Toyota Celica/Supra 1971-1985 Repair Guide

Windshield

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the windshield mounting-1971-75 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the windshield mounting-1982-85 models

  1. Choose an adhesive kit and read the directions thoroughly.
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  3. Remove the front pillar inner garnish moulding. It is usually attached with clips that can be pried out by hand. Pull the moulding upward.
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  5. Remove the following components:

    Inner rear view mirror
     
    Windshield moulding
     
    Wiper arms
     
    Cowl ventilator trim (1971-81 models only)
     
    Disconnect the antenna connector
     

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  1. Push piano wire through from the interior and tie the wire ends to a wooden block or equivalent.
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  3. Cut the adhesive by pulling the wire around the glass. Cut off the glass as top leave as much of the urethane layer on the body as possible.
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  5. Clean the contact surface of the body leaving as much urethane layer on the body as possible.
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  7. Clean the cutting surface of the urethane gum with a piece of cloth saturated with solvent (rubbing alcohol).
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  9. If reusing the old glass, remove the urethane gum sticking to the glass by scraping and cleaning with alcohol.
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  11. Place the glass in the correct position on the rubber spacers.
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  13. Check the glass for fit and make reference marks between the glass and the body, then remove the glass.
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  15. Follow the adhesive kit instructions and apply the adhesive.
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  17. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal.
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