Planning the next
AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
One thing I did which I found helped a lot -
remove the rubber door seal from the base of the A pillar around the window frame and down the B pillar to the top of the door. Allow the rubber to lie on the seat. You'd need to carefully remove a plastic rivet at the base of the A pillar and look carefully at how the rubber is attached to the security strip running up the A pillar and along the roof line to help with refitting.
This allows you to adjust the trajectory clamps and with the window up, you can eyeball the effect of the adjustment with the door closed and snug against the rest of the rubber. The window should aim just under the security strip all the way along the A pillar and roof line.
The manual offers what seems to be a useful tip for adjusting the trajectory, with the clamps slackened, get an assistant to push the window onto the rubbers while you nip them up from inside the car. This didn't work for me which is why I removed the rubber.
When refitting the rubber, lubricate it with washing up liquid where it clips into the security strip. Start from the roof B pillar corner ( pushing the rubber right into the roof/B pillar corner ) and work a little towards the A pillar. Then refix the rubber/plastic rivet at the base of the A pillar and work towards the B pillar. If you get it right, you should meet in the middle with no slack!
One thing I notice in your photo. The glass isn't parallel to the B pillar ( small gap at the top, larger gap lower down ). You should aim for the window to be parallel with the B pillar with a gap of about 4mm. Get that set before adjusting the trajectory.
This is what I did -
With the rubber removed, wind the window up until the glass just clears the security strip when closing the door. It needs to be close. You can now adjust the forwards/back adjustment and rotation by slackening off the two bolts that fasten the window to the regulator. Once you get it parallel to the B pillar with a 4mm gap, nip the bolts up again ( you should have removed the two grommets to allow you access to the bolts with the window fully up ). When you make adjustments to the trajectory clamps, keep checking the window remains parallel to the B pillar with the 4mm gap.
Last edited by pkr; 22-11-13 at 10:13.