Training Time

2019 Honda Pilot Passenger Front Door

By Alfred Calva

1 The 2019 Honda Pilot passenger front door glass replacement uses laminated glass. Many car manufacturers are using laminated glass for the front side lites, which makes our job easier as there is less vacuuming and fewer parts to be removed.

2 Unscrew the Phillips screw under the handle.

3 Remove the cover behind the door handle, using a 35-degree angle pick. It is easier to remove using this tool since you have to get behind the small tab and pry it off at the same time, then remove the two Phillips screws.

4 There is usually a small gap where you can start prying off the door panel. Using a plastic tool minimizes making any damage to the painted surface.

5 After removing all three screws and undoing all the clips from the body, pull the door panel up, starting from the right.

6 On many vehicles the door handle assembly can be removed. It is easier to remove it than having to remove the cables. Simply slide them off , or in some cases, pry them off.

7 Turn off the ignition switch before unplugging any wire harness connectors. This will let you avoid having to reset the anti-pinch system. To be able to remove the rest of the connectors, the connector shown in the picture has to be unplugged first to gain more space to remove the other connectors.

8 You must remove the other connectors, to be able to connect the power window switch.

9 Now the door panel can be placed in the door opening easily to have more room to work.

10 Remove the windshield by either pulling it off the adhesive or cutting through the adhesive.

11 The right side bracket is exposed.

12 The left bracket is also exposed. Note that the whole windshield did not have to be removed.

13 Tech tip: use a bit of butyl tape on your socket or use a magnet to retrieve the bolt. This will save you from dropping them inside the door. After removing the two bolts tilt the front of the glass forward and lift it up out of the door. Protect the window frame to prevent scratches.

14 Remove any excess glue off the bracket before installing the new glass. Otherwise it could prevent the bracket from sitting correctly on to the regulator.

15 When reinstalling the glass, protect the frame and insert the glass nose in first and fit the glass into the channels. Make sure to slide the glass up and down before attaching it to the regulator to make sure it rolls up and down smoothly and to assure there is no more glass in the channels.

16 Bolt the glass on to the regulator. Bolt in the one with more space, but not all the way just in case adjustments need to be done. Don’t forget the butyl tape on the socket to avoid dropping the bolt inside the door.

17 Reseal the windshield if needed or simply push it back onto the adhesive, then reinstall it back on

18 Reinstall everything back on to the door panel in reverse order.

19 Test the door glass to make sure it rolls up and down as

20 Make sure the cables to the door handle and the door lock are working properly. Test the anti-pinch system to make sure it’s working properly. Even a door glass has safety features, it’s our job to bring it back to a safety standard.

ALFREDO CALVA is the president of Alfredo’s Auto Glass in Corona, Calif.

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