Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Windshield Removal and Installation

Removal

NOTE : SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations - Refer to: SRS Component Location Index (KA/KC), or SRS Component Location Index (KA/KC) and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

1. Rearview Mirror - Remove

2. Multipurpose Camera Unit - Remove (For Some Models)

3. Both A-Pillar Trims - Remove - Refer to: Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Door Areas, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Tailgate Areas, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Rear Side Area, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Cargo Areas, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Pillar Areas (With Side Curtain Airbag), or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Pillar Areas (Without Side Curtain Airbag)

4. Front Area of the Headliner - Lower

5. Cowl Cover - Remove

6. Windshield - Remove

Windows & Glass - Service Information

  1. Remove the windshield molding (A, B, C) from the upper edge of the windshield (D). If necessary, cut off the molding with a utility knife
  2. If the original windshield will be reinstalled, make alignment marks across the windshield and the body with a grease pencil
  3. Disconnect the connector (E), and detach the connector clip (F). (for some models)

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  1. If the original windshield will be reinstalled, make alignment marks (A) across the windshield and the body with a grease pencil.

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  1. Apply protective tape along the edge of the dashboard and the body. Make a hole with an awl or similar tool, through the rubber dam and the adhesive from inside the vehicle at a corner of the windshield. Push a piece of piano wire through the hole, and wrap each end around a piece of wood
  2. With a helper on the outside, pull the piano wire (A) back and forth in a sawing motion. Hold the piano wire as close to the windshield (B) as possible to prevent damage to the body and the dashboard. Carefully cut through the rubber dam and the adhesive (C) around the entire windshield

Cutting positions

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  1. Carefully remove the windshield
  2. Scrape the original adhesive smooth to a thickness of about 1 mm (0.04 in) - 2 mm (0.08 in) on the bonding surface around the entire windshield opening flange with a putty knife.

    NOTE :

    • Do not scrape down to the painted surface of the body; damaged paint will interfere with proper bonding.
    • Remove the rubber dam from the body.
  3. Clean the body bonding surface with a shop towel dampened with isopropyl alcohol. After cleaning, keep oil, grease, and water from getting on the clean surface
  4. If you are reinstalling all of the original windshield, scrape off all of the original adhesive, the clips, the rubber dam, and the dashboard seal from the windshield with a putty knife. Clean the bonding surfaces on the inside face and the edge of the windshield with isopropyl alcohol. Make sure the bonding surface is kept free of water, oil, and grease.

Installation

NOTE : SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations - Refer to: SRS Component Location Index (KA/KC), or SRS Component Location Index (KA/KC) and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

1. Windshield - Install

Windows & Glass - Service Information
Fig. 5: Windshield Adhesive Tape Positioning Specifications

  1. Install the new clips (A) with the adhesive tape on the inside face of the windshield (B) as shown.

    NOTE :

    • Before installing the clips, apply glass primer to the area where the adhesive tape will be applied.
    • Be careful not to touch the windshield where the adhesive will be applied.
    • Make sure the clips line up with the alignment marks (C).

Without windshield heater

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With windshield heater

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  1. Install the new windshield upper molding (A) with adhesive tape to the windshield (B) as shown.

    NOTE : Be careful not to touch the windshield where the adhesive will be applied.

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  1. Install the new side windshield moldings (A) with adhesive tape to the windshield (B) as shown.

    NOTE :

    • Be careful not to touch the windshield where the adhesive will be applied.
    • Check the contact of the side windshield molding and the upper windshield molding (C).

Windows & Glass - Service Information

  1. Install the dashboard seal (A) with adhesive tape to the inside surface of the windshield (B) as shown.
    • Be careful not to touch the windshield where the adhesive will be applied.
    • Cut the dashboard seal to length as shown, then install the new dashboard seal.

Dashboard Seal length:

With windshield heater: 1365 mm (53.74 in)
Without windshield heater: 1350 mm (53.15 in)

Dashboard Seal Position:

(C): 0B 84 mm (3.31 in)
      2LB 88 mm (3.46 in)
      2RB 105 mm (4.13 in)
      4LB 72 mm (2.83 in)
      4RB 99 mm (3.9 in)
      6LB 127 mm (5.0 in)
      6RB 90 mm (3.54 in)

Without windshield heater

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With windshield heater

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  1. Install the new windshield lower molding (A) with adhesive tape to the windshield (B) as shown.

    NOTE :

    • Be careful not to touch the windshield where the adhesive will be applied.
    • Make sure the windshield lower molding line up with the alignment marks (C).

Windows & Glass - Service Information

  1. Set the windshield (A) in the opening, and center it. Make the alignment marks (B) across the windshield and the body with a grease pencil at the four points shown.

    NOTE :

    • Be careful not to touch the windshield where the adhesive will be applied.
    • Make sure the upper clips (C) contact with the edge of the body holes.
  2. Remove the windshield.

Windows & Glass - Service Information

  1. Apply a light coat of glass primer to the windshield (A) along the edge of the windshield upper molding (B), the side moldings (C) as shown, then lightly wipe it off with gauze or cheesecloth.

    NOTE :

    • Apply the glass primer to corner areas of the windshield using the printed dots (D) on the windshield as a guide.
    • Apply glass primer to the molding.
    • Do not apply body primer to the windshield, and do not mix up the body and glass primer applicators.
    • Never touch the primed surfaces with your hands. If you do, the adhesive may not bond to the windshield properly, causing a leak after the windshield is installed.
    • Keep water, dust, and abrasive materials away from primed surfaces.
  2. Carefully apply a light coat of body primer to any exposed paint or metal around the flange where new adhesive will be applied. Let the primer dry for at least 10 minutes.

    NOTE :

    • Do not apply the glass primer to the body.
    • Do not apply body primer to any remaining original adhesive on the flange.
    • Cover on the dashboard before applying the body primer.
    • Be careful not to mix up the body and glass primer applicators.
    • Never touch the primed surfaces with your hands.

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  1. Cut a "V" in the end of the nozzle (A) on the adhesive cartridge as shown.

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  1. Put the cartridge in a caulking gun, and run a continuous bead of adhesive (A) on the windshield (B) along the edge of the windshield upper molding (C) and the side moldings (D) as shown.

    NOTE :

    • Apply the adhesive within 30 minutes after applying the glass primer.
    • Apply the adhesive to the using the printed dots (E) on the windshield as a guide.
    • Make a slightly thicker bead at each corner.
  2. Hold the windshield with suction cups over the opening, align it with the alignment marks made in step 6, and set it down on the adhesive. Lightly push on the windshield until its edges are fully seated on the adhesive all the way around. Carefully remove the suction cups.

    NOTE : Do not open or close any of the doors for about an hour until the adhesive is dry

  3. Remove the excess adhesive with a putty knife or a shop towel dampened with isopropyl alcohol
  4. Wait at least an hour for the adhesive to dry, then spray water over the windshield and check for leaks. Mark the leaking areas, let the windshield dry, then seal with sealant: Let the vehicle stand for at least 4 hours after windshield installation. If the vehicle has to be used within the first 4 hours, it must be driven slowly.
  5. Advise the customer not to do the following things for 2 to 3 days:
    • Do not slam the doors with all the windows rolled up.
    • Do not twist the body excessively (such as when going in and out of driveways at an angle or driving over rough, uneven roads).

2. Cowl Cover - Install

3. Front Area of the Headliner - Install

4. Both A-Pillar Trims - Install - Refer to: Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Door Areas, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Tailgate Areas, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Rear Side Area, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Cargo Areas, or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Pillar Areas (With Side Curtain Airbag), or Interior Trim Removal and Installation - Pillar Areas (Without Side Curtain Airbag)

5. Multipurpose Camera Unit - Install (For Some Models)

6. Rearview Mirror - Install

7. Water Leaks - Check

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