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Old 01-13-2021, 03:52 PM   #1
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Windshield Top Molding Replacement

Before I go messing with it, can anyone please advise how it is replaced?


The rubber strip at the top of the windshield. Not the windshield seal.


What holds it in place?


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Old 01-13-2021, 04:12 PM   #2
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It just snaps in
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:14 PM   #3
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I think I'm going to have to take it off then, because I can't get it to completely seat on the left side extreme end. There's a gap at the top for about 6-8 inches and I've tried using my hand, a rubber mallet, etc. and it doesn't want to seat all the way, for some reason.


Do you know if I have to remove the A-pillar trim pieces that the molding slips under? (and how do they come off)


Any tips or experience actually working with this molding much appreciated!
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Old 01-13-2021, 08:46 PM   #4
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On mine.....remove the side pillar trim panel (4 screws), the top rubber trim just snaps in a plastic channel that is glued??? in to the WS metal frame. the channel does not extend all the way to the sides, a few inches shy. And then 1 screw (behind the side pillar panels) to hold the top trim seal ends in location. If the plastic U channel becomes unfastened, the rubber seal wont stay snug against WS. I filled the gap behind the seal with an urethane window adhesive purchased from my local autoglass shop, and reinstalled the seal for a watertight seal. That also kept the seal in place as the plastic channel on mine was loose in a couple of spots, and no way to reattach.
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