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Dodge Ram 1500 Vent Visor

Common Problems with Dodge Ram 1500 Vent Visor

The Dodge Ram 1500 vent visor gives you protection from rain, bugs, or debris when you lower your windows. It also provides the security to leave the window slightly open to allow some ventilation in the car during hot weather and reduces the loud and annoying wind noise. Vent visors give you all these benefits, but they are not problem-free at all. Vent visors come in two types, and the problems you may have with them are generally dependent on the type of visors you have. Here are some of the most common problems you may experience with your set of Dodge Ram 1500 vent visors.

Tape-on

  • Stains and dirt buildup
  • Dirt can easily build up right on top of the vent visors where they are attached to the windows. Also, during installation, the excess glue used to attach the visor to the window may create unsightly stains all around it.

  • Difficult to remove
  • If you have a set of tape-on vent visors currently installed, but you want to replace it with a new one, you may find all four visors difficult to remove. The old adhesive is especially difficult to remove and may even cause you problems with your car's window frame paint.

In-channel

  • Danger of falling off
  • In-channel vent visors are way easier to remove than the tape-on ones, but they tend to become loose after a year or two of installation. They become loose, rattle, and even fall out entirely off of your truck's window. This can come as a hazard when you try to slide down your window while traveling at a high speed.

  • Interfere with window operation
  • Dodge Ram 1500s equipped with an anti-pinch feature on their front windows experience interference on the window operations when the in-channel visors are in place. This happens because the visor is detected as an obstacle in the path of the glass window, so rolling the window up can become quite a work out. Fortunately, only the front windows get the anti-pinch feature. And when you do manage to get the window all the way up, it can get stuck and refuse to slide down, giving you yet again another difficulty in operating your window.

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  • Simple Tips to Keep Dodge Ram 1500 Vent Visor in Excellent Shape 27 February 2013

    The Dodge Ram 1500 vent visor keeps you protected from rain, debris, and bugs when you have your windows rolled down. It also helps keep the road noise down to a minimum. Vent visors may not be crucial to engine operation but they provide you with such benefits. Being so, you must look after them and keep them in excellent shape. Here are a few simple maintenance tips for you to perform:


    Install properly.

    The very first thing you can do to maintain vent visors is by installing them properly. You should buy visors that fit perfectly to the size of the upper window frames of your Dodge Ram 1500. Before the installation, remember to wipe off all dirt on the upper frames where the tape-on vent visors are going. You can use a clean towel and some rubbing alcohol to wipe the areas clean and spotless. This is to allow the adhesive to stick thoroughly and prevent the visors from falling off.


    In the case of in-channel Dodge Ram 1500 vent visor, there are no adhesives required. It may entail quite a bit of bending here and there and some extra force to get it to fit snugly in the window channel. You need to be very careful if you don't want to end up having broken vent visors before you even get to use them. Proper installation is required since this type of vent visor makes a lot of contact with the glass window. One centimeter amiss can mean a scratched glass window and a chipped vent visor.


    Let it sit.

    Just after installing the new tape-on vent visors, just let your truck sit for about 24 to 48 hours. This will let the glue or adhesive cure and harden in the best way, giving you some permanence in the attachment. After such time, the vent visors will not easily be torn off your window frames.


    Use Teflon spray.

    To prevent any difficulty when sliding down your windows with in-channel vent visors, spray some Teflon tape. And since Teflon spray remains unaffected by extremely low temperatures, it comes really handy when winter arrives. It guards your glass window and vent visor from any problems such as ice buildup along the channels.