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Moonroof Weather Gasket

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This is a long shot, but figured I'd start here.

So, long story short, I have a racoon that's squatting in my garage. I picked up some pizza and fried chicken yesterday and the aroma was too tempting for said racoon. Once the garage door was closed, she came down to investigate and made some attempts at entering my car. Lots of paw prints everywhere including the door handles. I don't think there is any serious scratching of paint. At least not that I could tell after a got a quick wash today. However, she did damage the rubber weather seal on the moonroof. The damage is severe enough that water does get in now (confirmed at said car wash).

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I've been researching a replacement rubber seal and it looks like I can buy the part from College Hills Honda https://www.collegehillshondaparts.com/oem-parts/honda-seal-sunroof-glass-70205t2aa01). However, I'm not entirely sure if this is the exact part. I also found this video on YouTube (View: https://youtu.be/1j7wZa9wtDs
) and this guys is stating you have to replace the whole glass assembly and you cannot just replace the gasket. There does not seem to be a lot of information about this type of thing online and it seems rather ridiculous and unreasonable that the glass would need to be replaced. I was hoping some of you might have some insight.

Note, this is a 2019 Civic Si Coupe. Oh, and Steelers suck! Go Browns! In the playoff's baby!
 

webby

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that appears to be just the rubber strip. You can see it in this pic here -

The glass part looks to be over $300. I'm not sure why he would say you cannot buy the gasket seeing as how the gasket is for sale. If you buy it from college hills, just ask the parts people. They can easily confirm the gasket you have linked.

and go browns
 

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that appears to be just the rubber strip. You can see it in this pic here -

The glass part looks to be over $300. I'm not sure why he would say you cannot buy the gasket seeing as how the gasket is for sale. If you buy it from college hills, just ask the parts people. They can easily confirm the gasket you have linked.

and go browns
I gave College Hills a call today and confirmed this is the part. Placed my order which should be here in a couple days!
 

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In for results, I think mine is starting to leak.. either that or my windshield
 

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So, the part arrived today. In order to replace, I had to remove the moonroof from the car. This was an easy process and involved removal of 4 torx screws. The video I shared in my initial post shows this process. Once the moonroof was out of the car, extracting the damaged weather-strip was pretty easy. It has a solid rubber lip that inserts in a grove around the outside of the glass and is held in place by friction only. Installation of the new weather-strip was also easy and straight forward. I just had to push the solid rubber lip in to the groove pressing firmly to make sure it seated fully. Also, the part is a single piece so there is no concern about a seam.

The only difficulty I experienced was reinstalling the moonroof which the aforementioned video also addressed. You might be able to do this yourself, but it would be pretty difficult. I had my wife help. The total time involved in replacement was about 30 minutes but I took my time.
 

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i had a really hard time putting the seal back into my sunroof glass when i tried to fix it. i ended up replacing the entire thing because it was rotted.
 

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Interesting post! My Si is still very new to me and the gasket around the moonroof is pulling up on the side towards the front of the car. I did put some shin-etsu grease on it when I first got the car and it looks like its helping but I may just have to replace it.
 
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