Dodge W100 Pickup Vent Visor
Troubleshooting your Dodge W100 Pickup Vent Visors
So, you've picked up a set of Dodge W100 pickup vent visors to make your truck's exteriors look better and its interiors more comfortable. However, these accessories are now giving you a headache because they've cracked or you can't close your windows completely. Take a deep breath and read about the ways in which you can try troubleshooting your vent visors:
Reattach the in-channel vent visors.
If your Dodge W100 has power windows, you might be finding it difficult to have them raised up completely because of your in-channel vent visors. This creates a gap that lets a lot of wind noise enter inside your pickup. Even if you try pushing the visors upwards, you'll find that this problem can be quite persistent. This might be because your visors are attached by adhesives that are losing their hold on the rubber weatherstrips. So, you'll need to remove your vent visors and re-install them onto your W100. This time, you'll need to use the right kind of tape and/or a couple of tiny clips so that they don't come loose again.
Mold the weatherstrips to the in-channel vent visors.
If you still find it difficult to close your windows properly, you can try getting your weatherstrips to mold its shape around the vent visors. You just need to roll your windows up manually until they reach they fully close. Then, you'll need to leave them in this position for three days. If the rubber weatherstrips are successful in conforming to the vent visor, then your windows will have more room to fully close.
Re-initialize your power window motor
If the window still doesn't close all the way up, you can try to de-initialize your power window motors so that they returns to their factory settings. Afterwards, you'll need to initialize the motors if you want to automatically open and close your windows again. If this still doesn't work, then you should consider getting external tape-mounted vent visors instead.
Seal the cracked external tape-mounted vent visors
If you've installed external vent visors instead of the in-channel ones, your headache can be caused by their cracks. These are often crossed by something that has hit the visors or something that has put too much pressure on them. If the cracks are small enough, you can use a spray adhesive to seal the leak. Just remove your visors and apply the adhesive all over them. Then, wait for the adhesive to dry for a couple of hours before re-installing the visors. However, if there are too many cracks, or if there damage is too big for an adhesive to fix, you might be better off replacing your Dodge W100 pickup vent visors with new ones.