When a side window of your Kia is damaged in an accident, or cracked by a stone or other object, it is time for it to be replaced. Instead of taking it to an auto repair shop, you can replace the auto glass yourself in a few short steps if you have basic auto repair knowledge and a few common shop tools. Contact your local Kia manufacturer to order a replacement side window that fits your model.
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Things you need
- Side window glass
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- Putty knife or trim tool
- Adjustable wrench
- Portable vacuum with hose attachment
- Weatherproofing strip
- Urethane caulk
- Caulk gun
Wear safety glasses and utility gloves for protection against glass hazards. Remove the door panel screws that secure the window crank and speakers in place using a Philips-head screwdriver. Slide a putty knife or trim tool underneath the edge of the panel to remove the corner fasteners.
Peel back the black strip that secures the weatherproofing shield inside the panel, carefully remove the shield from the door and set aside.
If the side glass is still intact, remove it from the regular by unfastening the bolts. Remove all pieces of glass from inside the frame with a vacuum cleaner.
Use an adjustable wrench to remove the bolt that is inside the window crank threshold. Position the new glass into the window regulator bracket. Use the adjustable wrench to reattach the window crank clip and nut bolt back into place.
Replace the weatherproofing strip if needed. Place a thin bead of urethane sealant onto the weatherproofing strip so that it adheres to the pane.
Reattach all of the door panel internal components, including the weatherproofing shield. Reinstall four fasteners in their slots along the panel edge.
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