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Anyone else having this problem, and/or know what to do about it ?
Bought the SSR during the summer and everything was just fine. Now that the weather has turned and it's cold, I've notived that when the doors are closed and the windows roll up that 1/4 inch or so to ensure a good seal .... the window is now rolling to the OUTSIDE of the rubber molding instead of tucking in where it should. I have to watch this and purposely push the edge of the window to get it into possition before it fully rolls up. It even stays in the garage overnight.

Anyone else ??
 

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Possible window moulding fix

From a previous post, I called Brad Belota a service manager at a Chevy dealer in Houston. He has had numerous calls from readers on this board. He explained to me the solution to the problem.

His first customer with the problem was getting unhappy after numerous visits to the dealer without a fix. He finally looked at the door, window and moulding and realized that there was not enough adjustment travel on the stud that the techs use to adjust the top of the window inward. Typically, most Corvettes need window adjustments and the SSR is the same. Your tech should first try to adust the window so that the top goes into the moulding. If this does not fix the problem, the tech looks for another fix, like new rubber. Brad said they too tried new rubber and that did not work. He realized that on some SSRs, the stud on the adustment part needed to have one or more washers added (regular old 1/4 inch washers) to extend the adjustment travel. He said that will fix it. My SSR will go back for this fix and hopefully it will work. I do not want my top taken apart for new rubber.
 

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I have not had the door molding failure....but I have had on more than one occasion that the window will not roll down the 1/4 when I open the handle in sub 32 degree weather. So in order to open the door I have to pull hard and flex the rubber molding. When I close the door the window will be on the outside fo the rubber. After the truck warms up I can roll the window down and and back up and everything is fine. If any one here has a quick fix for this let me know, otherwise, I will just live with it.
 

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The computer has forgotten the window positions for top and bottom of travel and needs to be reprogrammed. This you can do for your self. The 04 owners manual pg 2-10 tells how.

From the manual:

Programming the Power Windows

If the battery on your vehicle has been recharged,
disconnected, or is not working properly, you will need
to reprogram the power windows for them to work
properly. Before reprogramming, you will need to replace
or recharge your vehicle’s battery.
To program the windows, follow these steps:
1. With the ignition in ACCESSORY or RUN, close
the doors.
2. Fully lower the windows using the driver’s power
window switches. Then raise the windows
completely.
The windows are now programmed.

It didn't say in the owners manual, but I remember reading elsewhere that you should not use the express down to lower the window. Hold the down button down until the window bottoms and for a couple seconds longer. When raising the window, do the same hold for a couple of seconds after it tops out.
 

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Programming Power Windows

Good One!! That should be a Sticky :)
 

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looking4_an_ssr said:
I have not had the door molding failure....but I have had on more than one occasion that the window will not roll down the 1/4 when I open the handle in sub 32 degree weather. So in order to open the door I have to pull hard and flex the rubber molding. When I close the door the window will be on the outside fo the rubber. After the truck warms up I can roll the window down and and back up and everything is fine. If any one here has a quick fix for this let me know, otherwise, I will just live with it.
If you are unable to lower the windows after starting the truck then thay are frozen. It only takes a little bit of moisture to get between the window and the scraper and they freeze. This happens to me everytime we get a little snow ant the temp drops. I found that pointing the dashboard heating duct right at the window will unfreeze it in a few minutes.
 

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I guess I will have to just heat the truck up to unfreeze the window.
The passenger side never seems to freeze, so I can actually open that door and start the truck from that side and wait till the drivers window unfreezes.

What I was wondering from the people who deal with cold weather a lot, is there anything that I might be able to spray between the window and rubber that will prevent the freezing without greasing up the window?
 

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looking4_an_ssr said:
I guess I will have to just heat the truck up to unfreeze the window.
The passenger side never seems to freeze, so I can actually open that door and start the truck from that side and wait till the drivers window unfreezes.

What I was wondering from the people who deal with cold weather a lot, is there anything that I might be able to spray between the window and rubber that will prevent the freezing without greasing up the window?

I think you notice it more on the drivers side since you tend to push moisture into the moulding everytime you open the door or the windows. The only thing I found to keep it from freezing is spraying some lock de-icer into the moulding at the base of the window. I did this on ioter cars but do not want to attempt it on the SSR.
 

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Thanks for your reply.
 

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From the unfrozen West

RISSR said:
If you are unable to lower the windows after starting the truck then thay are frozen. It only takes a little bit of moisture to get between the window and the scraper and they freeze. This happens to me everytime we get a little snow ant the temp drops. I found that pointing the dashboard heating duct right at the window will unfreeze it in a few minutes.
I totally missed the reference to sub 32 degree weather. I plead never having lived any where outside of Central California.
 

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Hey, Marc and Troy

Do we have a middle finger pointing up smilie for the guys who keep rubbing it in about the weather???

:jester

Ray
 

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Hey, Marc and Troy

Do we have a middle finger pointing up smilie for the guys who keep rubbing it in about the weather???

:jester

Ray
Trust me, I've worked with a number of transplants, the first winter, maybe two, they run around in tee-shirts. Then they acclimate. Driving the freeways in 40-50 degree weather, with the top down, it taint no more fun than running around in sub freezing temps.
 

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beer100 said:
Trust me, I've worked with a number of transplants, the first winter, maybe two, they run around in tee-shirts. Then they acclimate. Driving the freeways in 40-50 degree weather, with the top down, it taint no more fun than running around in sub freezing temps.
Speaking as a transplant ----- :agree
 
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