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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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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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integral to the windscree
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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Just been out to look at our S types, and they all appear to be the same trim, 2002 2.5, 2004 X202 3.0, and late 2006 diesel. None look like the Autoglass one pictured, they all look like your original?

It was a bit dark, but tried to get some pic's,

2002 2.5,
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2004 X202 3.0,
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2006 Diesel
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Thats same as my 2007 XS, and really different from one on the Autoglass wind screen. Im bit lose with this now,,, are their 2 types or only 1 type Windscreen Top Finisher.
 

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Looking at these responses and the pictures of S types and their windscreen top trims, is it possible that you got an Autoglass operative who didn't know what he was talking about?
I would suggest going to a different Autoglass depot or a different windscreen replacer to see what they can supply.
I will be doing this, just need to check with my insurance company, will update soon.
 
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