You got one option go to Honda and ask them?
You can drill the head off using a bit that’s a touch bigger than the shank. The head will come off. Then take out the rest of the bolt with a wrench. Use WD-40 after drilling the head.Hi All,
I'm trying to replace the rear hatch glass on my Pilot because it is scratched, rusty and the interior of the glass has a rust stain. I sourced a nice rear hatch glass with hinges and shocks from a junkyard at a cheap price. Problem is, I can't get the torx head bolts that hold the hinges on the glass to move at all and now I've stripped the head of one of them. I've tried penetrant and heat. I don't want to get too rough for fear of breaking the glass.
My other option is to leave the hinges on the glass and swap out the glass AND hinges. Unfortunately, access to the hinge bolts requires removal of some exterior body panels around the hinge on the top of the tailgate piece. I'm willing to try this, but I can't see how to remove those external panels. The photo attached show the glass I got from the junkyard and my abortive attempt to remove the hinge from the glass due to the stripped torx head bolt. The other photo shows my hatch glass still on the car and the location of the exterior panels that would have to be removed to access the hinge bolts.
I imagine auto glass shops do this all the time, but I can't figure it. Has anyone else here replaced their rear hatch glass? Did you remove the hinge from the glass or did you install the hinges with it? If so, how do you remove the exterior panels to access the hinge bolts?
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