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      07-29-2021, 09:12 PM   #1
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Stone chip - windshield crack!

Driving home I heard that dreaded pop of rock hitting my windshield, then shortly (seconds) later another pop.
Did my usual swearing about these incidents, took a casual look at my windshield, and saw a brand new crack.
Pulled over to see indeed it was a stone chip that caused the crack.

So it seems the windshields are in stock, and I was surprised to see a 0 deductible on my insurance policy.

Questions are...

How long does it take for the work to get done?
Are there other items involved that might take longer to get in stock?
Anything else I should be aware of with replacing the windshield? It's a lease, and BMW will be doing all the work.

Thanks!
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      07-30-2021, 09:23 AM   #2
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If BMW are doing it your probably safe.

If it's a third party's the screen must be designed for the HUD and the gel pack for the rain sensors must be replaced.

Also screen must have proper tints for cameras etc.

If it's a BMW part they fit as I would expect then should be no issues.
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      07-30-2021, 01:27 PM   #3
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If BMW are doing it your probably safe.

If it's a third party's the screen must be designed for the HUD and the gel pack for the rain sensors must be replaced.

Also screen must have proper tints for cameras etc.

If it's a BMW part they fit as I would expect then should be no issues.
Thanks for the reply.

Yup, definitely BMW to do the repair. Just got the go ahead from insurance. It was quite simple…so far.

Let's hope all the parts come in on time.
I was warned about delays in delivery…
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Good luck! Nice reminder to all of us to check our deductibles...
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Good luck! Nice reminder to all of us to check our deductibles...
Thanks!

I'm pretty sure it was because of the reports from this forum about cracked windshields that I dropped my deductible to zero!
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Good luck! Nice reminder to all of us to check our deductibles...
Thanks!

I'm pretty sure it was because of the reports from this forum about cracked windshields that I dropped my deductible to zero!
This happened today, on my wife's x5:
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Good luck! Nice reminder to all of us to check our deductibles...
Thanks!

I'm pretty sure it was because of the reports from this forum about cracked windshields that I dropped my deductible to zero!
This happened today, on my wife's x5:
Dang what she hit! I had something like that but it was from metal falling from a bridge downtown Chicago.
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All the parts came in super fast.
Car is done today !
4 new tires and new windshield 💪
No time to pick it up till Monday though 🙁
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Good luck! Nice reminder to all of us to check our deductibles...
Thanks!

I'm pretty sure it was because of the reports from this forum about cracked windshields that I dropped my deductible to zero!
This happened today, on my wife's x5:
Dang what she hit! I had something like that but it was from metal falling from a bridge downtown Chicago.
A falling tree branch…luckily nobody was hurt
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8 days later, windshield cracked again!!! WTF!
No stone chip, new crack from the top center into the middle.
What is wrong with this windshield!
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WOW

WTF indeed!

Has the car ever had any damage?
Something must be flexing that isn't supposed to flex to keep causing this. At least that's my only guess.
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