Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Roof side molding

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  1. Roof side molding
  2. Roof panel
  3. Body side panel
  4.  Roof side molding clip

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

  1. Using suitable tool, lift and twist the roof side molding up from the rear edge, working forward.
  2. Disengage each roof side molding clip, then remove the roof side molding.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Begin with aligning rear end of the roof molding with top edge of rear window glass molding. Refer to GW- 14, "Removal and Installation".

Clip Replacement

REMOVAL

  1. Remove roof side molding.
  2. Heat adhesive tape interface using a suitable tool (heat gun), then peel roof side molding clips (body side) using long-nose pliers.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage the body.

INSTALLATION

  1. Clean tape removed surface with a shop cloth soaked in white gasoline or IPA.
  2. Use two-part epoxy adhesive.

Adhesive : 3M-weld DP-100 or equivalent

  1. Apply adhesive evenly to clip tape surface.

Thickness : Approximately 0.5 mm (0.020 in)

  1. Position applied parts to the proper location, and then sufficiently press-fit until the adhesive protrudes to tape side.

Press-fit limit : 19.6 N× 2 seconds

  1. Tape clips after press fit, and temporarily hold it for specified time based on the following.

5 to 10C (41 to 50F) : 1 hour or more
11 to 23C (52 to 73F) : 30 minutes or more
24C or more (75F or more) : 15 minutes or more

Install roof side molding rear edge first, working toward front after temporarily holding.

CAUTION:

  • Securely insert molding rear end cap onto roof rear end cutout (installation standard).
  • When installing roof side molding, check that molding fastener is securely inserted and then press in.
  • Do not wash the vehicle within 24 hours after repair.
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