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Windshield and side glass available from Walloth & Nesch


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For anyone who might be interested, I just got an email from Walloth & Nesch (Germany) saying they're having a special on 2002 windshields, door glass, and side glass:

 

http://www.wallothnesch.com/angebote/wochenangebote/aktuelle/bmw-1502-2002-turbo.html

 

Standard disclaimer applies: I have no connection with W&N, etc., etc., etc.   However, I can say have personally dealt with them in the past and have experienced no problems.  But because glass is inherently fragile, order at your own risk.

 

Best,

-Bob

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While perusing the W&N site I noticed they listed a Heated Windshield. So you wouldn't need a defroster ?Can't say I've ever seen such a beast. Suspect they mean rear window since my parts book shows no suchoption.

I'm confident they meant heated rear window. Ford/Lincoln/Mercury products, in the late '80s/early '90s, had such an option for front windshields: a coating (almost purple or irridescent-looking) that uniformly heated the windshield, augmenting -- and generally out-performing -- the still-present defroster system. It was an expensive option that became less compelling as conventional defrosters became more effective. My mother had one on a loaded Sable she drove during those years.

Regards,

Steve

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I bought a few windshields lately and can't seem to locate one with the light blue strip on top like the one in the catalog. And the places never have them in stock for me to check out if they are clear with a blue strip on top. I'm not sure what the OE ones from BMW look like. I heard they were around $500

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I don't want to ask you back, Steven, but indeed the Wallesch people mean a front windshield:

 

http://www.wallothnesch.com/frontscheibe-verbundglas-klar-mit-heizung-fuer-1502-2002-turbo-fuer-limousinen-51-25-07.html

 

I'd really like to check one out, but since I ordered a tinted one with blue stripe from them that was simply too small in the corners (rain came in) and the heated one is only available in clear and not in tinted, I went off this plan.

 

Henning

 

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OE glass is readily avail.  But W&N may have a killer deal.  Id be curious what shipping a windshield would cost

I asked them for a quote to ship a windshield, seal, chrome strip, and the tool to install the chrome strip. It was 139€ to the Seattle area using their least expensive option. I elected to wait and source locally.

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I don't want to ask you back, Steven, but indeed the Wallesch people mean a front windshield:

 

http://www.wallothnesch.com/frontscheibe-verbundglas-klar-mit-heizung-fuer-1502-2002-turbo-fuer-limousinen-51-25-07.html

 

I'd really like to check one out, but since I ordered a tinted one with blue stripe from them that was simply too small in the corners (rain came in) and the heated one is only available in clear and not in tinted, I went off this plan.

 

Henning

So, Hen, are these heated windshields common in Germany? I assume, like the old Ford/Lincoln/Mercury version of the late '80s/early '90s, they are simply a coating applied to the surface of the glass, attached to a pair of terminals. You add a switch, basically a second "rear defroster" switch, and you no longer need to rely on your '02's antique heater/defroster?

Regards,

Steve

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So, Hen, are these heated windshields common in Germany? I assume, like the old Ford/Lincoln/Mercury version of the late '80s/early '90s, they are simply a coating applied to the surface of the glass, attached to a pair of terminals. You add a switch, basically a second "rear defroster" switch, and you no longer need to rely on your '02's antique heater/defroster?

Regards,

Steve

 

Quite sure they are absolutely not common on 02s here. 02 drivers here are muuuch toooo frightened about bad weather, especially rain and the associated window frost. They are only driving in sunshine, these softeggs.

Concerning actual cars, I only know that Ford in the 90's came at first with this feature in its "Scorpio" model. All the others- sorry, no knowledge since I'm not at all interested in new cars...

 

Cheers,

 

Henning

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