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Autoglass came to replace my windscreen as cracked. Came with heated screen which i have, but guy said the top trim is different and cant be fitted to my car S-type XS 2007.
he contacted their switch board and was told my windscreen top trim is unavailable now. any help be great! 1st 2 pics new screen. mine last pic.
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I had mine replaced about 18 months ago without issue. Auto glass.
Can it not be removed?
Have you checked with Jaguar?
It's a little bit worrying if a company as big as Autoglass can't source a solution !
 

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At an admittedly quick glance it looks like the top trim that came with the new glass could perhaps fit your S type, even though it is different from what's there at the moment. It's just a trim to cover the edge of the glass, the windscreen bonding seals out water. Did the Autoglass fitter explain why it wouldn't fit?
 

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Autoglass fitted a new windscreen to my S-type 2004 ok a month ago, but I do not have the heated winscreen.
Dont know if that makes a difference.
Can`t see what year your S-type is in your Sig, I dont know if they are all the same through out model and year,
I see that you are from Kent, what part? as there is a guy in New Romney that is stripping an S-type and had the screen for sale.
I can forward details to you if want to check?
 

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It's a little bit worrying if a company as big as Autoglass can't source a solution !
AutoGlass have made it clear they cant source the later wind screen Trim, by sending back my money, Didnt even get a call from them.. they have the older trim, pre my car 2007. fitter said windscreen is the same as mine, just wrong top .trim
 

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Autoglass fitted a new windscreen to my S-type 2004 ok a month ago, but I do not have the heated winscreen.
Dont know if that makes a difference.
Can`t see what year your S-type is in your Sig, I dont know if they are all the same through out model and year,
I see that you are from Kent, what part? as there is a guy in New Romney that is stripping an S-type and had the screen for sale.
I can forward details to you if want to check?
My car is XS model 2007 VIN: N83941
 

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AutoGlass have made it clear they cant source the later wind screen Trim, by sending back my money, Didnt even get a call from them.. they have the older trim, pre my car 2007. fitter said windscreen is the same as mine, just wrong top .trim
Do you now how the trims are attached to the glass? I imagine they are just glued in place. So I wonder if it's possible to swap the trim from you damaged windscreen and attach it to the new windscreen, since Autoglass has confirmed the windscreens are the same.
 

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Do you now how the trims are attached to the glass? I imagine they are just glued in place. So I wonder if it's possible to swap the trim from you damaged windscreen and attach it to the new windscreen, since Autoglass has confirmed the windscreens are the same.
Problem with that is the screen has to come out first. If it then can’t be swapped the OP is stuck.
 

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Do you now how the trims are attached to the glass? I imagine they are just glued in place. So I wonder if it's possible to swap the trim from you damaged windscreen and attach it to the new windscreen, since Autoglass has confirmed the windscreens are the same.
AutoGlass fitter said no way can he get it off my old screen, as they prime glass then glue/bond it to screen.
 

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AutoGlass have made it clear they cant source the later wind screen Trim, by sending back my money, Didnt even get a call from them.. they have the older trim, pre my car 2007. fitter said windscreen is the same as mine, just wrong top .trim
How old are they talking? My car is 2005 and has the same as yours.
 

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We had an issue at work once with a complicated detail, so looked at bespoke solutions.


Handy to know this can be an issue though, I need a screen eventually on the black car.
 

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It seems very odd that Autoglass can't source the LATER windscreen and top trim, but they can source the earlier version. It's normally the other way round.
The Jaguar dealer was pretty unhelpful in just saying "Jaguar don't make windscreen or trims for the S type now". Of course they don't - and they never have! Windscreens are made by just a few specialist glass companies - Pilkington is one - and all car manufacturers use them. It might be worth a call or email to Jaguar Customer Services quoting your VIN and ask them who can supply a suitable windscreen. Alternatively, seek out another windscreen replacement company - they may have access to the correct replacement.
 
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