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BMWnoob
05-08-2009, 02:43 PM
Hey guys,

Quick question...what is that rubber gasket thing on the front windshield called? it's the rubber piece on the front of the frame, between the silver pieces.. can it be replaced? how much does it cost? where can i get one and how do i do it?

thanks!

FuryriderX
05-09-2009, 08:49 AM
find exactly what your talking about on realoem.com and link it, i'm not sure what you mean

BMWnoob
05-10-2009, 12:51 PM
thanks.. i just looked there and couldn't find it though..

i took a pic..
http://g.imagehost.org/0761/photo.jpg (http://g.imagehost.org/view/0761/photo)

Ceeker
05-10-2009, 01:16 PM
about 100.00 from the dealer. The chrome ones typically get brittle over the years.

BMWnoob
05-10-2009, 01:29 PM
thanks... is it easy to remove and install?

Ceeker
05-10-2009, 01:57 PM
push the center retaining clip back to expose the end of the strip. Then take a screw driver and pry it up gently. But seeing yours is already broken you might as well pull up on it and it should run along as you pull.

The trick is putting the new one in!!! Now for that you need a bit of finesse and practice.. :-)

Wannabe
05-10-2009, 06:21 PM
Its a windshield locking strip. $25 from Speedy autoglass

FuryriderX
05-10-2009, 08:44 PM
^ what he said

if they dont have it, i'm pretty sure i have a spare one in my shed you can have for 20 bucks. its not chrome though.

BmW1819
05-10-2009, 10:20 PM
i have a black set for 25$ and ill install for ya to :) for a bit more $$:)

BMWnoob
05-12-2009, 02:07 PM
thanks.. i might take you up on that.. but i won't have any time to do any car related stuff till early june

e30_kid89
05-12-2009, 10:16 PM
I hate installing that stupid lockstrip...on the front. Back is a breeze.

craz azn
05-12-2009, 10:49 PM
I actually find the front easier than the rear lol... prolly because I've done it more times

BMWnoob
06-22-2009, 11:08 AM
quick question... if water gets in... is there a chance that it would leak into the car? it is a weatherstrip after all and i assume it serves the purpose of holding the windshield and blocking the elements..had some wet front carpet this weekend and i'm wondering if it came in from there...

e30_kid89
06-22-2009, 11:42 AM
^^^Nah, i drove 2 months without the lockstrip on my rear glass and ZERO leaks.

You have a blocked drain somewhere.

What side? driver or passenger?

BMWnoob
06-22-2009, 11:44 AM
front driver carpet.. and also seems to be a little damp in the back too..

e30_kid89
06-22-2009, 11:47 AM
Could be the drains in the front cowl, but then again you have a vert so it could be anywhere...:D

but check the front cowl (2 vent looking thingys under the windshield) and see after a rain fall or car wash if there's any still standing water in there.

BMWnoob
06-22-2009, 12:04 PM
Could be the drains in the front cowl, but then again you have a vert so it could be anywhere...:D

but check the front cowl (2 vent looking thingys under the windshield) and see after a rain fall or car wash if there's any still standing water in there.

lol.. thanks.. i'm still using the hardtop right now.. cause i need to replace the handle on the vert top release...

any idea how much of a drop is on my car??

so if there is water there.. it's clogged? how do i unclog it?

Ceeker
06-22-2009, 12:24 PM
the windshield strip isn't to keep water out. it's to keep the window in. It's primary use is a safety issue and secondary to create the seal from water getting in. :-)