Honda CR-V: Quarter Glass Replacement

Honda CR-V (2006–2011) Service Manual / Body / Glass / Quarter Glass Replacement


1. Remove the quarter pillar glass trim.

2. Remove the front seal (A) from the front edge of the quarter glass (B). If necessary, cut the seal with a utility knife.

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3. If the old quarter glass (A) is to be reinstalled, make alignment marks (B) across the glass and body with a grease pencil over the quarter glass molding (C).

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4. Apply protective tape along the inside and outside edges of the body. From pillar side the vehicle, use a knife (A) to cut the front clips (B) of the quarter glass molding (C).

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5. Using an awl, make a hole through the adhesive from inside the vehicle at the front corner portion of the quarter glass. Push a piece of piano wire through the hole, and wrap each end around a piece of wood.

6. 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 quarter glass (B) as possible to prevent damage to the body, and carefully cut through the adhesive (C) in the straight areas and front corner, but not the rear corner.

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Cutting portions

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7. From inside the vehicle, use a knife (A) to cut rear clip (B) of the quarter glass molding, then cut through the adhesive (C) of quarter glass rear corner.

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8. Carefully remove the quarter glass and quarter glass molding. Replace the molding with a new one.

9. With a putty knife, scrape the old adhesive smooth to a thickness of about 2 mm (0.08 in.) on the bonding surface around the entire quarter glass opening flange:

10. Clean the body bonding surface with a sponge dampened in isopropyl alcohol. After cleaning, keep oil, grease, and water from getting on the surface.

11. If the old quarter glass is to be reinstalled, use a putty knife to scrape off all of the old adhesive and clips from the quarter glass. Clean the inside face and the edge of the quarter glass with isopropyl alcohol where new adhesive is to be applied. Make sure the bonding surface is kept free of water, oil, and grease.

12. Attach the front seal (A), lower clip (B), and upper clip (C) with adhesive tapes to the inside face of the quarter glass (D) as shown. Before installing the front seal, apply primer to the inside face of the quarter glass.

Clips adhesive tape:

Thickness 1.2 mm (0.047 in.)
Width 15 mm (0.59 in.)

Front seal adhesive tape:

Thickness 0.8 mm (0.03 in.)
Width 6 mm (0.24 in.)

: Apply glass primer here.

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13. Set the quarter glass (A) in the opening, and make alignment marks (B) across the quarter glass and body with a grease pencil at the three points shown.

Make sure both clips (C) contact with the edge of the body holes. Be careful not to touch the glass where adhesive will be applied.

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14. Remove the quarter glass.

15. Install the quarter glass molding (A).

  1. Hold the molding up on the glass, and fit the hooks (B) of the molding to the edge of the glass rear corner first.
  2. From the rear corner to the front, hook the lower clips (C) and upper clips (D) of the molding to along the edges of the glass.
  3. Push the molding into place securely.


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16. With a sponge, apply a light coat of glass primer along the edge of the quarter glass (A) and front seal (B) as shown, then lightly wipe it off with gauze or cheesecloth:

: Apply glass primer here.

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17. With a sponge, apply a light coat of body primer to the original adhesive remaining around the quarter glass opening flange. Let the body primer dry for at least 10 minutes:

: Apply glass primer here.

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

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19. Put the cartridge in a caulking gun, and run a bead of adhesive (A) around the edge of the quarter glass (B) and along the front seal (C) as shown.

With the printed dots on the quarter glass as a guide, apply the adhesive to the rear corner, upper corner and lower corner portions of the quarter glass. Apply the adhesive within 30 minutes after applying the glass primer. Make a slightly thicker bead at each corner.

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20. Use suction cups (A) to hold the quarter glass (B) over the opening, align it with the clips (C) and alignment marks (D) you made in step 13, and set it down on the adhesive. Lightly push on the quarter glass until its edges are fully seated on the adhesive all the way around.

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

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21. Scrape or wipe the excess adhesive off with a putty knife or towel. To remove adhesive from a painted surface or the quarter glass, use a soft shop towel dampened with isopropyl alcohol.

22. After the adhesive has dried, spray water over the quarter glass and check for leaks. Mark the leaking areas, let the quarter glass dry, then seal with sealant. Let the vehicle stand for at least 4 hours after quarter glass installation. If the vehicle has to be used within the first 4 hours, it must be driven slowly.

23. Reinstall all remaining removed parts.

NOTE: Advise the customer not to do the following things for 2 to 3 days:




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