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A transparent protective shield made of glass and polymers that is mounted in front of the driver on a motor vehicle

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Is this windshield corner crack repairable?

Just noticed an isolated corner crack on my 14 Audi s4’s windshield. I almost can’t even notice it from the inside as it’s so high up. The question is whether this kind of a crack is repairable by a ...
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Windshield frame rusting

Our car (Honda Accord) did not pass inspection due to a cracked windshield. we have full glass insurance, but when Safelight came to our home and inspected the car they informed us that the windshield ...
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Tall driver, rearview mirror blocks windshield view

2010 Silverado 1500 extended cab. I'm big & tall. This is what I see out of the windshield of my truck: The rearview mirror blocks the center-right portion of the window. I've had a couple close ...
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What are these wiggly lines on the car paint and windshield?

I'm looking to identify this occurrence but I'm unsure if this is completely on topic here, since this is not my vehicle, and I'm not exactly looking for repairs. I'd just like to find out what caused ...
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Is there a way to stabilize a large crack in the windshield until I get the car home to its insurance?

I have a crack in the windshield going from the passanger side in the direction to the drivers side. Its 10cm longer now, than what is shown on the image. I will drive this car 1000km to its original ...
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Windshield repair with no shade

I have a "Bull's-Eye" crack in my windshield. I'm planning on repairing it with the Rain-X Windshield Repair kit, but I don't have a garage or any good shaded spots where I can do the repair....
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What is this dashboard/windshield accessory on Columbo's car?

We know that Detective Lt. Columbo drove a 1959 Peugeot Convertible Model 403 - and in this video you can see it in action. I've cued the video to this image: What is that interesting "...
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Options for removing rear-window tint?

The rear-window tint on my car has bubbled badly preventing visibility so I've been trying to remove it. So far I have had no success and am nearing my wits end. So far I have tried: Spraying the ...
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How to attach something to the windscreen bracket in Peugeot Expert/Toyota Proace 2016?

I have a van without rear-view mirror and I bought something to attach to the rear-view mirror bracket on the windscreen. The attachment system looks like this: (source: avrmobiles.co.uk) The three ...
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Water on windshield reveals "trace areas" of wiper blades

After not having my car washed for two-three weeks, I've taken it to automatic car wash, and was surprised that the area outside of where wiper blades swipe across the windshield seemed dirty. After ...
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Is IPA the correct alcohol to clean my windshield?

I have somewhat a substantial amount of gunk spots (probably dust, pollen and liquefied bugs etc.) accumulated my windshield. Washed the windshield with car shampoo bunch of times but to no avail. Is ...
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Buff out tiny scratches on windshield?

The windshield of my car has, over the years, acquired a layer of tiny, tiny micro scratches. No more or less than any other car of the same age. It is still perfectly safe and comfortable to drive, ...
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How to change motor system on the side windshield on VW Polo 2004

I wanted to take some heat out of the car and lowered my side windows. When I pressed the button for them to go up, the window on the co-driver didn't go up. In fact, when it was supposed to go up it ...
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Honda accord 07 leak in trunk. Water coming from seam underneath rear windshield

Water drips down into the trunk of my Honda accord 2007. I think that the leak is coming from under the rear windshield as the whole seam was rusted and puckered and I was only able to redo the seam ...
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Are there any hazards spraying de-Icing fluid on the windscreen?

I have recently moved to a colder part of the country where temperatures below -10°C are quite normal. So far I have observed that people only use ice scrapers. Though I spray de-icing fluid on my ...
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Foggy wind shield

I own a Hyundai i10 Sportz Grand (India). For some reason my frontside windshield appears foggy with some weird spots in them. This is especially problematic when I drive at night or when it rains the ...
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Best way to reattach rubber stripping around windshield

The rubber stripping around windshield has came loose some of passenger side of 2008 Ford F-150. It has come loose on top only and roughly a couple foot area. It can be pushed back in place but comes ...
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Galaxy Mk2, plastic thingy next to windshield

I have 2014 Ford Galaxy Mk2. The plastic strip (don't know the proper name for it in English) next to the windshield keeps coming off. The tabs that are supposed to hold it in place may be slightly ...
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Windshield Replacement on 2005 Hyundai Elantra, Key Fob no longer working?

I had a windshield replaced on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, and coincidentally the key fob no longer works. I can open the door using the physical key, but the alarm goes off and I am unable to use the key ...
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Defogger broken wires

I recently bought a car and the rear windshield defogger is damaged, by which I mean the heater that works by wires on the glass, not an air blower. About 5 of the 10 wires have long missing sections ...
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Does car window glass visibility reduce cumulatively on application of sunfilm?

Say my car window glass has come with a visibility of 70% (VLT). Now, say if I apply sunfilm having visibility (VLT) of 70%, then does the overall visibility of window reduce to below 70%? will it be ...
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Windshield weather stripping resecure

The weather stripping on my front windshield has detached along the roof. How can I resecure this? I have called around and no one will do this repair. They do full windshield replacement instead. ...
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Old windshield chip

Brothers car has had a windshield chip for over a year now, probably closer to a year and half. Says it hasn't grown any, so if it's existed this long then is it something to worry about still or ...
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Windshield replacement damaged molding?

I just recently had a windshield replaced by safelite. I noticed when I got the car back, both the driver side and passenger side plastic molding at the bottom of the windshield is separated about a ...
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Repairing crack on edge of windshield

I was replacing my windshield wiper motor (after asking about it here) and while putting in the new windshield wiper motor, I hit it on the edge of the windshield causing a few cracks. I asked a ...
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Is Windex safe for the windshield?

