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Xena
06-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Came out from work today and evidently a rock had earlier hit the windshield and I have about a foot long crack. With the sensors built into the windshield how can I just have a regular glass company replace it ? It's an insurance company issue. Don't I have to take it to a b m w dealership? 2004 530i

GeorgeT
06-30-2012, 06:48 AM
It does take a special windshield but any competent auto glass company can install it; the key word here is "competent".

Xena
06-30-2012, 07:33 AM
Thank you George.

brocyourworld
07-01-2012, 07:03 AM
Just had mine done 2 weeks ago. Call your dealer and most likely they outsource their glass work. The installer told me if I brought it to BMW they would add on 20%. He met me at my office and was in and out in 45 minutes. $415 for an aftermarket windshield. Rain Sensor works fine. If you have the HUD it will definitely be more expensive though.

ArtchredTTU
07-01-2012, 08:09 AM
It does take a special windshield but any competent auto glass company can install it; the key word here is "competent".

Quotes like this, is what makes me love this site.:D Valid point nonetheless!

Xena
07-01-2012, 10:46 AM
Thanks for the help guys. Don't mind paying for my car repair but refuse to get taken to the cleaners for those repairs!

Hogie
07-02-2012, 08:21 PM
If Techniglass is in your area take it there. They replaced my 545i windshield in UT. You do not need to go to the dealer at all!