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      06-13-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Removing window glass for inspection

How hard to remove the door glass from an e92?

Tint is too dark so it will fail the state inspection, but window glass is not required to pass.

Maybe I'll just unhook the switches first, but I've heard that if they can still see the glass in the door they wiill fail you.
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      06-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
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Maybe find a shop that will look the other way? Seems to be at least one in every town.
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      06-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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That's my plan, planning ahead for worst case. Quoted 100 to remove tint. They have been cracking down on shops that "look the other way"

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That's my plan, planning ahead for worst case. Quoted 100 to remove tint. They have been cracking down on shops that "look the other way"
pony up a couple hundo and "help them help you" to pass
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They are about window tint your state? New york is pretty bad but they don't care about tint at all..
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taking window tint off takes aprox 15 seconds and is free.

here in california we have to have a sheriff sign off the un-tinted window, then take it to court and show the ticket signed off...

then we go back and re-tint after court
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If its anything like the E36 or E46 (and it probably is) it's pretty easy. The "toughest" part is removing the door card. Takes some inspecting to make sure you got all the fasteners. After that there's usually just two bolts that clamp the glass to the regulator. Loosen those and the glass should pull right out.
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That's my plan, planning ahead for worst case. Quoted 100 to remove tint. They have been cracking down on shops that "look the other way"
$100 for tint removal...wow...thats a rip off !!

buy a tint removal liquid from walmart for $4-5.
using tint removal and a cutter, you can do it yourself...its very easy.
then later on you can get 2 doors tinted again
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If its anything like the E36 or E46 (and it probably is) it's pretty easy. The "toughest" part is removing the door card. Takes some inspecting to make sure you got all the fasteners. After that there's usually just two bolts that clamp the glass to the regulator. Loosen those and the glass should pull right out.
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fuck that, get a doctors note or something.
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Go in to inspection with all windows down?
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Wow, this whole process seems like a pain in the ass... How often do you need an inspection? If you have the money, what better way to waste it than removing and reapplying tint every year...?

I would just remove it and get it redone at a legal percentage, and then leave it alone.

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