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Windscreen replacement
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Wife took the Kadjar to Autoglass yesterday to have a badly chipped windscreen replaced. The technician said that he was unhappy with the calibration of the sensors  in the new screen and would order another one "from Renault".

From this I assume that there are non-genuine screens on the market with, perhaps, sub standard sensors attached.

I share this story so others can be aware of possible issues with screen replacement.

I'll also take the car for a high speed run after the next screen is fitted to check for the famous whistle.

Paul.

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I remember from my VW days, there were always issues with the auto wipers not working after a windscreen change, this was because the sensor when new had a gel surround which hardened once attached to a screen, the insurance companies wouldn't also replace the sensor due to costs, so the old one was put back but never seated properly as the gel had hardened, thus the auto wipers wouldn't work properly.

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Update - just got back from Autoglass with a new Renault branded windscreen fitted and a certificate that says the sensors have been correctly calibrated.

The problem with the previous screen was that the holders for the lights and wipers sensor and for the lane departure/speed limit sign camera were not fixed to the screen correctly.

This meant that the sensor and camera could not be calibrated correctly.

One other thing, I noticed that the shaded area at the top of the screen was rough on the pattern screen, on the "Renault" screen it is smooth.

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New screen is branded Renault, their name on the glass, it was ordered by Autoglass. The original replacement was branded "Pilkington Glass".

The certificate is from Autoglass - I was there whilst they did the calibration, all sorts of specialist kit required, and I saw the confirmation on their computer device.

Despite this I thought there was something wrong as the speed limit sign recognition was not working at first. I then tried the lane departure warning, that worked and then the sign recognition started working.

I've yet to take the car on the Motorway for the Old Grey Whistle Test.

 

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