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Tesla Model 3: Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Remove

Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)

Remove

  1. Open the LH rear door.
  2. Fully lower the LH rear window.
  3. Open the trunk.

Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Release the clip that attaches the rear primary seal to the C-pillar using a clip prytool.
  2. Pull the LH rear primary seal from the rear quarter glass area by pulling towards the front of the vehicle.
  3. Remove the LH 2nd row seat side bolster. See Bolster - Side - Seat - 2nd Row - LH (Remove and Replace).
  4. Remove the LH side rail trim. See Trim - Side Rail - LH (Remove and Install).
  5. Remove the LH upper C-pillar trim. See Trim - C-Pillar - Upper - LH (Remove and Replace).

Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Break the locating posts on the interior side of the LH rear quarter body glass using diagonal cutters and a flat head screwdriver to assist with the removal of the glass.
  2. Clean the exterior area of the LH rear quarter body glass.

Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Apply masking tape to the rear around the LH rear quarter body glass to protect the body and paint.

Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Using a plastic trim tool, pry out the rear edge of the LH quarter brightwork from the LH rear quarter body glass to release, and then work across the glass to remove it from the vehicle.

Caution:

Use caution with the clip that attaches the rear quarter brightwork to the LH upper body side brightwork.

  1. Remove any remaining clip parts from the upper portion of the LH quarter brightwork.
  2. Using a retractable blade knife, cut down the rubber seal around the LH rear quarter body glass to allow greater access when removing the glass.

Note: This action will avoid causing damage to the body and keep the wire from getting stuck in the seal when cutting the LH rear quarter body glass.

  1. Set up a pair of T-handles with square wire 6 feet long.

Glass - Body - Rear Quarter - LH (Remove and Replace)- Remove

  1. Wrap the square wire around the rear edge of the LH rear quarter body glass between the body the seal.
  2. Cut the LH rear quarter body glass from the body, and then remove glass from the vehicle.

Tip: Use a sawing motion to cut through the urethane.

  1. Clean the remaining urethane from the body using a winged scraper set.
  2. Remove the masking tape from the rear quarter glass area.
  3. Clean the body around the urethane path with an isopropyl alcohol (IPA) wipe. Allow the area to dry for at least 1 minute.

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