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pimackenzie
 


Member Since: 08 Jul 2012
Location: Hampshire
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3
Windscreen replacement

Just had my second windscreen fitted by Autoglass, the first one fitted back in 2013 was pilkington opticool glass and they refitted the original A pillar trims, this time they fitted SY Solar Tint and fitted new A pillar trims.
My question is, does anybody know who makes SY Solar Tint glass ?
Also my A pillar trims seem to be Matt black rather than satin black and I don't feel to happy with the whole job Autoglass have made, perhaps I am being to fussy.
  
Post #147600719th May 2015 5:16 pm
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motolite
 


Member Since: 18 Mar 2013
Location: Sydney
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Australia 

No you're not being fussy. There are lots of forum members who have insisted on genuine replacement glass, new pillar trim clips and have gone to a lot of trouble to get them. Plenty of stories if you do a search. If I ever need a new screen that's what I would insist on too.
It sounds like you got taken advantage of. If it's an insurance job try talking to the insurance company and Autoglass. Get on to it sooner than later. Thumbs Up
  
Post #147667821st May 2015 5:54 am
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hotrocks
 


Member Since: 05 Jan 2010
Location: England
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United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Siberian SilverDiscovery 4

Given my recent experience of having a screen replaced (which wasn't done by Autoglass because they were playing difficult in terms of fitting time), I learnt that the insurance companies pay auto glass a fixed price for every screen (suggested around £120) so they win on some and lose on others... any short cuts they can take to bring the screen in cheaper to balance the averages helps... I would complain...
  
Post #147697221st May 2015 7:13 pm
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xyplex
 


Member Since: 13 Jan 2013
Location: Bedfordshire
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United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

I had my windscreen replaced by Autoglass and I made sure that the windscreen was original Land Rover Windscreen.
I had problem with this windscreen because the heated windscreen takes over 8 minutes to warm up and leaves parts of the windscreen undefrosted. I have been going back and forth with them since December 2015 and firstly they said it was normal then I kicked up a big fuss and then they said take the car to a Land Rover dealer for testing but I said they will charge £140.00 + vat per hour for testing and Autoglass backed out of that like a flash. There was a lot of back and forth, their engineer came over with a heat sensitive paper and placed it on the screen and you could see it was taking over 8 minutes for the windscreen to warm up. I videoed him doing the test and he said the windscreen was faulty. Still Autoglass was not replacing the windscreen so I put the on formal notice and now they are surprise surprise replacing the windscreen.

Oh by the way I paid for the windscreen and not the insurance company.

If you are having a replacement windscreen make sure its original Land Rover
  
Post #147698421st May 2015 7:31 pm
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Drover
 


Member Since: 26 Feb 2015
Location: Surrey
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England 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

How can you be sure they are replacing with a Land Rover screen? Is it marked, or coded somehow?

I am waiting on Autoglass right now, Benn over two weeks so far.
  
Post #147854025th May 2015 5:57 pm
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motolite
 


Member Since: 18 Mar 2013
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LR use Pilkington Optikool 👍
  
Post #147855925th May 2015 6:39 pm
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Washwipe
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2013
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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

As fitted by Auto Windscreens in January.

  
Post #147884726th May 2015 4:06 am
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xyplex
 


Member Since: 13 Jan 2013
Location: Bedfordshire
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United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

My windscreen did the same thing whereby the middle of the window would not defrost but their was frozen patches on othe places of the windscreen

You know if it a genuine LR windscreen because the screen has the landrover logo and name on the screen
  
Post #147885626th May 2015 6:19 am
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xyplex
 


Member Since: 13 Jan 2013
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United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

My windscreen did the same thing whereby the middle of the window would not defrost but their was frozen patches on othe places of the windscreen

You know if it a genuine LR windscreen because the screen has the landrover logo and name on the screen
  
Post #147885726th May 2015 6:20 am
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glass
 


Member Since: 10 Oct 2015
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Hi
Always insist on genuine OEM Landrover kite marked glass, it has a longer warranty and won't null your warranty,
  
Post #154299411th Oct 2015 9:15 am
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R-j
 


Member Since: 13 Mar 2014
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Netherlands 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 3

Hello,
Just got my windscreen replaced today, due to a huge crack. Replacement was carried out by autoglass, one of the likes of carglass. They fitted a nordclass screen.
Now there is a large puddle in the passenger footwell... (LHD).
They are having a look at it, and hopefully will be fixing it tomorrow. They used the original trim clips again, not the replacements that came with the new screen, could this cause the problem?
Could one of you maybe post a picture of the original LR screen pic (2008 disco 3 TDV6 HSE) so i could compare specs?
This is what they used for replacement:


Thanx!
  
Post #165866723rd May 2016 5:02 pm
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Washwipe
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2013
Location: Bucks Oxon Herts Border
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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

They should use new clips, the clips are one use only, discard and replace, don't be surprised to get increased wind noise as the finishers start to lift at speed till they finally take flight.
  
Post #165867823rd May 2016 5:39 pm
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R-j
 


Member Since: 13 Mar 2014
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Netherlands 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 3

They will be picking it up at home fitst thing tomorrow, so if anything flies...
Pollen filter was full of water, and external a trim loose at the lower end.
  
Post #165870023rd May 2016 6:26 pm
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Washwipe
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2013
Location: Bucks Oxon Herts Border
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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

Should have yellow and white clips.

Taken from Topix

Exterior Trim and Ornamentation - A-Pillar Moulding LH
Removal and Installation
Removal
• NOTE: This procedure is also applicable for the RH moulding.
1. Open the bonnet.
2. Remove the A-pillar moulding.
Release and discard the 5 clips.
Installation
1. NOTE: The lower clip is unique to the others and must only be installed to the lowest position on the moulding.
To install, reverse the removal procedure. 1. New clips must be used.

The pack of clips supplied from the dealer consisted of,
4 x yellow
1 x White

With the mention above of the Lower Clip is unique and must only be installed to the lowest position, it makes sense for the white one to be at the bottom, the four yellows from the second position upwards. Cannot see that LR would have any other permutation with the five clips in the kit.
  
Post #165870923rd May 2016 6:38 pm
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RAW
 


Member Since: 14 Oct 2008
Location: Devon
Posts: 794

England 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Commercial XS Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

had mine go 2 weeks ago, Autoglass were useless kept fobing me off with excuses and blamed insurance company, I contacted insurance company and explained that local dealer has said they have had issues with non genuine screens and electrics and non genuine screen would cause conflict on warranty.
Insurance company were fine and admitted they had heard of this before and were happy for me to arrange a genuine screen from my dealer.

On Tuesday Land Rover dealer called to say my screen had arrived and they arranged for National Windscreens to fit at the dealers while I waited.
I paid the dealer for the screen and fitting and emailed invoice to insurance. Insurance are sending me the full cost minus the £70 excess.

Now got a new genuine screen fitted at dealers under there supervision and any issues regarding fitting or screen go back via dealer. Total cost including the £70 fitting fee was £667 inc vat Thumbs Up
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