Trying to swap out the 3rd row seat window on the driver side how do I remove it? It's not a window on the doors or the hatch its the back side window
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 AT 2:38 PM
That window is held in by the rubber molding that is around it. To remove it isn't easy and often times breaks the glass. You will need what is called a piano wire (think strong wire) and a lot of silicon spray. Using your fingers, pull the rubber weather molding away from the glass and spray it with silicon spray so it is very slippery. Force the piano wire around the molding to the inside of the vehicle and slowly work it back and forth spraying silicon as needed to separate the molding and glass from the vehicle.
NOTE: It is easy to break the glass, so be careful.
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 AT 7:21 PM
Raywhit765 did you ever get it figured out. I need to do the same
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 AT 11:10 AM
If you are replacing the glass because it is damaged it is easier and sometimes cheaper to have a glass shop do it, That is because by the time you buy the sealer and new glass you have spent more than what they will charge, and it comes with a warranty.
However if you want to DIY it, You need to remove the inner 1/4 panel trim and pull the headliner down a bit. You will see nuts all around the glass. Remove all of those. Now you need to use a SHARP knife to cut the sealer strip all the way around the glass, then remove the window.
Now CAREFULLY remove the remaining sealer from around the opening. Don't damage the paint or you will have a place for rust and leaks to start. Once clean you apply a 1/4" bead of butyl seal tape around the glass making sure you go around each stud. Now line up and set the glass into the opening. Install the nuts and tighten to 40 INCH pounds. Reinstall the inner trim.