Kia Soul: Rear Glass Repair procedures - Panorama Sunroof - Body (Interior and Exterior)Kia Soul: Rear Glass Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Panorama Sunroof / Rear Glass Repair procedures

Removal
   
In order to remove the rear glass, use the tools shown in the following figure:
[Tooling Diagram]

Square wire
Insert-type wire grip
[Tooling Assembly Diagram]
Insert and affix square wire into the insert hole of the wire grip .

1.
Remove the movable glass.
(Refer to Panorama Sunroof - "Movable Glass")
2.
Remove the roof side moulding.
(Refer to Body Side Moulding - "Roof Side Moulding")
3.
Pull the square wire (A) to the left and right, then apply a force in the direction of the arrow to cut off the residual sealant.
   
Longer wires require more power, so divide Section and in half to cut off residual sealant.
   
Make sure that you put on gloves to protect your hands from potential injury.
Be careful about potentially burning your hands due to the heat generated from the wire in use.
Be careful when working with wiring because it may be cut.
   
Be careful not to damage the body.
   
Make sure that two or more people work together when using wires.

4.
Remove the rear glass (A) carefully without damaging it.

Installation
   
In order to mount the rear glass, use the tools shown in the following figure:
[Tooling Diagram]

Sealant nozzle
Adhesive sealant for car windows
Sealant gun
1.
Install the roof side moulding.
2.
Install the movable glass.
3.
Use a blade to cut off residual sealant (A) around body panel.
   
When cutting off the residual sealant around the body panel, make sure to leave about the thickness of 2mm from the adhesive surface.
   
Make sure that the body paint surface is not damaged at all.
If it is damaged, apply paint or rust inhibitor for maintenance.

4.
If rear glass (A) is reused, use a blade to remove residual sealant (B) around the body panel.

5.
Use alcohol or an air gun to clean up the edges of the body panel and rear glass.
6.
Use a sealant gun to apply sealant (B) around body panel (A).
   
When using a sealant gun to apply the sealant, make sure that the sealant is not cracked to prevent water leaks.

7.
Install the rear glass (A) loosely on the body panel.

8.
Check step and gap before rear glass (A) is fully mounted.
9.
Apply tape to around the rear glass to prevent the glass from coming off.
   
If sealant is excessively applied, it may ooze out of the body. Use alcohol or a cleaning agent to wipe off the residual sealant.

   
Mount rear glass and set the car on a flat surface at least for 4 hours.
If you have to drive the car, be sure to SLOWLY drive the car for at least 8 hours after mounting.
Alert the driver to avoid driving the car aggressively for 2-3 days, or avoid driving it on irregular road surfaces.
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