Do you have a broken door glass broken that needs to be replaced? If you do, it may be easier than you think. Unlike windshield that may require special tools, the door side glass usually only takes a few basic hand tools.
On this 2001 Nissan Frontier, all we needed in a flathead and phillips screwdriver, trim panel removal tool, 10 mm socket and ratchet, and about 30 minutes of your time.
Every make and model may vary slightly, but this video should give you a basic idea of what it takes to replace the side glass.
How Did It Happen
It’s really a strange story of how this side glass broke. No, I was not in a wreck or no one hit it, but it broke just driving down the road. It was a freezing cold day and we were on our way to Wichita to a car show. About halfway there, it popped and shattered into small pieces, which tempered glass will always do. So we had to make a decision to keep going or turn around. We chose to keep going, but that was one cold ride.
The Quick Fix
So if your side glass ever breaks, you may consider doing this for a quick fix. You need something that you can see through clearly so we went to Menards, a home and lumber supply store, and bought a piece of plexiglass. This is a plastic that is clear like glass. I think I paid $6 or $7 bucks if I remember correctly. You will also need to get some duct tape to tape around it to hold it on. It does not look the best, but it held up and I could see through it fine for several weeks.
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