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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Windshield Replacement

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure
  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove the windshield wiper arms. Refer to Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement.
  3. Remove the air inlet grille. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement.
  4. Remove the inside rearview mirror. Refer to Inside Rearview Mirror Replacement.
  5. Remove the interior windshield garnish moldings. Refer to Windshield Side Garnish Molding Replacement.
  6. Warning:

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

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

Warning:

Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning.

Note:

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

  • Using the appropriate tool, carefully cut the windshield reveal molding?€‰(1) in order to access the auto-adhesive bead. Refer to Windshield Upper Reveal Molding Replacement.


  • 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.
    • Leave a base of auto-adhesive on the pinchweld flange.
    • The only suitable lubrication is clean water.
    • Use BO-24402-A Glass Sealant Remover (Cold Knife).
    • BO-39032 Stationary Glass Removal Tool, or equivalent in order to remove the window.


  • Use the appropraite 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 windshield into the opening. Refer to Adhesive Installation of Windshields.
    2. Install the rearview mirror. Refer to Inside Rearview Mirror Replacement.
    3. Install the interior windshield garnish moldings. Refer to Windshield Side Garnish Molding Replacement.
    4. Install the air inlet grille. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement.
    5. Install the windshield wipers arms. Refer to Windshield Wiper Arm Replacement.
    6. Remove the double layer of masking tape around the perimeter of the painted surfaces and the interior trim.
    7. Close the hood.
    Windshield Outside Moisture Sensor Cover Replacement
    Windshield Outside Moisture Sensor Cover Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Windshield Outside Moisture Sensor Cover ...

    Windshield Side Garnish Molding Replacement
    Windshield Side Garnish Molding Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Disable the SIR system, if equipped. ...

    Other materials:

    Charging System Light
    This light will come on briefly when the ignition is turned on, and the engine is not running, as a check to show it is working. It should go out when the engine is started. If it stays on, or comes on while driving, there may be a problem with the electrical charging system. Have it checked ...

    Driver Information Center (DIC)
    The DIC displays information about your vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. See Vehicle Messages. All messages appear in the DIC display in the instrument cluster. DIC Operation and Displays The DIC has different displays which can be accessed b ...

    Radiator Inlet Hose Replacement (LUV)
    Radiator Inlet Hose Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling. Remove the fasteners securing the radiator surge tank to the vehicle ...

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