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Old 08-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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12 v windshield power blinds

On my 06 Executive, the right side power window blind broke at the cheap plastic mounting bracket. I made a temp fix with a hose clamp that worked until later the other end of same blind broke and the unit came crashing down. All because of cheap inferior mounting molded brackets. I can buy new better made or dedicate time to designing new brackets. Antone one else have this problem and what did you do? Thanks

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Old 08-13-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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If you look at the end where the tab broke off, you'll see three Phillips screws holding the end cap on. I took a 1/2" piece of tin, about 3" long and made a new tab using those screws to hold it on. I took the tin, folded it in half and hammered it flat. Open it back up and bent it around the end cap, using the screws to hold it on. Drill a hole through the section you hammered flat and reinstall. Your holes will be in a different spot, but use can use one of the original holes.

If your other one is still good, remove the screw and add a fender washer. The plastic just gets old and breaks. Using the fender washer on the good one will spread the stress over a larger area.

Also, cut the wires to the blinds and use some squeeze on quick connect lugs so that it's easier to work with.
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