I see conflicting information on whether or not Windex (or ammonia-based glass cleaners) is harmful for the windshield. For example, thoughtco claims: In reality, auto shops and auto-glass ...
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How to fix scratched glass

Recently I discovered that I have a small but a bit deep scratch on a rear door glass ( I have hatchback ). I am not sure how it happened but it is there now and it bugs me quite a bit. Can I fix it ...
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How to use RainX Windshield Crack Repair?

I bought the RainX Windshield Crack Repair kit from Walmart, blue and yellow kit. I read over the instructions, and watched a video on YT, but since this is the first time I am performing a ...
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Reattaching windshield mount mirror - '05 VW Jetta

The glue attaching the rearview mirror failed on my Jetta and I'd like to reattach it. I purchased a package of Permatex Rearview Mirror Adhesive (81844) on the recommendation of my local NAPA store. ...
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New windshield wipers seem ineffective

My car, a 2004 Opel Astra, has new windshield wipers. Whenever I go to use them (since it's the start of winter right now) they wipe some water off, but it's never a "clean" wipe (like a .. ...
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I Dropped My Phone In My Windshield Vent

So I was driving and trying to use the gps on my phone at the same time, so I thought "Maybe if I sit it here, I can see the directions and the road." I then proceeded to DROP my phone into ...
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Troubleshoot 2002 Chevy Impala Windshield Washer Pump

When I activate the windshield mist function with wipers no washer fluid comes out. I checked the windshield washer (WSW) 25A fuse in the fuse box inside the passenger compartment on the driver side ...
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Is it illegal in U.K. to drive with this windscreen damage?

The damage is in the passenger side front windscreen. You cannot see the damage in the windscreen fully but the two lines join up and the crack goes all the way into and under the cowl panel. The ...
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Did this crack develop from cowl panel removal?

About a week ago I removed the cowl/scuttle panel for cleaning under the area. In the process I used a flat head to pick some clips up and when putting the cowl back due to bonnet being in may way I ...
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How do I prevent fog on the outside of the windscreen?

Every morning when I drive to work, the windscreen is fogging up on the outside. I turn on the heater so it blows warm air on the windscreen until eventually the fog disappears. When I'm driving (35 ...
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Rear view mirror button glue is still on glass

I see most of the answers or questions have been to remove the button from the glass when your rear view mirror falls off my button is still attached to my rear view mirror but the thick glue is still ...
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Does modern automobile windshield (windscreen) glass have manufacturer surface coatings owners/maintainers should be aware of?

For example, once officially sanctioned in manufacturer windshield service documents, feldspar-powder containing Bon Ami 1886 Formula Cleaning Powder now cautions for "vintage auto windshields (not ...
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Maintenance to improve dash cam quality

I recently started using my phone as a dash cam in my car. It's got great resolution (4k) and image quality and I'm planning on retaining the footage I shoot indefinitely, so I don't want cheap throw-...
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Possible cause of sudden breakage of windshield?

My father was driving at about 30/40 kmph with ambient temperature of about 30 degree Celsius, AC turned off, when the windshield shattered. I want to know the possible causes. I have nullified all ...
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Long crack in windshield: What could have been the cause and what can I do?

Camry, just over two years old. Today I noticed a long snaky crack in the windshield. I am pretty sure the crack wasn't there yesterday. There is no sign of the windshield having been hit by an ...
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What's the ideal following distance to prevent rock strikes?

This is partly a physics question, but has anyone come across any calculations for the ideal following distance at highway speeds to prevent rock strikes? I assume rocks are lobbed upwards with ...
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How to fix windshield washer pump in Yaris Verso

My windshield washer pump in my Toyota Yaris Verso has stopped working. The fuse seems to be fine, so either it's due to a loose connection, or the pump is broken. What is the likely cause, and how ...
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Temporary windshield seal fix

I have a BMW E46 coupe with a water leak. I believe it to be a bad windshield seal, see the attached pic: Is this likely to be the cause of the leak? What can I use as a temporary fix until I get a ...
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Remove weird stuck-on substance from windshield

On a recent trip, while sitting in the passenger seat, I noticed something strange by the edge of the windshield. At first I was afraid that the windscreen got chipped, which would be upsetting given ...
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Identify this windshield sticker

I have a rental car with this tiny sticker inside. It could look like an antenna, but there is nothing connected to it. The notch is at the place where there is little crack in the glass, so I'm ...
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If misplaced cowl is causing windshield to break, will replacing it fix the windshield issue?

The last two times I had my windshield replaced, it developed cracks from each corner not long after. When I replaced my battery recently, the guy at the store noticed and realized the cracks seemed ...
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Defective car or bad windshield repair?

I have a 2003 suzuki xl7. When my windshield got cracked by a stone on the highway, I had it replaced. It cracked at the corners and I got it replaced again. Same thing happened where cracks came in ...
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Rust UNDER windshield

I have some rust under my windshield at the top edge where the trim is usually black. The rust is showing through the windshield when looking from outside the vehicle. Should I be worried about this,...
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Will chip/crack still be visible after professional repair?

I had several chips on my windshield, one “bullseye” divot and multiple little starburst-shaped cracks. All were caused by roadway stones hitting the windshield while driving. All were between dime ...
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Re-attach rear view mirror on 2007 BMW 650i

I knocked the rear-view mirror of my 2007 BMW 650i (E63) and it came detached. I can't figure out how to get it back on. Any ideas? See pics below: