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Door Glass Bushing install? (1/6)
 6/27/20 1:29pm
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what is the secret trick to install a new glass bushing?  This is the nylon bushing closest to the A-pillar.  I snipped the 4 little prongs to get the old bushing removed and swapped over the o-ring but for the life of me I cannot push hard enough to snap the new backing onto the new bushing.  I dont want to use a socket and rubber mallet unless unless those of you who have done this say its the only way.

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Re: Door Glass Bushing install? (2/6)
 6/27/20 2:57pm
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You might try heating the nylon bushing in hot water to make it more flexible or carefully heat it with a heat gun.



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Re: Door Glass Bushing install? (3/6)
 7/2/20 4:54pm
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Thanks for the idea but I still could not get this to snap in place.  Any one with another idea?



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Re: Door Glass Bushing install? (4/6)
 7/14/20 4:41pm
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Well, heating the part did work, I just wasn't persistent enough first time.  This time I boiled the water and let the part soak for a minute.  Then I used a socket over the locking end and squeezed with a medium channel lock plier.  Quick and easy.



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Re: Door Glass Bushing install? (5/6)
 7/14/20 9:17pm
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Never done one, so no help, but glad you were able to figure it out!



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Re: Door Glass Bushing install? (6/6)
 7/14/20 9:19pm
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Glad it worked out for you.



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