Honda CR-V: Side Windshield Trim Replacement

Honda CR-V (2006–2011) Service Manual / Body / Exterior Trim / Side Windshield Trim Replacement

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

NOTE:

Molding Replacement

1. Using a trim tool, pry up on the front lid (A) of the front roof side trim to detach the hook (B), and remove the nut.

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

  1. Carefully insert a plastic trim tool (B) under the molding next to the clip (C).
  2. While pulling the clip portion of the molding up by hand, push each of the six or eight small hooks (D) in the numbered sequence shown to release the clip from the retainer (E).

    Do not try to pry up the clip even if it is hard to release from the retainer.

  3. Gradually work your way up to release each of the upper clips (F, G, H).

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

Retainer Replacement

1. Carefully scrape off the adhesive tape (A) under the retainers (B, C) while heating it with a heat gun.

NOTE:

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

3. Install the upper retainers (A) and the lower retainers (B).

  1. Peel the adhesive backing away from the upper and lower retainers.
  2. Line up the retainers with the alignment marks (C) on the body, and attach the retainers with adhesive tape (D) (3M 9259, or equivalent).
  3. Apply epoxy two-part adhesive (E) around the edge of the retainers as shown.

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Front Roof Side Trim Replacement

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

NOTE:

1. Using a trim tool, pry up on the front lid (A) of the front roof side trim to detach the hook (B), and remove the nut.

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2. Using a trim tool, pry up on the middle lid (A) of the front roof side trim (B) to detach the hooks (C), and remove the nut.

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3. Using a trim tool, pry up on the rear lid (A) of the rear roof side trim (B) to detach the hooks (C), and remove the bolt.

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4. Pull up on the rear end of the front roof side trim (A), and remove the trim by pulling it rearward. Take care not to scratch the rear trim and/or body.

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5. Install the trim in the reverse order of removal.

Rear Roof Side Trim Replacement

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

NOTE:

1. Remove the front roof side trim.

2. Using a trim tool, pry up on the rear lid (A) of the rear roof side trim (B) to detach the hooks (C), and remove the nut.

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3. Pull up the rear roof side trim (A) and remove it.

Take care not to scratch the body.

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4. Install the trim in the reverse order of removal.

Upper Tailgate Trim Replacement

NOTE:

1. Using a trim tool, detach the clip, then release the grommet (A) from the tailgate (B), and remove the tailgate upper trim (C).

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2. Install the trim in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Front Bumper Side Trim Replacement

NOTE:

1. Remove the screws (A) and clip (B) securing the front bumper side trim (C).

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2. Pull out the front inner fender as needed. Take care not to bend the front inner fender excessively. Then push out the clips and remove the front bumper side trim.

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3. Install the trim in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Side Sill Panel Replacement

NOTE: Take care not to scratch the body.

1. Remove these items:

2. Remove the side sill panel (A).

  1. Remove the screw (B) and the clips (C).
  2. Remove the screws (D), and pull the inner fender (E) back as necessary.
  3. Slide the side sill panel forward and remove it. The side clips (F) will stay in the body.

NOTE: To remove the clip C, pry the inner pin up at the edge near the line (G) on its head.

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3. Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.

4. Install the side clips on the side sill panel.

5. Hold the panel up, and fit all the side clips into the holes in the body, then push on the panel until the side clips snap into place.

6. Reinstall the front wheel arch protector and the rear wheel arch protector.

Rear License Trim Replacement

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

NOTE:

1. Remove the tailgate lower trim panel.

2. From inside the tailgate, remove the bolt (A) and nuts (B) securing the rear license trim (C).

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3. Pull out the rear license trim to release the clips (D), then remove the rear license trim from the tailgate.

4. Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.

5. Remove the grommets (E) from the tailgate, then insert the grommets into the clips on the rear license trim.

6. Hold the trim up, and fit all the clips into the holes in the tailgate, then push on the trim until the clips snap into place.

7. Reinstall the bolts and nuts, then reinstall the rear license trim.

Tailgate Lower Trim Replacement

NOTE:

1. Remove the tailgate lower trim panel.

2. Remove the bolts (A) and nuts (B) securing the tailgate lower trim (C).

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3. Pull out along the upper and lower edges on the tailgate lower trim (A) to release the clips, then remove the tailgate lower trim from the tailgate.

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4. Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.

5. Remove the grommets (B) from the tailgate, then insert the grommets into the clips on the tailgate lower trim.

6. Hold the trim up, and fit all the clips into the holes in the tailgate, then push on the trim until the clips snap into place.

7. Reinstall the bolts and nuts, then reinstall the tailgate lower trim panel.

Emblem/Sticker Replacement

NOTE: When removing the emblem/sticker, take care not to scratch the body.

1. To remove the front "H" emblem, remove the front upper grille.

2. To remove the rear "H" emblem, remove the rear license trim.

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

4. Apply the emblems/sticker where shown. When installing the ULEV sticker on the inside surface of the left quarter glass, align the sticker with the edge of the black ceramic as shown, then press the sticker into place, and remove the application tape.

5. After installing the front "H" emblem, reinstall the front upper grille.

6. After installing the rear "H" emblem, reinstall the rear license trim.

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