V70 can this upper hatch glass trim piece be replaced? Topic is solved

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V70 can this upper hatch glass trim piece be replaced?

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as you can see this "reveal molding" is rusty and damaged. if i pull it out can i slide a new one in without pulling the glass out? or could i just leave it out unless it serves some kind of weatherproofing function? i search the forum but could only find references to the lower molding being damaged.
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Yes you can slide it in and out.Use a bit of silicone or some glue to keep it in place.
It have a weatherproof function,lower one too.
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If you replace it I'd be curious to know your experience, please post up if you do.
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I' did mine around 2 years ago. It was a fairly easy slide out and slide in operation.
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erikv11 wrote: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:26 am If you replace it I'd be curious to know your experience, please post up if you do.
Are you asking about upper or lower one?
Upper one is a piece of cake....5 min job.
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'78 244 DL
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101 wrote: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:20 am I' did mine around 2 years ago. It was a fairly easy slide out and slide in operation.
misha wrote:
erikv11 wrote: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:26 am If you replace it I'd be curious to know your experience, please post up if you do.
Are you asking about upper or lower one?
Upper one is a piece of cake....5 min job.
Yes the upper one. This is great to hear thank you, I'm going to do it!
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
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But....you will need to use a bit of silicone or some kind of glue to keep the ends in place.
I used a smear of glue.Clean the inside lip,put a smear of glue,put in in place from above with tailgate closed and secure it with tape on the outside.Let it sit overnight letting a glue to dry,remove the tape and you're done.
Don't slide it after you put a glue inside it's lip and don't install it by sliding it in.Just "click it"in from above carefully alligning up the ends.
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Post by readallthebooks »

thanks for all the feedback, i'll give it a try!

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