So the dealer is telling me the windshield needs to come out to put in a new rain sensor since its bonded to the windshield.
Is this true or not?
Interesting question. I have seen a windshield fully removed once and the sensor was still intact to the interior assembly. I'm still not sure about the bonding though as I didn't witness how it was removed. I guess this can easily be verified by getting something suitable and gently attempt to slide it in between the sensor and the windshield. If it's bonded, you won't get through. Try a playing card or a credit card.
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Yeah I know where it is, and I know it is glued to the glass. But there is no reason you shouldn't be able to remove the sensor, clean the glass, and install a new one, in the car in my opinion.
I guess I'll ask about it later.
oh sorry . ok here we go . what about when you replace the windshield ? I did it and they removed my old sensor , installed the new glass and place my sensor back on . worked w/out any problems and it was on my 02 S430 . so the dealer is straight BSing you .
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ok, they are going to give it a shot without removing the glass.
These guys have been nothing but 100% straight with me so far, so I trust them at this point.
we shall see if they deliver.
Good luck with that one. On the S Class the rain sensor is made onto the glass. The acutal modules are inside the mirror. The thing about that is, the sensors are just small light thingy's that are bonded to the glass. nothing that can fail. th actual receiver modules are what go bad. Either way, the little light thingy's come with a new glass. Mine did. I would be surprised if the dealer is even capable of 1. getting them separate, and Or 2, able to properly secure them to a windsheild.
I am assuming your car is still under warranty.. I'd just get a new glass. It will be cleaner than having somone put some glue or something on an old windshield.
If your car is not under warranty, it's cheaper to have a rock hit it and get a new one paid by your Insurance Company. mine got cracked and that's what I did. I also found out by my installer that the 1100.00 they charged the Insurance company would have been about 650 had I called them myself. HE also told me that when you get your window installe at the Mercedes dealer, they are the contractor who comes to replace the window. ( go figure ). my dealer wanted 1350 to install my glass and didn't want to file an insurance claim. ( joke ).
Anyway a brand new winsheild comes with the light sensors built into it. ad Honestly my new window works better than the original. He even swapped the benz sticker in the lower r/h corner.