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Recently discovered water stains on both sides of the rear window. Dealer says they‘re on back order, so in the meantime I have clear packaging tape sealing around the antenna base. Been raining here since yesterday and inside still dry.

dealer says headliner needs to removed to get to the antenna. It’s just behind the rear courtesy light and looks it might could be accessed through there. There’s also some kind of cover just behind the light that appears to be directly under the antenna. I may start poking around to see.

anyone ever remove from G2? I’ve videos of G 1 wondering if it’s the same.
 

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That cover behind the light is the rear microphone.
 

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Sorry Griz at least you discovered this. Is this out of pocket or are you covered? I have doubts if a HondaCare extended warranty would cover this.
 

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No extended warranty. Less than three years old but 47 miles.

dealer is saying no cost for part but labor on me
 

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No extended warranty. Less than three years old but 47 miles.

dealer is saying no cost for part but labor on me
Give Honda customer service a call see if they can assist with labor cost.

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FWIW I partially lowered my RL headliner in the process of running rear-cam cables front-to-back via overhead. A thin molded 'foam' with cloth bonded to it, it's essentially identical to the headliner panel material in my former Ford Escape that I removed completely to apply acoustic treatment to the roof.

Three comments based on my experience between the two vehicles for your consideration:
  • Access to the RL antenna base is extremely, I mean extremely, limited with the headliner in place; it is to the rear of the rear dome light and you can't reasonably access it even with the dome light assembly completely removed.
  • The headliner panel, if pulled-down too far at any point, will suddenly 'crease', leaving a line that will telegraph through the cloth and be visible forever no matter what you do to try to remedy it after the fact (thankfully not done with the RL, lesson learned from the essentially identical Ford HL material)
  • IMO if wanting to do work above the headliner the safest way to ensure avoidance of an unsightly crease is to completely drop it per the Workshop Manual procedure
I've attached the '19 RL headliner R&R procedure FYI, though it's incomplete in that many other trim-bits are referenced for removal as precedent steps. Honda Service Express website is your friend.

All just FYI and for your consideration; Good Luck!
 

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