If you live in a jurisdiction where it’s illegal to drive without a driver’s license, then you likely know how important it is to keep your car safe. One way to do that is by replacing the rear passenger side window glass if it gets smashed or broken. This guide will show you how to replace the window glass and replace any other damage that may occur. From removing the old glass to installing the new one, this guide has everything you need to get the job done right.
A Guide to Replacing Rear Passenger Side Window Glass
If your rear passenger side window is cracked, shattered or missing, it’s time to replace the glass. There are a few different ways to do this.
Method 1: Remove the Rear Seat and Glove Box
Remove the rear seat by grasping the upper frame and pulling forward. Grasp the shoulder strap at either end and pull up while simultaneously lifting the seat out of the car. Once out of the car, release both straps.
To remove the glove box, first locate and disconnect both power seats belts. Then locate and unscrew each side panel near the hinge. Finally, disconnect each wire harness beneath the glove box.
Once all of these components are removed from the vehicle, you can proceed to replace the window glass.
Method 2: Remove The Door Panel & Windowsills
The first step in replacing a window is removing any obstructions from within the door panel itself. You will need a Phillips head screwdriver to do this. On most models, there are two screws on either side of the door handle that you’ll need to remove. Once these screws are removed, gently pry up on either side of door handle to separate it from its framework – Be careful not to damage any wires that may be plugged into this area! Below you’ll see an image with both screws removed – From here on out it will look similar for every model:
Now that we’ve separated the door handle from its framework we can access
What to Expect When Replacing Rear Passenger Side Window Glass
When you replace rear passenger side window glass, there are a few things to expect. First, the entire window will need to be removed and the old glass removed. Next, the new glass will need to be put in place and the caulking around the edges re-applied. Finally, thewindow can be re-installed using the original screws and bolts.
Tools and Materials You’ll Need
In order to replace rear passenger side window glass, you’ll need the following tools and materials:
-Jack and jack stands
-Socket set (3/8″ drive)
-Hammer or large nail
-Sandpaper, medium grit or higher
-Laser cut glass replacement kit
How to Replace Rear Passenger Side Window Glass
If your rear passenger side window is cracked or broken, it’s time to replace the glass. Glass replacement can be a bit of a hassle, but it’s not too difficult if you take some preliminary steps.
First, find a replacement window. You can buy a new window or use an old one that’s just too damaged to use anymore. Make sure the window will fit in the door opening and make sure the trim around the window is in good condition.
Next, remove the screws that hold the window in place. Be careful not to drop them down inside the car! Push down on each side of the window until it pops out of the trim.
Now you have to remove the old glass. Use a putty knife or a credit card to pry it off from the frame. Be very gentle — you don’t want to break any of the plastic tabs that hold it in place. Once all of the old glass is off, clean up any residue with warm water and soap.
Insert the new glass into position and screw it back on using screws that you took off earlier. Be sure to line up the tabs on both sides so they push against each other when screwed in properly. If everything looks good, reinstall all of the trim around the window and replace any screws that were lost during removal
If you have a broken or damaged window on your rear passenger side, it’s important to replace the glass as soon as possible. Not only is it a safety issue, but also the moisture and dirt inside the car can damage other interior parts. This guide will show you how to replace the glass without any hassle. Have fun!