Feb 27, 2002
1999-2002 Lincoln Town Car
Carlite will be making the following part
substitution for Lincoln Town Car backlites. Stock of DB09612 GTY has
been exhausted. The DB09885 GTY was introduced for the 2001 model
year due to a change to the width of the black ceramic paint band along
the roofline, and to a slight repositioning of the terminal clip for the
DB09612 GTY is now superceded by DB09885
GTY. DB09612 GTY was used for 1999 – 2000 Model Year vehicles. The
DB09885 GTY will, therefore, service 1999 – 2002 Model Year Town
1990 – 1997 Town Car
Carlite is happy to announce the re-introduction of
the following part for the Lincoln Town Car.
DR07681 YPY Moonroof: Glass panel
assembly, dark gray privacy
2002 Continental (since late October 2001)
Ford Motor Company has made running changes to the
windshields for the 2002 model year Continental and Town Car in which
the ceramic paint patterns for each were changed. The Continental
change included the addition of a 3rd visor (paint band drops down in
the area between the visors to give additional shading from the sun's
glare). In addition, the paint drops down further to conceal the
The Town Car change was only to conceal the mirror
button, so this NAGS number, DW01418 GBY, will be carried over.
This change occurred in late November 2001. You may have some
DW01418's in stock that will be at one or both design levels.
Carlite will only carry the latest design level from this point forward.
The running change for the Continental occurred in
early November 2001, so vehicles produced since that time through
February 2002 will have windshields marked as DW01318 even though they
are actually DW01484 GBY (with the 3rd visor). Carlite will
be carrying both versions of this windshield.
DW01484GBY Windshield: Solar tint, with 3rd
visor paint pattern .
2002 Mercury Cougar
Ford Motor Company has introduced a special edition
of the Cougar for 2002 MY. The edition includes a unique windshield with
the word "Cougar" and the Cougar logo incorporated in a dot
matrix 3rd visor. This is located in the top center of the windshield.
Approximately 3000 of these vehicles will be built for the 2002 model
year. However, some Cougar owners may want to upgrade to this part when
having their windshield replaced if their original windshield was the
DW01326. Except for the different paint pattern, this windshield is the
same as DW01326.
DW01461GTY Windshield: Solar tint, with
special "Cougar" paint pattern 3rd visor.
2002 Lincoln Blackwood
Ford Motor Company has introduced the new 2002
Lincoln Blackwood hybrid vehicle. This vehicle shares some of the same
glass parts as the F-Series 4-Door Crew Cab (all door glass). The
windshield differs only in the paint pattern. The standard back window
is a fixed one-piece heated glass with antenna. The dealer also can
equip this vehicle with a power sliding back window. This part is not
installed at the factory.
DW01458GBN Windshield: Solar tint with
gradient band, black paint to obscure the mirror button and wire strap
for electrochromic mirror.
DB10012YPY Backlite: Batch privacy, fixed, heated with antenna.
2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt
Ford Motor Company has introduced the special,
limited edition 2001 Mustang Bullitt Coupe. Production of this edition
was limited to around 6500 vehicles. The difference between the regular
coupe quarter window and this one is the paint pattern. The paint band
around the rear of the part (C-pillar area) was changed to match the
lines of the quarter window trim appliqué on the Bullitt.
DQ09925 / 9926 GTY Solar tint, encapsulated -
2002 Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute Sport
The 2002 Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute sport
utility vehicles have been introduced with a change to quarter
windows. The interior encapsulations with integrated attaching studs
have been deleted from these parts. The new parts are also slightly
larger (about 2 mm all the way around) and are now direct bonded to
the vehicle with urethane.
[Carlite will continue servicing the prior level
parts with encapsulation for the 2001 Escapes and Tributes. These
parts should be installed using foam core butyl sealant.]
DQ10055 / 10056 GTY 2002 Escape
Quarterglass: Solar Tint
DQ10055 / 10056 YPY 2002 Escape Quarterglass: Privacy
DQ10053 / 10054 GTY 2002 Tribute Quarterglass: Solar Tint
DQ10053 / 10054 YPY 2002 Tribute Quarterglass: Privacy
2002 Ford Focus
For 2002, Ford Motor Company has introduced the
following new parts for the Focus. Ford is introducing the new 5-door
hatchback version of the Focus for the first time in North America.
The Focus 5-Door shares the same windshield with all the other Focus
body styles and the same door glass as the 4-Door sedan. The backlite
is the same as the 3-Door. The only new glass parts on this body style
are the quarter windows shown below.
A new windshield design is also being introduced
post job 1. It is common across all Focus body styles and differs from
its predecessor in the cowl line design. The cowl edge also has an
attached molding with an integrated channel that acts as a retainer
for the cowl vent screen. This molding is included with the windshield
and will have a nylon insert that must be removed prior to
installation. This insert is used to support and prevent damage to the
molding during windshield shipment. The upper molding (carryover from
DW01345) will also be included with the new windshield.
The new station wagon backlite shown below was
actually a running change during the 2001 MY. The terminals for the
defroster grid were changed from T-bar type (long blade) to URX clips
(shorter, angled blade) around March 2001. Carlite will continue to
service the prior level part, DB09534 GTY, as well.
DW01459GTY Windshield (All body styles):
Solar tint without gradient band, 3- sided upper molding and cowl
molding with integrated cowl vent screen retainer
Update Nov. 10th>
The DW01459 GTY has not gone into
production yet (i.e. has not been installed in any saleable
vehicles). There are some issues with this part that are still being
worked out. The introduction, therefore has been delayed for at
least two or three months. When more definitive information is
available, a revised Carlite Product Information Bulletin for this
part will be sent out.
DQ10013 / 10014 GTY 5-Dr. Quarterglass:
solar tint, with molding
DB10061 GTY Station Wagon Backlite: Solar
tint, heated, hole W/grommet for rear wiper, URX terminal clips