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Re: Windshield Replacement Issues

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I just had my windshield replaced and insisted on OEM. Thankfully, I got it (says Mopar). My issue has since been that everytime I start the car, the wipers go on for once pass. I have the AUTO setting on as I have had since I owned the car (Sept 2011). I just can't get it to stop doing this!!

Any thoughts? Anyone else had this problem?

From my understanding from the reps at Abra Auto and Glass, That there are 2 types of windshields used for the JGC one is for the Non Auto wipers and one for the ones that do have it. You may have an OEM one for Non-Auto wipers. Which could cause the problem. Just my guess. May be completely off.
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Re: Windshield Replacement Issues

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From my understanding from the reps at Abra Auto and Glass, That there are 2 types of windshields used for the JGC one is for the Non Auto wipers and one for the ones that do have it. You may have an OEM one for Non-Auto wipers. Which could cause the problem. Just my guess. May be completely off.
I don't think that is the case here. I made sure it was for the rain-sensing wipers before he put it in (he showed me the sensor portion that is connected to the windshield). I just don't understand why this is all of a sudden happening.

Thanks for the reply! Any help is appreciated!
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From just going through this on a previous car with rain-sensing wipers, the sensor that sits under the windshield needs to be resealed to the new windshield properly. For my old car this meant an entirely new sensor was needed because once you broke the seal between it and the old windshield, you could not repair it to seal properly on the new one. That was my old car, not sure if that's the case with these Jeeps. At the least, you'd need the right kind of gel sealant to make sure there was no air bubbles at all between the sensor and new windshield.

ETA: you can't have any air between the sensor and windshield glass because that messes up how he sensor "sees" the rain pitter pattering on your windshield. On my previous car it took a new sensor and a big gob of the right kind of gel (didn't look like silicone) to restore the functionality of the rain sensor. The dealer did not know this, btw, and had to research it after I brought my car back in after my windshield was replaced and the wipers were not working. To everybody above who has had glass replaced by one of these "auto glass specialists" I would recommend going back to the dealer and have them inspect the rain sensor for proper seal. It probably isn't.
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Re: Windshield Replacement Issues

I've been hit with multiple rocks since getting my jeep back in august.
three of the rocks were loud noticible hits. one left a little tiny mark all the way at the top of the windshield, no bid deal.

Well, this morning i get hit right in the middle of the windshield and it created a type of chip, that I think can be repaired. i would like to just ignore it but i have a feeling it's location is going to annoy me....LOL!
I had a similar chip on my last car and never fixed it because it was all the way in the corner on the passenger side and i forgot all about it

I think right now I might just have it repaired since the Long Island Expressway is a death trap for windshields. with my luck ill have the windshield replaced and get hit with another rock the next day...LOL
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Safelight sucks. I had the replace a windshield on another suv and it was not sealed right. It started raining that night and flooded the radio, AC, gauges, and everything else that was electrical under the dashboard. Needless to say I will never use them again. But yes I agree use OEM glass.
I already have 4 big chips in my glass. Must be really soft glass
because it usually takes a BIG WHACK to chip my previous dodge ram glass. Maybe it's a steeper angle or something.
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Re: Windshield Replacement Issues

I got a chip in mine, 2 actually, with less than 600 miles on mine. I opted for the repair precisely because of the horror stories people have had.

I'd much rather deal with the slight blemish than the headaches of a messed up replacement.
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Re: Windshield Replacement Issues

Had a chip in the 1st 200 miles. Took it in for "star repair", it was about 1/4" diameter, but just below eye level for the driver. Unfortunately, I had an idiot do the repair (at a recommended dealer, from the sloth looks of the guy when he took my keys, my instinct was to grab them back and run - my instincts were 100% correct).

The dealer told me the repair would take 20 minutes. 1 hour later I asked for my GC back, and they told me it would be a bit yet. After another 1/2 hour they give me the bill, and then pull my GC out. Got in and - not only did the spot not look any better, the repair idiot had made a curved 1" long scratch in the windshield.

I go back in to complain and they ask me - "what do you want us to do". I tell then they owe me a new windshield. The service manager looked at it and proclaimed it was "not so bad" and gave me my money back.

What the service manager said happened was the idiot did not follow procedure and clean/blow out the chip before installing the suction device on the windshield. Because of this, a small piece of glass was trapped under the suction cup and when they removed it after the "repair", it scratched the windshield. The chip was also not filled flush and level.

This was my 1st experience at chip repair. I was also trying to avoid having to replace the entire windshield on my GC less than 1 week old.

So if the guy you hand your keys to looks like a slovenly idiot, they probably are. Grab your keys and run for the door. I know next time I will. This is the largest glass service company in the area I live and I am resonably well connected in the community. Trust me that they will lose MUCH more business than the cost of replacing my windshield after I have spread the word around. Not that I would ever step foot inside their shop or let them touch my GC again.
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