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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Rear Window Replacement

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools

Removal Procedure

    Warning:

    If a window is cracked but still intact, crisscross the window with masking tape in order to reduce the risk of damage or personal injury.

    Note:

    Before cutting out a stationary window, apply a double layer of masking tape around the perimeter of the painted surfaces and inner trim.

  1. Open the rear compartment lid.

  2. Disconnect the rear window defogger electrical connectors.
  3. Disconnect the OnStar?® antenna, if equipped.
  4. Disconnect the rear window radio antenna connector.
  5. Warning:

    If broken glass falls into the defroster outlets, it can be blown into the passenger compartment and cause personal injury.

  6. Cover to protect the following parts from broken glass:
  • Upper dash pad
  • Defroster outlets and A/C outlets
  • Seats and carpeting

Note:

Keep the cutting edge of the appropriate tool against the window. There are window locating pins, one in each upper corner of the window. Use care Not to remove or cut them off when removing the window. If the window locator pins are cut, it will be necessary to tape the window in place.

  • This will allow the auto-adhesive to be separated from the window.
  • Remove the rear window reveal molding. Refer to Rear Window Reveal Molding Replacement.
    • Leave a base of urethane on the pinchweld flange.
    • The only suitable lubrication is clear water.
    • The only suitable lubrication is clear water.
    • BO-24402-A Glass Sealant Remover (Cold Knife).
    • BO-39032 Stationary Glass Removal Tool.


  • Use the appropriate tool to remove the bottom of the window from the auto-adhesive. Keep the cutting edge of the tool against the window. Do this from inside the vehicle.

  • With an assistant, remove the window?€‰(2) from the vehicle. Check that the retainers?€‰(1) are still attached to the window before installing.
  • Installation Procedure
    1. Install the rear window into the opening. Refer to Adhesive Installation of Rear Windows.
    2. Connect the rear window defogger electrical connectors.
    3. Install the rear window radio antenna connector.
    4. Connect the OnStar?® antenna, if equipped.

      Check the radio and OnStar?® system to verify reception.

    5. Close the rear compartment lid.
    6. Remove the double layer of masking tape around the perimeter of the painted surfaces and the interior trim.
    Rear Window Panel Trim Replacement
    Rear Window Panel Trim Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove the body lock pillar upper trim panel. Refe ...

    Rear Window Reveal Molding Replacement
    Rear Window Reveal Molding Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove the rear window to replace the reve ...

    Other materials:

    Front Side Door Upper Front Trim Panel Replacement
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    Rear Brake Backing Plate Replacement
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    Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
    Warning: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could begin to move. You or others could be injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of the vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. ...

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