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Old 03-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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New windshield

I was quoted $515 for a new front windshiled because I have remote start and a heads up display?

$175 for a regular windshield??
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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WTF does remote start have to do with it?

I need a new one too. But I have remote start. I'll disconect the remote start if I can save 300.00+ on a new windshield.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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The heads up display is what makes it expensive. At a dealer or any other place the remote start and normal ones were the same price.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #4
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The sensor for remote start would be blocked by a non remote start windshield. I believe the HUD requires a special coating on the windshield.

$515 sounds like a deal. I paid $650 in 2010 for a non HUD windshield replacement and install.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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This is the dumbest design I have ever seen on a vehicle and it makes me want to get rid of the car. Whoever designed this for such an expensive replacement part should be fired! Remote start works off an antenna just like aftermarket systems. This is a field I am currently in and it should have nothing to do with a windshield. The heads up display i can somewhat understand but its just the way it reflects correct?

a widnshield gets damaged everyday and for $600 plus dollars this is a stupid design flaw in the camaro. My wife's Lexus has a rain sensor, auto start (which doesnt get effected by the windshield), and a film built in for glare and her windshield in less than $300 on a $60,000 car!

Im a little heated right now Im not going to lie because it is just outrageous this cost so much. I could replace the windshield and it could get cracked next week. I cant even drive the car.

Im sure insurance companies arent going to like this one bit either. A huge cost to them.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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The sensor for remote start would be blocked by a non remote start windshield. I believe the HUD requires a special coating on the windshield.

$515 sounds like a deal. I paid $650 in 2010 for a non HUD windshield replacement and install.
Wow it's only $425 around here for mine with remote start or with out it. The only difference is how big the black spot is around the mirror.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:16 PM   #7
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Why are you getting your windshield replaced? Your insurance should cover it and it would cost you nothing. Plus your rates won't go up. I had to replace my windshield 3 months ago and I just got my notification for my semi-annual payment and it didn't go up.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:42 PM   #8
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My insurance has a $500 deductable??? Who's insurance replaces a $500 plus windshield for free?

I dont see any sensors other than the Bosch module for the defroster on my windshield. The heads up illuminates onto the windshield and the remote start is an antenna???

This is retarded.
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Why are you getting your windshield replaced? Your insurance should cover it and it would cost you nothing. Plus your rates won't go up. I had to replace my windshield 3 months ago and I just got my notification for my semi-annual payment and it didn't go up.
Varies from state to state. Florida has a law requiring insurance companies to replace one per year for free.

Here in Alabama we have to pay a full deductible or pay for the windshield. I keep all my cars at 1000.00 deductible. If I lower to 500.00 then I'm tempted to use it over 500.00 worth of damage and they raise my rates if I do. We've had work done to Bonnies Lexus, her Vette and our Jeep. All between 500.00 and 900.00 and just paid for all out of pocket but would have used the insurance had it been 500.00 but our rates then would go up.

So, ya, I have to pay full price for a windshield too.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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This is just nuts to me.

I just want an educated explanation why the heads up display and the remote start wont work with a regular windshield?

The remote start is an antenna type deal but I dont see it in the glass. I also see nothing special about the heads up display in the glass other than it just illuminating onto the glass from the dash.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #11
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The HUD requires a special coating ,it has been that way since 99 on the vettes.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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Wow it's only $425 around here for mine with remote start or with out it. The only difference is how big the black spot is around the mirror.
I had mine replaced in mid 2010. No after market replacement glass was available at that time, had to go OEM, and well, the checkbook took a hit.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #13
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Your HUD won't be as crisp with a regular windshield but its not a bad option if upset about the price of a windshield.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #14
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Ouch. My insurance company says that I have a $500 deductible. Less money for mods!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:12 PM   #15
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Just get the regular one. I had HUD in another car and didn't buy the "special" windshield. My HUD was just as clear as it ever was.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #16
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You guys are lucky, my windshield has taken a beating, I called a few places and the cheapest I got was $967.00 for the HUD windshield. $667.00 for regular. First crack happened 2 weeks after I bought the car - was able to get it filled so it didn't spread. Next one was a massive rock thrown up by a truck on the highway. Last one, not sure where it came from, but it spread all the way across, running right through where my HUD is set. This one is starting to spider out. I can buy glass coverage for $200/year with a $50 deductible, but its outside my regular insurance. Problem is I have to replace the windshield before I can buy the coverage....
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:57 PM   #17
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Looks like prices vary. I'll let you guys know how much it'll cost me once I get it replaced. Luckily, I don't have a HUD or remote start.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:58 PM   #18
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I used USAA's preferred glass installer: Safelite AutoGlass NON-HUD Total cost came out to $845.76. Part: 672.00, Labor: 120.00, tax: 53.76

I paid my full deductible of $500.00.

From the guy tearing my car apart, I learned how to remove my rearview mirror, how to replace my cabin air filter, see how to remove my windshield wipers.

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Old 07-06-2013, 01:01 PM   #19
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Almost $700 here for a new HUD windshield
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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Although I could've got it cheaper elsewhere, these guys came to my house and did it. I asked about the $175 normal windshield that was posted by the OP. He sort of laughed about that. But I tried right? He was telling me that they use the best brand in windshields... The one he installed was manufactured by Pilkington in Canada. Does it make a difference? A windshield is a windshield.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
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Ouch, now I know why I carry $100 deductible.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #22
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Those prices may be for "anyone", I bet if you go through insurance they get a discount...
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #23
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My insurance has a $500 deductable???
Guess its time to lower that...

For what you save per month you will spend it in your deductible once! (Usually)
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In CA windshields are considered safety equipment and most insurance companies will have a lower deductible for windshields.

I have AAA insurance and pay $50.00 for a replacement windshield.

When buying insurance don't get the cheapest. Make sure you get good coverage.
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369 gm parts house remote start . non hud
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