Removal of Seals
Lower the window. Starting at one end, insert a
large but thin screwdriver between the door metal
and seal. With the heel of your hand bump the
screwdriver down pushing the clip loose. Work your
way across the door.
Replacement of the Seals
Having the door panel off can greatly
ease the installation of the seals but not
necessary. You WILL drop a few clips into the door
and no door panel makes it easier to get them back
out. It will allow you to hold the seal in place
from inside the door with your hands. You will need
a special tool but it can be "homemade" or another
object of similar shape can substitute.
Outside Seal (rubber): Fit the clips to
the seals and lay the seal on the top of the door
in roughly the position the seal will be. Because
once the seal is in place, it is difficult to see
the clip's location. Mark their location with
masking tape. Use your special tool to pull the
clips into place. Remove the tape.
Inside Seal (fluffy): I found it a lot
easier to fit the clips to the doors first not to
the seal. Use your special tool to pull the clips
into place. Next snap the seal into the clips.
My homemade tool was fashioned from an old curtain bracket laying around in my workshop. It was bent into the "J" shape by hammering it. One trick I found is that if you can make your tool hold the clip firmly they are less likely to fall into the door. Put a clip in the tool and hammer the "J" until the clip is tight in place but not too tight or it won't let go on the door.
Also, there are two sizes of clips. The thinner
ones go to the outside (rubber) seal and wider ones
go to the inside (fuzzy).
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