Originally Posted by mclemens
It took the windshield company (Safe Lite) 2 trips to replace my windshield. The first service call lasted about 5 minutes. The tech decided correctly that he would need the molding from the dealer because none of their stock stuff would work.
On the second call the replacement went smoothly. It took about an hour. The glass is even the same brand as the original but without the BMW Roundel. The equipment for removing the windshield was interesting - A machine that sits in the car and pulls a wire around the old windshield to break the seal.
The tech told me that the Safe Lite's database had been updated to say that 128s, 135s and 1Ms must use a dealer supplied molding.
A world of warning - Don't open the hood when the windshield wipers are in the up position.
I'm planning on having Safelite replace mine in the next week or so. Did you take your vehicle in or opt for the mobile repair service? Is there any reason why I shouldn't use one of their mobile guys?