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Hi 8thcivic,

I am having a little issue with the weather stripping peeling away on my windshield on my passenger side. There is actually a small gap developing where the stripping has cracked, almost as if I can see into the channel it's supposed to be blocking?

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If there is a part # or if anyone has a DIY repair please share.
 

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Typical rot, especially in S FL.

The part numbers for sedan are:
73158-SNA-013
73168-SNA-013

Shipping cost will be high so Google those numbers to find a lower price and then see if Rick Case Honda will price match.
 

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Do you know where that water is getting into?

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There shouldn't be any water intrusion as a result of that molding being torn/worn.

It's there to cover the seem in the roof to A/B/C pillars.

The moldings also play a role in aerodynamics - if you take them off and drive around at highway speeds, the cabin is noticeably louder from wind noise.

I've been known to run a strip of black duct tape up the sides of those moldings and onto the windshield when I drive xcountry. It's surprising how much less wind noise around the A pillars there is.
 

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I'm having the same issues with the molding along the top of the outside doors. It is all cracked and falling apart. Are there any special tricks to remove it? I'm assuming there are just plastic clips that hold it on and you simply pry it off.
 

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I'm having the same issues with the molding along the top of the outside doors. It is all cracked and falling apart. Are there any special tricks to remove it? I'm assuming there are just plastic clips that hold it on and you simply pry it off.
Yeah looking at the part on eBay it comes with some clips
 

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Yeah looking at the part on eBay it comes with some clips
I don't know what ebay ad you're referring to, but the clips are not included with the moldings you need when purchased from Honda.

If the clips you have now can be removed without damage, you can reuse them.

How to remove/install can be found here. Bookmark the link below, it'll come in handy.

If you can't open the pics or they don't look right when opened, use another browser.

http://civic.hondafitjazz.com/A00/HTML/00/SNB6E00J18573451601KBAT00.html
 

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May I ask where you ended up ordering the molding from? Dealership wanted $100 for each molding, online they sell for around $55 each but the honda part sites I checked seem to charge crazy shipping price (over $100).
 

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as opposed to the first picture, I only have the weather stripping on the inside starting to peal away.

but thats the only issue. will water get into the car, or do i have nothing to worry about?
 

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You'll find various prices, my recent searches, from $73 to $110, but like others have said shipping will hurt, on the Coupe they are about 7' and on the Sedan 10' long and can't be folded or rolled up.

If you replace all the clip's, my experience is weather/sun has taken its toll and the rubber along the windshield is gone and the plastic clips are also deteriorated. The full set of clips for both sides will run you around $20.00 - $25.00
Be very careful with the clips along the windshield, I would not use a metal tool around the edge of the glass.

Depending on how particular you are about the car there are non OEM stick on options for about $35 that can be found,

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You'll find various prices, my recent searches, from $73 to $110, but like others have said shipping will hurt, on the Coupe they are about 7' and on the Sedan 10' long and can't be folded or rolled up.

If you replace all the clip's, my experience is weather/sun has taken its toll and the rubber along the windshield is gone and the plastic clips are also deteriorated. The full set of clips for both sides will run you around $20.00 - $25.00
Be very careful with the clips along the windshield, I would not use a metal tool around the edge of the glass.

Depending on how particular you are about the car there are non OEM stick on options for about $35 that can be found,

How To Video
My aunt is mentioned the peeling of the weather stripe at the passenger side of her Civic. Guess they deteriorated as well. I'll just finish installing the suspension and dually rims on the current Superduty project and I'll take a look at them. Gonna check out that video soon.
 

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try checking out aliexpress or lazada. there are many oem or non-oem parts emanating from china because they had their own locally produced version of the 8th gen ( dongfeng-honda both released the north american and asian versions of the 8th gen albeit several years apart). i just ordered a weather strip for the front cowling of my fd. it's universal but it works very well on 8th gens as reviewed by other fd owners.

i'll take pix of the worn down weather strip and the new one when i work on it sometime soon.
 

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I replaced the lower weather strip of the windshield using a universal one from china. The elements have damaged it beyond recognition

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My car, '08 EX Cpe., is aging rapidly, seems like the last year or so plastic parts interior and exterior have reached their end of life.

I have replaced the door/window exterior moldings several years ago and they are in need of replacement again. Problem when they are cracked torn rain water readily gets into the doors faster than it can drain out, ruining the door speakers. Will replace them again.

The windshield/roof trim the rubber, original subject of this thread, has been deteriorated to the point its basically not there any more. From my point of view its just not worth the return on the cost to do it the right wat and replace the entire roof trim strips and clips, even DIY it would be near $200.00 to fix. There is no water leak issue, perhaps some wind noise, so what's the real gain of this repair. Car is probably worth $2500.00 as it sits, and maybe $2500.00 if I replace the trim strips to get the rubber strip, would be nice if the rubber was replaceable.
I'm thinking of just filling, or sealing the gap with a silicone caulk and calling it a day.
 

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So do you know how I can match an '08 Civic Coupe to a - dongfeng-honda model ?
i think they basically have the same dimensions when it comes to windshields and windows. so it's probably just a simple install. the problem is finding the replacement weather strip that would fit our gen 8.
 
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