hey i got to big cracks goin up my windshield from a chip n the glass , if anyone have infomation on the way to remove and replace the windshield would be great.
As mentioned above & on the previous page,a windscreen on a w140 should be changed by the pro's but if money saving comes in play then here you go,slowly slowly & beeing extremly carefull you might get it out :
1st of take the chrome trim of from the surrounding windscreen outside,unclipp the edges then the long bars and corners unhook by twisting them a little sometimes they either just pop out when you take the corners of or sliding them out ,see whats best for yours ,use comonsense there and dont damage the chrome trim by doing that .
2nd : Get a stanley knife and cut ,not to deep you wont need that , all around the windscreen ,just inaf that you brake the glue under there inbetween the screen & the chassis of the screen .
3rd : now get inside and sit on your middle console ( not the drivers seat & not the Passenger seat ,Yes the middle console ) ,lower your steering wheel 1st & seats back by the way , now sitting on your middle console ,lift one of you feet and place it near the edge of the screen on the left , place the right foot up to the right edge of the screen,not exactly on the far edges but close to it ,start pushing the windscreen out (with your feet if you have 2 of those),once you see it lift and you see that on top -left & right the screen has unstuck itself ,place something inbetween that gap so when you get out you can grab it ,its a good idee to have a spare guy there with you to take it out ,lifting it over the bonnet and over the wipers in the up position with gloves as the edge could be sharp & cut your hand .
Once you got the screen out start cleaning all the black glue there ,turpentine should do the trick ,dont touch the paint work .
Make sure you have the new windscreen there and the windscreen glue .
Thats about it . You might need the glass sucktion holders, strong once too and make sure you measure the BOTTOM gap to centre the new screen ,use some little pieces of wood or something ,same like tiling ,that gap is very important ,if you dont put something under there the screen could slowy slide right down the bottom making a mess with the glue on the windscreen inside ,so be carefull .
I have changed about 4 windscreens on different cars my self so that is how i did it ,you should have seen the 1st one ,Dont ask .........messy lol .
Dont be scared taking it out ,its already broken ,you cant make it worst ,just make sure you feel the complete braking point under your feet so ,eyewear protection would be a good idee as well .
Good luck and dont brake it .:thumbsup:
Almost forgot those wipers ,put your key in the ignition & turn it so the wipers work ,activate the wipers and turn the key to off or completely out when the wipers are in the middle of the screen ,thats were they will stay and you can now pull the wipers away from the screen with the bonnet down,there might be something else under the bonnet you need to pull of so check before you lift them ,i forgot that detail but if you can manage to take the drivers side wiper of it makes it much more easy ,pass... wipers is one nut .
Only the drivers side wiper could give you trouble so look into that before you start doing anything at all,i think you need to take the black cover of were the wipers are hidden under ,underneat the bonnet were the firewall is , 5/6 phillips head screws & that long black cover comes off,good time to lube your heater fans etc and check the filter as well ,140's ,yes ,they are slightly different then all others no wonder we love em ,i do anyway & for this particular delicate windscreen job ,i would give it to the pros so if something should go wrong its there trouble not yours .
I'm tempted to delete this post completely because changing a screen is not just that easy as i written it above ,there is a little more to it like "Jayare" has also posted on the previous page .
The sensor, yes, the optical mount for the sensor, no. The sensor snaps onto the mount. The assembly is under the center speaker mount in the top center of the windshield. To get to it, you have to remove the mirror, then the three screws holding the mirror mount/center speaker assembly. Once that mount is removed, the rain sensor is underneath. Once you remove the connector to the sensor, unsnap the black sensor box off the mount.Am about to replace my windshield but am concerned about the rain sensor, can I remove it from the old one?
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