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And left a big crack!! I thought the window was going to shatter it hit so hard. I'm waiting for estimates. Anyone know how much the glass costs from Volvo? I'm sure it's $$$ but I'd like OEM glass 'cause I'm just that way... It has a rain sensor but I'm not sure if that is a part of the glass itself or if the sensor is attached to the rear view mirror assembly.
 

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My window replacement was 850 dollars with rain sensor.

Dang...well, insurance is covering some of the cost. My deductible is a little high right now which sucks...
 

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I replaced my windshield last year and decided to go with a non OEM Glass. No problems in almost a year and my rain sensors work fine. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

I paid under $300.
 

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Get a PPG windshield. I went through two OEM windshields and finally switched to PPG with great luck. Your rain sensor gets transferred from the old glass to the new glass - your new glass only has the clip for it, they do not come with the sensor.
 

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Get a PPG windshield. I went through two OEM windshields and finally switched to PPG with great luck. Your rain sensor gets transferred from the old glass to the new glass - your new glass only has the clip for it, they do not come with the sensor.

Thanks for the advise. Does the PPG window have the same black border around the edge and behind the rear view mirror? Do you recall how much the PPG window was? My insurance have me an estimate for SafeLite glass...$240.95
 

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Yeah, the PPG glass has the black border, looks like the factory one. Has the same spot for the rain sensor to clip in as well. Much better glass - mine has been chip-free for about a year now and hopefully last on these east coast roads! I got mine through Safelite as well for about the same price as their generic glass (you can tell them you specifically want PPG and they will do it). Don't know the exact amount since I don't have the paperwork handy, but it was less than $300.
 

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I also went with PPG w/rain sensor when my OEM cracked for no apparent reason other than stress. I figured that if OEM glass is cracking just from stress, I don't want it.

I see you're in Oakland.. you should check out Le Auto Glass on International. Just a little Vietnamese Mom & Pop place.. but they are EXTREMELY nice and proficient.. not to mention the price is always great. Have them order you a PPG windshield.. they can have it done real quick.

Also.. I should mention.. Safelite SUCKS. I had them install mine before I knew about Le's and they had to come back 3 times because the tech jacked it up so bad. http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif on them for sure
 

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Is it just me or does the OEM glass scratch and pit really easily? Mine is scratched to hell by my wipers, even though they are never more than a few months old.
 

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I went with an aftermarket window and my rain sensor has never worked since. Volvo dealership has looked at it many, many times and tells me "it's fine." Which means when they turn the hose on it, the wipers activate. So if I am driving up the Turnpike and someone turns a hose on me, I'm golden. If water comes from any other source (like the sky), I'm screwed. I asked them to turn it off and just make it a variable wiper, like in our minivan, and they told me "no can do." If I could go back in time, I would definietly pay a little extra for OEM. Just me.
 

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Cool, thanks for the recommendation. I'll check them out. I'm actually not to keen on taking my car anywhere the insurance recommends...

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I also went with PPG w/rain sensor when my OEM cracked for no apparent reason other than stress. I figured that if OEM glass is cracking just from stress, I don't want it.

I see you're in Oakland.. you should check out Le Auto Glass on International. Just a little Vietnamese Mom & Pop place.. but they are EXTREMELY nice and proficient.. not to mention the price is always great. Have them order you a PPG windshield.. they can have it done real quick.

Also.. I should mention.. Safelite SUCKS. I had them install mine before I knew about Le's and they had to come back 3 times because the tech jacked it up so bad. http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif on them for sure
 

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Yes, actually. I drive in the mountains a lot in winter so I have a lot of pits already from all the sand they put on the roads. I don't have any wiper scratches but a small rock or something did scratch the glass a little too a few weeks ago.

The crack I have now is a little bigger than the size of a quarter, and right in front of my face. If it were off to the side or something I'd let it go a little longer but it's sort of distracting.

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Is it just me or does the OEM glass scratch and pit really easily? Mine is scratched to hell by my wipers, even though they are never more than a few months old.
 

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Re: (mlieras)

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Cool, thanks for the recommendation. I'll check them out. I'm actually not to keen on taking my car anywhere the insurance recommends...

