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Re: Windshield broken in inside

I wonder if it was broken before and glued back on. I can't imagine that the weight of a mirror would pull down so hard that it would rip the metal off the glass along with some glass, especially while the car is parked!

I think you should first go to the garage where you bought it and show them. Maybe they didn't know about it and the previous owner just stuck it back on with some glue?

If they can't help you, then you should contact the insurance. It might be a bit complicated with insurance because it happened while you weren't driving it, but maybe glass breakage is glass breakage, regardless of how or when it happened. Hopefully they will just make an appointment for you at an autoglass place to have it fixed.
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Re: Windshield broken in inside

i send the info to the garage and they said "we can't do anything about it", yesterday late i send a claim to axa explaing the situation, maybe they have souls and im waiting for a reply.
about what you said doens't seem had glue but i read its a normal situation when the windshield isn't OEM, the rear mirror it self its hard to turn so maybe a few utilization maybe break i dont know, i bought glue from jumbo to try
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Old 02.04.2015, 12:20
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...AXA insurance... maybe they have souls
You are new at this

In any case, I've never seen a chunk of glass like that being taken out. How is that even possible with laminated safety glass? I would expect either the glue to give way first, or the glass to completely disintegrate the moment it's structure is compromised (as it is designed to do). What you have there somehow implies that the glue bond was not only stronger than the internal structure of the glass, but that the glass itself behaved like a plastic.

I tend to agree with previous posters that either the garage or the previous owner have done something shonky with the windshield perhaps.
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You are new at this
my first car in switzerland
the strange thing about the windshield is dont have bmw logo, so its newer, and the glass dont show any glue :s
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Re: Windshield broken in inside

If something hit the mirror it will break the glass where it's attached and a piece of the windshield will come with it.
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Re: Windshield broken in inside

but i didn't touch the rear mirror, only to ajust the position in the first day for me, the garage don't cover this, the axa waiting a reply to the my claim, but maybe dont cover too.
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Re: Windshield broken in inside

I don't know if it should have a BMW logo on it or not, but replacing a windshield is not really something considered serious or something which needs to be disclosed when selling a car. A stone chip which causes a crack would require the windshield to be replaced for example, which is nothing serious.

I had something similar happen on my first car when I had too much bass from a subwoofer which caused the mirror to vibrate a lot - it ended up making a crack under the mirror mount, but it didn't fall off completely.

I think your best hope is that AXA has it fixed for you. Otherwise start getting some quotes for a new windshield
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I don't know if it should have a BMW logo
the other have bmw logo, and my clio too, have all windows with renault logo.
i know its normal, in here (delemont) have big clifs with signs every where warning to rock falling off.
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Re: Windshield broken in inside

The glass is not designed/stressed to take impacts from the inside, so it is easier to damage the inside.

Aldi sell epoxy kits to repair small cracks in windscreens. You could try that and once dried then stick the mirror back on, or just put the mirror back on anyway?

In fact any epoxy would do. Once dried, I would then apply the self adhesive mirror pad, or other adhesive to the repaired glass/dried epoxy.
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Re: Windshield broken in inside

i had buy araldite for mirror the only in jumbo that make the job.
now waiting for dry in the pack says 5 min but i will try in a couple of hours
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i had buy araldite for mirror the only in jumbo that make the job.
now waiting for dry in the pack says 5 min but i will try in a couple of hours
Did you have to mix the two types of glue contained in the pack?
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i had buy araldite for mirror the only in jumbo that make the job.
now waiting for dry in the pack says 5 min but i will try in a couple of hours
I would use the Araldite to repair the glass. Then something else, double sided tape, mirror pad, whatever is used on your model, to stick the mirror bracket back on. I would not Araldite the mirror holder straight to the glass...
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I would use the Araldite to repair the glass. Then something else, double sided tape, mirror pad, whatever is used on your model, to stick the mirror bracket back on. I would not Araldite the mirror holder straight to the glass...
Are you suggesting that if you were to do that when you came to remove the mirror you might take some glass with it?
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Are you suggesting that if you were to do that when you came to remove the mirror you might take some glass with it?
Yes. Or more likely when it drops off next it takes a larger piece of glass with it.
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Re: Windshield broken in inside

Re-glueing the mirror should be easy enough. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the real problem is:

You now have a windshield were cracks, in my very limited experience, are fairly likely to appear (and grow over time), which may weaken the shield considerably.

Maybe some service such as the one provided by "carglass" would be in order, have them fill the hole?
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Maybe some service such as the one provided by "carglass" would be in order, have them fill the hole?
with epoxy...

If you want to spend money, get a used (or new) genuine BMW windscreen and have it fitted professionally.
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with epoxy...

If you want to spend money, get a used (or new) genuine BMW windscreen and have it fitted professionally.
maybe in my next trip, in portugal a aftermark do it for 300€ maybe a bmw is a little more but its original.
i had look for epoxy didnt find so i try it with araldite, for now :s
the assurance didnt say anything by the moment.
the double tape in metal piece is strong enough and i have a little piece of glass attached.
strange or not, the actual windshield is made in a factory 5 min from here, AGC and my landlord works there, thinking talk with hi if they have something to fix it
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Araldite is epoxy resin
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back to the car, araldite makes the job
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