Honda CR-V: Windshield Replacement

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

NOTE:

1. Remove these items:

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

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

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4. Pull down the front portion of the headliner. Take care not to bend the headliner excessively, or you may crease or break it.

5. Apply protective tape along the edge of the dashboard and body. Using an awl, make a hole through the rubber dam, adhesive, and dashboard seal 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.

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 windshield (B) as possible to prevent damage to the body and dashboard.

Carefully cut through the rubber dam and adhesive (C) around the entire windshield.

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Cutting portions

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7. Carefully remove the windshield.

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

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

10. If the old windshield is to be reinstalled, use a putty knife to scrape off all of the old adhesive, the fasteners and the rubber dam from the windshield.

Clean the inside face and the edge of the windshield with isopropyl alcohol where new adhesive is to be applied. Make sure the bonding surface is kept free of water, oil, and grease.

11. Attach the side rubber dam (A), upper rubber dam (B), and clips (C) with adhesive tapes to the inside face of the windshield (D) as shown:

Rubber dams adhesive tape:

Thickness 0.16 mm (0.006 in.)
Width 3.5 mm (0.14 in.)

Clips adhesive tape:

Thickness 0.4 mm (0.02 in.)
Width 13 mm (0.51 in.)

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12. Attach the molding (A) with adhesive tape to the upper edge of the windshield (B). Be careful not to touch the windshield where adhesive will be applied.

Adhesive tape: Thickness 0.8 mm (0.03 in.)
Width 4 mm (0.16 in.)

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13. Attach the molding upper seal (A) with adhesive tape to the inside surface of the molding (B) as shown.

: Apply primer here.

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14. Set the windshield (A) in the opening, and center it.

Make alignment marks (B) across the windshield and body with a grease pencil at the four points shown. Make sure both clips (C) contact with the edge of the body holes. Be careful not to touch the windshield where adhesive will be applied.

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15. Remove the windshield.

16. With a sponge, apply a light coat of glass primer around the edge of the windshield (A) between the rubber dams (B, C) and molding (D) 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 windshield opening flange. Let the body primer dry for at least 10 minutes:

: Apply body primer to any exposed paint as shown.

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18. Cut a "V" in the end of the nozzle (A) on the adhesive cartridge 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 windshield (B) between the rubber dams (C) and molding (D) as shown. 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 to hold the windshield over the opening, align it with the alignment marks made in step 14, and set it down on the adhesive. Lightly push on the windshield until its edges are fully seated on the adhesive all the way around.

NOTE: Do not open or close the doors until the adhesive is dry.

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

22. After the adhesive has dried, then spray water over the windshield and check for leaks. Mark leaking areas, and let the windshield dry, then seal with sealant:

23. Reinstall all remaining removed parts. Install the rearview mirror after the adhesive has dried thoroughly. Advise the customer not to do the following things for 2 to 3 days:

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