LF door weatherstrip fail. How to replace and p/n?

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  1. egg_salad

    egg_salad Active Member

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    I've just now discovered that the outer window seal on the drivers door has failed; the rubber has split.

    Drilling through the parts lookup, it appears what I need is:

    7572047010
    Door Window Belt Weatherstrip (Left, Front)

    #1 can someone verify that I'm looking at the right p/n?
    #2 anyone have any tips at changing this part?

    Thanks.
     
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    That's an old thread, still useful. I note that the current MSRP is 50% higher than what's quoted in the thread. Nothing gets any cheaper!

    Ah yes - found it, thanks, under section ED-20. Looks fairly straightforward. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Job done. Some notes for future readers:

    I was somewhat surprised my local dealer had the part on the shelf. I was entirely unsurprised that the parts guy wanted to charge me 10% OVER list price. He ever so graciously agreed to match list price. How thoughtful.

    As for methodology... the method listed in the manual is... fine. I suspect it is written that way so a technician could remove the part in a non-destructive way - but I can't think of a reason one would need to remove it if it wasn't being replaced.

    It's a lot faster to remove it in a destructive fashion. Pop up the rear edge of the molding with a nylon trim tool and just yank. The whole piece just popped right off, in an admittedly highly destructive fashion, but so what?

    End-to-end, including removing and replacing the inner door panel, would have taken 25 minutes. Except that upon disassembly I discovered that the aftermarket tweeter mount that I created had failed, so I took some time to fix that, but that's entirely unrelated.
     
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