Roof Molding Replacement

NOTE:
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Take care not to damage the windshield.
  • Do not use any metallic tools to remove the roof molding, or you may chip the edge of the windshield and some cracks in the windshield will occur.
  • When prying component, use the handy remover set or equivalent.
  • Take care not to bend the roof molding.

Molding Replacement


1.Remove the cowl cover.

2.Detach the bottom clip (A) at the lower corner of the windshield.

 

3.Remove the windshield portion of the roof molding (A).

-1 Carefully insert a plastic spatula (B) in under the molding next to the lower clip (C).
-2 While pulling the clip portion of the molding up by hand, push hooks (D) to release the clip from the retainer (E). Do not try to pry up the clip if it is hard to release from the retainer.
-3 Gradually work your way up to release each of the clips (F, G).

 

4.Pull up the middle portion of the roof molding (A) to release it from the retainers (B).

 

5.Pull up and release the rear end of the roof molding (A) from the pin (B), then remove the roof molding.

 

6.Install the molding in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Make sure the roof molding is installed securely.
  • Check for damaged or stress-whitened clips, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.

Retainer Replacement


1.While prying the middle hook (A) with a flat-tip screwdriver, slide the upper retainers (B ,C) upward to release them from the T-studs (D) on the front pillar and roof drip portion. Take care not to scratch the body.

 

 

2.Install the retainers in the reverse order of removal.