How-To: windscreen removal

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How-To: windscreen removal

Post by Gnuserup » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:43 am

Unfortunatelly I had a crack in my SXTs windscreen.

But hey, a good chance to try that work myself, esp. as I had a used one laying around. Btw. the used is with sunstripe.

Always better to do that work with help.

If I had to do this work again, I think I will buy a compressed air powered cartridge gun.

As the dealership wanted about 35€ for that plasticstrip on top of the screen, I decided to try to get this thing out first and use it again.

Park on an even surface

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unscrew that five screws (Torx)

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pull both a-pillar-covers

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remove mirror (Torx)

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wiperamrs

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and get this

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just pull both seals

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and that one

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you can take the cover out now (two pieces)

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and remove the brackets

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to get to the old glue

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time to "install" the lifting tools

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and remove the plasticthing

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it seems they had it over the whole length sometimes

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sometimes not - anyway

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done

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cheap tool, but worked great

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protect everything you like to keep in good condition

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install the wire

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and pierce the other throuh the glue

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and start (pay attention to the mirrors wire)

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no bad idea to have a cover for unexpected rain

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remove the old glue, but not totally

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use primer for both surfaces - screen and car

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the windshield has a centermark on top which will be hidden by the stripe, so get you a tag before

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and make one on the roof

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Put the screen right into place and look for perfect position and fix it with tape

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Don´t move the car until the glue tied up finally.
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Post by Dillmiester » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:04 pm

Nice work.

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Post by r/tguy02 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:13 pm

nice writeup, i need to do this to the 04
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Post by Gnuserup » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:35 pm

good luck and pay special attention to the surface of the headliner next to the screen when the one inside pulls the wire :roll:

At least my work seems to have been successful - no rain inside :D

Oh - btw - I ordered a compressed air powered cartridge gun today.
And ... maybe better get you 2 cartridges.
ok - I finished with one, but there has been nothing left inside and the rope didn´t look that thick as the original did.
So I guess 1 1/2 cartridge would be best.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:45 pm

IIRC, the installer that did the replacement on the '99 had a battery powered calk gun. He made pretty quick work of it. I believe he only used part of a tube, but it was an industrial sized tube, compared to what you buy at the chain stores.
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