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stumpjumper

is there a way to re-index a working window?

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my driver's side window has always worked, there had been some wind noise occasionally but never enough to be bothersome

rarely if using a pressure washer I'd see some water dribble in where the roof and windshield frame come together and form the window seal

well, this weekend I was caught in a torrential downpour and water was gushing in where the window, roof, and windshield frame meet... ugh

looking at the two windows it seems the driver's side is about 1/8 of an inch lower than the passenger's side, this leaves a gap right where the three parts meet and it would seem I was just really unlucky with the rain angle coming directly at that gap

I'd like to adjust the window upward a little so this doesn't happen again but I've got no idea how to do it (I searched, I swear!)

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my driver's side window has always worked, there had been some wind noise occasionally but never enough to be bothersome

rarely if using a pressure washer I'd see some water dribble in where the roof and windshield frame come together and form the window seal

well, this weekend I was caught in a torrential downpour and water was gushing in where the window, roof, and windshield frame meet... ugh

looking at the two windows it seems the driver's side is about 1/8 of an inch lower than the passenger's side, this leaves a gap right where the three parts meet and it would seem I was just really unlucky with the rain angle coming directly at that gap

I'd like to adjust the window upward a little so this doesn't happen again but I've got no idea how to do it (I searched, I swear!)

Stump:

There is an adjustment that will vertically "raise" the final upper position of the window.

You can do a height adjustment on the windows themselves, by means of the adjustment screws that are accessible through the two OUTBOARD rubber plugged holes on the bottom surface of each door. The screws are E36 Torx screws and they give you close to 15mm of adjustment. There are two for each window, one at the front edge, and one at the rear edge, and both are on a slant or angle and not vertical.

I've attached a photo that shows the window height adjustment screw (green arrow) and one of the correct rubber plugs to access same (red arrow). Note that the photo shows the drivers' side rearmost of the two legs of the regulator assembly. The forwardmost leg is very similar and is similarly accessible by pulling out the correct (OUTBOARD) rubber plug. post-6627-1193676171_thumb.jpg

The photo also gives you an idea of the angle of attack. When the window is all the way down, the head of the adjustment screw is about 3 inches away from the bottom of the door.

If you do the adjusments incrementally, you should be able to get your window to seal completely.

Regards, Maurice.

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awesome, thanks a ton!

that picture makes it look like it will be a piece of cake, I thought I'd have to take off the door panel!

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awesome, thanks a ton!

that picture makes it look like it will be a piece of cake, I thought I'd have to take off the door panel!

Stump:

It is relatively easy. Just make sure you pull out the correct access plugs. Here's a photo of the foot of the forwardmost leg which shows the correct (OUTBOARD) plug that will give you access to the forwardmost adjustment screw (green arrow). post-6627-1193711930_thumb.jpg

The other plug (which is used to remove the nut that fastens the leg of the window regulator) is a little further inboard towards the car and has a red arrow pointing to the edge of it. If you can't see it clearly in this size photo, double click on the photo and you'll get the full size with all the detail.

If you are patient, you can make your Boxster waterproof again and very quiet.

Good luck!

Regards, Maurice.

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it was harder to find a deep e6 torx socket than it was to fix the problem!

thanks Maurice!

Stump:

Way to go!

Regards, Maurice.

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