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Old 04-10-2006, 08:44 AM   #1
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Couple years ago, I had my windshield replaced. No cost to me cause of insurance. Anyway, not long after, the windshield started leaking. Called the company and they came out to fix it. Not long after again, it leaked. Another call brought them out, again, they "fixed" the leak. Riiiiight. So, after almost 2 years, the windshield still leaks and I called them again. They came out again, and attempted to repair the windshield. I was able to be at the car when they attempted to fix it. The guy told me that Bonnevilles were a pain in the arse to replace windshields. That they never seal correctly when new ones are installed, and that they have a real tendancy to leak afterwards. This is due to the trim piece at the top of the windshield.

So, if any of you guys are planning on getting your windshield replaced, make sure its a decent company that has a lifetime warranty on the install.
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I was present for my WS change. It wasn't a PITA according to the installer. Took very little time, and has never leaked.

You got ripped.
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So, should I call them back up and have them replace the windshield again, and hope for a better install. Maybe the next guys will have better luck?
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You bet. Make them do a full replacement. That'* the problem. You can't fix a leak properly without doing so. It'* nearly impossible to get all the old sealant off.

Make SURE they don't rip you. Get an OEM HUD windshield.
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I'm always reluctant to have the windshield replaced. I have yet to be happy with any car that has been done. Not because of water leaks, but wind noise. It has always increased with a new one. The only one that it didn't seem to happen with was my daughter-in-law. She had a 98 Grand Am and surprising the dealer got it right!
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You bet. Make them do a full replacement. That'* the problem. You can't fix a leak properly without doing so. It'* nearly impossible to get all the old sealant off.

Make SURE they don't rip you. Get an OEM HUD windshield.
OK, will do. Not worried about the OEM HUD, don't have HUD. Wish I did though.
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