Kia Optima: Body (Interior and Exterior) / Windshield Glass

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

Components and components location
Components

1. Windshield glass
2. Windshield glass upper molding

Repair procedures
Removal
  

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

  

Be careful not to damage the paintwork.

  

Refer to the relevant system manual for component removal of room mirrors, rain sensors, multi-cameras, and antennas attached to the windshield glass.

If the glass is changed or the position of the camera bracket is changed, adjust the camera.

1.

Remove the inside rear view mirror assembly.

(Refer to Mirror - "Inside Rear View Mirror")

2.

Remove the front pillar trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Front Fillar Trim")

3.

Remove the cowl top cover.

(Refer to "Cowl Top Cover")

4.

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.

5.

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

6.

Cut off the sealant on (A-A), (B-B) while pulling a piano wire (A) left and right.

  

Put on gloves to protect your hands.

Be careful not to burn your hands as excessive heat may be generated when working on wires.

Be careful not to break the piano wire.

7.

Cut off the sealant between A-A using a cutter knife (A).

  

Use the cutter with a 20 to 30 cm-long blade.

  

When cutting the sealant between A-A, be careful not to damage the crash pad.

Be careful not to damage the body painting surface.

8.

Remove the windshield glass (B) carefully using the glass holder (A).

Installtion
  

When replacing the windshield glass fitted with the front camera, be sure to replace it with the replacement windshield glass fitted with the coupler.

If attaching the coupler on the windshield glass without coupler, the front camera may not work properly.

1.

Using a knife, scrape the remaining sealant around the body panel leaving about 2mm-thick sealant (0.0079 in.) on the bonding surface. If installing a new windshield glass, make alignment marks on the windshield glass and the body.

  

Be careful not to damage the paintwork.

  

If the paintwork is damaged, apply a repair paint or an antiseptic.

2.

Clean the edges of the body panel and the windscreen 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 windshield glass.

  

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.

Apply the sealant within 5 minutes of applying the primer.

5.

Apply a bead of sealant (B) around the windshield glass (A).

6.

Using the glass holder (A), adjust the windshield glass (B) fit stopper to stopper hole (C) on the body and lightly push the windshield glass to make the edges fully seated on the bonding surface of body.

7.

Install the front pillar trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Front Pillar Trim")

8.

Install the cowl top cover.

(Refer to "Cowl Top Cover")

9.

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 windshield glass.

10.

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

11.

Install the inside rear view mirror assembly.

(Refer to Mirror - "Inside Rear View Mirror")

  

Refer to the relevant system manual for component install of room mirrors, rain sensors, multi-cameras, and antennas attached to the windshield glass.

If the glass is changed or the position of the camera bracket is changed, adjust the camera.

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