Mine was basically glued back on with the windshield rubber seal which is like tub sealer for your bathroom. All the clips on mine were broken (assumed during a previous windshield replacement). Get yourself a tube of clear rubber calk. Let it set overnight. You'll be good to go in the morning.
Yea you can. But the problem is, originally they installed the clips on to plastic post and then melted the post down to secure the clip. There's nothing left to secure to now. Just what I observed on my trim.
Anyone have a solution to this? My windshield was replaced and the passanger side trim was glued on but about 1inch down from where it should be. I took it off to try and fix it and discovered that 2 of the clips where broken off the trim.
I bought new trim and clips but there is still the old white rectangle strip where the metal clip used the be attached to. That's attached to the car with whatever Honda uses.
I wanted to update this thread I was able to reattach my new passanger side windshield trim.
My 2 upper clips were torn off the A pillar during a windshield replacement I'm guessing. The white pads were still attached to the A pillar. The back side of the trim was also broken where the clips were melted to the trim.
I bought new clips and trim from Honda. I scrapped off all the white plastic pad with a razor and cleaned it with alcohol. I used 3M VHB double sided foam adhesive and stuck it to the area where the white pad was. I cut the foam from the back side through the 2 small square holes which gave me reference points on the front.
I followed the SM and wrapped the A pillar with aluminum foil and heated the old white pads and carefully scraped them off. Once I had all the plastic off I cleaned the areas really well with alcohol and pressed the clips in place. I choose not to apply any 2 part epoxy around the edges of the clips.
For anyone looking to remove your windshield trim or any part from your RSX you can find it in the service manual.
Hope this helps someone out because I read the SM and didn't see any pull film or tape on the back of the new clips. I didn't want to use general purpose double sided tape because that is not designed to be used in automotive applications. I also didn't just want to stuck the 3M VHB directly to the white plastic base of the clip because the would increase the mounting thickness of the metal clip by 2 and that would translate over to the trim and might cause a gap between the trim and A pillar. So in the end I decided to remove the white plastic and use 3M VHB.