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Old 09-14-2021, 08:14 AM
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Window guide web replacement

Anyone have any advice on replacing these rear window glass vertical guide pieces? The rubber guides that cushion and seal the window have deteriorated and are falling out of one, so I might as well do both.

Looks like new parts are still available so I think Iíll go that route rather than eBay and get a part with, or about to develop the same problem.

RealOEM doesnít show the rubber portion as separate, so Iím assuming it comes with the metal frame. Part number 51348402577
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Based on realoem, I would assume that this piece would include the rubber seal, but I’m not able to find any good photos of it online. Ecs has the gloss black piece and even in those photos, I can’t tell what’s going on lol. The piece is held on by 3 screws.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...b/51348257699/
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Or is it this, instead? Item 21 on the realoem diagram.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/51348402575/
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Those pictures are zero help, you are correct. I’m not sure what part I need now. I may have to dig into the door and see if anything has a part number on it. I’ll post some pics later today of the problem.

Item 26 on RealOEM is listed as “rubber buffer”. Maybe that is the piece that is deteriorating. Although I kind of doubt it based on the fact that it’s only $1.10.
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If I have time today after work, I’ll remove that trim piece and see if I can figure it out. Seems like you just roll down the back window, pull back the rubber trim, remove 3 screws and then tilt out that trim piece from the bottom since there is a tab on the top.
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Old 09-17-2021, 08:49 AM
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OK, I took things apart and P/N 51348402577 is, indeed, only the hard trim piece for the rear vertical guide. The rubber is actually two parts. For the roll down window side, it's the trim that goes all the way around the window frame (top and sides). Part number 51357020583 is what I found on Realoem for the left side. It's under the "door window lifting mechanism rear" category. For the other side of that trim piece along the edge of the fixed triangle glass, this is the part you need:

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/51348402575/

You can see from the photo that the rubber trim around the roll down window is all one piece. Fortunately for me, this side is okay. It's the trim around the triangle piece that has deteriorated.

It was kind of a pain to remove all of this and I actually ended up pulling the door panel to re-install the window's rubber trim. I'm sure you can re-install it with the door panel in place, but since I wanted to remove and replace the door panel clips I went ahead and did it. To remove, you have to take off the triangle sunshade (if equipped). It's clipped in at the top and bottom and all I really needed to do was pry at the top and it came off without much fuss. Then there are three screws holding the metal trim piece on from the inside of the car. The top screw holds a retainer piece for the window shade, so keep track of its position before removing it. Then you can pull the metal trim out from the outside (Slide it down a bit first so the top tab is removed) and gain access to the rubber below it. I didn't go any further until I get the part, but from here, you have to remove the remainder of the door trim, including the piece under the window and along the rear angled edge of the door.

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Thanks LA02Max, I really appreciate it the help. Us Louisiana E53 guys are few and far between!

On closer inspection it is the triangular trim piece on my car too that is falling apart so I ordered both sides this am. I think some chunks of it may be binding the window too, which is why I thought it was the main window trim, or more likely the stupid regulator is about to give out again. I replaced my front right a few months ago and I heard it pop last week! Weaker men would give up on these cars just because of the regulators. I did go with a cheap aftermarket regulator so, my fault I think.

Hopefully that triangular trim will come out easily.
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