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Old 12-06-2017, 12:47 PM
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How important is it that the windshield be pulled to install trim?

The place that did my windshield forgot to put it on and they are ordering the part for me. We have not discussed if the windshield is going to be pulled again to put this on or not. I know you can just pop the top and bottom molding on without pulling the windshield. But I hear this can introduce additional wind noise. Anyone know how much truth is behind this?
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:53 PM
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Putting on this molding is the last step of the windshield installation so there is nothing to worry about.
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Putting on this molding is the last step of the windshield installation so there is nothing to worry about.
So is it just semantics that some of these windshield shops and BMW dealer say that it needs to go on before installation? In this video the guy puts the trim on the windshield and then puts in the windshield in. I am guessing this just ensures that the trim is fulled pressed on the windshield?

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Top strip slides right in without windshield removal. Just start it in the middle and slide it over to each edge. The edges are too tight to get anything in but an already inserted strip will slide in that area.
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I couldn't watch that video, too shaky.

which trim are you talking about?

Look at this:

at 1:40 he removes the side trims
at 2:00 he removes the rubber molding
at ~7:00 he removes the glass


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The edges are too tight to get anything in but an already inserted strip will slide in that area.
I see. So if the windshield is not glued in the perfect position, the trim will not go in.
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I couldn't watch that video, too shaky.

which trim are you talking about?

Look at this:

at 1:40 he removes the side trims
at 2:00 he removes the rubber molding
at ~7:00 he removes the glass


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They may be able to put that back on. Depends on the thickness of the glue. Make sure it's seated all the way in.
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They may be able to put that back on. Depends on the thickness of the glue. Make sure it's seated all the way in.
Thanks that was my concern.
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I see. So if the windshield is not glued in the perfect position, the trim will not go in.
The windshield rests on stops at the bottom. Gravity would pull it down as the glue dries. I don't think it has a ton of room to move around. Top edge only needs a few mm at the edges for the trim to slide in. There may be 5 mm at the center so it is much easier to get the trim started.
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The place that did my windshield forgot to put it on and they are ordering the part for me. We have not discussed if the windshield is going to be pulled again to put this on or not. I know you can just pop the top and bottom molding on without pulling the windshield. But I hear this can introduce additional wind noise. Anyone know how much truth is behind this?


Well for instance in my case, the molding on top of my cowl housing is damaged and worn out due to the glue is losing its grip and I can hear extra wind noise because from it. Itís like a louder whistling with high rpm but only when my driver window is down. So I want to replace that molding but Iím afraid that I have to replace the whole cowl housing also because the Moulding probably comes with it and easier to install then


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Glass most likely will need to come out. I've personally cracked an E90 windshield trying to install that trim, after the windshield guy forgot to install it.
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I just put my own front trim in after taking out all the old brittle stuff. Took me 30 minutes on an E92 and just went off YouTube videos. Pretty dang easy I'd say. The window is pasted to the frame with that rubber tacky stuff they use. Then they put the trim on afterwards. It just presses in and down.
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