Fiat Uno Manual

Windscreen glass - removal and refitting
Bodywork / Windscreen glass - removal and refitting


1 Remove the interior rear view mirror, the tax disc and the wiper blade and arm.

2 If the glass is intact, go inside the car and pull the lip of the weatherseal downwards off the body metal all along the top edge.

3 Push the glass outwards while an assistant stands outside ready to catch it.

4 Clean the body flange and fit the weatherstrip to the glass.

5 Insert a length of strong cord in the body flange groove of the weatherseal so that the ends of the cord cross over at the centre of the bottom run and hang out a few inches.

6 Brush soapy water onto the edge of the body flange and then offer the glass to the body so that the bottom edge of the rubber seal engages over the metal flange.

7 With an assistant pressing on the outside of the glass, go inside and pull the cords evenly.

This will draw the lip of the weatherseal over the body flange and seat the glass.

8 Tap the glass with the palm of the hand to settle it.

9 If the weatherseal is in good condition then it should prove waterproof, but if there is any doubt, apply sealant with a gun between the rubber and the glass and the rubber and the body flange.

10 Refit the mirror, tax disc and wiper.

Fig. 12.16 Peeling back lip of windscreen glass weatherseal (Sec 15)
Fig. 12.16 Peeling back lip of windscreen glass weatherseal (Sec 15)

Fig. 12.17 Position of cord for fitting windscreen weatherseal (Sec 15)
Fig. 12.17 Position of cord for fitting windscreen weatherseal (Sec 15)


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