I got the panel off, pried it gently but the 2 plastic clips broke I had 2 more as the parts guy said I would need it. The black bacping of that clip would not attach as it looked like the bit you push it on to was mangled.
I cleaned the plastic and window like a surgeon. Put the new seal on. Put it all back together and it would not sit flush so rain would just flow in. I went back to ford for another seal and stuck it just along the front on the other one which is the back of the rubber part that supposed to sit flush on the windscreen so it sits a bit off the screen still, because of the thickness of the seal so I bought some all weather clear silicone. I've put a bead of that on it. looks quite tidy hope it keeps the rain out.
The parts guy said the housing sometimes warps and doesn't go back on properly which I think is my issue. A new one is £45 with no seal or clips. So I went the way of silicone at £3.
All in all not really happy with it but am confident it will hold the water out ... well I hope. If not I'll have to replace it all.
With all the rain I guess I will find out soon if the passenger floor gets wet.
I should have removed it all again used one seal in the correct place and see how it fitted but I though I'd try 2 seals and silicone.
I wasn't over impressed with the ford seal, didn't look fit for purpose.
I think I should buy another seal start again when the rain stops.
What do you think ?
if anyone could complicate a simple task its me lol.
on the brightside everything else went well
forgot to add the drivers side is not flush either just looked. When its dry I better silicone that aswell. Is there anything back there that will get wet or damaged if there's a gap ?
I hate having a good eye lol
popped a bit of plastic over it for the night, hopefully it will be dry to apply some silicone. odd that its not flush considering I did not touch that side unless the passenger side some how disturbed it.
Edited by soulman123, 07 July 2012 - 09:57 AM.