cracked windshield. do I need to replace with OEM glass?

Asked by Jul 03, 2013 at 01:54 PM about the 2009 BMW 5 Series 535xi

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a growing crack in my windshield, and my insurance company is being difficult about using OEM glass.

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Try going to your local BMW dealer and have them replace the glass for you and they can contact the insurance company directly and work out a deal. Insurance companies want to do things on the cheap and you want a decent windshield that works correctly with the rain sensing wipers and installed properly.

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You have paid your insurance company your hard earned money so you have the right to have your car fixed properly, don't accept a "deal" from your insurance company just because your car is 4 years old.

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You have to use OEM glass because of the rain sensor built into the glass. You can not transfer the sensor over to the new windshield. And if you have heads up display you need to have a OEM windshield as well for the heads up display to work.

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"don't accept a "deal" from your insurance company just because your car is 4 years old." Some insurance policies have provisions that state if the vehicle is over a certain amount of years that OEM will not be allowed IF a suitable AM/LKQ part is available. If his vehicle is truly 4 years old then you all gave him really bad advice. The insurance is going to pay what the insurance is going to pay no matter who you use. If he used OEM glass and there's suitable AM/LKQ glass the insurance would only pay the amount for the AM/LKQ and then the dealership would go after CP1000 for the rest.

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