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Mazda Glass Replacement Requirements

Mazda 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 various OEMs. Let’s see what Mazda has to say.

The information that we are looking for is found in vehicle-specific Mazda body repair manuals. For 2016 model year vehicles:

  • Mazda does not specify a particular brand of primers and adhesives.
  • During the installation process, it is important to keep the door glass open until the windshield installation is complete. This will help to prevent the sealant from cracking should the doors be opened and closed, causing a pressure change.

As a special caution, vehicles equipped with i-ACTIVSENSE, forward sensing cameras require the aiming procedure if the windshield is replaced or reused. Also, if the rain sensor is replaced, the sensitivity setting procedure will need to be performed. These procedures are located separately in the body repair manual. Additional cautions are in each specific Windshield Glass procedure.

To access vehicle-specific Mazda windshield removal and installation procedures, go to:

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