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Old 10-12-2009   #1
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At last, having purchased the 'B' in July, I've got around to having the (non-working) drivers window fixed. Part from Barchettaparts (thank you) and fitted by a local (non Fiat) garage. Part 100 euros, plus posting, part fitting 51 euros. Fiat in Auch wanted 300 euros plus. Hmm, now tell me why go to a Fiat garage for things like that? And to cap it all I didn't realise that the window switch was 'one touch' for opening and closing!
Out for a spin yesterday, roof down, lovely weather, who's a happy bunny then?
Why didn't I get one of these years ago...
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Glad you've sorted the problem. My windows aren't 'one touch'. Didn't know they were supposed to be? I'm not particularly bothered as they work well, although the drivers side can be a bit slow in the cold weather and probably could do with lubrication.

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Steve, I must admit that there is nothing in the handbook about it and being a '95 model I was suprised. I can only think that the winder mechanism is set up for it, not that I'm complaining. Do later models have 'one touch'?
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Driver side is 'one touch'. Not sure how the system works..its possible that if the switch / motor was replaced at some time then you might have lost it?
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Rustbucket, sorry I phrased that wrongly. The window switch now operates as a 'one touch', I have no idea what it did before.
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At last, having purchased the 'B' in July, I've got around to having the (non-working) drivers window fixed. Part from Barchettaparts (thank you) and fitted by a local (non Fiat) garage. Part 100 euros, plus posting, part fitting 51 euros. Fiat in Auch wanted 300 euros plus. Hmm, now tell me why go to a Fiat garage for things like that? And to cap it all I didn't realise that the window switch was 'one touch' for opening and closing!
Out for a spin yesterday, roof down, lovely weather, who's a happy bunny then?
Why didn't I get one of these years ago...
100 EUR ???!!! Too F**** much
If you would have checked the forum there is one topic with these pars what I managed to find a company in RO which made the parts for us (arround 10Eur/piece if I remember correctly)
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Constantin, that's the whole mechanism for the window. The motor, arms, pulleys and cables. All for 10 euros? Wow! Go into business my friend, you'll be a millionaire by the end of the week.
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Constantin, that's the whole mechanism for the window. The motor, arms, pulleys and cables. All for 10 euros? Wow! Go into business my friend, you'll be a millionaire by the end of the week.
unfortunately it's only the plastic guides...those who are moving the window UP/DOWN on the rail...and which are breaking (at least the factory ones) the new ones are pretty well made...soft and resistant material with low friction.
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If you would have checked the forum there is one topic with these pars what I managed to find a company in RO which made the parts for us (arround 10Eur/piece if I remember correctly)
Can you tell me in wich topic this is discussed?
I can't find it.
I can use a set of these plastic to.
Where can we order these plastic parts?
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Re: not Working Window!

my window on the passanger side is slow when going up do u think the need a new part.and how do u fix it thanks.mine is a fiat punto sx 60 5 door 1997
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you probably need to grease the runners cables etc...
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i think we are talking about this. this will fix slow windows and can solve leaking problem. and can be found on www.barchettaparts.com and tutorial http://www.fiatbarchetta.nl/html/raamgeleiders.html
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yes it does fix the problem partially, what one needs also is a lot or time and patience to adjust the windows properly...
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yes it does fix the problem partially, what one needs also is a lot or time and patience to adjust the windows properly...
I'm just about to find this out. We had our side O/S side window replaced by Autoglass and the new glass probably has a very slightly different bend/curve profile as the glass did not quite fully close at the top. The fitters solution was to pad out the bottom of the runners with a washer between the inside of the door frame and the runners. I guess the fitter did not know about the two grub screws on the glass 'glides' that supposedly adjust the tilt of the glass.

I have two questions about adjusting the glass if anybody can help.

1) The fully "up" height is adjusted by the two grub screws at the top of the runners. Problem is only the front screw is only just adjustable via the top
of the door when the windows is down. The rear screw is hidden underneath the door glass seal (can remember if it is the inner or outer seal that restricts access. I'm assuming one has to partially remove the inner painted door top trim, and possible remove the inner rubber trim to gain full access to screws?

Is this correct?

2) The glass 'rake' adjusters. How do they work. I've seen the pictures above about replacing the 'glide blocks' and you can see the grub screws that adjust the glass rake (unless I'm looking at the wrong screws) but from these pictures it is not clear how these screws actually ajust the rake of the glass. In fact how the glass attaches to the runners is not detailed either.

I'm guessing when I get in there all will become obvious but any info or advice before then would be appreciated.
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Yes you need to remove the painted top section of the door, only a few torx screws if I remember correctly. you will then see the front and rear grub screws to adjust the height. It is better to have the window in the fully open position first.

As for adjusting, just have a play with it, again grub screws change the angle and position of the glass. The grub screw for these adjustments are found inside the glass guides.
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