Honda Accord/Civic/Prelude 1973-1983 Repair Guide

Windshield and Rear Glass

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove rear view mirror, if necessary.
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  3. Remove the cowl cover (front glass) and all necessary glass mouldings.
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  5. Cut the urethane bonding from around the glass. Separate the windshield from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Clean the windshield area of all old sealer. Clean the support spacers and reposition them on the studs.
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  3. Place the replacement windshield in the opening and position it in the center of the opening. Mark the glass at the supports, once it is centered.
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  5. Remove the glass, clean the inside of the glass. Apply clear glass primer in a 1 inch path around perimeter of glass and wiper with clean cloth.
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  7. Apply a 15mm path of blackout primer around the top and sides of the glass. Apply a 1 inch path to the bottom of the glass. Allow 3 minutes drying time.
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  9. Position the glass bonding compression spacers around the opening for the glass.
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  11. Apply a 12mm bead of urethane around the inside of the opening.
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  13. Install the glass in the correct position, aligning the marks made earlier. Push the glass until it bottoms on the spacers and is flush with its mounting.
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  15. Clean excess sealer from the glass. Install the necessary mouldings.
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  17. Install all necessary components.
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  19. After the sealer has cured (the more time the better-do not drive the vehicle unit the glass sealer has dry and cured) water test the glass for leaks.
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