Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1984-85 Accord

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Release the latch. Remove the latch mount cover and remove the screws.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper and lower quarter trim panels and remove the quarter trim.
  4.  
  5. Remove the window hinge mounting nuts and remove the window glass.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: The hinges are concealed behind the pillar trim

  1. On the window, remove the E-clip securing the latch assembly to the glass. Before removal, take careful note of the placement of the washers and pads; they must be reassembled in the correct sequence.
  2.  
  3. If the window is to be replaced with another piece, remove the nuts and remove the pillar trim.
  4.  
  5. Remove the clips from the pillar trim.
  6.  
  7. Remove the moldings and weatherstrip.
  8.  
  9. Transfer the pillar trim, molding and weatherstrip to the new glass.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 2: Transfer the pillar trim, molding and weatherstrip to the new glass

To install:
  1. Reassemble the latch onto the glass; make certain each washer and pad is in the correct location. Installing the E-clip can be harder than it looks; don't damage the glass. If the clip is not firmly in place, the latch will loosen.
  2.  
  3. Install the assembled window glass to the pillar and tighten the mounting nuts until snug.
  4.  
  5. Install the mounting bolts for the latch assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install the quarter trim along with the upper and lower trim panels.
  8.  
  9. Install the cover on the latch mount.
  10.  

1986-89 Accord

See Figures 3 and 4

  1. Release the latch. Remove the latch mount cover and remove the screws.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws and remove the outer quarter pillar molding.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the screws and remove the outer quarter pillar molding

  1. Remove the window hinge mounting screws and remove the window glass.
  2.  
  3. On the window, remove the E-clip securing the latch assembly to the glass. Before removal, take careful note of the placement of the washers and pads; they must be reassembled in the correct sequence.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Latch mounting hardware

  1. If the window is to be replaced with another piece, remove the weather strip and upper molding. Transfer them to the new glass.
  2.  

To install:
  1. Reassemble the latch onto the glass; make certain each washer and pad is in the correct location. Installing the E-clip can be harder than it looks; don't damage the glass. If the clip is not firmly in place, the latch will loosen.
  2.  
  3. Install the assembled window glass to the pillar and tighten the mounting bolts
  4.  
  5. Install the mounting bolts for the latch assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install the quarter pillar trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Install the cover on the latch mount.
  10.  

 
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