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I caught a rock today that put a 15" crack across my field of view. I have booked an appointment online with Safelight. It took the information and allowed me book. My question is - will I show up tomorrow and get a windshield or a tough luck story?
 

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I caught a rock today that put a 15" crack across my field of view. I have booked an appointment online with Safelight. It took the information and allowed me book. My question is - will I show up tomorrow and get a windshield or a tough luck story?
Safelite replaces Clarity windshields. It's a unique windshield by the way, not used on any other car. There was a period of time when it could take many weeks to obtain a Clarity windshield, but I think that may have improved now. But don't be too surprised if they have to order it. There was a problem in the past when the Safelite system showed that the Clarity used the Civic windshield, the technician would order one but after it came in realized it was a different size. This added to the delay. I don't hear about that anymore though.

Be sure to ask about calibration, which Safelite will do and I think it's part of the price, but I have heard that some Safelite shops send you to the dealer to have it calibrated but then the dealer bills Safelite. Either way it's worth bringing it up so that there is no question that it will be done.
 

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Follow up: the proper windshield showed up at Safelight the next day. Bad news is it had a crack at the bottom center. New replacement won't be available until Monday or Tuesday. And the cost on the paperwork (insurance comp claim) shows a $250 deductible for me and an $1847.00 cost to State Farm. Not happy with the difference, but maybe State Farm negotiates it down like health insurance companies do?
 

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$1847 seems really high. I just replaced the windshield for about $500 CDN = just under $400 USD. This included taxes and calibration of the camera. The replacement windshield, however, was aftermarket. Even so, I think the OEM windshield would have cost ~$1200 = $950 USD or so including camera calibration. I don't have separate windshield insurance anymore, so there's no issue with deductible as I'm paying the whole amount out of pocket. The guy did mention that there were only two of the Clarity aftermarket windshields in the province so now there's only one.
 

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$1847 seems really high. I just replaced the windshield for about $500 CDN = just under $400 USD. This included taxes and calibration of the camera. The replacement windshield, however, was aftermarket. Even so, I think the OEM windshield would have cost ~$1200 = $950 USD or so including camera calibration. I don't have separate windshield insurance anymore, so there's no issue with deductible as I'm paying the whole amount out of pocket. The guy did mention that there were only two of the Clarity aftermarket windshields in the province so now there's only one.
If you don't mind can you tell us what information is on the aftermarket windshield that you got. It's usually in a corner and can be hard to read unless the light is at the right angle. Please let us know everything it says even all of the obscure codes. Or maybe just take a picture of the text and upload it.

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If you don't mind can you tell us what information is on the aftermarket windshield that you got. It's usually in a corner and can be hard to read unless the light is at the right angle. Please let us know everything it says even all of the obscure codes. Or maybe just take a picture of the text and upload it.

Thanks
It is a little hard to read, but here's what I see
Around the top and left / bit of right side
XYG (CCC)
E1
K
I
SN

Inside:
LAMINATED E000039
DOT563 AS1 M848
43R-001853
TIS 2602-2556
SRBS/APPROVED
OCP N0 0003
20
FW05128SOLAR

For the N0, the 0 is superscript.

Now I'm a little concerned you're going to tell me my windshield is dangerous or something similar ... if so would it be more dangerous than driving with a cracked windshield?
 

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It is a little hard to read, but here's what I see
Around the top and left / bit of right side
XYG (CCC)
E1
K
I
SN

Inside:
LAMINATED E000039
DOT563 AS1 M848
43R-001853
TIS 2602-2556
SRBS/APPROVED
OCP N0 0003
20
FW05128SOLAR

For the N0, the 0 is superscript.

Now I'm a little concerned you're going to tell me my windshield is dangerous or something similar ... if so would it be more dangerous than driving with a cracked windshield?
Thanks! No it's just that for a long time only Honda OEM windshields were available and we didn't know if any aftermarket companies would make it since there might not be enough volume for them. But in the past year or so we starting hearing about some aftermarket windows but didn't know anything about them. XYG is the manufacturer, they are based in China. Looks like it's solar which means it has a layer in the lamination that reduces heat coming into the cabin.
 

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Local (Lansing, MI area) windshield repair shop was able to get a replacement Clarity windshield. They were not able to get the replacement foam to go around the windshield, which I am told is custom and back-ordered nation-wide.
 
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