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Old 05-18-2010, 10:41 PM
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Climate comfort glass/windscreen

Who here has a 7 with same? Where do you place your EZPass? Is there any tint at all to the glass? Have you noticed diminished cell phone reception while in your 7?
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:43 PM
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Do US models even have Climate Comfort Glass, UV glass? That is the one BIG issue I have with both our 750i and M6...the front windscreen glass is like a hot house. Lexus, Range Rover and Mercedes top end models give you UV/Thermal glass. It makes a huge difference. I remember our 2007 750Li was the same....miserable in the summer.

Is Comfort Glass in the 760? If in the 750, what package?
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:04 PM
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I believe it is a standard item on the ActiveHybrid7 and a special request only item on all other 7-Series models (an order must be placed). I've been told that Climate Comfort Glass (Option Code 358) (all windows) is $1,150 and Climate Comfort Windscreen (Option Code 356) is $350.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:46 AM
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I have only had my new car for 1 1/2 days, but I can tell you that the comfort glass did come standard on the AH7. It is not dark at all and does not appear to degrade cell phone signals. I have mostly used the cradle in the console and it helps the signal a great deal from my old '07 750Li. I had several dead spots and didn't notice those at all on the iDrive this morning drive in.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:52 AM
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thank you mdrbuy, but the thing is that you use the cradle in the center storage compartment correct? if that's the case, there is no way that your signal would be degraded from the comfort glass as the cradle routes a hardwired antenna to the phone.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:04 AM
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I'll be sure and leave it out of the cradle on the way home and check the areas that I know are already week and see if it loses signal quicker or about the same. May not be a real work test though because I am about 80% sure that my '07 model has comfort glass too. I'll see if I can find that out as well.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:18 PM
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Hmm, my 2001, 2004, and 2007 seemed cooler inside (I live in AZ) than the new 2010. My others definitely had a UV film in the windshield and there was an obvious cutout in the film for a radar detector or other device. I can't see one on this windshield and I don't see a code on my window sticker.

This car defintely seems hotter inside but I assumed it was just me forgettting how hot cars get in the heat hear as it's just warming up.

I played with the online configurator a hundred times and never saw the option. This car is pretty loaded but I bought it from dealer inventory. I'll be pissed it the UV thing is now a secret order option.

Can anyone confirm?

BTW, I'd gladly trade the useless side cameras, and the lane departure and blind spot stuff I never use.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:50 AM
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Hmm, my 2001, 2004, and 2007 seemed cooler inside (I live in AZ) than the new 2010. My others definitely had a UV film in the windshield and there was an obvious cutout in the film for a radar detector or other device. I can't see one on this windshield and I don't see a code on my window sticker.

This car defintely seems hotter inside but I assumed it was just me forgettting how hot cars get in the heat hear as it's just warming up.

I played with the online configurator a hundred times and never saw the option. This car is pretty loaded but I bought it from dealer inventory. I'll be pissed it the UV thing is now a secret order option.

Can anyone confirm?

BTW, I'd gladly trade the useless side cameras, and the lane departure and blind spot stuff I never use.
I called my salesman, and asked him about the Comfort Climate/UV Windscreen (Possible option code 356). On the BMWUSA Build your own for the 2011 Active Hybrid 7, it says on the features of the car....Climate glass and Climate/UV Front Windscreen is standard.

Since it is standard on the 2011 ActiveHybrid 7 (and the windsrcreen is the SAME size on the 740/750/760); it has to be an orderable part. If someone has an accident or cracks a window or something...it has to be replaced!!

I had Thermal/UV glass on my 2008 ML63, 2008 Range Rover, 2008 S550 and 2007 Lexus Hybrid. It makes a HUGE difference!!!!

In my 750i, when I am driving into the sun, the heat radiating onto my chest, arms and legs is huge. It is SO hot in the car (in our 2010 M6 as well, also with no UV glass). It pisses me off that BMW does not use UV glass, when a lot of other (much less $$$!!!) car companies do. I remember in our 2007 750Li how miserable the car was in summer compared to our S550! Yesterday was 92F where I live, and the inside of the car was bordering on unbearable!! And we still have June, July, Aug and Sept...with 110F days ahead!!!
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:52 PM
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The only draw back with the climate windows, just like with HUD, is that with a lot of polarized sunglasses they play havoc. HUD disappears and the windows have splotches and spots that the polarized glasses bring out.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:45 PM
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So just to be certain, there is no tint whatsoever with the Climate Comfort Glass? On some other makes I've seen an absolute minimal purple-like hue at certain angles (yet, no aftermarket tint). Does anyone know what this would be from? Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:47 AM
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In Atlanta we buy cars with colors that don't absorb heat/uva as bad. Example: white exterior and never a black interior! When I was young I did those things not anymore!
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:44 PM
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I always like these forums because I can learn about the cars and share ideas.

