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Check Archives>> PROBLEM AREA FOR e32 (archive)

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Posted by Lou on October 21, 2001 at 07:57:38:

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

W/S trim is VERY problematic for e32's and there were some active posts by a Philadelphia lawyer who arm wrestled BMWNA and his dealer to pick up part of the replacement of the trim. I had the same happen on my 94 740i but it was accompanied by a stress fracture of the glass in the area of the rear view mirror mounting. No way to tell if it was the cause or the result of the trim coming loose at highway speeds (75/80 mph).

Fix was to securely remount the locking strips on the new windshield and then inspect it regularly!

This is not exactly what you should find as a problem on a car capable of top speeds of 148mph.


OH, Keep a roll of duct tape in the glovebox for another parts that may want to fall off during a trip!

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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