Mazda CX-5 Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

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We find out when replacement is needed and when repairs can be done

After a windshield is damaged, the car owner must visually inspect the damage and decide whether he will make a complete replacement or limit himself to one repair. Depending on the type and depth of defects, these may be:

  • round chips;
  • Combined damage – both chips and cracks are present.
  • Complex cracks (webs);
  • Cracks spreading radially from the epicenter of damage;

If you do not immediately pay attention to a minor defect, over time the crack will become larger and you will have to buy a new windshield. Windshield repair is possible in case of minor scratches. This option is also suitable for mounting:

This problem occurs when the windshield wipers are damaged or incorrectly adjusted. In this case, a simple polisher that you can make yourself will help.

This defect is located in the top layer of glass and can be easily eliminated. The repair technology does not require special knowledge, and all materials can be found in specialized stores.

If a deep crack appears, repair alone is not enough; a new double-glazed window must be inserted.

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Glass characteristics

The Mazda CX windshield is standard on AGC products. The technical documentation for the car recommends using consumables of this brand. Main characteristics:

  1. The windshield is produced strictly according to the configuration dimensions.
  2. Noise insulation at 95% at speeds up to 80 km/h, more than 85% at speeds over 80 km/h.
  3. Light transmittance 98%. Some trim levels of the Mazda CX-5 use light tinting.
  4. Regular places for sensors, cameras and other equipment.
  5. Service life is 3 years.

When purchasing original glass, it is recommended to buy new wipers that come with the element. For Mazda CX-5, the original windshield wipers come with a wear monitoring sensor. In addition to windshield wipers, additional equipment is installed on the windshield:

  • Rain sensor;
  • outputting images from cameras;
  • night vision camera;
  • surface heating system.

Explanation of markings

The original windshield has the factory markings in the lower right corner. Correct decoding of the symbols will allow the driver to obtain complete information about the product and select the one needed for replacement. Meaning of brand symbols:

  1. Brand.
  2. Glass type: L – triplex, T – tempered.
  3. Latin numbers: I – reinforced triplex, II – regular triplex, III – multi-layer processed, IV – plastic. V – this number marks options that are not intended for windshields.
  4. Manufacturer country code.
  5. Quality standard testing: for Europe class ECE R43, for the USA – M, AS, DOT.
  6. The dots are used to indicate the month of production, the number at the end is the year of production.

The windshield must have a degree of light transmission not lower than class AS1 with a minimum thickness of 4.5 mm.

Do-it-yourself replacement or installation at a service station?

Contacting the service for a replacement has an undeniable advantage: working time. The craftsmen spend from 1.5 to 2 hours to completely disassemble, prepare the seat and install new glass. The car can be used immediately in a gentle mode.

The car service will help you choose an original part and carry out a qualified replacement. Self-repair and replacement are justified if the driver has the necessary reinstallation skills and suitable tools – vacuum suction cups.

Self-replacement or installation at a service station

The windshield is an important part of the car, on which the safety of the driver and passengers depends. Therefore, if you need to replace the windshield of a Mazda CX-5, it is advisable to use the services of a car service center. The diagram looks like this:

  • the old part is removed;
  • if the glass crumbles during removal, the fragments are removed and the rubber is replaced along the entire perimeter of the frame;
  • installation is carried out using special equipment.

The price for replacing a Mazda CX-5 windshield as of 2019 starts from 4,000 rubles, while the service station guarantees high quality work in a short time (usually the procedure takes about 2 hours).

Replacing the CX-5 windshield requires certain knowledge and skills, so not every car owner can do it without the help of experts. If for some reason you can’t turn to professionals, you can do it on your own, but only taking into account all the features and nuances.

We are replacing the windshield. What do you need to know?

Here are detailed step-by-step instructions for replacing the windshield on your CX-5 yourself:

  1. Remove the old windshield carefully to avoid damaging the paintwork.
  2. Using a flathead screwdriver, pry the gasket away and remove the windshield wipers and plastic cover. Remove all sensors. Then pierce the old caulk with an awl and cut it off.
  3. Clean the seams on the frame, remove dirt, old glue, excess moisture (here you will need a knife and primer).
  4. Degrease the windshield trim to improve adhesion.
  5. Install a new gasket.
  6. Cover the edges of the glass with glue (included).
  7. Place the glass into the frame, secure it with duct tape and let it dry.
  8. Install windshield wipers and sensors.

When replacing glass on a Mazda CX-5, do not forget to check the seams for leaks. This will reduce the risk of leakage!

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