[200q20v] Windshield replacment recommendations, '91 200?

steve_scalmanini at agilent.com steve_scalmanini at agilent.com
Mon Nov 13 20:38:17 EST 2000

When mine was done ~2 years ago the factory glass was not so expensive 
that my insurance wouldn't cover it.  However, I'm not sure I got the 
best glass despite being from the dealer.  The window for the VIN is 
off to one side far enough to barely be able to read one end of the 
number.  I thought I woulddn't have any problems if I bought it from 
the dealer ... you might want to check the position of the window in 
whatever replacement you get before it's installed. 

Also, one A-pillar trim was broken in the process.  Yes, my insurance 
covered that too, although the installer acted defensive at first 
about it.  He seemed surprised that I got the insurance co. to cover 
it. That's part of what those insurance premiums are for, however. 

To remove the trim, pull off one end (upper?) at ~ a 45% angle from 
the side or front.  Do not twist, shake, rattle or roll.  It's held on 
with ~4 tabs that are part of the plastic trim and that press into 
bent spring clips in the holes in the A-pillar.  If you don't pull 
straight off the tabs can break off and you'll have to replace the 
part. Can you leave the car in the sun for an afternoon to let the 
pillar warm up a little before removing the trim? Then the plastic 
won't be so brittle. 

Good luck, 


-----Original Message-----
From: C1J1Miller at aol.com [mailto:C1J1Miller at aol.com]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 12:18 PM
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Subject: [200q20v] Windshield replacment recommendations, '91 200?

I'm looking for recommendations for a glass shop/chain to replace my front 
windshield in my '91 200q20v sedan.  Need the antenna in the window; not
if there is an aftermarket, or if it is as good.  I'm in the southern 
NH/Manchester NH area.  Appreciate a direct reply.
Chris Miller, Windham NH, c1j1miller at aol.com
'91 200q20v ==> http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/
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