Seat Leon >> Side window, 3 door model: removal and installation

SEAT Leon Service and Repair Manual / General body repairs, exterior / Glazing / Side window / Side window, 3 door model: removal and installation

  • Electric cutter - SAT 1561A-
  • Knife set - SAT 1561/20-
  • Separator for windows - VAS 6452- 18)
  • Release lever - U 30800-
  • Measuring tool - U 40807-
  • Window suction pads - VAG 1344-

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Window sealant pistol - SAT 5350-
  • Cable holder knob - VAG 1351/1-
  • Removal equipment - VAG 1474B-
  • Window extraction kit - VAG 1755-
  • Cartridge heater - VAG 1939A-
  • Dual component window sealant - VAS 5237-

Glazing

Materials

  • Cutting wire
  • Cutting cord
  • 1 component glue 19) 21)
  • Dual component glue  20)
  • Actuator for washers
  • Cleaning solution
  • Applicator
  • Adhesive remover
  • Primer (glass/paint)

18) Note the manufacturer's instructions in the packaging insert slip.
19) To apply this material use the window sealant pistol - SAT 5350- .
20) To apply this material use the window glue pistol - SAT 5360- .
21) Note drying times.

Undamaged side window, 3-door model: removal

  • Loosen and secure upper covers B-pillar and C-pillar.
  • Remove side panel.
DANGER! When removing a screen you must wear protective goggles and leather gloves.

Note the manufacturer's instructions in the packaging insert slip.

  • To remove the side window on the model 3-door, use the splitter - VAG 1474B- with two steering rollers and cutting wire.
  • Use wire reel - VAS 6452/1- to reel off about 2.50 metres of cutting wire (corresponding to 2 turns) and cut off.
Caution

Risk of damage to paintwork.

  • Protect the vicinity of the working area and the body surface around the reamer exit point with body tape -2- and with the protective film on the separating fixture - VAG 1474B- .

Glazing

Caution

Risk of perforation of the profile surrounding the window.

  • Cut through the surrounding profile -1- with the plastic wedge, cutting from surface of body beside the reamer exit point.
DANGER! Risk of injury.
  • Prick through the bead of adhesive sealant (PUR) with a bradawl -3- from the inside to the outside at the top left-hand corner of the glass exactly above the attachment block -arrow a-.
  • Pierce the adhesive bead once again using another awl -3- from the inside to the outside at the bottom left-hand corner of the window exactly below the securing block -Arrow b-.
  • Lace both ends of the cutting wire -5- into the awl -3-. Pull on the awl and guide the ends of the thread in the passenger compartment.

Note

  • Note that the ends of the thread need to be sufficiently long to reach the top right edge of the window.
  • To ease insertion of the cutting cord, spray the window's surrounding profile with soapy water.

 

  • Using the fixture -4- on the window removal kit - VAG 1755- , position the cutting thread -5- under the surrounding profile of the window.
  • As shown on the figure, secure the reeling fixture of the window removal kit - VAG 1755- by attaching suckers to the inside surface of the window.
  • Guide both ends of the cutting thread -1- into the rollers -2- on the reeling fixture of the cutting fixture for windows - VAS 6452- .

Glazing

Note

  • During the cutting process, use the reamer whenever the cutting thread is near to the edges of the body panel.
  • In this process, the retaining blocks -arrows- should be retained.

 

  • With the aid of the reel device of the window splitter - VAS 6452- , cut off the adhesive bead in the zones defined by dimensions -a- and -b-.
  • Release the thread in a controlled manner using the rollers on the reeling fixture, then move the reeling fixture into its new position as shown in this Fig.

Note

  • During the cutting process, use the reamer whenever the cutting thread is near to the edges of the body panel.
  • In this process, the retaining block -Arrow- should be retained.

Glazing

  • With the aid of the reel device, cut off the adhesive bead at the zones defined by dimensions -a- and -b-.
  • Release the thread in a controlled manner using the rollers on the reeling fixture and remove the reeling fixture from the window.
  • With the wire unrolling device - VAS 6452/1- , unroll approx. 1.50 m of cutting wire (this equates to one complete turn of the wire unrolling device) and cut to length.
  • Protect the body surface area near the exit point of the reamer -2- with body tape.
Caution

Risk of perforation of the profile surrounding the window.

  • Cut through the surrounding profile -1- with the plastic wedge, cutting from surface of body beside the reamer exit point.
  • Feed the bradawl -2-, from the inside to the outside, via the cut set in the adhesive, in the top left corner of the window, just below the attachment block -arrow a-.
  • Push another awl -2- through the cut-off adhesive bead from the inside to the outside at the left-hand bottom corner of the window - exactly above the securing block -arrow b-.
  • Guide the two ends of the cutting thread through the aperture in reamer -2-. Pull on the awl and guide the ends of the thread in the passenger compartment.

Glazing

Note

  • Note that the ends of the thread need to be sufficiently long to reach the top right edge of the window.
  • To ease insertion of the cutting cord, spray the window's surrounding profile with soapy water.

 

  • Using the fixture -1- on the window removal kit - VAG 1755- , position the cutting thread -2- under the surrounding profile of the window.
  • As shown on the figure, secure the reeling fixture of the window removal kit - VAG 1755- by attaching suckers to the inside surface of the window.
  • Guide both ends of cutting thread -2- into the rollers of the reeling fixture on the separating fixture for windows - VAS 6452- .

Glazing

Note

  • During the cutting process, use the reamer whenever the cutting thread is near to the edges of the body panel.
  • In this process the cutting thread ends cross each other.
  • In this process, the retaining blocks -arrows- should be retained.

 

  • By applying the coil guide -arrow- cut the adhesive bead in the area of the dimension -a-.
  • Release the thread in a controlled manner using the rollers on the reeling fixture and remove the reeling fixture from the window.
  • Move the suction lifter - VAG 1344- onto the outside face of the window and hold the window pressed down against the body flange. Press the tab onto the attachment blocks -b- and -c-, in order to loosen the window from the body.

Glazing

Note The retaining block -a- is not secured to the body; it is only there for positioning purposes.

  • Remove windscreen with the suction filters - VAG 1344- .

Damaged side window, 3-door model: removal

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Protective goggles and leather gloves
  • Loosen and secure upper covers B-pillar and C-pillar.
  • Remove side panel.
Caution

The blades are marked with the manufacturer's part no. This number is engraved on the blade.

To avoid damaging the paintwork, protect the surfaces near the work areas with masking tape and with the protective film of the splitter - VAG 1474B- .

  • To remove a damaged side window on the 3-door model, use the electric knife - SAT 1561A- and the set of blades - SAT 1561/20-
DANGER! Always wear safety goggles and leather gloves.

 

WARNING

When cutting the adhesive material (PUR) with glass residues attached, take care not to damage the body.

  • Protect the chassis and the interior from the glass remains -1-.
  • Remove the pieces of glass as far as the adhesive bead.
  • Using the electric knife - SAT 1561A- and the set of blades - SAT 1561/20- cut off the adhesive bead stuck to the body flange.

Glazing

Install side window, 3-door model: removal

Note Follow the instructions accordingly.

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