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Old 06-24-2014, 02:11 PM
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Location: Oregon (near Portland)
 
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Mein Auto: 2011 335d
Windshield Replacement for 2011 335d

In my trip west across the USA I picked up a rock in Wyoming, resulting in a crack bigger than my USAA insurance folks will patch for free. So, I am looking at a replacement windshield when I get to our final destination in Oregon.

USAA subcontracts out to Safelite for its work. Safelite, as I recall the discussion, will either go with a generic windshield or an OEM one, making sure in either case that is has all the functional bits/interfaces that are required. Any opinions on which one I should go with? It will go against my comprehensive coverage and $500 deductible.

Being the lazy bum that I am, before I look it up, what are the functional bits that our windshields require?


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Old 06-24-2014, 04:19 PM
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The deal with Safelite is if you use aftermarket glass, they will warranty the installation for life. If you insist on BMW OEM glass, warranty is only for like 90 days, no more than a year. Safelite did replace a windshield a few years back in our E46, using aftermarket glass. It was not exactly the same shape (the outward curve was different), but worked fine. The most important thing is to have a factory installed rain sensor. If installed in the field, you are guaranteed to have problems.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for the nuggets of info to remember.


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