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  • Windshield removal and replacement instructions
    The condensation sensor on this vehicle is held in place with an adhesive pad that cannot be removed and re-used, so have a replacement condensation sensor on hand. Also have a cold knife or wire available to cut out the windshield. NAGS warns that you might require a new molding for this windshield, but no new molding is not necessary. The underside cowl panel retainers can break easily,...
  • Windshield removal and replacement instructions
    Removal of the Overhead Center Console (OCC) is very difficult on this vehicle and is not covered in the service manual. The clips holding it in place can be damaged during removal. Make sure you have the instructions from your adhesive manufacturer on prepping a factory pre-primed part. And, use OEM glass. The windshield on this vehicle is unique in many ways. 
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  • Windshield, rear door glass, and back glass removal and replacement instructions
    Removing the side moldings on this vehicle presents the most difficulty. To do so, you will need to open the door and start in the top corner. Slightly lift the back edge of the molding and sharply strike the molding forward toward the center of the glass. Repeat this procedure down the entire length of the molding. The clip system is a three-part assembly. The molding has a white clip attached...
  • Windshield, and front and rear door glass removal and replacement instructions
    The new windshield is not the PAAS type we are used to. It comes with an underside molding on the top and a molding retainer on the bottom. The bead of new urethane will actually touch the glass on both the top and bottom without bonding to a PAAS. 
  • Windshield, door glass, vent glass, quarter glass, and back glass removal and replacement instructions
    The windshield side moldings are held in place by six clips that are difficult to release and easily damaged. The "touch style" release will take practice to master, so have replacement clips on hand until the procedure is second nature. To date, there are no aftermarket parts for the quarter glass on this vehicle, and NAGS does not mention the antennas built into both parts. The driver side part...
  • Windshield, door glass, quarter glass and back glass removal and replacement instructions
    To remove and install the quarter glass, you must first remove the two-piece chrome trim. The top trim extends the entire length of the vehicle and is susceptible to damage upon removal. It is held in place with two different types of clips that can also break easily. Have replacement clips on hand.
  • Windshield and back glass removal and replacement instructions
    The entire perimeter of the back glass is exposed, and there are two hangers on the top of the glass about 3 inches in from the corner. If your goal is to salvage the glass, take care not to cause undue pressure and fracture the glass during cutout. 
  • Windshield and quarter glass removal and replacement instructions
    The glass cutout is easy on this vehicle, and there is plenty of room to use a cold knife and power tool. Use a cold knife to cut out the windshield along the top. Use the tool of your choice to remove the glass from the adhesive bead on the sides and bottom. If you use a power tool, lubricate the cutting area with water. There are no gravity stops on this vehicle; use a temporary stop or tape to...
  • Windshield removal and replacement instructions
    The interior garnish moldings are covered with fabric. Do not use a long cold-knife blade to cut out the windshield as it could snag these moldings. Also note, the new glass is not the PAAS type we are used to. It comes with an underside molding on the top and a molding retainer on the bottom. The bead of new urethane will actually touch the glass on both the top and bottom without bonding to a...
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