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      05-03-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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Anyone had a windscreen replaced?

Hey guys, so my cars hit 67k now and I'm not overly happy with my windscreen due to all the blemishes as the front is rather pebble dashed (not down to myself) the windscreen is also abit pitted.. Anyway have you had it changed and to what cost & where from? Ceers guys
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      05-03-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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Tbh I've only had screens replaced when they've cracked of stone chipped too badly to be repaired, so the cost has only been my windscreen excess. If you are just going to get it replaced at your own cost then you are looking at a good few hundred.
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      05-03-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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Seen talk on here of it being a pita in some cases. Getting the sensors and stuff right for the auto wipers etc.
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      05-04-2015, 02:47 AM   #4
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I'm having mine done fairly soon.
Got 4 big stone chips and one looks like it's about to crack.
Autoglass said if it's anymore that 3 chips they replace the screen.

My problem is I have the optional climate comfort windscreen and I don't know how much hassle I'm going to get because of it.
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      05-04-2015, 09:09 AM   #5
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my hammer slip out of my hand and cracked the screen. Pay 70 for autoglass to replace it with via the insurance because of the massive stone chip .
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      05-04-2015, 10:08 AM   #6
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I'm having mine done fairly soon.
Got 4 big stone chips and one looks like it's about to crack.
Autoglass said if it's anymore that 3 chips they replace the screen.

My problem is I have the optional climate comfort windscreen and I don't know how much hassle I'm going to get because of it.
I'm in the same boat. The climate comfort screen is very expensive: BMW quoted approx. 1000 all in. It's going to be an insurance job. And I don't trust Autoglass et al to fit the correct screen.
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      05-04-2015, 01:44 PM   #7
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You can demand a genuine OEM one is fitted, its just most places will try to fit a cheaper one unless asked
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      05-04-2015, 01:54 PM   #8
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I'll try that then. I'm waiting on a call from my local fitting center anyway to confirm when they can do it.

But annoyed as I don't really want a new screen. My e36 had one and they ended up causing about 1-1.5k worth of damage
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      05-05-2015, 07:07 AM   #9
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Search for my windscreen thread / review of glasstec
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      05-05-2015, 07:30 AM   #10
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insurers won't give you a Bmw windscreen. i tried it and it clearly states on my policy that if my car is over 3 years old they would not give me a OEM windscreen and they would pay an allowance towards it if u foot the bill.
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      05-05-2015, 08:43 AM   #11
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I've just cracked mine too, I asked the insurers for on OEM replacement and they put a request through to the windscreen department for it to be declined unless I pay and extra 250. Just going for the one autoglass give me for the 75 excess now.
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      05-05-2015, 12:43 PM   #12
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Had mine done by autoglass at the weekend great job the guy who installed it had been doing screens for over 22years, only thing I'm not happy with is where the hawl mark is now on the glass but can't be helped I wasn't paying BMW 400+ for a new one
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      05-05-2015, 06:54 PM   #13
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Had autoglass do mine on sat. Oem bmw with new condensation sensor approved by insurance admiral
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      05-05-2015, 07:17 PM   #14
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I need to get mine replaced, really hope it includes a condensation sensor...
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      05-06-2015, 01:32 AM   #15
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food for thought:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=glasstec
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      05-06-2015, 01:51 AM   #16
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With 5 chips.......could be time for a new one for me
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      05-10-2015, 02:45 PM   #17
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Cheers for all the replies, yet to get hold of a windscreen company as I'm untrusting I guess & don't trust them to either not fit it right or for you to be able to hear wind noise.

Shall have to see how I get on
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Had mine done today, but found that the wipers don't sweep as far as they used to, they used to go right flush to the windscreen frame now they seem to stop about 7cm short.

Anyone know why?
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Had mine done today, but found that the wipers don't sweep as far as they used to, they used to go right flush to the windscreen frame now they seem to stop about 7cm short.

Anyone know why?
They've not put you're wiper arms back on correctly.Easy fix if you have a 16mm spanner or socket.
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      05-19-2015, 07:22 AM   #20
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So it's been 2 weeks since paying the excess on my new windscreen and not hearing from Autoglass.

Turns out the climate comfort windscreen is on an unknown lead time >6wks from BMW and will be costing in excess of 1k.

In the eman time, one of the chips on my screen has begun to crack. Joy
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      05-19-2015, 09:36 AM   #21
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Iv had screens done on previous cars, one because my ex kicked it. Iv just paid my windscreen excess to my insurance and never had any issues about light sensors etc.
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They've not put you're wiper arms back on correctly.Easy fix if you have a 16mm spanner or socket.

I wasn't sure if they took the wiper arms of to change the screen, I didn't watch the cretin do it.

Been pissin down today and it's well bugging me now, they can flaming well come back and fix it. I have both a 16mm spanner and socket but d don't feel inclined to fix someone else's cock up
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