Kia Sportage: Panorama sunroof / Front Glass Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Panorama sunroof / Front Glass Repair procedures

Removal
  
To remove the front glass, use the tools shown in the following figure.
[Tools Composition]

① Square wire
② Insert-type wire grip
[Tool Assembly]
Insert and affix square wire ① into the insert hole of the wire grip ②.

1.
Press panorama sunroof switch to fully open the movable glass.
2.
Remove the roof side molding.
(Refer to Body Side Molding - "Roof Side Molding")
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 Sections ① and ② in half to cut off residual sealant.
  
Put on gloves to protect your hands from potential injury.
Be careful not to burn hands due to the heat generated from wire in use.
Be careful not to cut fingers when working with wires.
  
Be careful not to damage the body.

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

Installation
  
In order to mount the front glass, use the tools shown in the following figure.
[Tools Composition]

① Square wire
② Insert-type wire grip
③ Sealant gun
1.
Install the roof side molding.
2.
Press panorama sunroof switch to fully close 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 2mm of sealant 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 front 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 front 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 front glass (A) loosely on the body panel.

8.
Check step and gap before front glass (A) is fully mounted.
9.
Apply tape around the front 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 front glass and set the car on a flat surface for at least 4 hours.
If you have to drive the car, be sure to drive SLOWLY the car for at least 8 hours after mounting.
Alert the driver to avoid driving the car aggressively for 2-3 days, and driving on irregular road surfaces.
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