Nah I understand where you're at on that.. I actually got recommended to them by a friend of mine who has a BMW. I checked 'em out on YELP before I decided to use them and saw 5 star reviews nonstop, so I gave 'em a shot and they earned my business. Hopefully I won't have to go there very often, but if I need auto glass replaced.. that will be where I will go again.

Good luck with the replacement dude! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Aaah - a rock hit my windshield!! (mlieras)

<crack>. and there went an other windshield, the 1st one.

Actually it had a small crack since September 2008 (±5cm (±2") long at the far rightside) and did not got larger last Winter. Wanted to delay it as long as possible.
Did the normal Saturday-grocery (trunk full) and on the drive home it cracked further horizontal 20cm towards the middle
Will call dealer to make appointment on Monday.

Will go for OEM-glass (de-glared, non-oem-glass would crack way sooner than months (harder thus stronger but could show sooner stonemarkings because it's harder), AND more even cut (no deformation in vision).

Estimate dealercost last year was ±700EUR ... but he said i should ask price of some local-dude that replace windshields (and he does it even at the dealer
) so it could be a little less. I will also ask estimates without an invoice (
even cheaper and a bonus for him
)

EDIT:
Have made the appointment for this Thursday and they will come and swap the windscreen at my home.
Total cost 322,- euro (incl windscreen, labour, taxes,...)

Edit2:
Windscreen has been replaced

They billed me 322,- but I gave 340,- ... told him dealer would charge me 690,- so I want give lot's of "
money" .

Modified by JARMO at 1:46 PM 3-23-2009

Modified by JARMO at 8:19 PM 3-26-2009
 

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Re: (MJVolvo)

Quote, originally posted by MJVolvo »
I went with an aftermarket window and my rain sensor has never worked since. Volvo dealership has looked at it many, many times and tells me "it's fine." Which means when they turn the hose on it, the wipers activate. So if I am driving up the Turnpike and someone turns a hose on me, I'm golden. If water comes from any other source (like the sky), I'm screwed. I asked them to turn it off and just make it a variable wiper, like in our minivan, and they told me "no can do." If I could go back in time, I would definietly pay a little extra for OEM. Just me.

You do realize that the rain sensor does not come with the new windshield?? The old one comes off and snaps on to the new glass. Maybe you should check to see it is plugged in securely or mounted in the clips the correct way. That might help.
 

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Re: (MJVolvo)

Quote, originally posted by MJVolvo »
off and just make it a variable wiper, like in our minivan, and they told me "no can do." If I could go back in time, I would definietly pay a little extra for OEM. Just me.

Pop off black cover on windshield. Unplug rain sensor.

Viola! Intermittent/
 

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Re: Aaah - a rock hit my windshield!! (JARMO)

Quote, originally posted by JARMO »
<crack>. and there went an other windshield, the 1st one.

Actually it had a small crack since September 2008 (±5cm (±2") long at the far rightside) and did not got larger last Winter. Wanted to delay it as long as possible.
Did the normal Saturday-grocery (trunk full) and on the drive home it cracked further horizontal 20cm towards the middle
Will call dealer to make appointment on Monday.

Will go for OEM-glass (de-glared, non-oem-glass would crack way sooner than months (harder thus stronger but could show sooner stonemarkings because it's harder), AND more even cut (no deformation in vision).

Estimate dealercost last year was ±700EUR ... but he said i should ask price of some local-dude that replace windshields (and he does it even at the dealer
) so it could be a little less. I will also ask estimates without an invoice (
even cheaper and a bonus for him
)

EDIT:
Have made the appointment for this Thursday and they will come and swap the windscreen at my home.
Total cost 322,- euro (incl windscreen, labour, taxes,...)

Edit2:
Windscreen has been replaced

They billed me 322,- but I gave 340,- ... told him dealer would charge me 690,- so I want give lot's of "
money" .

Modified by JARMO at 1:46 PM 3-23-2009

Modified by JARMO at 8:19 PM 3-26-2009

Ha ha I thought you had wood paneling over your dash... NO WAY!!! Then I realized it was a the reflection.....
 
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