Tech Tip 1: Rebuilding Vent Windows

Tech Tip 1: Rebuilding Vent Windows

1. The first thing to rebuilding vent windows is to removing the vent window assembly for the door. The door panel and interior parts of the door must be removed along with the door glass. Unbolt assembly from the door and pull up and turn as the diagram shows (See Figure 1).
2. Disassemble the vent window assembly: held by two Phillips screws, one holds the bottom and the other one holds the top and vent channel in place. Also bend tab back and back off adjusting nut. Pull vent window out of assembly (See Figure 2).
3. Pull out the old vent window weather stripping off the post and off the frame (See Figure 3).
4. Stainless trim can be slid off of the frame and polished (See Figure 4).
5. (Optional) Clean and paint all parts.
6. Install new weather-strip on frame and slide stainless back on frame (See Figure 6).
7. Install vertical weather-strip on frame and bend outer clips back into place to secure (See Figure 7).
8. Install vent weather-stripping on post and start screws at bottom of the post (See Figure 8).
9. Install vent window in place with hardware in the right order (See Figure 9).
10. Install vent channel and top small screw back into place.
11. Adjust weather-stripping and glass. Then tighten screws (top and bottom) set adjustment on vent glass.
12. Install back in door.

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