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dr.donut
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Aug 25, 2016, 2:25 PM

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2002 buick lesabre windshield Sign In

Inspection runs out this month and it comes home from the highway with a cracked on the edge of the windshield ,not repairable.My trusty garage referred me to someone and I told them that from my experience it seemed if it wasn't a quality windshield or if you went with "the cheapest place " you would have complaints about the wipers even if they were new because the water wasn't beading away .I had that problem before after replacing a windshield and a type of sealer/treatment for the glass would improve it but only for a few months . He said he's never heard of that , have any of you had problems with "cheap" windshields ??


Hammer Time
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Aug 25, 2016, 2:30 PM

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Re: 2002 buick lesabre windshield Sign In

Nope, never had a problem here either. I would more expect fogging on the edges from lamination separation on the real cheap stuff. Most of the auto glass installers sell decent stuff.



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kev2
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Aug 25, 2016, 3:17 PM

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Re: 2002 buick lesabre windshield Sign In

X2 never had that problem...


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 25, 2016, 11:35 PM

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Re: 2002 buick lesabre windshield Sign In

X3! Glass is not all OE quality nor installation done well. Should have both - pay for OE marked on glass.
Poorly done even from new can leak and not see it, freeze and crack, heat of sun crack, fog edges and so on. Rust unseen too.
Just insist on quality - you have to have this right or forever fight with it,


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dr.donut
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Aug 26, 2016, 4:11 AM

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Re: 2002 buick lesabre windshield Sign In

O.K. thanks ,I'll mention the O.E. to the installer ,got to have that sticker ,with the holiday coming up there's bound to be road blocks und you'll have to have all your papers in order .


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 26, 2016, 5:34 AM

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Re: 2002 buick lesabre windshield Sign In

I hear you. Where I am the "authorities" know if your sticker is valid from just scanning your rear plate or front if you have one. No need to stop you just send a bill.


Just looked - GM was using LOF (means Libby Owens Ford) huge in glass anything. PPG is another. Just check another window in the car - I do if I need new glass and cross fingers I don't!


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dr.donut
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Nov 1, 2016, 12:39 PM

Post #7 of 7 (130 views)
Re: 2002 buick lesabre windshield Sign In

I got the new windshield at safelite back in august ,life time warranty , no leaks but the radio doesn't seem to have the same reception so I took it back , the guy said he found a loose connector at the top towards the passenger side , the reception still seems poor but it's pretty much a cut and dry operation ,it's either hooked up or it's not , what else could they do ?. The guy had to make a call first and he was looking at it for a while , I think he was just coming up with a reason , I mean ,if it wasn't connected it wouldn't pick up anything , it's not like we did a controlled experiment on radio reception but it's not the same .. Is there something after market to attach to that connector and tape to the inside ?






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