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Feb 2, 10:14pm - #95875 
Moonroof Wind Deflector Removal

Well my celica came with a moonroof wind deflector. (dark visor thing on the roof) I figure it cuts down on wind noise and maybe helps keep rain out if you open the moonroof on hot rainy days. The downside is that it looks bad and water gets traped underneath it.

I've been thinking about taking it off for some time and was wondering if most celica's come standerd with this b/c mine is the only one I've seen with it, and are there any downsides to takeing it off? Like increased wind noise or possible a gap left in the moonroof seal? Any info on how to take it off? confused



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Feb 2, 10:21pm - #95876 
Yea I've been wanting to do that too!! Because I take my car to the carwash and soap and water gets under there and I can never reach far enough in there to get it dry to it leaves spots and looks bad =(
And then I can't stick my head out the window either cause theres not enough room...
But yea I've been wondering about that too!


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Feb 2, 10:27pm - #95877 
Sorry you have the same problem, but glad to hear I'm not alone. I've managed to dry mine by hand, by opening the moonroof.

It's just more of a hastle than its worth. Once you get it all dry you look and some water has run out and down the side of your car. angry It's almost as bad as the Mirrors.


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Feb 2, 10:56pm - #95878 
Originally Posted by InfoJunky
Well my celica came with a moonroof wind deflector. (dark visor thing on the roof) I figure it cuts down on wind noise and maybe helps keep rain out if you open the moonroof on hot rainy days. The downside is that it looks bad and water gets traped underneath it.

I've been thinking about taking it off for some time and was wondering if most celica's come standerd with this b/c mine is the only one I've seen with it, and are there any downsides to takeing it off? Like increased wind noise or possible a gap left in the moonroof seal? Any info on how to take it off? confused



This info might help with your concerns...kinda Prev Post
My car came stock with it...I take it on and off regularly...no probs except the "ring" from the rubber. As for the visor it does deflect air and reduce air noise when the moonroof is open but you loose the open feeling with the deflector on, so I usually leave it off unless I am crusing on a hot day, or cold day to help keep cabin comfortable with less wind intrusion. I like the looks of the car both ways, good way to change it up every once in while grin just keep the underside of the rubber seal on the paint extremely clean or the "ring" will be a big prob later thumbsup


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Feb 3, 1:51pm - #95879 
it looks so much better with it off and there is no downsides to having it off...


I think it is just stuck on with double sided tape and you can just rip that mofo off...then get off the leftover tape with whatever is necessary. grin


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Feb 3, 1:53pm - #95880 
mine came as an option, but i didnt get it. i think it looks better without it.


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Feb 3, 2:51pm - #95881 
Thanx everyone. thumbsup I'm glad to hear I dont have to tear it up to get it off. Since it's only an option I shouldn't have any problems with the moonroof after taking it off. I want to get it off b/f it leaves the ring that some have experianced.


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Feb 3, 5:45pm - #95882 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14

...just rip that mofo off...then get off the leftover tape with whatever is necessary. grin


eek confused rofl I didnt have to rip anything off, I use a philips-head screw driver removed the screws and there were two mounting hooks (corresponding to the two screws) that are wrapped in felt that slide from undeneath the flange of the body's sheet metal. thumbsup

Originally Posted by InfoJunky
Thanx everyone. thumbsup I'm glad to hear I dont have to tear it up to get it off. Since it's only an option I shouldn't have any problems with the moonroof after taking it off. I want to get it off b/f it leaves the ring that some have experianced.


Chances are if you have had the deflector on for more than 2 weeks with out removing it during a car wash there will be a build up of some kind. Just besure you wax the shit out of it and it should remove ring/residue, the longer you go the more of a ring and the greater the chance it will become permanent. Good Luck!


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Feb 3, 6:00pm - #95883 
Originally Posted by GreyGhost2k2
Originally Posted by VSGTS14

...just rip that mofo off...then get off the leftover tape with whatever is necessary. grin


eek confused rofl I didnt have to rip anything off, I use a philips-head screw driver removed the screws and there were two mounting hooks (corresponding to the two screws) that are wrapped in felt that slide from undeneath the flange of the body's sheet metal. thumbsup

Originally Posted by InfoJunky
Thanx everyone. thumbsup I'm glad to hear I dont have to tear it up to get it off. Since it's only an option I shouldn't have any problems with the moonroof after taking it off. I want to get it off b/f it leaves the ring that some have experianced.


Chances are if you have had the deflector on for more than 2 weeks with out removing it during a car wash there will be a build up of some kind. Just besure you wax the shit out of it and it should remove ring/residue, the longer you go the more of a ring and the greater the chance it will become permanent. Good Luck!


lol oh...i thought it was double sided tape because that's what most cars use idunnogrin spineyes


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Feb 3, 6:57pm - #95884 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by GreyGhost2k2
Originally Posted by VSGTS14

...just rip that mofo off...then get off the leftover tape with whatever is necessary. grin


eek confused rofl I didnt have to rip anything off, I use a philips-head screw driver removed the screws and there were two mounting hooks (corresponding to the two screws) that are wrapped in felt that slide from undeneath the flange of the body's sheet metal. thumbsup

Originally Posted by InfoJunky
Thanx everyone. thumbsup I'm glad to hear I dont have to tear it up to get it off. Since it's only an option I shouldn't have any problems with the moonroof after taking it off. I want to get it off b/f it leaves the ring that some have experianced.


Chances are if you have had the deflector on for more than 2 weeks with out removing it during a car wash there will be a build up of some kind. Just besure you wax the shit out of it and it should remove ring/residue, the longer you go the more of a ring and the greater the chance it will become permanent. Good Luck!


lol oh...i thought it was double sided tape because that's what most cars use idunnogrin spineyes


smile I have the anti-door ding color coded side modling and they started to turn brown, so Toyota replaced them under warranty, long story short they are attached with x2-sided tape, and it literally ripped a layer of paint off... that's what the " eek " was for grin Toyota wound up painting and blending the area then re-applied the moldings at no cost to me...but I could only imagine if the deflector was attached like that...whoa


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Feb 3, 7:52pm - #95885 
I bought my deflector well after getting the car. It is just attached by two screws and some hooks.

I guess I should take it off and clean underneath it, it's been on there two years or so... rofl

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Feb 3, 9:45pm - #95886 
Originally Posted by GreyGhost2k2
Chances are if you have had the deflector on for more than 2 weeks with out removing it during a car wash there will be a build up of some kind. Just besure you wax the shit out of it and it should remove ring/residue, the longer you go the more of a ring and the greater the chance it will become permanent. Good Luck!


It's been on there about 4 months, But my car hasn't really gotten that dirty in that time. It's carbon blue so maybe any marks left behind won't show that much anyway. It's comeing off tommorrow regardless.


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