Maserati Glass Replacement Requirements

Maserati Glass Replacement Requirements

The role of the windshield is a lot more complex than simply allowing a view of the road ahead. It is considered a structural part of the vehicle as it contributes to the strength of the roof and A-pillars. The windshield helps to manage collision energy and has become an integral part of several advanced safety systems.

It is commonly asked, "What is required when replacing a windshield?" With this question in mind, we will be presenting a series of articles that highlight some of the requirements from the various OEMs. As always, it is important to read through each vehicle-specific procedure to ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

Let’s see what Maserati has to say for the 2016-2019 model years.

  • Maserati identifies specific activator, primer, and adhesive to be used.
    • Activator -Totalseal 5025
    • Primer- Totalseal 5028/c
    • Adhesive - Totalseal 180HV
  • Use a suitable hook type or flat type blade on a pneumatic windshield removal tool.
  • Some areas may be inaccessible for the tool and will need to be cut by hand.
  • The windshield must be fitted in the car body within 5 minutes from the sealant application (or the time specified on the sealant package).
  • Do not press on the windshield sides at the same time as this may break it.
  • Leave the windows lowered to avoid exerting too much pressure on the windshield while closing the doors.

As a special caution, vehicles equipped with a forward-facing camera will need to have the camera calibrated. Detailed static aiming procedures are provided in the vehicle-specific service manual under Lane Assist Camera Module Adjustments.

To access vehicle-specific windshield removal and installation procedures go to: techinfo.maserati.com

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