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Tue May 23, 2017 8:02 pm

Hi there,

I am not sure what it's called, but I am looking for the channel that the passenger side window fits into. It is that little piece with a rubber insert in it that bolts onto the sliding mechanism with two bolts and pushes the window up and down. Hope this explanation makes sense. My window dropped the other day and I found that this part had rusted so badly it had split in two.

Anyone have one lying around?

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Wed May 24, 2017 8:39 am

You can buy the entire mechanism from Midas, or just replace the channel with a piece of aluminium U-channel
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Wed May 24, 2017 10:16 am

Thanks Nic, will check it out.

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Wed May 24, 2017 1:05 pm

Those channels are also available from Toyota .They call it "channel sub ass"
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Wed May 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks Dawie, will look into it.

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:21 am

Seems like this is a stealers only option for the ridiculous sum of almost R400 for the channel and rubber. The complete winder mechanism can be bought from Midas etc., for about R200, but it comes without the window channel.

Looks like I'll be trying to fabricate something.

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:36 pm

I made one up out of a thicker gauge sheet metal some time back. As I recall, it didn't work that well in holding the glass and I had to silicone the glass and rubber in place. Other than that it was OK.
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:39 pm

Cool, thanks for the heads up Andy. My originals were so vrot that they had to be siliconed in anyway

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:19 pm

I'm open to correction, but I imagine that the originals are made from a more springy steel than sheet metal - after all, they work like a clip that holds the glass quite firmly. The sheet metal idea probably failed because once the glass is pushed in, they bend open a bit and don't have the same grip.

I'm just mentioning this because if your windows are 'sticky' / or don't slide freely enough, the home made rail could pull free from the glass on the downward stroke, even with silicone. In that case I would perhaps bite the bullet and opt for the original part.
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:23 pm

And mine are pretty sticky. Maybe Sika and a good clean of the channels might do it.

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Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:11 am

Be careful what you put into those channels to try lubricate the sliding glass - some products become sticky when there is moisture in the air while others collect grime. Often it helps to just clean them and a dry lubricant like graphite powder also helps. :winkx:
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