Kia Optima: Body (Interior and Exterior) / Rear Window Glass

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Rear Window Glass

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Rear window glass
2. Rear window glass molding

Repair procedures
Removal
  

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

  

Be careful not to damage the paintwork.

1.

Remove the roof side molding.

(Refer to Body side molding - "Roof Side Molding")

2.

Remove the rear package tray trim.

(Refer to Trunk Trim - "Rear Package Tray Trim")

3.

Using a cutting knife, remove the rear window glass molding (A).

4.

Separate the hot wire connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

5.

Spread WD-40 on the outer edges of rear window glass.

6.

Cut off the sealant on the edge (B) while pulling the piano wire (A) to the 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.

7.

Put in a piano wire (A) through the corner of the windshield glass and insert wire grips into both ends of the wire.

8.

Cut off the sealant on (A-A), (B-B), (C-C), while pulling a piano wire (A) to the 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.

9.

Carefully remove the rear window glass (A).

Installation
  

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

1.

Using a cutting knife (A), remove the remaining sealant (B) on the body panel.

2.

Using a cutting knife (A), remove the remaining sealant (B) on the rear window glass.

3.

Apply a body primer to the edge of the body panel.

  

Be careful not to touch the surface covered with the primer because touching it may lead to water leaks after installing the windshield glass.

Do not apply the body primer to the glass.

Remove any foreign materials from the primer-covered surface.

4.

Apply the glass primer to the outer edge of rear window glass.

  

Do not apply the body primer to the glass.

Remove any foreign materials from the primer-covered surface.

5.

Install the rear window glass molding (A).

6.

Using a sealant gun, apply the sealant (B) to the edge of rear window glass (A).

7.

Using the glass holder (A), adjust the rear window glass (B) to fit the alignment marks (C) on the body and lightly push the windshield glass to make the edges fully seated on the bonding surface of body

  

When installing the rear window glass (B), be sure to fit the protruding part (D) on the reverse side of the glass into the groove on the body frame.

8.

Conduct a leak testing.

  

Do not directly spray the high-pressure water to the joint area.

If driving the car is inevitable, drive at a low speed for at least 8 hours.

Advise the driver to avoid aggressive driving or driving on rough roads for 2-3 days after installing the rear window glass.

9.

If a leak occurs, apply the sealant to the area where the leak occurs.

10.

Install the hot wire connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

11.

Install the roof side molding.

(Refer to Body side molding - "Roof Side Molding")

12.

Install the rear package tray trim.

(Refer to Trunk Trim - "Rear Package Tray Trim")

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