Rear Window (Windshield) Replacement - broken -

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by news, Dec 17, 2007.

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    news Guest

    Hi everyone,

    Any inexpensive websites that sell the rear glass, or locations in
    South, Florida USA?

    I'd like to install this myself, but I'd like to know if anyone has
    any advice on installation, and what I should know before taking on
    this task. I'm quite confident I do this, but any info would be
    greatly appreciated. Gasket, glue, expansion worries, etc...:)

    I suspect an "unknown" mysterious implosion or explosion caused
    this.. ;-) Or more likely vandalism! :-(

    ***ALSO, I'd like to know if there is a TEMPORARY fix out in the
    For now, I have the usual taped plastic..I don't want to install this
    until I can find a better (safer) parking spot.

    98 Sonata 2.0 Auto 120,000 miles

    Thanks in advance and Happy Everything!
    news, Dec 17, 2007
  2. The best advice is "don't". Windshields and rear windows are considered
    structural parts of the vehicle and need to be bonded properly using
    specialized adhesives. You can't just glop in a bunch of RTV or other
    goop and expect it to work properly and safely. Let a professional
    handle it. It may also be covered by your insurance.
    Brian Nystrom, Dec 17, 2007
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    news Guest

    Thanks Brian,
    That's what I was afraid of.. I've been looking at prices and it is
    not cheap. I will have to keep looking around for other quotes.

    As far as I know, my insurance does not cover the rear glass, only the
    front. I don't not have CC on this vehicle.
    Only PIP, PD, UM from State Farm
    news, Dec 17, 2007
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    Kirk Guest

    Why not find a parts yard and see what it would cost for a used part? It
    would already have everything attached to the window. Isn't there a way to
    disconnect theold hinges and atach the window with the new hinges?
    Kirk, Dec 19, 2007
  5. You can't be serious. What do you mean "as far as I know"? Have you called
    them? Many policies have "full glass coverage" and that means every piece
    of glass. So you'd rather try to do all of this work instead of making a
    simple phone call to your agent.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Dec 19, 2007
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    Kirk Guest

    Well, a friend of mine is an agent will replaces his own glass when it is
    broken rather than making a claim since it can drive up rates.
    Kirk, Dec 23, 2007
  7. That's his choice. I've only had one claim and my rates did not change.
    Actually, the next year they went down a tad. I'm paying for full glass
    coverage so I'm going to use it when I need it. Would be stupid to do
    Edwin Pawlowski, Dec 24, 2007
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