However, I just got back from a short trip to the bank, and all I could think about is how hot it is in the car (Florida) without "Climate Comfort laminated glass!" I don't know that I would have noticed that the 750i was lacking it without this forum. Thanks guys!!

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Old 06-24-2010, 07:25 AM
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ordering the climate glass

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I believe it is a standard item on the ActiveHybrid7 and a special request only item on all other 7-Series models (an order must be placed). I've been told that Climate Comfort Glass (Option Code 358) (all windows) is $1,150 and Climate Comfort Windscreen (Option Code 356) is $350.
I was talking to the dealer in Dallas about ordering 356 and 358 and he said he could not order it for the 750li, the only way to get this would be to get the active hybrid. Is this true. Would be nice if we can order this option.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:38 PM
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I wish I knew about this - I recently took ownership of a 2011 740i and the heat from the windshield is appreciable. My prior 2006 750 didn't seem to have this problem..was it standard in earlier models and now an options? Bad move, and I wish my sa would have advised if so...

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Old 08-07-2010, 08:50 PM
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I always like these forums because I can learn about the cars and share ideas...
Agreed. I did not know about this feature. I have glass replacement insurance, and already had the windshield replaced after only 4-5 months. When it was being replaced they asked about all the features I had, and I don't recall this being mentioned. If I have to replace it again, I'm pretty sure I can swing it to have them install the climate glass for an additional fee.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:28 AM
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I had it on my AH7, but it is listed as standard only for 760i/li. I was a second owner, so I am not sure if the buyer paid for it or not. Had to replace it because it was hit by some gravel from a truck in front of me and cracked, I was not happy at all...
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:13 AM
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I had it on my AH7, but it is listed as standard only for 760i/li. I was a second owner, so I am not sure if the buyer paid for it or not. Had to replace it because it was hit by some gravel from a truck in front of me and cracked, I was not happy at all...
Any issues after replacement; squeaks, rattles, leaks, etc.?

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Old 12-14-2015, 11:03 AM
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Any issues after replacement; squeaks, rattles, leaks, etc.?

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no, not really.
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Who here has a 7 with same? Where do you place your EZPass? Is there any tint at all to the glass? Have you noticed diminished cell phone reception while in your 7?
In California you can purchase a license plate mounted transceiver. Have them on the Lexus and the BMW.

Had some cell phone issues, totally went away when I started using the iPhone 6 cradle.

Jeff
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:25 PM
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no, not really.
That's great!

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In California you can purchase a license plate mounted transceiver. Have them on the Lexus and the BMW.

Had some cell phone issues, totally went away when I started using the iPhone 6 cradle.

Jeff
I've made habit to open sunroof cover and hold pass up through tolls.

Would be too concerned with plate frame pass theft.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:44 AM
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I have a crack on my widshield from a stone dropped by a truck ahead of me. I will need to replace and after reading this I will def make sure it is the climate comfort glass!

Does anyone know if it is compatible with HUD?
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:45 AM
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FYI anyone in Australia with the comfort glass - you need to place your e-tag\toll pass next to\either side of the rear mirror at the top of the screen. The area with the dots is the only place I could get my etag to read in the car unless I opened the sun roof!!
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As stated, area by mirror at top of windshield (with dots) allows easypass to be read.

Also, Yes. Comfort Glass is compatible with Head up display. I have both on my 2011 AH.
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I just use aftermarket Nano-ceramic Windshield/Windows tint. No trouble with phone signal or ez pass.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:35 PM
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Looks like a standard option on AH7. Pulled from ESys:

crit val="26" nameEN="356_CLIMATE_COMFORT_GLASS" name="356_KLIMAVERGLASUNG"
crit val="27" nameEN="358_CLIMATE_COMFORT_WINDSCREEN" name="358_KLIMAKOMFORTFRONTSCHEIBE"

My 2003 E65 definitely has some sort of UV windshield. It looks purple at the right angle.
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