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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing rear window

  Note
  The removal of a bonded window is described using the Removal kit for flush bonded windows -V.A.G 1474 A-.
  Alternatively, you can also use the cutting tool for bonded windows -VAS 6452-.
  Another alternative is to use the window removal set -VAS 6888-.
Special tools and workshop equipment required
  Removal kit for flush bonded windows -V.A.G 1474 A- or Removal kit for flush bonded windows -VAS 6452-
  Suction lifter -V.A.G 1344-
  Cutting tool -V.A.G 1351-
  Windscreen removal kit -V.A.G 1755-
  Cartridge gun -V.A.G 1628-
   
Removing
 

Cartridge heater -V.A.G 1939-
Cartridge heater -V.A.G 1939-

  Note
If the rear window is reused, make sure that the electrical connections for the rear window heating are not damaged.

Removing and installing rear window

–  If the vehicle is equipped with a roof spoiler or a side spoiler on the rear window, the spoilers must be removed first.
–  Remove roof spoiler → Chapter; remove side spoilers → Chapter.
–  Pull off connectors for rear window heating and window aerial.
–  Using the awl -V.A.G 1474/2- pull cutting cord -1- through the adhesive sealant inwards at the location -arrow- shown in the illustration.
–  Secure end of cutting cord using pull handle -V.A.G 1351/1- to prevent it from falling out.
–  Lay cutting cord around rear window and guide second end of cord inwards.
–  Attach the end of the cutting cord on the removal kit for flush bonded windows -VAS 6452- or the reel device -V.A.G 1654 A-.

 
  Note
It is essential to use the protective film or the plastic strip -V.A.G 1474/15- in order to protect the metal flange.

Removing and installing rear window

–  Carefully guide protective film -4- or plastic strip -V.A.G 1474/15- between rear window and metal flange.
–  Place reel device -V.A.G 1654 A- in indicated position.
–  Turn reel device -V.A.G 1654 A- accordingly and cut rear window free towards sides starting in upper area.
–  Use wedge -V.A.G 1474/5- to press cutting cord -3- against rear window glass while cutting in order to have clearance at body flange.
–  Then cut rear window free in lower area.
–  Hold rear window on 2 suction lifters while cutting free.
  Caution
In the lower area of the rear window greater force may need to be applied, since 2 adhesive beads must be cut.
–  Pull rear window off rear lid using the 2 suction lifters.

 
Installing
–  Preparing old undamaged window for glazing → Chapter.
–  Preparing new window for glazing → Chapter.
–  Preparing body flange for glazing → Chapter.
–  Installation instructions → Chapter
–  Minimum curing period → Chapter
–  Install roof spoiler → Chapter; install new side spoilers → Chapter.
   
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