Glass

Windshield Replacement

20-18  

NOTE:
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Wear eye protection when removing the glass with piano wire.
  • Use seat covers to avoid damaging the seats.
  1. Pull up the side trim (A) to release the clips (B and C) from the retainers (D), then remove the trim from each side of the windshield.

  1. Remove these items:
    • Windshield wiper arms, refer to the '01 CIVIC Shop Manual, P/N 62S5A00 on this CD (see page 22-179).
    • Cowl covers, refer to the '01 CIVIC Shop Manual, P/N 62S5A00 on this CD (see page 20-114).

  1. Remove the moulding (A) from the upper edge of the windshield (B). If necessary, cut the moulding with a utility knife.

  1. If the old windshield is to be reinstalled, make alignment marks across the glass and body with a grease pencil.
  2. Pull down the front portion of the headliner (see page 20-37). Take care not to bend the headliner excessively, or you may crease or break it.
  3. Apply protective tape along the edge of the dashboard and body. Using an awl, make a hole through the rubber dam and adhesive from inside the vehicle at the corner portion of the windshield. Push a piece of piano wire through the hole and wrap each end around a piece of wood.