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    Rear quarter glass removal

    Hi, just recently acquired a 2008 Hatchback and need to remove the quarter glass.
    I have removed the door card, lowered the main window and removed the torx screw holding in the quarter glass frame, but I just cannot get it to budge at all.

    Could anyone please offer some advice on how I get this out?

    Many thanks in advance

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    Hatchback what?
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    Sorry! Octavia hatchback

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    I have never had to do one and the VAG workshop system ELSA says nothing about it which is helpful! Looking at the parts system ETKA it shows the glass as being a moulded in part of the entire door window frame assembly and looking at the way it is assembled I would say you need to take out the opening window to be able to get it out and that is a total sketch. You have to remove the door handle blanking plate bung, lower the window down to the point you can see the retaining peg through the access grommet, screw in an M5 70 ish mm long screw and pull the pin out, them screw an M8 80 ish mm long screw into the outer pin and pull that out and lift the window up and tape it over the frame each side to hold it up, disconnect the wiring from the B pillar, drill out the assembly carriers rivets (you need a BIG rivet gun to put the new ones in, N 910 788 01)) and then lift the carrier away so you can disconnect the speaker and door lock unit plugs, disconnect the door lock unit from the back of the door then lift the carrier clear of the car. Funnily enough I am just doing one on a Touran but VW spent a bit more money on the assembly carriers and used Torx headed bolts instead of bloody rivets!
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    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
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    'Crasher', Many thanks for your time looking into this. I finally got it out. :-)

    Remove the door handle blanking plate and remove the 4 torx screws.
    Prise out the electric window switch and remove 1 torx screw.
    Pull off the door card and unclip speaker and window connections.
    Reconnect window switch and lower until you can see the retaining pegs.
    Screw in an M5 70 ish mm long screw and pull the pin out, then screw an M8 80 ish mm long screw into the outer pin and pull that out and drop and tilt the main opening window and lift it up and out.
    Remove the rubber bung at the forward lower part of the quarter glass and remove 1 torx screw.

    This was my method, but I'm sure there are more professional ways of doing it!

    Using a piece of timber and a hammer, 'gently' (well, maybe not very gentle TBH), hold the timber against the forward facing rubber moulding and hit the timber. Do this at the top of the rubber then the bottom and repeat as necessary and the quarter glass will slowly release and move forward until you are able to lift it out of the door frame.

    Worked well for me and no brush required to sweep up any broken glass.

    Happy Skoda driver once again.

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