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Old 28 Feb 2008, 04:16 pm
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Default Frozen Window Solution

Posted a thread a month ago concerning my windows not being able to do
the auto down once in awhile because they were wet and frozen in place.
The doors could be opened but when you closed them the window would gap
and flex.
It happened last Saturday night so I came up with a quick fix. Get in, pop the top a little, close the doors, put the top back down. By the time I got home running the heater they worked fine.
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Old 04 Mar 2008, 02:30 pm
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Posted a thread a month ago concerning my windows not being able to do
the auto down once in awhile because they were wet and frozen in place.
The doors could be opened but when you closed them the window would gap
and flex.
It happened last Saturday night so I came up with a quick fix. Get in, pop the top a little, close the doors, put the top back down. By the time I got home running the heater they worked fine.
Last time my windows froze I just used a credit card along the bottom line of the window. Heard the thin ice shearing off as I moved the card along. Didn't do any noticeable damage to my card or anything that I noticed on the car.

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Old 05 Mar 2008, 10:02 pm
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Default Re: Frozen Window Solution

The credit card idea sounds like a winner if it works. I never had the problem until I dropped the car off at the dealer and it sat outdoors overnight in a storm. I noticed then, that the ice stuck on the window appeared to be only at the front 2" of the side window, and at the back 2".
Edit: I tried the credit card and it helped, but it seemed I had to saw it up and down some to get it to move front to back, which I would think would increase the possibility of hurting the rubber. I later tried a 1" putty knife blade, and it worked better. I held it in against the glass and was careful to avoid having the blade catch on the rubber. I was able to insert it at the door handle end between the glass and the rubber strip along the top of the door, and it slid back to front without much fuss. Also don't have to worry about dropping it down inside the door.

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Old 14 Mar 2008, 06:18 pm
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Default Re: Frozen Window Solution

There are two options; first one is the credit card idea. This definitely works, I've used those supermarket club cards. Shove it in, a quick swipe along the entire window and the window will immediately drop.

The second option is a remote start. I bought a remote start and it's great. Letting the car run for about five minutes with the defrost on high not only gets the windows to drop but warms up the interior nicely.
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