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How to replace FWD glass top

puhiniho

Member
Jun 15, 2018
134
62
Seattle
I felt like contributing to the greater cause as I haven't seen anyone do a "how to" for replacing the glass top on our Falcon Wing Doors (FWD). I originally tried videoing but really need a 3rd, 4th, or 5th hand so I envy all those YouTubers filming things. At the end I decided to take photos instead.

So some history, I accidentally opened the FWD in a low spot of our garage and unfortunately cracked the glass. Insurance wouldn't cover it so I just stuck with it for a while as the cost is about $1200. I got tired of looking at the crack every time I got in the car so I ordered a new one on Ebay. I'm not sure where they get "New" ones but it came perfect, with the orangish tint, new seals and foam blocking. Ebay price ranges are dramatical but I got mine for about $700. Do make sure you double check the part number!!!
Anyway, after completing it, it was rather easy to take apart and replace. Everything is either pressure clips, 2 types of torx screws (star pattern, same size but different threading), and 10m hex bolts
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1. need to remove the fabric trims. Just grab it and start pulling firm but gentle. start closest to the door side which is a u-shape and can be removed completely. the next one is the trim around the top glass which is also u-shaped but it does not completely removal, just let it hang.
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2. once those 2 trim pieces are disconnected, you'll see a white bracket on the lower side. it uses torx bits (not sure the size) to remove. there are two types of torx bits, one with fine threading and other is coarse. the fine threading also has washer so easy to tell the difference and those only run along the top glass inside perimeter. sounds complicated but its not. you'll also need bit extensions because the coarse thread torx are rather deep.
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3. once the white bracket is removed, the two side brackets (black) need to be removed. Note there are wiring harness on each side that you'll need to unclip. Those two black side brackets use both fine and coarse thread torx to remove.
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4. Once those brackets are removed, you'll need to unclip the last trim piece (wiring run with width). the trim should just hang there so you can see the 10mm bolts beneath.
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5. Then go around the and unbolt the 10mm hex bolts. Note the corners get pretty tight so you'll need an extension.
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6. Once all the bolts are removed, the glass comes off in one piece and easy to swap (not heavy). Once swapped out, do everything in reverse and you're done. A few hints, its best if you have magnetic bits, that helpful as the access are all slight awkward or deep set. Also good to lay towels like I did to make it easier to catch bits and pieces. Then pat yourself on the back as you did a good job and saved a few bucks.

Let me know if anyone needs assistance and good luck!
 

dwerdo

New Member
Jul 12, 2021
1
0
Irvine
i'm looking to replace mine also. Something fell on top of mine and it now has a crack.

Does anyone know how do I research the part number?
As far as what's broken, mine is the exact the same part. (falcon door ceiling glass, LH)
But I'm not sure there are any variations of this that only work w/ different years maybe?

Model X 2017 100D

thanks in advance.
 

tengtengvn

Member
Apr 5, 2021
59
46
Silicon Valley
Thank you for the guide. Now I can see that the rubber strips come together with the whole glass and housing assemble. No wonder SC want to $2400 to replace the darn thing on both sides.
 

puhiniho

Member
Jun 15, 2018
134
62
Seattle
i'm looking to replace mine also. Something fell on top of mine and it now has a crack.

Does anyone know how do I research the part number?
As far as what's broken, mine is the exact the same part. (falcon door ceiling glass, LH)
But I'm not sure there are any variations of this that only work w/ different years maybe?

Model X 2017 100D

thanks in advance.
The easiest way would be to request service on your app to replace glass and ask for the part number. They should give you an invoice with breakdown and part number. The harder way would be to take the door trim apart and look at the label itself.

Either way, search online for that part. But since yours is 2017 like mine, I'd look for any part that ends with the letter "k" or later. My understanding is they make minor updates with each letter increment. I think I ordered mine ending in "m".

Anyway, good luck!
 

Psionic001

Member
Mar 26, 2021
15
8
Sydney, Australia
Here's the part numbers. and Image attached.
7RR DOOR ROOF GLASS ASY, LH1034902-00-POver-the-Counter(No VIN)11
7RR DOOR ROOF GLASS ASY, RH1034903-00-POver-the-Counter(No VIN)11


Also, my 9 year old filmed me doing various parts of the process. I can format into a Youtube video if that helps. A large portion however was filming my back I think.
 

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