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Is there an aftermarket unit that can automatically vent the rear windows on an ext cab?

Reason being is that i have an 03 ext cab with the rear windows that vent, and i thought it would be pretty neat to have a unit that could automatically do it.

I know it wouldn't be too hard to do it with some sort of linear actuator in place of the latch, but it wouldn't look very good.

Im just curious if there is some piece of aftermarket electronics that can do it.

I just thought it would be neat if i could hook it up to an aux input for my alarm and can vent the rear windows on hot days.
 

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You must ask yourself: Do they vent electronically, or manually?

-If it's electronically, it would be super easy. Just use an aux channel on your alarm to trigger the actuator (or whatev).

-If it's manually, forget the electrical part. That would be cake once you figure out how to mount/secure an actuator to electronically control the "venting" movement.
 

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My mom's 2000 chevy venture van has this feature. I haven't looked at it in a long time but they might even be able to be opened manually. From what I remember, it looks like a regular latch assembly with the actuator hidden in the frame of the window. You hit a button and they open, hit the button again, and they close. Might want to take a look into that setup and it is OEM by the way.
 

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denaliano started a thread on this.
 

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http://www.compnine.com/index.php?u...1147577282&capuid=1&majorgroup=11&grouptype=B


take a look at item 12. It costs $120 for right and $126 for left. PN 15218661 for right and PN 15218662 for left.

hope this helps you out some. They are called the rear quarter vent windows on the venture vans.

A 3 way momentary rocker switch would work and be what you need to control them.

thanks :) ill see if i can find one of those at the junkyard. Don't want to spend $120 if it wont even work..
 

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Well, i went to the junkyard today and picked up a driver and passenger side motor for the rear window vents, i also picked up a sweet set of power window switches to control them. I mocked everything up today, tomorrow i plan to install them. I may or may not do a writeup, it depends on how involved i get.

NOTE: will need to cut interior plastics to make this work, but still will look factory
 

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I'm sure there are a lot of people who are interested in this. At least get some pictures if not a writeup. I'm just glad mine roll all the way down.
 

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Well, i got the passenger side all mounted up, didnt finish wiring it, but it is done!

It took awhile, because i had to make a bracket, and i was being very cautious when i was cutting the interior plastic.

First step is to remove the latch that is connected to the window,


then get some nail polish remover and a utility knife and carefully remove the little disc that is glued onto the window.

Then, mock up the window motor. Im sure there are other ways to mount it, but the way i did it was to take some small 90 degree piece of metal and make a custom bracket out of it.






Next is to mount the motor to the bracket. I mounted the motor so that the shaft will come out of the factory cutout in the door panel, i would advise to do the same.



Where the new pad glues onto the window, it will not be in the exact same spot that the old one is... the only way to do that would be to either mount the motor higher, and cut a new hole in the door pannel. I also removed the arm of the motor and cut the shaft down so it is not as long.



In order for the door panel to be able to fit over the motor, you will need to remove the two clips on the side and all the supporting mounts for them. Here is a picture right after i cut mine out.



In addition to cutting out those clips, you will need to make the notch 3/8 of an inch deeper into the door panel because the shaft of the motor protrudes a little more than the original latch.



There is the finished product! Again, i have not finished the wiring, but i did pick up some nifty power window rocker switches from the junkyard, and anyone with a little bit of wiring knowledge will be able to figure that part out.
 

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that some clean work, and its on the first try also.

nice job.

Do you get any windnoise?
 

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Allright, well apparently the rear view mirror glue isn't strong enough, i shut the door once and the glue broke free. Does anyone know what GM uses to attach the original latch to it? That shit was on there good. I'm thinking of using a 2 part epoxy, but if anyone knows what GM uses it would be greatly appreciated.

The van windows have a hole in them, so that is how its secured on there, and you can't drill through tempered glass. So I gotta glue it
 

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what do you mean the rear view mirror.... the one that has the compas or are you talking about the glass.?
 

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I used rear view mirror GLUE, and it failed.

Im looking for a better solution to attach the motor to the glass..
try the 2port out.
 

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UPDATE, i used some 2-part epoxy, and let it sit for about 24 hours. It seems to be holding fine... Also there is no more wind noise. So all i gotta do now is wire it up to my switches and it'll be complete :)
 
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