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    Rear quarter window replacement questions

    Help!

    My son banged his head on my left rear quarter window and shattered it. I am looking on EBAY for a replacement and have found several that supposedly fit all the gen 1 models for less than $150 shipped.

    Mine has the electric defrosting wires built into it. Are these standard in all SRX models or is it part of a package upgrade?

    Has anyone changed this window out? Removing my old one will be easy as it is in a million pieces. I'm getting the impression that the window is basically "glued" in place with a strong adhesive kit.

    Thanks

    Bill

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    Re: Rear quarter window replacement questions

    I have found several replacement windows that state they will fit SRXs with the "EVEC opt U2S"

    Does anyone know what this option is?

    Thanks

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    Re: Rear quarter window replacement questions

    The rear quarter panel glass have antennas in them; 1 FM, 1 AM; No defrost. As far as I know, all replacements will have them.

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    Re: Rear quarter window replacement questions

    I ordered the window on EBAY for $120 including shipping. I removed all the broken glass (PITA). I didn't do a real good job of cutting the rubber "gasket" that is stuck on the car. I had to use a razor knife and cut the broken glass off of the gasket. It has several uneven, gouged areas. I guess I can just fill those low and damaged areas with extra urethane sealant. I made a fitted patch and taped it in the opening to provide weather protection untill the replacement glass comes in. Does anyone have a recommendation for the type of adhesive to use? I might see if I can get one of the "mobile windshield installers" to set it in for me. That seems like the easiest, but most important part of this procedure.

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    Re: Rear quarter window replacement questions

    "I might see if I can get one of the "mobile windshield installers" to set it in for me. That seems like the easiest, but most important part of this procedure."

    If you're willing to go that route, why oh why didn't you call them to begin with?

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    Re: Rear quarter window replacement questions

    Dakaty........hope your son was not injured. I have to admit, he has done something I have not heard of before on this forum. Your best bet is to get the window professionally installed.

    First, it is a safety thing I wouldn't want to be messing with unless I was very familiar with the proper, secure installation. With the windows open at highway speeds the outward pressure on the glass would be significant. Add in an open UltraView roof which you may or may not have and the cabin air pressure would double.

    Any gaps, however minute, may cause constant air noise and/or water leaks that might go unseen until you smell it. Read up on this forum where water leaks travel, like rear water leaks around the hatch. The water winds up in the jack storage well and is not discovered until you go to use your jack or are curious about the smell. Then you find the jack is a rusted piece of inoperable metal.

    Replacement window companies can do a credible job right in your driveway but may require you leave the SRX at their shop so that they can control the ambient temperature during installation. I had to do that once with another vehicle......they said it had to do with getting the correct seal with the sealants.

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    Re: Rear quarter window replacement questions

    SG - I decided not to file an insurance claim as I would feel a little guilty since my son did it on purpose. Also I have my third teenager just starting to drive, so I may have some real big claims coming up!! LOL. I figured I could get out cheaper by DIY and I enjoy working on stuff like this. I'm just contemplating my options. As with most of my projects, after I finish this one, I'll know how to do it.

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    Re: Rear quarter window replacement questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakaty View Post
    SG - I decided not to file an insurance claim as I would feel a little guilty since my son did it on purpose. Also I have my third teenager just starting to drive, so I may have some real big claims coming up!! LOL. I figured I could get out cheaper by DIY and I enjoy working on stuff like this. I'm just contemplating my options. As with most of my projects, after I finish this one, I'll know how to do it.
    Insurance coverage doesn't help you here since your deductible would first have to be satisfied on this one. So the entire expense or most of it comes out of your own pocket anyway.

    PJ

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