iddaa tahminleri banko tahmin gaziantep escort izmir escort antalya escort izmir escort porno porno izle bursa escort escort porno havalandirma sistemleri izmir escort bursa escort izmir escort izmir escort istanbul escort
Window Guide Clip?
500 Madness
   
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Window Guide Clip?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Exclamation Window Guide Clip?

    Hey guys, I have this problem... My driver's side window has been un-operational and rattling since I borrowed this vehicle, and is usually mostly rolled up, but has a tendency to slip down about an inch or so while the car is in motion, but usually goes no further. When I exit the vehicle, I tug the window up and it stays with friction, in case it rains while I'm away. The other day, while doing the tug, a piece broke off from somewhere and fell to the ground. (First picture) The window stayed for a few more trips until it finally started to fall forward (Second picture)

    From what I've read about this problem, I believe I need Window Guide Clips for the tiny holes in the side of the window pane, to keep the window from falling forward (Third and Fourth pictures). I may or may not need to replace the regulator as well, but I am almost positive I need these clips, because I've already been through the same issue with the passenger side window, just replaced the regulator on that side, and it also falls forward.

    Any help or advice on how to INSTALL these buggars would be greatly appreciated as well. Anybody else been through similar issues?

    TL;DR I think I need Window Guide Clips to keep the window from falling forward, correct? Where can I find them for a reasonable price?


    IMG_3839.jpgIMG_3833.jpgIMG_3835.jpgIMG_3834.jpg

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    satx
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I ordered mine off ebay that came from Germany but i think there's a stateside comapny that sells it.

  3. #3
    Robert Nixon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Great Neck, NY
    Posts
    5,300
    Thanks
    1,394
    Thanked 1,640 Times in 1,135 Posts
    Welcome to the forum, good luck with the window. If it's just the clips that would be great, but many of us have had the regulator issue and had to replace the entire unit.
    2013 Rosso Abarth with 68K miles, Koni yellow shocks, Madness springs, Neu-f rear sway bar, EBC Yellowstuff brake pads, DOT4 brake fluid, K&N air filter, autocross 17 inch Ciao Milano wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE71R, daily wheels stock 16 inch Dunlop DZ102. 2017 1st place HS Tidewater Sports Car Club: 2016-2015 1st Place TSCC GS class; 2014-2013: 2nd place in SCCA South Carolina Region G Stock.
    My Car blog: http://www.nms-racing.net/

  4. #4
    Member Velodrome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Phoenix-ish
    Posts
    81
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Just had my passenger window go this way. Im getting 2 clips to cover myself from "The Bay" https://www.ebay.com/itm/12-18-Fiat-...97.m4902.l9144 and this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fiat-500-09...97.m4902.l9144 Hoping they do the trick.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Any luck with the eBay clips @Velodrome? I just received mine and trying to figure out how to install.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    BD814625-B258-41CC-85D0-51DBA1A542EC.jpg

    There does not seem to much info out there about how to install the window clip on the upper corner of the window, so I'm hoping these steps help anyone else out there that might run into the same situation. I will try and upload a photo of this later for additional reference:

    1. Order clip from eBay - you have two options: one from Germany for $65 or the ones from TX at $20. I went the $20 route but I can understand why the ones from Germany might be a better, more long-term solution.
    2. Slowly roll down the window and gently tilt your window forward so it becomes crooked. Take small steps with this as too much tension might damage the clip on the window regulator inside your door panel.
    3. With the hole now visible, slide on the clip with the lip that sticks out facing the inside of the car. You will need to break the little stub that is sticking out of the clip when you receive it prior to installing.
    4. With the clip on there and holes aligned, push the small side of the "stub" in from the interior side of your car. This is where it gets weird because that little piece tapers out and is pretty hard to lock in. I'm not sure if you're supposed to push in all the way to where the lips of that stub is flush with the clip, but I ended up using some pliers to force it all the way. It didn't look right and cause the clip to bulge but I was over it at this point.
    5. With your hand, tilt the window back into the channel as far as you can. It gets really tight as you push it in, but to force it the rest of the way in, I had to raise the window up with the window switch and use my hand to force it in. You will know once the lip has locked in to the back of the channel. It will fit nice and snug.
    6. Enjoy rolling up your window without hearing a weird noise or seeing it tilt forward.

    There are two takeaways I am suspecting from this:

    1. The clip in the upper corner likely breaks from the door being slammed as your closing it since it is just a tiny piece of plastic (original or aftermarket unless you go with the metal one from Germany).
    2. The damaging of this clip causes the window to roll down and up crooked, which causes tension on the little clip attached to the window regulator inside the door panel. You can buy that clip separately online, but because I was in a jam, I HAD to buy a whole new regulator and motor from the dealership which included the new clip.

    If my suspicions are true, moral of the story is - don't slam your doors, and if you hear something knocking from the window area, inspect it right away. Some people suggest this knocking could be due to the window regulator nuts being loose. If that is the case, it is not difficult to remove the door panel, but the PIA is slowing removing the foam cover (which I believe is to prevent vibration from the sound system).

    I hope that helps anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation, but feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
    Last edited by Branen; 05-11-2019 at 11:12 PM.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Branen For This Useful Post:

    Fabio13 (05-12-2019)

Similar Threads

  1. Window regulator clip other options?
    By orlando500 in forum Fiat 500 Issues and concerns
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-09-2019, 06:40 PM
  2. Window regulator issue - window won't go down
    By e30dude in forum Fiat 500 Issues and concerns
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-12-2017, 06:48 PM
  3. window clip problem
    By bgreen303 in forum Fiat 500 DIY
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-20-2017, 10:09 PM
  4. Abarth buyer's guide
    By guygeo in forum Fiat 500 ABARTH General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2015, 07:34 PM
  5. Guide to EVIC messages?
    By cmj912 in forum Questions about the Fiat 500
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-30-2011, 09:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •