Door Channel Tape Replacement Process


  • This procedure is a general description of the door channel tape replacement process. For details about installation, door outer channel tape (see page 20-15).
  • Keep dust away from the working area.
  • When working at lower temperatures, heat the door channel and door channel tape with a hair dryer.

Door channel: about 15°C (59°F).

Door channel tape: about 30°C (86°F).

  • When heating the door channel tape, heat it evenly and gradually to prevent deformation.
  • When pressing the door channel tape, slowly press it from the corner to prevent air bubbles and wrinkles.
  • If there are air bubbles (A) in the door channel tape (B), prick them with a pin (C), then release the air with your finger or a plastic squeegee.
  • If the air bubble is more than 10 mm (0.4 in.) in diameter, peel up the door channel tape, then reapply it.

  1. The following tools are required to replace the door channel tape:
  • Plastic squeegee
  • Alcohol
  • Sponge or Shop towel
  • Hair dryer
  • Pin

  1. Remove these items:

Door outer channel tape replacement

  • Power mirror (see page 20-16)
  • Door glass outer weatherstrip (see page 20-11)
  • Glass run channel, as necessary (see page 20-2)
  • Sash trim (see page 20-11)
  • Upper seal (see page 20-12)
  1. Slowly peel up the old door channel tape while heating it with a hair dryer.
  2. Clean the door channel bonding surface with a sponge dampened in alcohol. After cleaning, keep oil, grease and water from getting on the surface.
  3. Attach the door channel tape:
  1. Peel the edge of the adhesive backing from the channel tape.
  2. Fit the door channel tape to the door channel.
  3. Apply the door channel tape to the door channel while peeling the adhesive backing from it a little at a time. Check that the channel tape is parallel with the door channel.
  4. Push firmly on the door channel tape with a plastic squeegee (felt side).

    NOTE: To prevent air bubbles, slowly press the door channel tape around the door frame corner.

  1. As necessary, repeat the preceding steps.
  2. Reinstall all remaining removed parts.
  3. Check that the body colour on the door channel is covered by the door channel tape.
  4. Check for water leaks, refer to '01 CIVIC Shop Manual, P/N 62S5A00 on this CD (see step 7 on page 20-25).