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How to remove sliding door panel to install after market windows

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I was wondering if anyone knows how to remove the panels on the sliding doors of an xlt van so I can install windows. Any info is helpful

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yes you did. Sorry about that. I was actually kind of in the middle of doing that when I posted it real quick.

my dad ended up actually finding some thick plexi-glass and putting silicone caulking around it to weather proof it. Kind of lame I know but it seems to work alright.

all I need is some trim and it'll look good as new. Also I need to find a back seat. yep yep.

Either way it's all good.

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Glad it worked out. That is what counts. If I find an idea about trim, I will let you know. Keep coming back to the Forum, plenty of interesting ideas floating around!

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i heard that the panels are also spot welded in each corner to let the glue set? the local shop wants 900 to do this. but from what i found, glass is under 150.00, and if you can use a hot knife, its just installing that would take time?

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I was wondering if anyone knows how to remove the panels on the sliding doors of an xlt van so I can install windows. Any info is helpful

Did you ever follow through on swapping in the windows?

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FYI Transit people:

2015 XLT LWB Cargo Van

Ordered the passenger slider glass from the dealership: $290 plus tax.

Safelite charged me $60 to put it in, said it was easy ( no spot welds) and the removed panel is undamaged.

Backing up from 90 degrees into traffic is a lot less stressful.

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Whatever shop said that they're spot-welded is trying to screw you over for more money. You can't spot-weld plastic/composite, which is what the panel is made from.

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No one has answered the title of this thread, am looking for info on how do you remove/replace a sliding door on a TC. Can get one with glass for under 400$

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It just bolted to the rail supports. Shouldn’t be too difficult. Check the cabling first.

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The electrics are the only issue. If the door is from  a Van the harness should be the same, If the door is off a wagon there will be extra wiring for the window and sound system.

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There’s a sliding door  power window in the wagon? I thought it’s only for the locks.

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Wouldn't be very useful as a wagon if you couldn't roll the back windows down . . . . would it?

 

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My 2012 wagon’s sliding door windows are fixed and the rear quarter windows crack open from the back.

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The wagon has power windows, the Van glass option is fixed.  I you were going to use the wagon door for a van you could live with a non operating window

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