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#16 Knight Focus

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:01 PM

Insurance companies!!! :angry: You would think they would cover everything that was factory fitted to the car.

I think I'll check my policy.

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#17 Gazjs

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:08 PM

Can always rely on them to worm there way out of costly repairs!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:31 AM

Heres the quote from autoglass to replace the heated windscreen.

Autoglass Price: 540.58 (inclusive of fitting and VAT).

I think i'll leave it :)

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:43 AM

I would think about complaining if your insurance won't pay for the screen to be replaced. They should be replacing like for like. I have two cars, my clio has a heat reflecting screen and my Focus has a heated front screen. Both have had to be replaced due to damage and both times they have been like for like replacements. The premium/glass excess they charge you should reflect the cost of repair. For my Focus I think the excess was 70.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 01:23 PM

I would think about complaining if your insurance won't pay for the screen to be replaced. They should be replacing like for like. I have two cars, my clio has a heat reflecting screen and my Focus has a heated front screen. Both have had to be replaced due to damage and both times they have been like for like replacements. The premium/glass excess they charge you should reflect the cost of repair. For my Focus I think the excess was 70.



it sounds more like the car didnt come with it as standard and its allready been replaced otherwise the insurance company should replace the window with the heated one so ide give them a call

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:12 PM

The car did come with the heated windscreen from new.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:04 PM

The car did come with the heated windscreen from new.



from looking it states that the windscreen is at the discresion of the insurance company they dont have to fit like for like depending on the cost my mates mate works for autoglass and he said they rarely replace heated with heated and replace with standard in around 20 hes done he recalls the insurance paying once for a heated screen the rest were replaceed with standard there cost for a standard ford screen is around 120 quid heated is over 400 wonder why they dont replace heated with heated then

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:51 AM

I hope Ford Insure cover it. I'd certainly expect them to as they know for certain that it is fitted to my car as they confirmed it as a Zetec Climate.

I wouldn't like to comment on policies from other companies, but if you pay the cheapest premium you likely get the cheapest cover.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 09:49 PM

Is it possible to fit a windscreen demister to an LX model? If there's one optional extra i would love and which i feel should be standard on ALL cars because its a safety issue is the windscreen demister.Who gives a damn about the rear window. I dont drive in reverse all the way to work in the morning :angry:
Does anyone have a clue on cost and if its possible? :huh:



Yes you can, here is diagram it took me months to come up with this, hope it helps you.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:04 PM

lol now thats what i call thorough investigative work. You know what i went and did? I bought some demisting cloths of fleabay for a couple of quid. Not tried them yet, but sure saves a pretty penny.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:15 PM

Not a joke this works and it works well, I did it on my focus MK2 LX 1.8 TDCI, save the diagram for when you need it, it is worth doing.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 04:03 PM

Right let me get this straight. My insurance company WONT replace a heated screen for another heated screen even though it was on my car a factory fitted option. Well thats a complete **ss take i pay nearly a grand to insure a 1.6 and they wont even replace the screen for another heated one :blink:

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 04:17 PM

If the insurance company can find a way to get around paying out extra money, believe me they will.They don't care about you and me. They don't give 2 bits about your car and whether you insure for thousands or hundreds.You are just a number to them thats all.

Alz, if you could do that for my car how much would you charge lol?


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