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Old 09-02-2008, 03:50 PM
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The other week I lifted my windshield wiper to wash underneath it and the blade flipped over and fell off, allowing the arm to abruptly hit the windshield resulting in 2 hairline cracks. Be careful. It was kind a fluke accident. But, I had to replace the windshield. The button that retains the pin on the blade must have popped out while I handled the blade. Sure seemed like it ahouldn't have happened. Have fun. Gotta love them C300's.
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The other week I lifted my windshield wiper to wash underneath it and the blade flipped over and fell off, allowing the arm to abruptly hit the windshield resulting in 2 hairline cracks. Be careful. It was kind a fluke accident. But, I had to replace the windshield. The button that retains the pin on the blade must have popped out while I handled the blade. Sure seemed like it ahouldn't have happened. Have fun. Gotta love them C300's.
May I ask how much do you replace your windshield?
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thanks for the heads up! i, too, am curious what the replacement ran.
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Sorry to hear this I hope you have glass insurance.
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May I ask how much do you replace your windshield?
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The other week I lifted my windshield wiper to wash underneath it and the blade flipped over and fell off, allowing the arm to abruptly hit the windshield resulting in 2 hairline cracks. Be careful. It was kind a fluke accident. But, I had to replace the windshield. The button that retains the pin on the blade must have popped out while I handled the blade. Sure seemed like it ahouldn't have happened. Have fun. Gotta love them C300's.
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Ouch...I feel your pain. A crack seemed to appear from out of no where the other day on my windshield. Luckily, it was ~3 inches and was able to be sealed. How much is a whole new windshield replacement though?
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The other week I lifted my windshield wiper to wash underneath it and the blade flipped over and fell off, allowing the arm to abruptly hit the windshield resulting in 2 hairline cracks. Be careful. It was kind a fluke accident. But, I had to replace the windshield. The button that retains the pin on the blade must have popped out while I handled the blade. Sure seemed like it ahouldn't have happened. Have fun. Gotta love them C300's.

Well, sorry to hear your bad luck, but the manual does warn about this. I don't think there's any button holding on the wiper blades - if you fold them back they just slip off. Dead easy to change blades, but you do have to hang on to the arm, or lower it slowly.
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the OEM windwhield (and other windows) is made by Pilkington, which produces architectural quality glass. Getting an OEM replacement windshield would be very expensive but you will be getting a quality distortion-free windshield and the white Daimler signature label.

Aftermarket windshield replacement will be much cheaper, which is good if you live in an area where rock chips and cracks are prevailant, and you could get the tinted gradient band at the top of the windshield.
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One week after taking delivery (in May) I was stopped at a traffic light, when the light turned green and the cars started moving, a rock hit my windshield and caused a chip in my windshield.

The wierd thing is that neither myself or the car in front of me were going at a fast speed (40 KM/hr or so) Anyway, I got the windshield fixed but it is still visible but it hasnt spread any bigger. 2 weeks later I had another small rock hit the windshield, this time it didnt cause a crack but it made a minor chip.

At the time of the occurences I couldnt stop thinking about the quality of these windshields. I have never had a windshield chip in 20 years of driving. So I hope it is just a coincidence.
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after a few months in ive already got a couple chips in the windshield(luckily no cracks)...AND theres quite a few on the hood i wish i woulda gotten the clear bra now....can i still get the clear brA put on after its already chipped? theres prolly 4-5 chips on it now...never thought the paint would be that weak...
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after a few months in ive already got a couple chips in the windshield(luckily no cracks)...AND theres quite a few on the hood i wish i woulda gotten the clear bra now....can i still get the clear brA put on after its already chipped? theres prolly 4-5 chips on it now...never thought the paint would be that weak...
Use touch-up paint and then get clear-bra. You'll be amazed at how well it hides imperfections.
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that sucks.......whats the word on replacement cost
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