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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Nov-10-2017, 04:03:51 AM   #1
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Default Anyone with an original sedan windshield?

Dilemma: 97 Sedan, replacing windshield. Tech scratched the VIN sticker and destroyed several numbers while cutting the cement out. I have tried to get my local BMW dealer to order a new VIN sticker. Twice now they have sent VIN sticker with number/letters that are too large of a font, making them too wide for the burnished, clear spot in the replacement glass. Therefore, the VIN will not be completely readable for inspection. If anyone has the original windshield from their sedan(assuming sedan is different glass than the coupe) would you take a measurement of the width of the clear spot that shows the VIN? The windshield tech had already removed and tossed my original windshield so I cannot do the measurement myself. I'm trying to determine if this replacement glass has a smaller sized viewing VIN spot than OEM.
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Default Re: Anyone with an original sedan windshield?

I️ have original glass in mine. I’ll measure it later today when I️ get off work.


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Default Re: Anyone with an original sedan windshield?

So BMW has pulled the font switch off on the VIN sticker as well.

Same with the body color sticker and Individual label. That's too bad for us wanting to keep things period correct.
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Default Re: Anyone with an original sedan windshield?

Thx Cblock!

It’s getting harder to keep them period correct, for sure. But I’m still trying.
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Default Re: Anyone with an original sedan windshield?

damn, i need a new windshield too
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Default Re: Anyone with an original sedan windshield?

I’m not 100% mine is original windshield from ‘98, but is BMW glass. Sedan VIN window measured 2 11/32”.

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Haven’t forgot about you just got busy this weekend. Will measure today and report back soon.


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It's about 2.5 inches wide and a half inch tall.
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Default Re: Anyone with an original sedan windshield?

Thanks guys. The new font VIN sticker they keep sending is 3.25 inches. That confirms that this VIN sticker will never work with any replacement glass. How hard can it be to reduce the font size on the machine? Frustrating but I'll keep trying.
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