Pre-removal and post-installation operation
  • Front deck garnish removal and installation (Refer to GROUP 51 - Windshield Wiper .)
  • Roof drip moulding removal and installation (Refer to GROUP 51 - Moulding .)
  • Front pillar trim removal and installation (Refer to GROUP 52A - Interior Trim .)
  • Inside rear view mirror assembly removal and installation (Refer to GROUP 52A - Inside Rear View Mirror .)
  • Lighting control sensor removal and installation <Vehicles with lighting control sensor> (Refer to GROUP 54A - Lighting Control Sensor .)
  • LDW-ECU bracket removal and installation <Vehicles with LEW> (Refer to GROUP 54A - LEW-ECU .)

Removal steps
Windshield glass

Windshield side moulding

Windshield upper moulding

Glass stopper

Windshield spacer



1.In order to protect the body (paint surface), apply a cloth tape to the body area along the windshield glass opening.

2.When separating adhesive using a piano wire
(1) Use a knife to cut away the moulding.
(2) Use a sharp-point drill to make a hole in the windshield adhesive.
(3) Pass the piano wire from the inside of the vehicle through the hole.
caution Do not let the piano wire touch the edge of the windshield glass.
Pull the piano wire alternately from the inside and outside along the windshield glass to cut away the adhesive.

3.When cutting away adhesive using a windshield knife
(1) Using glass adhesive knife
caution If you lever the glass adhesive knife, the windshield glass may be damaged.
Holding the tip of the glass adhesive knife and the windshield glass edge at right angles, align the blade of the glass adhesive knife with the windshield glass surface and edge, and pull the blade parallel to the edge to cut away the adhesive.

4.Make mating marks on the windshield glass and body, and use the special tool window glass holder (MB990480) to remove the windshield glass.

  • Be careful not to cut away more adhesive than is necessary.
  • Be careful also not to damage the paintwork on the body surface with the knife. If the paintwork is damaged, repair the damaged area with repair paint or anti-rust agent.
Use a knife to cut away the remaining adhesive so that the thickness is within 2 mm around the entire circumference of the body flange.
6.Finish the flange surfaces so that they are smooth.
7.If the windshield glass is reused, scrape away all traces of old adhesive, the glass stopper, and the windshield spacer.



caution Before the next operation, leave the decreased parts for 3 minutes or more to dry. Do not touch the coated surface.
Use parts cleaner (MZ100387 or equivalent) to degrease the inside circumference of the windshield glass and the body flanges.

Position the windshield spacer, ensuring that there are no bends or looseness inside the windshield glass.
3.Secure the glass stoppers to the specified positions on the windshield glass.


1.Install the windshield moulding to the windshield glass.
2.To replace the windshield glass, temporarily set the windshield glass against the body, and place mating marks on the body and windshield glass.
  • The primer strengthens the adhesive, so be sure to apply it. However, too thick application will weaken the adhesive.
  • Do not touch the coated surface.
  • Do not apply the primer on the remaining adhesive. The adhesive strength may be weakened.
Soak a sponge in the primer, and apply evenly to the windshield glass and the body in the specified places.
4.After applying the primer, let it dry for 3 minutes or more.

5.Fill a sealant gun with adhesive. Then apply the adhesive evenly around the windshield glass within 30 minutes after the primer application.
note Cut the tip of the sealant gun nozzle into a V-shape to simplify adhesive application.
6.After applying the adhesive, align the mating marks on the windshield glass and the body, and then press the windshield glass gently to seat it.
7.Use spatula or the like to remove any excessive adhesive. Then clean the surface with parts cleaner (MZ100387 or equivalent). Leave the vehicle stationary until the adhesive sets (Refer to Window Glass Installation ).
  • Move the vehicle carefully.
  • When testing for water leakage, do not pinch the end of the hose to spray the water.
Wait 30 minutes or more, and then test for water leakage.


1.Use your hands or a plastic spatula to remove the inspection emblem.
2.Remove the remaining adhesive using diluted mild detergent for home use or inorganic solution (alcohol).
3.Attach the new inspection emblem to the specified position.