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Old 01-31-2013, 04:57 PM
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windshiled crack

this is 1995 e34 just got a windshield crack ...kinda sucks. wondering if this is something I can fix myself?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:02 PM
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I doubt it.

Do you have comprehensive on your auto policy?
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:10 PM
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Call safelight. See if your insurance covers them. Cheap, quick, quality.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:10 PM
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hi Steve..no i dont have comprehensive coverage

what are my options .. ive just heard bad stories about replaced windshields having all sorts of issues, distortions etc...
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:23 PM
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hi Steve..no i dont have comprehensive coverage

what are my options .. ive just heard bad stories about replaced windshields having all sorts of issues, distortions etc...
A good quality auto glass company is all I can recommend. Perhaps you will get a tax refund?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:55 PM
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I haven't priced out one for my e34 but I had one replaced on my e39 for $150. It was a local place to me but they would only put OEM glass in since they had issues in the past with aftermarket glass.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:24 PM
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I haven't priced out one for my e34 but I had one replaced on my e39 for $150. It was a local place to me but they would only put OEM glass in since they had issues in the past with aftermarket glass.
$150 is not bad at all. I just went through safelite's online quote to replace windshield and it came out to $285

$285 Does not include:
Federal, state or local taxes
Disposal fee ($9.95)
Mobile service fee, if applicable ($24.99)
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:30 PM
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Thinking...through Geico I can switch to "comprehensive with full glass and $50 deductible"...for only increase of $90 to premium...may go that route. I will try to get quote from local guy as well.

Looks like safelite does have OEM option...wonder what the web-quote uses for price.

Just found on their FAQ page:

"Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) auto glass is made by the same manufacturer as your original glass. Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) auto glass is made to the same standards, but by a different manufacturer.
Our customers can choose OEM or OEE prior to service by calling 800-590-7856.

Our auto glass meets or exceeds all federal, industry and safety standards, and we engage in some of the most rigorous product testing in the industry."

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:27 PM
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You gotta put a piece of wood there when you raise the wiper arm!!
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You gotta put a piece of wood there when you raise the wiper arm!!
I smashed mine 2 or 3 weeks ago on the E34 this exact way. had the wipers up to RainX the window before going away and wind came along and blew it back down and cracked the window. wtf. that was expense i didnt need right before going away!
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:07 PM
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I smashed mine 2 or 3 weeks ago on the E34 this exact way. had the wipers up to RainX the window before going away and wind came along and blew it back down and cracked the window. wtf. that was expense i didnt need right before going away!
How much did yours cost you?
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