Windshield (Remove and Install)

Correction code 1020010110200101

Remove

  1. Open all doors and lower all windows.
  2. Open the hood.
  3. Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
  4. Remove the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
  5. Remove the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
  6. Remove the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
  7. Remove the LH and RH wiper arms. See Wiper Arms (Remove and Replace).
  8. Remove the LH and RH shock tower covers. See Cover - Shock Tower - LH (Remove and Replace).
  9. Remove the cowl screen panel. See Panel - Cowl Screen (Remove and Replace).
  10. Disconnect the electrical harness from the windshield heater connector.
  11. Remove the LH and RH side rail trims. See Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install).
  12. Remove the headliner. See Headliner (Remove and Install).
  13. Disconnect the windshield electrical harness connectors (x3) from the RH vehicle harness, and pull windshield electrical harness up through the opening on the RH side of the instrument panel.
  14. Release the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness to the RH A-pillar area.
  15. Release the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness to the fastener track on the windshield, and then remove the harness from the windshield.
  16. Remove the fastener track from the windshield with a clip pry tool.
  17. Tape the windshield electrical harness to the inside of the windshield.
  18. Apply masking tape to the exterior of the LH and RH A-pillars to protect the paint from damage.
  19. Put a large towel over the instrument panel for protection.
  20. Cut a suitable length of square wire to use with T-handles.
  21. Secure the wire to the starter tool and push the tool through the urethane at the RH lower side of the windshield.
  22. Attach the square wire and pull tool back through into the vehicle.
  23. Remove the square wire from the starter tool and secure the square wire into one T-handle.
  24. Make sure that there is adequate square wire and attach it to the second T-handle.
  25. With an assistant, use the T-handles to cut the urethane that attaches the windshield to the body.
    Caution:
    Use care when cutting the urethane at the upper corners and around the VIN plate.
  26. Cut the square wire with diagonal cutters, and then remove the T-handles from the vehicle.
  27. Attach suction cups to the outer LH and RH sides of the windshield.
  28. Partially close the hood for added clearance between the windshield and the body.
  29. With an assistant, remove the windshield from the vehicle and put the windshield on support stand.
    Note: Use care not to damage the windshield harness when removing the windshield from the vehicle.
  30. Remove the suction cups from the windshield.
1Open all doors and lower all windows.
2Open the hood.
3Remove the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
4Remove the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
5Remove the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
6Remove the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
7Remove the LH and RH wiper arms. See Wiper Arms (Remove and Replace).
8Remove the LH and RH shock tower covers. See Cover - Shock Tower - LH (Remove and Replace).
9Remove the cowl screen panel. See Panel - Cowl Screen (Remove and Replace).
10Disconnect the electrical harness from the windshield heater connector.
11Remove the LH and RH side rail trims. See Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install).
12Remove the headliner. See Headliner (Remove and Install).
13Disconnect the windshield electrical harness connectors (x3) from the RH vehicle harness, and pull windshield electrical harness up through the opening on the RH side of the instrument panel.
14Release the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness to the RH A-pillar area.
15Release the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness to the fastener track on the windshield, and then remove the harness from the windshield.
16Remove the fastener track from the windshield with a clip pry tool.
17Tape the windshield electrical harness to the inside of the windshield.
18Apply masking tape to the exterior of the LH and RH A-pillars to protect the paint from damage.
19Put a large towel over the instrument panel for protection.
20Cut a suitable length of square wire to use with T-handles.
21Secure the wire to the starter tool and push the tool through the urethane at the RH lower side of the windshield.
22Attach the square wire and pull tool back through into the vehicle.
23Remove the square wire from the starter tool and secure the square wire into one T-handle.
24Make sure that there is adequate square wire and attach it to the second T-handle.
25With an assistant, use the T-handles to cut the urethane that attaches the windshield to the body.
Caution:
Use care when cutting the urethane at the upper corners and around the VIN plate.
26Cut the square wire with diagonal cutters, and then remove the T-handles from the vehicle.
27Attach suction cups to the outer LH and RH sides of the windshield.
28Partially close the hood for added clearance between the windshield and the body.
29With an assistant, remove the windshield from the vehicle and put the windshield on support stand.
Note: Use care not to damage the windshield harness when removing the windshield from the vehicle.
30Remove the suction cups from the windshield.

Windshield Preparation

  1. Use a razor blade and a blade scraper to remove the old urethane from the windshield flange on the vehicle.
  2. Install the GPS antenna into the windshield bracket, and then install the screw that attaches the GPS antenna to the bracket.
    Torque 1 Nm
  3. Install the windshield electrical harness to the windshield bracket, and then install the screw that attaches the harness to the bracket.
    Torque 1 Nm
    Note: Make sure the windshield electrical harness is routed inside of the bracket.
  4. Connect the electrical connector to the GPS antenna.
  5. Connect the windshield electrical connector to the humidity and temperature sensor.
  6. Install the screws that attach the forward facing camera mount plate to the windshield.
    Torque 1 Nm
  7. Install the fastener track on the windshield, and then connect the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness on the fastener track.
  8. Temporarily secure the windshield electrical harness end towards the center of the windshield using tape.
1Use a razor blade and a blade scraper to remove the old urethane from the windshield flange on the vehicle.
2Install the GPS antenna into the windshield bracket, and then install the screw that attaches the GPS antenna to the bracket.
Torque 1 Nm
3Install the windshield electrical harness to the windshield bracket, and then install the screw that attaches the harness to the bracket.
Torque 1 Nm
Note: Make sure the windshield electrical harness is routed inside of the bracket.
4Connect the electrical connector to the GPS antenna.
5Connect the windshield electrical connector to the humidity and temperature sensor.
6Install the screws that attach the forward facing camera mount plate to the windshield.
Torque 1 Nm
7Install the fastener track on the windshield, and then connect the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness on the fastener track.
8Temporarily secure the windshield electrical harness end towards the center of the windshield using tape.

