For some reason the plastic latch that is supposed to hold the sliding rear window shut on my 2004 F250 Crew Cab fell off. The latch was intact and I planned to glue it back on as soon as the weather warmed up enough for the glue to work. I planned on using the glue made for mounting inside rear view mirrors to the windshield. No glue works well when applied in really cold temperatures.
Unfortunately while I was waiting for warmer weather, my daughter managed to lose the plastic latch (which I had left in the glove compartment).
Ok, so I need a new plastic latch.
I knew the dealership would want an arm and a leg for this 5 cent piece of plastic but I thought I'd check the price anyway -- but, of course, the Ford answer is "You can't buy just the part you need." Obviously I am not going to buy a whole new rear window assembly just to fix a missing latch.
My temporary answer is to treat it like a sliding door and just put something in the track to keep it from opening; but I'd like to come up with something that is a bit more convenient when I do want the window open.