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When i had my door apart to fix the latch, i discovered two rubbers in the bottom of the door. I asked about it at the time and someone said they were the rubbers out of the window rails and will cause the window to rattle when they're missing and its open. Sure enough my window rattles and i'd like to fix it.

Does anyone have any pointers for refitting these rubbers? After todays efforts at trying to fix stuff, i'd like to be a little better prepared and avoid another frustrating day getting nowhere!

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I believe there should be one of them for each door - it could be that one has been replaced before and it's now fallen out too...

The culprit is usually in a metal runner at the front edge of the door. The rubber fits in a way that (from memory - it's been awhile!) the curved edges fold together and basically touch - the back edge then slots into the metal running - and then when the window comes down, it slips in between the folded over edges and that keeps the window steady from rattling.

When I put mine back in, I ran a smear of silicone grease down the edges that create the slot for the glass to run in - helps prevent it from binding/grabbing on the rubber when it moves.

I also seem to remember that the 2 sides that fold are unequal - one side is bigger than the other and folds over further. It does then matter which way the rubber goes into the metal channel to make sure the glass runs in it correctly.

It actually sounds more complicated (especially in my explanation) than what it is - but it's one of those things that is hard to explain, but makes sense when you get it fitted!

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I gave mine a dab of silicone on the back to stop them falling out again

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Got it sorted, wasn't too bad once I realised what was going on. Put a dab of glue on the back of them to hopefully hold them in.
And yes, there was a spare one, two came out the driver's door and only one out the passengers

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Any chance of a picture? I found one in the bottom of the drivers door on the Ascot and couldn't for the life of me work out how it's supposed to go.

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sorry didnt think to take a pic.

If you look into the door towards the hinge edge, you'll see a steel channel. the rubber seal can go in one of two ways. You want the seal installed so it pushes the glass towards the door skin. Test fit it to get a feel for installing it etc, and then once your happy take it out and apply some glue or whatever.

You need to peel back the rear section of the door panel thing. Dont remove any of the front part, or any of the modules, it doesnt help.