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Genuine BMW is best, but if price is an issue, you can also order aftermarket glass / and have it installed by any vendor/chain that carries "Pilkington" brand glass. In Pittsburgh, I used "Windshields of America" and it was well under $200 for the glass, and I installed it myself. Pilkington lists and still offers front windshields for our cars. All 2002s after 1971/72 generally have a very slightly tinted glass - you might need to specify when ordering.

 

HTH!

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Genuine BMW is best, but if price is an issue, you can also order aftermarket glass / and have it installed by any vendor/chain that carries "Pilkington" brand glass. In Pittsburgh, I used "Windshields of America" and it was well under $200 for the glass, and I installed it myself. Pilkington lists and still offers front windshields for our cars. All 2002s after 1971/72 generally have a very slightly tinted glass - you might need to specify when ordering.

 

HTH!

how does genuine BMW glass differ from glass from another reputable glass supplier...just curious because you don't say why it's best

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here is the California bay area i price a front windshield at a BMW dealer for $500 and had speedy glass install an aftermarket perfect glass for $239

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A glass installer showed me the "book" on replacement glass. 3 manufacturers in South Africa make 90% of OEM glass including BMW.  Pilkington is one of them.

 

Also, when measured the BMW glass and Pilkington glass are identical. 

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Another good source of windshield glass (and other glass for the 2002) is Walloth & Nesch:

http://www.wallothnesch.com/catalog/category/view/s/bmw-1502-2002-turbo/id/11750/

 

Shipping can be a little pricey, but quick, and if you wait for that 20 Euro discount that they offer, it offsets some of that cost.  The US Dollar is much stronger lately against the Euro so that makes it a better buy as well, and they are currently running a promotion on glass.

 

I recently bought a full set of glass from W&N and the quality is excellent.  I opted for duplicates of my original glass tint, with a dark green "sun visor" tint running across the top section of the windshield.

 

Regards, Maurice.

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Does anyone know if the locking strips for the front and rear are the same?

yes they are

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Does anyone know if the locking strips for the front and rear are the same?

 

Interesting that the link that ray_ provided shows the chrome ones come in two different lengths:

FILLING RUBBER  L=3500/CHROM - 51317440105
FILLING RUBBER  L=3575/CHROM - 51311803265
Edited by John_in_VA

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I just sourced a front windshield from

Safelight for around $240. I'd of gotten it from the dealer but I didn't wanna wait 3 weeks for shipping from Germany. The list price is $314

And I get 30% off so I actually paid more to get it sooner.

Here's a crazy question

I installed the rear windshield myself

But I used the front window gasket without realizing because I'm a big moron.

The fit was nice and tight. However I have not installed the locking strip yet because I'm still waiting for the tool. Has anyone else made this mistake?

Will I be removing the rear windshield

To redo it.

I'm concerned.

Sorry to hijack the thread.

Thx,

Tony

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Steve (Blunt Tech) can get you windshields and rubber and locking strip at good price     He ships windshields all the time    Got me ones for the Touring, NK and the Baur

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I just sourced a front windshield from

Safelight for around $240. I'd of gotten it from the dealer but I didn't wanna wait 3 weeks for shipping from Germany. The list price is $314

And I get 30% off so I actually paid more to get it sooner.

Here's a crazy question

I installed the rear windshield myself

But I used the front window gasket without realizing because I'm a big moron.

The fit was nice and tight. However I have not installed the locking strip yet because I'm still waiting for the tool. Has anyone else made this mistake?

Will I be removing the rear windshield

To redo it.

I'm concerned.

Sorry to hijack the thread.

Thx,

Tony

Carefully remove back window and use proper rubber. You shouldn't have much trouble removing it now.

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