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I read horror story after horror story on the W210 forum with the mono-wiper, so for me Dealer Parts only.

I pay a premium on my insurance of 25 to 30 more a year for factory parts only because a windshield is about a couple of thousand at the dealer.

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Hey guys, curious if you have any experience with windshield REPAIR? I have scratches on mine from trying to take off some tough tree sap :\ So I got a quote of $180 from a window repair specialist that has been doing it for 30 years now. He says he's seen worse and it won't be a problem to repair. But how will it look visually from inside? Warped or anything of that sort? Fog of any sort? Thanks!
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As mentioned above & on the previous page,a windscreen on a w140 should be changed by the pro's but if money saving comes in play then here you go,slowly slowly & beeing extremly carefull you might get it out :
1st of take the chrome trim of from the surrounding windscreen outside,unclipp the edges then the long bars and corners unhook by twisting them a little sometimes they either just pop out when you take the corners of or sliding them out ,see whats best for yours ,use comonsense there and dont damage the chrome trim by doing that .
2nd : Get a stanley knife and cut ,not to deep you wont need that , all around the windscreen ,just inaf that you brake the glue under there inbetween the screen & the chassis of the screen .
3rd : now get inside and sit on your middle console ( not the drivers seat & not the Passenger seat ,Yes the middle console ) ,lower your steering wheel 1st & seats back by the way , now sitting on your middle console ,lift one of you feet and place it near the edge of the screen on the left , place the right foot up to the right edge of the screen,not exactly on the far edges but close to it ,start pushing the windscreen out (with your feet if you have 2 of those),once you see it lift and you see that on top -left & right the screen has unstuck itself ,place something inbetween that gap so when you get out you can grab it ,its a good idee to have a spare guy there with you to take it out ,lifting it over the bonnet and over the wipers in the up position with gloves as the edge could be sharp & cut your hand .
Once you got the screen out start cleaning all the black glue there ,turpentine should do the trick ,dont touch the paint work .
Make sure you have the new windscreen there and the windscreen glue .
Thats about it . You might need the glass sucktion holders, strong once too and make sure you measure the BOTTOM gap to centre the new screen ,use some little pieces of wood or something ,same like tiling ,that gap is very important ,if you dont put something under there the screen could slowy slide right down the bottom making a mess with the glue on the windscreen inside ,so be carefull .
I have changed about 4 windscreens on different cars my self so that is how i did it ,you should have seen the 1st one ,Dont ask .........messy lol .
Dont be scared taking it out ,its already broken ,you cant make it worst ,just make sure you feel the complete braking point under your feet so ,eyewear protection would be a good idee as well .
Good luck and dont brake it .
Almost forgot those wipers ,put your key in the ignition & turn it so the wipers work ,activate the wipers and turn the key to off or completely out when the wipers are in the middle of the screen ,thats were they will stay and you can now pull the wipers away from the screen with the bonnet down,there might be something else under the bonnet you need to pull of so check before you lift them ,i forgot that detail but if you can manage to take the drivers side wiper of it makes it much more easy ,pass... wipers is one nut .
Only the drivers side wiper could give you trouble so look into that before you start doing anything at all,i think you need to take the black cover of were the wipers are hidden under ,underneat the bonnet were the firewall is , 5/6 phillips head screws & that long black cover comes off,good time to lube your heater fans etc and check the filter as well ,140's ,yes ,they are slightly different then all others no wonder we love em ,i do anyway & for this particular delicate windscreen job ,i would give it to the pros so if something should go wrong its there trouble not yours .
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I'm tempted to delete this post completely because changing a screen is not just that easy as i written it above ,there is a little more to it like "Jayare" has also posted on the previous page .
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As mentioned above & on the previous page,a windscreen on a w140 should be changed by the pro's but if money saving comes in play then here you go,slowly slowly & beeing extremly carefull you might get it out :
1st of take the chrome trim of from the surrounding windscreen outside,unclipp the edges then the long bars and corners unhook by twisting them a little sometimes they either just pop out when you take the corners of or sliding them out ,see whats best for yours ,use comonsense there and dont damage the chrome trim by doing that .
2nd : Get a stanley knife and cut ,not to deep you wont need that , all around the windscreen ,just inaf that you brake the glue under there inbetween the screen & the chassis of the screen .
3rd : now get inside and sit on your middle console ( not the drivers seat & not the Passenger seat ,Yes the middle console ) ,lower your steering wheel 1st & seats back by the way , now sitting on your middle console ,lift one of you feet and place it near the edge of the screen on the left , place the right foot up to the right edge of the screen,not exactly on the far edges but close to it ,start pushing the windscreen out (with your feet if you have 2 of those),once you see it lift and you see that on top -left & right the screen has unstuck itself ,place something inbetween that gap so when you get out you can grab it ,its a good idee to have a spare guy there with you to take it out ,lifting it over the bonnet and over the wipers in the up position with gloves as the edge could be sharp & cut your hand .
Once you got the screen out start cleaning all the black glue there ,turpentine should do the trick ,dont touch the paint work .
Make sure you have the new windscreen there and the windscreen glue .
Thats about it . You might need the glass sucktion holders, strong once too and make sure you measure the BOTTOM gap to centre the new screen ,use some little pieces of wood or something ,same like tiling ,that gap is very important ,if you dont put something under there the screen could slowy slide right down the bottom making a mess with the glue on the windscreen inside ,so be carefull .
I have changed about 4 windscreens on different cars my self so that is how i did it ,you should have seen the 1st one ,Dont ask .........messy lol .
Dont be scared taking it out ,its already broken ,you cant make it worst ,just make sure you feel the complete braking point under your feet so ,eyewear protection would be a good idee as well .
Good luck and dont brake it .
Almost forgot those wipers ,put your key in the ignition & turn it so the wipers work ,activate the wipers and turn the key to off or completely out when the wipers are in the middle of the screen ,thats were they will stay and you can now pull the wipers away from the screen with the bonnet down,there might be something else under the bonnet you need to pull of so check before you lift them ,i forgot that detail but if you can manage to take the drivers side wiper of it makes it much more easy ,pass... wipers is one nut .
Only the drivers side wiper could give you trouble so look into that before you start doing anything at all,i think you need to take the black cover of were the wipers are hidden under ,underneat the bonnet were the firewall is , 5/6 phillips head screws & that long black cover comes off,good time to lube your heater fans etc and check the filter as well ,140's ,yes ,they are slightly different then all others no wonder we love em ,i do anyway & for this particular delicate windscreen job ,i would give it to the pros so if something should go wrong its there trouble not yours .
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I'm tempted to delete this post completely because changing a screen is not just that easy as i written it above ,there is a little more to it like "Jayare" has also posted on the previous page .
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TQVM for the great input.
I've decided sending mine to the pro for the windshield replacement.


