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2008 - MX-5 - Body and Accessories

WINDSHIELD INSTALLATION

WARNING:

CAUTION:

1. Remove the sealant along the perimeter of the glass using a cutting a razor. (When reusing the glass)
2. Clean and degrease an approx. 50 mm {2.0 in} wide strip along the perimeter of the windshield.
3. Inspect the glass for cracks. If it is cracked, chamfer it using sandpaper.
4. Align the marks made before removal and install the pin to the windshield referring to the figure. (when reusing the glass, and the pin was removed)

5. Install the windshield molding.

6. Use glass primer on the glass, then allow it to dry for approx. 30 min.

CAUTION:

NOTE:

7. Cut away the old sealant using a razor or scraper so that 1—2 mm {0.04—0.07 in} thickness of sealant remains along the perimeter of the frame.

8. If the sealant has come off completely in any one place, apply some primer after degreasing, and allow it approx. 30 min to dry. Then apply 2 mm {0.07 in} thickness of new sealant.

CAUTION:

9. Clean and degrease along the perimeter of the bonding area on the body.
10. Apply body primer on the body as shown in the figure, then allow it to dry for approx. 30 min.

CAUTION:

11. Apply sealant to the area of the glass surface as shown in the figure.

12. Insert the windshield locator pins to the body and install the windshield.
13. Verify that the clearance of the A-pillar is within the range shown in the figure, and press along the perimeter of the glass.

14. Install the following parts:
a. A-pillar trim (See A-PILLAR TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
b. Map light (See MAP LIGHT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
c. Front header trim (See FRONT HEADER TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
d. Rearview mirror (See REARVIEW MIRROR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
e. Windshield garnish (See WINDSHIELD GARNISH INSTALLATION.)
f. Cowl grille (See COWL GRILLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
g. Side cowl grille (See SIDE COWL GRILLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
h. Wiper arm and blade (See WIPER ARM AND BLADE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
15. Allow the sealant to harden completely. Sealant hardening time: 24 h


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