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smashed passenger window / attempt at breaking in

MiT Sep 10, 2012

  1. MiT

    MiT Work Hard, Play harder!!

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    I just wanted to share this information.


    Sunday morning i awake to a broken passenger side window, noting stolen, car alarm must have gone off.

    Car was parked on the side road, which is a cul de sac.
    They bent the window frame where they used a screw driver. Can be seen in the picture.

    Spent a few hours cleaning the glass.

    I phoned my insurance company who is under written by Allianz. (about 4pm)
    They quoted £70 via AA windscreens, i went ahead since i couldn't be bothered with the hassle.

    They came this afternoon (Monday) 10:30am
    Was replaced by 11:15am

    He replaced it with the same manufacture Audi use, minus the logo.
    I asked how much would the glass have costs and the likely hood of me doing it.
    He showed me his gadget (not what your thinking :redface: ) which had the cost on there, glass is about £200-250+ , inc fitting £500+ roughly, i cant remember 100% what is was now, long day at work. I guess that's what the insurance company would pay.

    He also said its very hard to replace the glass, the Audi doors only have two holes to get your hand in and if you drop one of the bolts you cant get it out, since it gets stuck in the bottom somewhere, cost about £40 from Audi.

    He also couldnt get all the glass out since the hover bits dont fit all the way down the bottom, the roll bars come in the way.
    But there are some small holes for the glass to full out from, so over time small pieces will fall out.

    Over all, AA guy did a good job.

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  2. Ironborn

    Ironborn English...not so good

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    WTF unlucky mate, what's the point in that. Are you sure nothing was taken? Seems rather odd.
     
  3. mikeyboy

    mikeyboy S-line

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    Shower of ****s! I hope the pricks that done it are caught, sent to prison & then ass raped repeatedly.
     
  4. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    Feel sorry for you and any victim of mindless thieving scumbags.

    will your insurance be fixing the damaged B pillar\door frame too?
     
  5. MiT

    MiT Work Hard, Play harder!!

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    nothing seems to be missing.

    I had my head unit in there and a little gps speed camera thing, i think that is what they where after.

    My £150 sun glasses was also still there.

    the bottom half of the window was smashed, my brothers saw the car late at night, so moved the car to the drive, smashed the rest of the glass so they could cover it up.

    lol. i need to report it to the police, just haven't found the time.

    dont thing so, when i called the hot line number it went straight to AA. am afraid if i did ask them, my insurance would go up, already paying just over £1000.

    Window seems to be working so i guess i will leave it.

    Going to be getting a new car soon via the company. Still need to order it, but that's another topic.
     
  6. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    250 to fit ?
    i got 1 from a scappy 40 quid and fitted it myself easy job.
     
  7. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    well the least you can do is drop the window, get a wallpaper scraper in behind the damage and tap it flat with a lightweight hammer! it's a shame to leave the damage on show for the tw@ts to brag about.

    I'm personally not liking the black 'Pilkington' logo either. :(
     
  8. MiT

    MiT Work Hard, Play harder!!

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    really? wow. i have never tried it, so can't really comment, am sure it will help anyone else reading this.

    good idea with the scrapper, i did knock most it back with a hammer when the window wasn't there.
    will give you idea ago
     
  9. jaydav2306

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    I'd be devo if someone smashed my window I feel for you mate, I think mine has tints all around too so I'd be screwed if this happened to me
     
  10. Turbo jay

    Turbo jay Leather repair specialist

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    It's a shame people can't have anything nice these days, dirty rats that's all they are!!! Hope they get caught in the act one day and someone gives them a good hiding
     
  11. BenKT

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