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    Angry Frozen Windows - Coupe

    Do any Coupe owners out there know how to stop their electric windows from sticking in cold weather, like this morning. This causes big problems because the windows don't drop and therefore makes closing the doors difficult.
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    yeah can be a problem. i usually have a can of de-icer in the house to spray round the edges of the window, seems to do the trick.

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    I always de-frost the windows before I do anything else with some warm water...then get the car running and de-ice the rest...

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    just a word of warning make sure it is WARM water as hot or boiling water could shatter your window due to such a harsh temperature change!

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    Yep abolutely right m8.

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    Even just cold tap water is warmer than the ice so thats what I use and its fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielpayne
    Do any Coupe owners out there know how to stop their electric windows from sticking in cold weather, like this morning. This causes big problems because the windows don't drop and therefore makes closing the doors difficult.
    When its frozen like that I use my finger to clear a certain amount of ice of, lick your finger and clear a 1/2 band of ice so its at least enough to let the window slide down. This is assuming your not trying to melt a glacier of your car window

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    I had exactly the same prob on my coupe. I smeared a very light amount of vasoline on the seal around the window. Sorted.

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    Yep this caught me out to mainly when I closed the door after and the window sat on the wrong side of the rubber seal.

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    I cant say ive ever found it a problem? Even if the window is frozen solid, it will pull past the rubber seal with minimul effort. Its when you shut the door again that it wont quite seal as tight as if the window had slid up into the rubber, but after a few minutes driving with the heaters on it there realy isnt an issue. Id like to think that vauxhall realy arnt stupid enough to forget about an issue like frost. What exactly do you chaps have trouble with? I can open my door virtually as easy when its frozen as when its not?

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