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I figured I'd formalize how great this stuff is. If your windows stick and you take it to the dealership, this is the stuff they use to lube the run channels. It's a silicon grease which is amazing stuff. Honda part number 08798-9013. A 100g tube will run you about $14 or so, and not all dealerships will carry it. But it's worth it. The dealership applied a really thin layer of this to my window run channels and got them moving like new again and thats been several months ago and they still are working great. Many on the yahoo group have reported this is the only thing that will keep them working for any length of time. If it were only for that purpose i'd have still bought a tube, but it gets better.

Another use I've found thanks to the S2000 forums is for all the weather seals on the car. And if you get a tube put on some latex gloves because you don't want to get this stuff on your hands. I spread just a little tiny bit, just enough to coat the weather seals on the doors and rear hatch. I also did the ones under the hood for good measure. Now I wasn't expecting the benefits of it. I was just applying it to help extend the life of the weather seals. Well the next day all the seals had plumped up a little bit and were like brand new (not that they were old before) again! The sound the doors made when closing is slightly different and the seal is much better. The main benefit came with the rear hatch. Most of the rattles from it moving around went away!

The S2000 guys use this exclusively on all the moldings and seals, especially on the convertible tops. Apparently Honda classifies those as general wear and tear items and won't warranty them so it helps prevent cracking or tearing. I was impressed for what I thought was just silicon grease. It's expensive for silicon grease, but it'll go a long way and is well worth it in my opinion. If you are having window run channel problems get a tube, you'll apply it a lot less often, or if you want to keep those seals like new it will do that too. It's well worth it.
 
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Hi Rick:

___As usual, thank you.

___I had the local Honda dealer clean up the tracks the last time I was in but will mention the silicon lube part number to make sure. They have to do the Auto-Window switch replacement given my Auto-Window doesn’t work. I already tried the hold to down – let go – hold down again until the relay clicks and do the same on the upside. It worked one time and failed immediately afterwards. After a few more attempts at the work around, it wouldn’t :(

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
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Yeah, the auto down is a different problem. The regulators just fry after a while. They have the exact same problem on the S2000's. Sadly the part is over 100 bucks if your out of warranty.
 

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My auto down function stopped working awhile back, and it's just a bit out of warrenty, too (passed a year). So I thought I was screwed and let it be.

Last week, it's starting to work again. I hope it stays working...

Charles
 
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Hi Rick:

___Fortunately, this Certified Honda Warranty is working out great in the case of my Insight … 1 O2 sensor w/ CEL, a wiper insert, this Auto Window down problem, slow windows, and a rear spat out of alignment. The Certified warranty extended the regular bumper to bumper out to 4 years from the original date of purchase which leaves me with another 4 months to go … I am still working on Honda to do the resurfacing of the rotors which should have been caught at the Honda Certified Used Car inspection according to all of Honda’s certification paperwork I have seen …

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___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
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Can you give me a description of how to place this lube on the window run channels. I'm not sure what they are or how to get at them.
Now thats one thing I'm not 100% sure on. The paper says they cleaned and lubed the window run channels. They just put a thin layer in too. I would imagine a qtip or swab of some sort could go a long ways. I will have to ask next time I go in.
 

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mine are aready torn

the rubber seal on my drivers side door on the bottom has a 3 inch tear in it. its a certified used car (<1wk). do i have any claim to get them to fix it. The sales guy said he couldnt say yes or no to the request. it would be up to the manager and the salesman said his usual response is "its a used car"
or no in otherwords.
 

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If it's a Honda certified used car there should be some sort of extended warranty along with it. I know Honda Care actually does cover the run channels. If not it's a pretty expensive fix to have done, but if it is torn it should be replaced. If they are going to replace it free I'd get it in writing before anything is done so they don't try to stick you with the charge for it.
 
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