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Mazda 3 Service Manual: Windshield Removal

Mazda 3 Service Manual / Body / Glass & Windows / Windshield Removal

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Remove the following parts:

a. Windshield wiper arm and blade.

b. Cowl grille.

c. Rain sensor (Vehicles with auto light/wiper system).

d. Auto-dimming mirror (Vehicles with auto-dimming mirror).

e. Rear view mirror (Vehicles without auto-dimming mirror).

f. A-pillar trim.

g. Sunvisor.

h. Assist handle.

3. Set the headliner out of the way.

4. Apply protective tape along the edge of the body.


NOTE:

5. Remove the windshield molding by pulling it outward.

NOTE:

Not Reusing Windshield

NOTE:

WARNING:

  1. Using piano wire with bare hands can cause injury. Always wear gloves when using piano wire.

1. Cut out the sealant all around the glass using a sealant remover.


2. Remove the windshield.

Reusing Windshield

WARNING:

  1. Using piano wire with bare hands can cause injury. Always wear gloves when using piano wire.

CAUTION:

NOTE:

1. Avoiding the pin on the inside of the vehicle, insert piano wire which has been cut to sufficient length.


2. Wind each end of piano wire around a bar.

NOTE:

3. Secure one end of piano wire, and while pulling the other end, cut the sealant around the windshield.


4. Pinch the pin from the inside of the vehicle and detach it.

5. Remove the windshield.

6. If the pin is damaged, remove the pin.

NOTE:

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