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Glass replacement, repair and installation is a little more complex than it appears at first glance. In addition to visible mirrors and glass, sealants and weather stripping is an important part of the auto glass assembly. Windows have even more complex components, with motors and electrical components. Overall, while not the most intricate system on an automobile, there’s a lot of information it does help to know when it comes time for glass replacement, repair and other services.
The primary components of any auto glass system are the windows and windshields. Modern cars tend to only have side windows that roll up and down. Older model cars often have smaller windows or vent windows that open on a hinge or roll down separately from the main side windows. Windshield molding frames the windshield and the whole piece is held in by a sturdy windshield adhesive. Windows are affixed internally to an assembly to raise and lower them, normally a powered assembly in modern cars.
In most window assemblies electrical motors and components are used extensively. Wiring runs from the cars alternator to an electric motor housed within the door. Lines connect this motor to a switch and regulator, the switch operating as a control for the regulator. The regulator actually controls the up and down movement of the side windows.
Windshield wipers are typically considered part of the overall windshield assembly, and also work on electric motors. Many mirror mounts also have small motors to adjust the mirror via dashboard switch. Other mirror