Kia Forte: Replacement - Rear Window Glass - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Forte TD 2014-2018 Service ManualKia Forte: Replacement

Second generation YD (2014-2018) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2018 Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Rear Window Glass / Replacement

(4Door, 2Door)
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
When replacing a broken rear window glass, a commercially available rear window glass cutter can be efficiently used for cutting adhesive. For details, follow the instructions of the tool manufacturer.
Use seat covers to avoid damaging any surfaces.
Remove the roof garnish.
(Refer to Body Side Moulding - "Roof Garnish")
Remove the rear package tray trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Rear Package Tray Trim")
Disconnect the rear window glass defogger connector and roof antena connector.
Spread the WD-40 on the side of rear window glass.
Cut out the adhesive using a cutter (A).
Please use a cutter with a blade length between 8-12 inches.

Cut off the sealant on the edge (B) while pulling the piano wire (A) left and right.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
Heat may occur when working on the wires. Be careful not to burn your hands.
Be careful not to disconnect the piano wire.

If a piano wire is visible inside the chassis, pull the piano wire (A) line inside.

Cut off the sealant on (A-A), (B-B), (C-C), while pulling a piano wire (A) left and right.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
Heat may occur when working on the wires. Be careful not to burn your hands.
Be careful not to disconnect the piano wire.

Remove the rear window glass (A).
When removing and installing the rear window glass, an assistant is necessary.

With a knife, scrape the old adhesive smooth to a thickness of about 2mm (0.08 in.) on the bonding surface around the entire rear window glass opening flange:
Do not scrape down to the painted surface of the body; damaged paint will interfere with proper bonding.
Remove the rubber dam and fastereners from the body.
Mask off surrounding surfaces before painting.

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

With a sponge, apply a light coat of body primer to the original adhesive remaining around the rear window glass opening flange. Let the body primer dry for at least 10 minutes.
Do not apply glass primer to the body, and be careful not to mix up glass and body primer sponges.
Never touch the primed surfaces with your hands.
Mask off the dashboard before painting the flange.

Apply a light coat of glass primer to the outside of the fasteners.
Never touch the primed surface with your hand. If you do, the adhesive may not bond to the glass properly, causing a leak after the tailgate glass is installed.
Do not apply body primer to the glass.
Keep water, dust, and abrasive materials away from the primer.

Peel off the tape from the rear window glass moulding (A) and install the moulding on the rear window glass (B).

Pack adhesive into the cartridge without air pockets to ensure continuous delivery. Put the cartridge in a caulking gun, and run a bead of sealant (B) around the edge of the rear window glass (A) as shown. Apply the adhesive within 30 minutes after applying the glass primer. Make a slightly thicker bead at each corner.

Sealant Bead width
Height : 12 mm (0.4724 in.)
Width : 8 mm (0.3150 in.)

Use suction cups (A) to hold the rear window glass (B) over the opening, align it with the alignment marks (C) made in step 15, 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. Do not open or close the doors until the adhesive is dry.
When installing the rear window glass (B), set the rear glass service hole (D) to the frame exactly.

Let the adhesive dry for at least 3-4 hour, then spray water over the glass and check for leaks.
Do not spray to adhesive area directly. Spray water over the glass and then spill water around the glass.
Areas may leak. Let the glass dry, then seal with adhesive.
Let the vehicle stand for at least four hours after glass installation. If the vehicle has to be used within the first eight, it must be driven slowly.
Keep the glass dry for the first hour after installation.
Please have the driver use caution and not drive vehicle along an uneven dirt road or drive violently.
Install the rear window glass defogger connector.
Install the rear package tray trim.
Install the roof garnish.
(4Door, 2Door) 1. Rear window glass 2. Rear window glass moulding ...

Quarter Fixed Glass

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