1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Remove the negative battery cable.(See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
3. Remove the detachable hardtop.
4. Remove the B-pillar garnish. (See DETACHABLE HARDTOP DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY.)
5. Remove the side lock. (See DETACHABLE HARDTOP DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY.)
6. Remove the B-pillar upper trim. (See B-PILLAR UPPER TRIM REMOVAL [DETACHABLE HARDTOP].)
7. Remove the rear trim. (See REAR TRIM REMOVAL [DETACHABLE HARDTOP].)
8. Remove the rear deck lock. (See DETACHABLE HARDTOP DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY.)
9. Cut the rear window molding lip using a razor.
10. Apply protective tape along the edge of the body.
Overlap and adhere the protective tape to the corners to prevent damage.
11. Insert the SST (piano wire), which has been cut to sufficient length from inside the vehicle.
Using the SST (piano wire) with bare hands can cause injury. Always wear gloves when using the SST (piano wire).
Before removing the rear window glass from the body, mark the position of the glass by affixing tape to the glass and body panel.
12. Wind each end of the SST (piano wire) around a bar.
Use a long sawing action to spread the work over the whole length of the SST (piano wire) to prevent it from breaking due to localized heating.
13. Secure one end of the SST (piano wire), and while pulling the other end, cut the sealant around the rear window glass.
14. Cut the pins out.
15. Remove the rear window glass.
16. Mark the seating positions of the pins and remove the pins from the rear window glass.
17. Remove the rear window molding from the rear window glass.