Install

Note: Use soft materials to protect the windshield and to prevent scratching.

  1. Attach suction cups to the LH and RH sides of the windshield on the outside side of the windshield.
  2. With an assistant, position the windshield on the vehicle for a dry fit. Note any locations where the pads need to be adjusted.
    Note: Add or remove to adjust the flush condition of the windshield, if needed.
  3. With an assistant, remove the windshield and set it back on the stand.
  4. Clean the urethane path on the vehicle with an Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) wipe. Allow the surface to dry before continuing to the next step.
  5. Apply urethane primer to the vehicle body along the urethane path and in areas that were damaged during removal of the windshield.
    Note: Allow the primer to dry for at least 1 minute.
  6. Prepare the caulking gun and urethane.
    Note: Make sure that the urethane bead has a triangular cross-section of approximate 8 mm width and 13 mm height.
  7. Apply urethane to the windshield following the primer path.
  8. With an assistant, install the windshield on the vehicle.
    Note: Make sure to align the locating pins at the top of the windshield.
  9. Check the gap and flush of the windshield to the body before fully seating the windshield using a gap/flush measuring tool.
  10. Fully seat the windshield; check the gap and flush and make adjustments, if necessary.
  11. Apply masking tape to secure the windshield to the body while the urethane cures.
  12. Remove the suction cups from the windshield.
  13. Remove the large towel from the instrument panel.
  14. Remove the masking tape holding the windshield electrical harness to the windshield.
  15. Secure the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness to the RH A-pillar area.
  16. Connect the windshield electrical harness (x3) to the RH vehicle harness connectors.
  17. Install the headliner. See Headliner (Remove and Install).
  18. Install the LH and RH side rail trims. See Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install).
  19. Restore the driver and front passenger seats back to their original position.
  20. Connect the electrical harness to the windshield heater connector.
  21. Remove the windshield cowl protective strip.
  22. Install the cowl screen panel. See Panel - Cowl Screen (Remove and Replace).
  23. Install the LH and RH shock tower covers. See Cover - Shock Tower - LH (Remove and Replace).
  24. Install the LH and RH wiper arms. See Wiper Arms (Remove and Replace).
  25. Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
  26. Install the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
  27. Install the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
  28. Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
  29. Perform the forward facing camera target calibration. See Camera - Forward Facing (Target Calibration).
  30. Remove the masking tape from the vehicle after the urethane has cured.
1Attach suction cups to the LH and RH sides of the windshield on the outside side of the windshield.
2With an assistant, position the windshield on the vehicle for a dry fit. Note any locations where the pads need to be adjusted.
Note: Add or remove to adjust the flush condition of the windshield, if needed.
3With an assistant, remove the windshield and set it back on the stand.
4Clean the urethane path on the vehicle with an Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) wipe. Allow the surface to dry before continuing to the next step.
5Apply urethane primer to the vehicle body along the urethane path and in areas that were damaged during removal of the windshield.
Note: Allow the primer to dry for at least 1 minute.
6Prepare the caulking gun and urethane.
Note: Make sure that the urethane bead has a triangular cross-section of approximate 8 mm width and 13 mm height.
7Apply urethane to the windshield following the primer path.
8With an assistant, install the windshield on the vehicle.
Note: Make sure to align the locating pins at the top of the windshield.
9Check the gap and flush of the windshield to the body before fully seating the windshield using a gap/flush measuring tool.
10Fully seat the windshield; check the gap and flush and make adjustments, if necessary.
11Apply masking tape to secure the windshield to the body while the urethane cures.
12Remove the suction cups from the windshield.
13Remove the large towel from the instrument panel.
14Remove the masking tape holding the windshield electrical harness to the windshield.
15Secure the clips (x6) that attach the windshield electrical harness to the RH A-pillar area.
16Connect the windshield electrical harness (x3) to the RH vehicle harness connectors.
17Install the headliner. See Headliner (Remove and Install).
18Install the LH and RH side rail trims. See Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install).
19Restore the driver and front passenger seats back to their original position.
20Connect the electrical harness to the windshield heater connector.
21Remove the windshield cowl protective strip.
22Install the cowl screen panel. See Panel - Cowl Screen (Remove and Replace).
23Install the LH and RH shock tower covers. See Cover - Shock Tower - LH (Remove and Replace).
24Install the LH and RH wiper arms. See Wiper Arms (Remove and Replace).
25Install the underhood storage unit. See Underhood Storage Unit (Remove and Replace).
26Install the hood latch cover. See Cover - Hood Latch (Remove and Replace).
27Install the cabin intake duct. See Duct - Cabin Intake (Remove and Replace).
28Install the rear underhood apron. See Underhood Apron - Rear (Remove and Replace).
29Perform the forward facing camera target calibration. See Camera - Forward Facing (Target Calibration).
30Remove the masking tape from the vehicle after the urethane has cured.