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Re: Windshield Trim Hold down Question??? (archive)

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Posted by Troy on October 15, 2001 at 18:55:00:

In Reply to: Windshield Trim Hold down Question??? posted by Forrest 89 750iL on October 13, 2001 at 12:57:23:

I had the exact same thing happen to me. I didn't accept the mechanic's recommendation of removing the entire window. I ordered a new part and used clear silicone caulk (the kind that you get at the hardware store). I applied a liberal amount around the entire window and on the windshield strip itself, and held it in place overnight with duct tape.

It's held solid as a rock ever since. It did take a while to get the duct tape off of my car, though. I'd highly recommend this easy fix over the alternative.

1988 735i 5-speed

While driving home on freeway yesterday, the winshield trim on drivers side suddenly blew off and was promptly ran over by a truck. Went to stealer today and purchased a new trim piece($150). Now I have discovered that the little plastic pieces that the trim snaps into have broken tabs(all but two) It appears that I must remove the glass and replace the plastic clips! Has anyone used silicon to hold trim on? I am thinking of a spot of silicon on each plastic holder, put trim in place and tape down for 24 hours.

Any ideas?

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