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Hi everyone,
I am new to the forum, just picked up a 2019 Touring Silver. I just got my weather tech window deflectors installed and looking to see if anyone else has them too. I had them on my previous truck and they where installed without the clips just the tape. Also the windows moved a lot easier on my old truck. On the Passport they slow down a lot as the windows go up and also come to a stop before even fully closing.

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I was thinking the same thing.. I like the look of them being on but not at the cost of the window motor struggling to close...
 

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There are a lot of experienced PP owners on the Forum here. Let's see what others have to advise about the deflectors and the slow/incomplete closing.
 

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I have them on my Passport now and have had them on all my vehicles in the past which included a 2001 Tahoe, 2008 Accord, 2013 Accord, and a 2018 Explorer. All installed in the track, no surface tape application. The last step in the instructions is to roll the windows up and down slowly and carefully for 5 times to each window and leave up for a full 12 hours. Never burned up a motor yet. Living in Charlotte the summers can be brutal. I always put sun screens in the windshield and crack the windows open to vent, helps from frying the interior for 10-12 hours as it sits baking in the parking lot.
 

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I have them on my Passport now and have had them on all my vehicles in the past which included a 2001 Tahoe, 2008 Accord, 2013 Accord, and a 2018 Explorer. All installed in the track, no surface tape application. The last step in the instructions is to roll the windows up and down slowly and carefully for 5 times to each window and leave up for a full 12 hours. Never burned up a motor yet. Living in Charlotte the summers can be brutal. I always put sun screens in the windshield and crack the windows open to vent, helps from frying the interior for 10-12 hours as it sits baking in the parking lot.
Thanks Gary,
Did you by chance notice when you put them on the fronts started getting slow half way up to close? That is what mine does. The window starts normal going up and then half way it really slows down. I have had these also on a lot of cars and this seems to be the worst. It is like there is not enough room in the track for the deflector and window...
 

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The one other thing I did that is not in the instructions was to help set the visor against the outside bearing surface of the track. I have a tool that kind of looks like a plastic paint stick, it's about an inch wide and 1/4" thick. Standing on the outside of the vehicle I would insert the tool into the window track and pull it towards me while running in along the surface of the visor. To ensure the visor truly against the outside edge of the window track. Then ran the window up and down as instructed. I'd say for the first couple of days afterwards the window would slow down to about 70% speed at the upper most top of the travel where you have full contact across the window. Now after about a week plus the windows operate at full speed to completely closed.
BTW, you didn't graduate high school in Jersey back in '77 did you? Had a classmate named Steve Dudzienski. We all called him "Dudz" back them!
 

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I installed the fronts today and they are very snug in the channel. The window does not want to raise all the way, but it does very slowl.

The rear window visors are a joke, I cannot get them to seat themselves in the gasket. I am doing more damage than anything....I plan on returning them to WeatherTech
 

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I've previously used Weathertechs' window deflectors (always happy with them), up until the PP.
I eventually got the PP drivers window to cycle but never the front PAX window. Too tight, always binding; I never proceeded with trying the rears.
I eventually sent them back - losing the shipping cost.

I'm not too keen on the OEM ones and so will wait and see if I want to proceed with them.
 

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I just installed mine...and was a little scared on the fronts...same thing here...the front motor slowed down and even stopped a few times. I had to work them a few times and finally got them all the way up. I let them sit overnight closed and I think the deflectors settle in (the weather strip compresses a bit over time) and the windows have no problem going up.
You're not alone, I experienced the same thing....get them rolled all the way up and let them sit closed for 12 hours and see the difference after that.
 

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I went with the visors from Honda due to reading some of you having issues here. My PP seems to have weak front motors to start with as they go up far more slowly than any of my past vehicles. The Honda ones do use the clips and I thought I may have been getting a little rattling from them the other day but not sure. I’ve only had them a few weeks but overall, I’m very happy with them. Not sure if the clips are really need as have had several visors on past vehicles with the tape only and never an issue.
 

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Guess I got lucky, I've installed my Weather Tech visors back in October shortly after purchasing our PP and had had zero problems with them. Installation for both front and rear went without a hitch and have stayed in place through high winds, storms, many window cycles, and even AutoBell car washes. Been extremely happy with them! Just received a set for my wife's 2018 CRV that will be under the Christmas tree.
 

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Do you have any hints on installing the back visors?
The clips are giving me a hard time, I’ve installed them behind the weather strip, but the clips to not want to push in and stay......
 

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Do you have any hints on installing the back visors?
The clips are giving me a hard time, I’ve installed them behind the weather strip, but the clips to not want to push in and stay......
If you have the ones from Honda, the clips are held in place once you push the molding back into place. Not sure exactly what you are talking about. Maybe post a picture
 

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Do you have any hints on installing the back visors?
The clips are giving me a hard time, I’ve installed them behind the weather strip, but the clips to not want to push in and stay......
Per the instructions in step 1 and 3 when pulling down the weather stripping: take the tool provided and insert it into the channel and pull down only the rear portion of the weatherstripping (none of the weatherstripping is pulled away from the door itself). Take the provided clip and place the flat portion in the pulled down weatherstripping. Release the stripping and push the clip up with a flat blade screw driver or a putty knife as if it was the window glass going up. Once you have both clips in place insert the visor as stated in step 7 with the visor being between the clip face and the door weatherstripping. It'll pretty much snap in place because the clip should be forcing the visor against the weatherstripping. Refer to my post #7 about pushing the visors out to ensure the channel will accept the window glass with reduced resistance. Letting the windows stay fully closed for a minimum of 12 hours will also let the gaskets compress some more allowing your windows to function without resistance. Attached are some pictures that will hopefully help. The instructions could have been written better for sure. I was very frustrated in the beginning myself. Best of luck, Chris
 

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The one other thing I did that is not in the instructions was to help set the visor against the outside bearing surface of the track. I have a tool that kind of looks like a plastic paint stick, it's about an inch wide and 1/4" thick. Standing on the outside of the vehicle I would insert the tool into the window track and pull it towards me while running in along the surface of the visor. To ensure the visor truly against the outside edge of the window track. Then ran the window up and down as instructed. I'd say for the first couple of days afterwards the window would slow down to about 70% speed at the upper most top of the travel where you have full contact across the window. Now after about a week plus the windows operate at full speed to completely closed.
BTW, you didn't graduate high school in Jersey back in '77 did you? Had a classmate named Steve Dudzienski. We all called him "Dudz" back them!
Gray_Beard, where are you from in Jersey?
 

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Gray_Beard, where are you from in Jersey?
As a kid I lived in Elizabeth, in my teens lived in Roselle, in my 20s and on my own lived up around Lincoln Park. In my 30's I moved to NC.
 

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I got my deflectors about 2 weeks ago, installed them a week ago. I agree with the rear being insanely annoying to install, I had to pull the weatherstripping out to insert the clips. However, the car looks amazing and I had some small problems that were quick fixes. The siding on the front windows used to hit the window, so I simply did some stretching and moving of the deflector and it sat perfectly. The rear and front deflectors had some squeaks going on which was insanely annoying along with the general slowness of the window. I put some WD-40 on the channel line on all windows. Make sure to put a cloth or some type of covering on the inside of the car to prevent stains. After putting WD-40 the windows go up and down so fast, no squeaks, and I can happily say this was a great purchase.
 
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