1. Cut away all of the original sealant using a razor.

2. Clean and degrease the ceramic coating on the glass and the base.

3. Apply primer to the bonding area of the glass and the base.

• Keep the area free of dirt and grease, and do not touch the surface. Otherwise, the primer may not properly bond to the surface of the glass.

4. Apply a 3.0 mm {0.12  in} layer of sealant to the base.

• Use only glass primer on the glass, and body primer on the base. Allow the primer to dry for approx. 30 min.

5. Center the base on the ceramic coating and press it onto the glass.

6. Use isopropyl alcohol to remove any excess repair sealant.

Sealant hardening time


Surface hardening time

Time required until vehicle can be put into service
5 °C {41 °F}
Approx. 1.5 h
Approx. 12 h
20 °C {68 °F}
Approx. 1 h
Approx. 4 h
35 °C {95 °F}
Approx. 10 min
Approx. 2 h

7. Install the rearview mirror. (See REARVIEW MIRROR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

8. Install the rain sensor. (Vehicles with auto wiper system) (See RAIN SENSOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)