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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #30 on: 28 May 2018, 21:08:14 »

I think its very much pot luck / hit & miss. Ive been putting off getting my screen replaced due to the potential for hassle.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #31 on: 28 May 2018, 22:45:39 »

I've had a windscreen replaced by auto glass that had both auto lights and wipers with no problems. But I may have just got a competent fitter. :-\

Auto lights and wipers are a relatively simple task being a sensor (as you know) part of the mirror base and is a relatively simple job to refit as there is already the mounting fitted on a new screen for the mirror unit to basically clip on to.
It is the associated systems that need recalibrating that Autoglass cannot do and the vehicle has to go to a main dealer.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #32 on: 06 June 2018, 23:08:15 »

Why are things getting so complicated?  ;D
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #33 on: 07 June 2018, 07:44:50 »

Because everyone "needs" auto lights and wipers as they can't tell when it's getting dark or raining and if they can it saves the hard work of flicking a switch to turn them on themselves.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #34 on: 07 June 2018, 17:39:09 »

Because everyone "needs" auto lights and wipers as they can't tell when it's getting dark or raining and if they can it saves the hard work of flicking a switch to turn them on themselves.
Don,t even mention the good old days when drivers, and passengers, had the hard task of winding the windows up and down with a thing called a handle.  :o :o
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #35 on: 07 June 2018, 18:34:41 »

O.K. I won't mention keep fit windows :D What about the pneumatic wipers that [I think] Ford were the last to ditch,that went faster the lower the engine revs? or the cars that came with a starting handle along with the crappy jack and wheelbrace as part of the standard "toolkit"? ;D
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #36 on: 07 June 2018, 18:48:12 »

Why are things getting so complicated?  ;D


because it's more profitable to sell gimmicks than try to persuade your customers to pay more for a car on which you've fixed your previous dodgy engineering.


It won't be long before you can buy an Audi that has a lentil yoghurt maker as an option.
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Re: Windscreen polishing
« Reply #37 on: 07 June 2018, 18:49:16 »

O.K. I won't mention keep fit windows :D What about the pneumatic wipers that [I think] Ford were the last to ditch,that went faster the lower the engine revs? or the cars that came with a starting handle along with the crappy jack and wheelbrace as part of the standard "toolkit"? ;D
Had a 100e van with those on. Bloody useless things.  ;D
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