How to Replace Passenger's Window on 1987 Acura Integra

Honda introduced the Acura Integra in 1986. The 1987 Acura Integra is equipped with a 1.6-liter, fuel-injected, in-line four-cylinder engine that can produce 113 horsepower and 99 foot-pounds of torque. The 1987 Integra is a two-door coupe, available with a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. Replacing the passenger's window on the 1987 Integra involves removing some body and trim components. The passenger's side window is inside the door frame, behind the inner door panel.

Tools Used: #2 Phillips head screwdriver, Flat-head screwdriver, 3/8-inch drive ratchet and socket set, with 6-inch extension

Replace Passenger's Window

Open the passenger's door of the Integra. Remove the interior door panel mounting screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the four mounting screws at the bottom of the door panel. Remove the screw mounted in the center of the door pull handle. Remove the screw that is in the center of the door opener handle.

Remove the window switch panel from the door with a flat head screwdriver. Push the screwdriver between the front of the switch and door panels, then pry up on the panels. Slide the door panel upward, making sure the window switch panel stays attached to the door frame. Simply turn the panel and push it through its mounting hole on the door panel.

Turn the ignition key to the "II" or "Accessories" position. Roll the passenger's side window down about halfway to access the track mounting bolts that mount the window to the window regulator. Remove the window mounting bolts with a 3/8-inch drive ratchet, socket and 6-inch extension. The addition of the extension between the socket and ratchet will allow you to reach the bolts without cutting your hands on the very sharp sheet metal that the door is made of.

Pull the window straight up and out of both the window track and the door frame. Install the new window glass into the door frame, holding it from the top with one hand. Use your other hand positioned inside the door frame to guide the bottom edge of the window into its track. Set the window down onto the window regulator arm. Tighten the window regulator bolts to the bottom of the window with the 3/8-inch drive ratchet, socket and 6-inch extension.

Roll the window up completely. Push the window switch panel back through the door panel so it is on the outside. Install the door panel back over the door frame. Tighten the door pull handle screw in the center of the door with the Phillips head screwdriver. This will help align the rest of the door. Tighten the door opener handle screw. Tighten the four mounting screws at the bottom of the door panel. The door panel screws do not need to be torqued but just snugged with the Phillips head screwdriver.

Tips & Warnings

If the passenger's window was broken or shattered in any way, it is a good idea to use a shop vacuum with a hand-held tube to remove the glass from inside the door frame. Doing this will rid you of nasty sharp glass shards in the doorjamb as well as eliminate the chance of excess rattling on the road.

Both the door frame and any broken glass in the door frame are extremely sharp. Use gloves and caution when dealing with either the door frame or broken glass in the door. The door frame is made out of unfinished sheet metal with extremely sharp edges. Failure to adhere to this warning could cause severe injury if not loss of limb.

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