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#291303 New Windscreen

Posted by Silverdogs on 20 September 2013 - 09:02 AM

My Mondeo has a chip on the windscreen and as it's on the driver's side it will have to be done before the MOT at the end of the month. I took it down to Autoglass to see if it could be repaired and they said it was too big to repair on the driver's side and I would need a new windscreen.


Although my insurance is fully comp, I stupidly and truthfully told the insurance company the chip was there when we bought the car and now they won't pay out for it. So after just having paid out £700 for a new clutch and DMF that tooks us three months to save for, I have to somehow buy a new windscreen. :(


The cheapest quote I've had from a windscreen company is £200. Anyone know where I can get it done cheaper than that? Do garages replace windscreens and is it likely to be cheaper than the glass companies? It's heated and has a rain censor which probably makes it more expensive. Can I get one second hand or is that not legal?

#267005 Engine Rattling When Idle

Posted by Silverdogs on 11 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

Best price from my trusted garage is £600 + VAT, so that's alot better than the £900/£1000 I've been told before. He said he does alot of them and can do them quite quickly. I'm a little happier now, but still have to raise £700 and can't drive it too much because it could affect the starter motor and gearbox.

#266027 Boot Door Sticking

Posted by Silverdogs on 07 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

OK I haven't had the car long, well a couple of months, but I hadn't noticed the boot release button inside. :rolleyes: I'm not blonde, honestly. :lol:

#266021 Boot Door Sticking

Posted by Silverdogs on 07 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

Oh yes it does have a button on the key fob, I forgot about that, I never use it. I don't think it has an interior boot release, I'll have to look more closely, the only release that stands out is the fuel flap. 


I haven't had any random opening issues thankfully, that would be very dangerous with the dogs in the back as I haven't got a tailgate guard yet. I always lock the doors when the dogs are in the car.


Is the rubber handle stuck to the metal? I tried to get it off earlier but it seems to be stuck down fast.


So I'll try replacing the switch first if it's as easy as the man on the other thread said, but I won't be taking any meeces apart. :lol:

#265954 Boot Door Sticking

Posted by Silverdogs on 07 June 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi everyone, I'm having trouble getting my boot door open and it's not as if I can open it with a key because there isn't a keyhole, just this fingertip thingy underneath the sill. I don't know how it works but it's not releasing the mechanism when I put my fingers on it and I have to fiddle around a bit to get it open. Annoying at the best of times but when I've got the dogs standing waiting to get in or they're already in and I can't get the door open it's even more annoying!


I thought it was the mechanism inside sticking so I've put some WD40 on it but it didn't seem to make any difference, so I presume it's the bit underneath the rubber handle. Is this an electrical thing?

#259851 Engine Rattling When Idle

Posted by Silverdogs on 13 May 2013 - 07:03 PM

The engine! :D


Sorry, I'll open the bonnet tomorrow and listen, but I don't really know one engine part from another. I know where to put the oil and water and jump leads, but that's about as far as my knowledge goes and my husband is the same (he wouldn't admit it, though).