Today on this 2008 Toyota Prius we are going to install part number WT82357. Some of the features of the air deflectors are one, that they are designed to reduce noise and also allows ventilation for the vehicle itself even when it rains. They are easy to install inside the window channel with no exterior tape needed. It provides a low profile original equipment look. You want to begin with the window lowered and you can see how this edge will fit into the track just like that. I would like to start on that side and then going towards the front of the vehicle, just bow it into place. Make sure it fits into the track and then just bow it in. Make sure you follow the channel so it goes into place. It may help to flex it a little bit like this to get it in there. That slipped in just fine. 01:07
Now what you want to do is roll the window up and down a few times, the more the better and this will actually force the vent to conform to the vehicle and the window. It is also a good idea to leave them rolled up on a sunny day just to help them conform even better to the shapes that are inside the channel. We will raise the window up. You can tell it is going to drag a little bit. It is going to do that because it has got to conform to the glass and to the track at the same time. So it has got to make room to fit. Do that a bunch of times and usually the more you do it the easier it goes. After you have done it a few times just leave it up in a nice warm environment and that will help it out even further. 01:50
We are going to start on the rear window now and it is going to take a couple of additional pieces. It is not going to snap in like the front. We have got roughly three inches back and we are going to install this little clip. We pull down, with the included tool, this little edge of the weather strip and then we install our clip that is going to fit on the inside with the curved part facing out. Do the same thing about four inches from the corner here. I have got those installed. Next you want to on the inside edge, clean off this part of the weather strip on the vehicle because the vent itself has a little bit of adhesive on it that is going to get attached to the weather strip so we are going to clean it off with some rubbing alcohol but we want to get both corners of the window. You will peel this off and the adhesive will go inside here and get attached. Now you see these clips are hanging out. What happens is these clips are going to push against the backside of the vent and that just curves right here. We are just going to do a practice run here. Just stick it in the corner and push onto that little clip and it is going to fit underneath the rubber strip all the way across and do the same thing on the other side. You have to flex it pretty good to make it fit into place and that is how it would look in its final position. You can not see the clips because they are hidden behind the vent. Same as the front window you want to run it up and down a few times and that will help seat everything and leave it rolled up in a nice warm environment over night or through out the day and it will be just fine. Now just repeat the same process on the other side of the car and then we will be done. There you have it for part number WT82357 from WeatherTech.