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Emission
11-10-2003, 03:06 PM
If she hit it with a bat, it would have made an interesting story.

Instead, a rock from a truck did it. To make matters maddening, she didn't get the plate number. :mad:

Are all replacement windshields alike? Do I have to go OEM?

doeboy
11-10-2003, 03:11 PM
If she hit it with a bat, it would have made an interesting story.

Instead, a rock from a truck did it. To make matters maddening, she didn't get the plate number. :mad:

Are all replacement windshields alike? Do I have to go OEM?

I hate that. Was it a semi? or one of the numerous big pickups that don't get used as such? Some SUV chipped my windshield a while back too by kicking up a rock. ARGH. :madrazz:

Desertnate
11-10-2003, 03:22 PM
If she hit it with a bat, it would have made an interesting story.

Instead, a rock from a truck did it. To make matters maddening, she didn't get the plate number. :mad:

Are all replacement windshields alike? Do I have to go OEM?


I had the same problem a year ago, only the truck was headed the other direction... :mad:

Anyway, the new windshield that the insurence company installed was not OEM, but looking at my old one and the new one side by side, I couldn't tell any difference (except the BMW markings on the glass).

I actually like the new one better. It seems to be more resistant to chipping than the OEM model. I don't know if this applies to all auto makers, but I have read here and elsewhere that the BMW OEM glass was softer and hand a tendency to chip/crack easier.

The Roadstergal
11-10-2003, 03:38 PM
Sounds like a truck broke your windshield. :confused:


Hmm, a truck flipped a rock at me big enough to take down Goliath when I was test-driving the Z4, and it didn't break the windshield. I was more than a little relieved.

That sucks; hope ya get it fixed fast!

mppaz
11-10-2003, 03:41 PM
If she hit it with a bat, it would have made an interesting story.

Instead, a rock from a truck did it. To make matters maddening, she didn't get the plate number. :mad:

Are all replacement windshields alike? Do I have to go OEM?

If you are talking about your X5 the only reason that you would need OEM glass is if you have a rain sensor. The OEM glass for the X5 is made by PPG, since the X5 is made in the US, so it should be easy to get. Your local dealer can recommend the glass shop they use that will be familiar with the X5.

Desertnate
11-10-2003, 03:46 PM
If you are talking about your X5 the only reason that you would need OEM glass is if you have a rain sensor. The OEM glass for the X5 is made by PPG, since the X5 is made in the US, so it should be easy to get. Your local dealer can recommend the glass shop they use that will be familiar with the X5.

I wouldn't think you would need OEM glass if you had the sensor. There should be after market glass companies out there that produce a window with the right properties. When mine was replaced they inspected my window to ensure they ordered the correct glass sans rain sensor. The installer commented on how he had replaced both, and was thankful mine didn't have it since it seems to be a royal PITA to swap out a rainsensor equipped windshield.

Emission
11-10-2003, 04:36 PM
If you are talking about your X5 the only reason that you would need OEM glass is if you have a rain sensor.

Thankfully, the X5 has been in the garage all day.

She took the Passat to work (I have a Q45 this week).

Unfortunately, the Passat needs OEM glass. There is no gasket at the top edge, it is finished and flush. It also has a special polyurethane glue to adhere it. No rain sensor, but it is tinted at the top.

First quote - $439
Second quote - $314 (cash)

It gets replaced in the morning.

nealh
11-10-2003, 05:41 PM
Thankfully, the X5 has been in the garage all day.

She took the Passat to work (I have a Q45 this week).

Unfortunately, the Passat needs OEM glass. There is no gasket at the top edge, it is finished and flush. It also has a special polyurethane glue to adhere it. No rain sensor, but it is tinted at the top.

First quote - $439
Second quote - $314 (cash)

It gets replaced in the morning.


It should be covered under your auto insurance...correct

suzer
11-10-2003, 06:35 PM
It should be covered under your auto insurance...correct
After the deductible.

Last time it happened to me, the cost didn't clear my deductible, so I didn't report it to my insurance company.

nobee
11-10-2003, 07:09 PM
I believe all BMW glass is manufactured by Pinkerton (sp?) which is carried by most windshield replacment specialists. The only difference between the two would be the little bmw emblem in the corner.

Emission
11-10-2003, 07:52 PM
It should be covered under your auto insurance...correct

Yes, but I have a $500 deductible (I insure three cars, so I need my rates low).

sp330i
11-16-2003, 05:39 AM
If she hit it with a bat, it would have made an interesting story.

If she had hit it with spike heals, it would have made a more interesting story.

Marco
11-16-2003, 08:53 AM
Yes, but I have a $500 deductible (I insure three cars, so I need my rates low).
Check with your insurance. I don't think the deductible applies to windshield replacement.
I had mine replaced six months ago and the insurance (USAA) paid it all.
It does not affect your rates/record either.

Emission
11-16-2003, 07:17 PM
If she had hit it with spike heals, it would have made a more interesting story.

Especially if she had kicked it from the inside with the spiked heels... :D

Emission
11-16-2003, 07:22 PM
Check with your insurance. I don't think the deductible applies to windshield replacement.
I had mine replaced six months ago and the insurance (USAA) paid it all.
It does not affect your rates/record either.

I checked. My insurance sucks. They want the full deductible.