[BiturboS4] S4 windshield same as A4?
ti at amb.org
Tue Feb 25 13:20:41 EST 2003
Aurangzeb M. Agha writes:
> I've got a growing crack in my windshield due to a rock while on a
> mountain-road trip.
> I'm about to bring my S4 back to the US from Europe, and was wondering if
> I should have the glass replaced here or back in the US.
> I found out I can do the replacement here, but they'll take the glass for
> an Audi A4. My questions is: Is that alright? The cost is around 300
> I had my father call around in Boston, and he got quotes ranging from $500
> to $750. The high-end guy said:
> "make sure they take the COWL off - and use hi modulus urethane - they
> probably don't do either, which makes the car unsafe!"
> What is he talking about, and is that just sales talk to get me to pay
The glass is the same as an A4 (part # 8D0 845 099 AC). It is bonded to
the body and becomes a part of the structure of the roof, so it is
important that the replacement is installed properly. I haven't priced a
replacement so I don't know what it should cost, but insurance should cover
windshields, many at reduced deductibles.
2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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