I'm just worry, after the replacement( even done by pro),is there any complications compare with the original windshield in terms like ,

1. Sound proof?
2. Leaking?
3. Any vibration ?
4. Others complication........etc

Kindly share with me about your experience. TQVM.
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Re: how to replace windshield ?

There shouldn't be. The windshield is glued in. Interview the installer

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Mine was replaced due to small stone chips which finally developed into a large crack line after the winter months. Job was done by a pro-windshield installer. Insist on replacing with original MB windshield, my insurance company is fine with that. Its a bit expensive but worthwhile.

No bad experience after the install. You will lost the original MB windshield sticker. I ordered a new one which is different than the original..
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To my post above, I forgot to mention that my installer says he will use Pilkington glass, which is claims is OEM. Not sure how true or important that is.
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When you install a new windscreen not beeing an original one ,as mentioned already you loose the securit logo on the edges , another thing is that the original w140 windscreen is reinforced on the drivers side so you loose that as well and finally ,the new windscreens fog up quicker due to the different materials they use ,these aftermarket windscreens they feel like a hard persplex touch and not glass like you would have now ,even when you knock onto them like knocking on a door ,the sound is different ,but other then that it's a new windscreen after all .
The windscreens without the glue they have a rubberseal all around the edge ,still with a little bit of glue to make a seal but not much ,those once to install them you get a little rope that fits all around the edge of the windscreen rubberseal all around and make them join on the top from both sides with a little bit hanging over so you can grab it later,put the seal on the windscreen then fitted it on the car ,go inside and pull the 2 endings from the rope ,you see that the screen as you pull it in will now go directly into its original poistion and make a seal as you pull the rope,a bit of cleaning here & there ,Job done ,thats easy .

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