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2006 W211 Need windshield replaced, Dealer? or aftermarket Cost range???
anyone had this done
 

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It was done on my car (W210) by the previous owner and they went aftermarket. I have never been satisfied with the way my rain sensing wipers work (too sensitive so wipe more often than necessary). I don't know this for certain, but I have always blamed the windshield. Sensor was replaced and had no effect. If I had to replace this one I would buy the real MB glass and any good place that does this work should be able to install it properly. You can bet a dealer is going to be more expensive labor than you can find elsewhere but they should do the job right.
 

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Not covered by insurance?

I'd have dealer do it, as they for sure know how to deal with rain-sensitive wipers sensor.

Dealer will surely subcontract this, so not so much worry about "expensive dealer labor."
 

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Since Kent mentioned it the previous owner's dealer subcontacted the windshield job on my car. As far as I know they don't do any of their own collision repair. Try to find a MB certified body shop and if the insurance company cheaps out on the glass, pay the extra for the real deal.
 

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sometimes the dealers will have a tech that does do windshield repairs, but most times they have local companies come out and do the job. our dealer has 2 main companies they use.
 

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Done this twice. I went with a good local glass company. Told them I want OEM glass right down to replacing the MB decals. One time they even came to my garage and I can stand there and watch. A glass place does so many windshields that I d trust them over the dealer.
 

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Two things are very important in a windshield replacement. The windshield is an integral structural component in a crash, especially a roll-over, and correct installation is essential. Second is that dealer approved replacement companies should have been trained about the intricacies of the M-B windshields. It's no guarantee but at least a glass company that works with a dealer is familiar with Mercedes-Benzes.

Jim W.
 
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