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SC, What if State Farm Won't Pay? (archive)

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Posted by daniel on April 09, 1999 at 01:21:42:

In Reply to: Re: Windshield Replacement posted by SC on April 09, 1999 at 00:19:23:


I'm in MN too. State Farm has a new central claims processing center (I think run by PPG). They require the work to meet State Farm rates. I had a BMW windshield replaced by Sears Imports a couple of years ago for $700-$800. Sears won't meet State Farm's new rates. Am I stuck with a Harmon Glass replacement, or is there an argument for getting "BMW" labeled glass?

I'm not so hung up on the BMW label as much as I don't want a shoddily replaced windshield. My old 535i had the rubber(?) moldings disintegrate, and I fear reusing any moldings on the windshield replacement may lead to problems.

Anyone out there successful in convincing State Farm to ante up for dealer replacement?

: I had the windshields on my both cars replaced. My Audi was done by Harmon glass (following what the insurance company "recommended"). They were only ok, and I do hate the non-Audi labeled glass. So when it comes to my bimmer, I got mine replaced at the local BMW dealer.
: In my state (MN), the glass is fully covered so my insurance company has to reimburse the whole amount. I think a big chunk of the money (150 or so) was the replacement of the black side moldings along the windshield, as others just re-use them. My dealer asked me to leave the car overnight, so they can make sure that the sealants were tight and there was no leaks before they returned the car to me. Others might have different opinion but I think I like the craftmanship skills as well as the fact and joy of having BMW-logo windshield!

: Hope this helps! :-)

: : Have a 1990 535i/105K mi with normal windshield sandblast damage over the years. Some of the national glass replacement guys quoted me around $200-225 for German replacement glass (Sekurit/Sigla?).They come right to your home-takes about 30 minutes.Too good to be true? The local BMW shop in NJ wants $600-700.I've read that replacing glass in the E34 is a bit more involved than other models. Anyone with experience on this? Danke

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