You are driving along innocently enough when all of a sudden rock comes flying up and hits your windshield. All you can think about is the cost of having this done by a professional and how much it is going to set you back for the holidays. Not so fast! This task is not quite as hard as you would think and doing it yourself will enable you to load up the tree with gifts this Christmas!
Step 1: Remove windshield wipers
Step 2: Remove rubber molding around windshield with utility knife. You will need to do this carefully so as not to damage the rubber molding. Use the knife more to pry the rubber off the windshield versus cutting it away.
Step 3: Once the molding is removed, you will then need to remove the seal in the same fashion. This can sometimes be re used, but it is often not recommended. You can buy a new one with a basic windshield kit from your local auto parts store.
Step 4: Use a cold knife to separate the windshield from the urethane seal around the perimeter of the windshield area.
Step 5: Once step four is done, you will need an additional person to help remove the windshield from the car itself. To be safe, place a blanket on top of the hood of the car in case you need to rest when removing the windshield. This will protect both the car and the windshield if you have to put it down for any reason.
Step 6: Now you have to remove the urethane seal that was holding the windshield in place. The seal itself will have become molded to the form of the old windshield over time and it will not be safe to use it for the new windshield.
Now that you have the old windshield out, it is time to put a new one in. Lucky for you, we have found a great video that can walk you through the process and have your car back out on the street, with a brand new windshield, in no time at all!