Rear Sliding Window
Posted 27 August 2006 - 02:12 PM
Posted 27 August 2006 - 03:56 PM
Anyone replace their rear fixed window with a sliding one, power or not? How does this work with defrost and stuff? Any idea on price?
If you get the sliding window, it will not have the rear window defroster. GM offers a power sliding rear window add on kit, but it is over $ 400, and first you must buy the window separately. And you still do not get a defroster! Trucks like Tundra SR5 or Titan SE come with standard sliding rear window with desfroster built-in. And it slides up and down, not sideways. This is a much better design and standard equipment.
Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:02 PM
Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:21 PM
Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:27 PM
Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:39 PM
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 06:14 PM
I went from a reg. cab, no defrost rear slider to a crew cab, solid window with a defroster. When I ordered my truck I actually ordered the slider because that's what I was used to. But......since the slider could not be orderd with a defroster, (and I need a defroster where I live) I actually called the dealer and cancelled the slider and went with the standard window/defroster. With the reg. cab, I could keep the rear window visibility clear pretty easily. Now with the crew cab, it would be more of a PIA to keep it clear so I opted for the defroster. Safety over pleasure any day. If the slider came with a defroster..... I would have it now. Especially a power slider w/defrost.... now that would be the cat's a$$.
On the crew cab, you can open the rear door power windows all the way down, so you do not need the sliding rear window for ventilation. Also, a manual slider would not be accessible from the driver's seat anyway, so only a power slider would be practical. Personally, I like the defroster on the rear fixed window in a crew cab. I would not mind a slider like Toyota or Nissan have, i.e. with the defroster, and sliding up and down. Actually, the one in Tundra is the best, because the whole window slides up and down. In case of a Titan, it is only the center section, but it is pretty wide.
BTW, I had a manual rear sliding window on my 95 Nissan extended cab pickup. I liked it becuase I could easily open it fromt he driver's seat. And if the rear window was fogged over, I could open it for clear view.
Edited by pm26, 27 August 2006 - 06:20 PM.
Posted 27 August 2006 - 07:30 PM
Posted 13 November 2006 - 08:30 PM
so if my vehicle is equipped with rear defroster and I take the window out... nothing ihappens right? Its just an unused button?
The rear defroster button also turns on the heated mirrors if you have them. In my case, the graphic on the button is slightly different because I only have heated mirrors with the slider window.
If you are concerned about the truck raising issues, disconnect one of the leads at the window and see what happens. My guess is that the mirrors should still work, if you have them.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 09:37 PM
Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:32 PM
I could take or leave my rear defroster, but I am abit afraid of a slider. I had mine popped open twice by crooks stealing my stuff, once they busted the glass breaking in. The old school kind is a weak point in the trucks security.
I have heard of several cases where sliding windows leaked (when closed) and had to be replaced several times. I never had this problem with my Nissan, but I know some Ford guys who did.
Edited by pm26, 15 November 2006 - 11:33 PM.
Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:39 AM