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Back Glass Slider Replacement - IT CAN BE DONE.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by $SFTACOMA$, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    $SFTACOMA$

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    For those of us who have had the awful experience of walking to your truck about to head to work when you see this bullsh^$

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    There is hope ....
    It took some time to find an OEM replacement but I came across one this morning.

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    Now comes the method -

    Since this donor already had the passenger side knocked out I simply pulled the unit apart far enough to pull out the slider. Next is part is all about playing with the gasket that is seated in the frame of your Taco.

    You need to pull out the (only) bottom portion of the gasket that runs in the channel of the window. Make sure to leave the top portion and as much of the gasket that runs up and down on both the right and left side of the frame. Once this has been done the glass will drop in easily.

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    ( note the gasket that leads in the back of the track is the opposite one hanging in the picture)

    Now with the glass in place its a matter of tucking in the gasket enough for the action of the glass crossing over it will help seat it in place.
    Note the portion of the gasket that leads in the back of the track will need to be crossed over and hung out the frame ( i.e. out towards the bed of the truck) until the glass has been well seated.
    Then squeeze the portion hanging out between the glass and the frame so it can then be pulled into the channel.

    It will take some give and take with the gasket until its seated correctly, but this sure beats paying 300 bucks for the whole thing to be replaced.

    Good luck, btw I'm celebrating with some brews so if the write up doesn't read clear feel free to ask questions.
     
  2. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    Frankoo1234

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    that sucks man but nice work in fixing it
     
  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    What the hell happened to your rear window?? Vandals or thief's poor attempt to gain access to your truck?
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    What Scum will do...
    Both (Vandals or thief's poor attempt to gain access to your truck?)

    Day 1

    Truck window smashed nothing taken.
    Filed police report and made a lexan replacement to cover the damage.

    Day 2

    Lexan shoved into the back seat and truck turned upside down.
    Only thing stolen was a beanie, filed 2nd police report.
    Had a glazer make a temporary slider until was able to track down an OeM.

    Week Later -

    My uncles dog while on a walk in the neighborhood finds the stolen beanie in a bush.

    Just craziness I tell you.


    Vincent: What's more chickenshit than fucking with a man's automobile? I mean, don't fuck with another man's vehicle.
    Lance: You don't do
    it.
    Vincent: It's just against the rules.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    Skygear -

    Sorry no pics of that type.

    I didn't remove the rear window assembly, I just used the donor for the slider and kept the original in place.

    Good Luck -
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    And this is why I have glass insurance, $2 extra a month well worth it, already used it once on the windshield.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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  8. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    PSU Taco85 -

    You can have it for free.
    Just send me a box with the postage paid to ship it your way.
    You got lucky I was about to recycle that piece -
     
  9. Dec 4, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    I have been a glass tech for years and u cant put in a side just the center
     
  10. Dec 4, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    After looking at the shattered passenger side I 2nd this opinion, it would be almost impossible to pull out. But if your still interested its yours...
     
  11. Dec 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    man that sucks. thanks for the write up!
     
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    Should have both hands broken for this stupidity.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    I need to do this!! broke my sliding window last week end, wish there was more pictures on the installation process!
     
  14. Feb 15, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    chadabear

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    Busted one of my glasses out a few years ago. Had insurance on glass replacement. Talked to glass shop before repairs and Opted for a full size replacement no slider. Best decision I have ever made. You dont realize how much those bars get in the way of seeing everything behind you until they arent there. I will never own another rear slider...
     
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