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David Smith

Replacing smashed rear window in 1996 Merc Estate?

Hi

Some arsewipe has smashed the driver side rear window of my elderly w210 E320 1996/7 Mercedes Estate (and stolen my "allotment bag"!)

Not worth the Insurance Route due 3rd Party F&F and high 500 excess, but would rather keep the cost to a minimum, so would appreciate any sensible advice!

Best wishes
David
Rena

Don't know if you have 'wrecking yards' where you are (a place that buys broken down vehicles and sells off the 'good parts' that are left), that's where we got a great replacement for a window that was broken on my car. Didn't cost hardly anything to buy and replace. Getting all the broken glass out of the car was a different matter altogether though....
sod

Rena we have them here, like you say getting glass out is biggest problem. We had a broken windscreen and never got all the glass from behind dash, some in the fan  

I agree Dave  only way I can think of too all the best
Hawkeye

I assume its not a doorglass, or a bonded one so if you can get a replacement you should be able to fit it yourself with apiece of string round the groove in the rubber surround and a bit of help
David Smith

I toured the local breakers, no luck, but was pointed towards a specialist Mercedes breaker called The Mercman http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Mercman-Ltd-01736-757777

Very good service, slightly cheaper and a lot quicker than Mercedes UK, who hadn't got one in the UK and would have had to get from Germany.

Then my wonderful mobile mechanic fitted the thing, which was far from a "bit of string" job - the inner door part all had to be removed to get the remains of the old window removed, and even the smaller window and its vertical frame had to be removed to fit the new glass and the bonded metal "holder" that attaches to the electric winding mechanism...

This morning I managed to park close enough to reach the car witha  vacuum cleaner to get the broken glass out.

9 bdooly days and over a hundred quid! Now I have to replace the tools that were in the stolen bag - secateur and topiary shears, pipe-cutters, scissors, dibber - nothing they'd get more a a pint for in the pikey tavern.  barstewards!

Anyway, can recommend Mercman :-)

Best wishes
David
sod

Great to hear and glad you found one
Hawkeye

glad you got one, so it was a door glass then

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