiring.

I used steel wool and rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean the inside bottom of the door panel wiped dry and reinstalled - pushing down hard to ensure a good bond.. While trying to get the vinyl door covering into place prior to reinstalling the panels, I noticed that the module was already unstuck.

I was not sure how to better fix this until I thought of how I was taught to install ceramic fixtures on tile. Use silicon caulking ( ensure it is not latex ) and apply a bead around the perimeter. In the middle use some hot melt adhesive. The hot melt hold quickly and allows the silicon to cure.

I tried to pull this up after 10 minutes and could not move it - so it is possible that I did not even need the silicon.

Next the drivers side. As the passenger side window is 2 s faster than the drivers.


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post #2 of 5 Old 08-05-2009, 08:34 PM
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Pictures would help.
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-24-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Gcalo View Post
Pictures would help.
Okay, here are pics. THey are less than sharp as the camera was close and in low light ( shutter speed was about 1/8 s ).

They show the wiring when it was completed followed by the interior of the door panel after wiping clean.
Next the back of the accelerator with the silicon caulking applied around the perimeter.
Then the hot melt adhesive added to the center. After this, the unit must be quickly moved into place. Use a hand under the door panel and press down on the accelerator for a minute or two until the hot melt begins to cool.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-25-2009, 09:42 AM
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ya' nice.. lah

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-26-2009, 12:29 AM
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Nice work.

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