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Old 08-23-2016, 07:25 PM
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Cracked Windshield - Anyone Used Safelite?

Anyone experienced a cracked windshield? (Unfortunately, it's not one of those tiny little cracks repairable with application of resin)

Dealership quoting $1500-$1700 range, while Safelite is $500~ range. I also have rain sensors. Not sure if I should pay extra and go with OEM or Safelite option would be good enough.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:15 PM
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Anyone experienced a cracked windshield? (Unfortunately, it's not one of those tiny little cracks repairable with application of resin)

Dealership quoting $1500-$1700 range, while Safelite is $500~ range. I also have rain sensors. Not sure if I should pay extra and go with OEM or Safelite option would be good enough.
The safelite 500 quote probably is not glass that is compatible with your sensors. With that being said, the dealership should be cheaper than that. At that price, you should be filing a claim under your insurance companies comprehensive claim and just pay your deductible (you do have insurance I would imagine, right?)

A new windshield on lease return is about 900 i think (I believe thats what they charge you for them on lease return). I would check with another dealer.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:46 PM
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$1500 to $1700 for a windshield? That's outrageous.

I think I would agree with the above: use your insurance and get a genuine BMW windshield.
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The BMW windshield requirements are stringent, including the installation.
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Look on the lower left of the windshiled, under the BMW logo. The name of the glass maker is there (eg, Pilkingon, or something else), and ask Safelite for a quote using whichever mfgr is on your own windshield, and that is compatible with your sensors.

See what they say.
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HUD requires a non-parallel glass surface. BMW requires proprietary alignment jigs, and a particular adhesive that requires not less than 24 hours without disturbance including steady temperature and controlled humidity.
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