Replacing the Window Channel

Back to Frequently asked questions

Courtesy of Gregory Szczyrbak

Here is a quick tip on E12 window channel replacement.

For E12 owners who have been put off by the high price of OEM replacement window channels, there is an alternative.

Restoration Specialties (814-467-9282) makes an excellent replacement. For $80 (4 96" sections at $20 per section) will do an entire car. The Restoration Specialties Part Number is AS 990029.

Installation is relatively easy, but time comsuming and will require removal of all four door panels and front door power window motors in order to properly seat the new window channel.

The results are worth it, however, in terms of reduced wind noise and more effective weather sealing.

Back to Frequently asked questions