2009 Prius Windshield Replacement

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by ashb, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. ashb

    ashb Junior Member

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    My 2009 Prius windshield has cracked. I called a local junk yard and they claim they have one. I will be going there to pick it up.

    I am keen on Toyota original for their Solar properties (UV protection) so I getting it from Junkyard and not non OEM (Safelite, Pilkington,PWG etc ) glass.

    What should I look for to make sure it is Toyota glass (used) and not from a local brand?

    Thanks for taking time to read my post.
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    Ash
     
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    it will say Toyota on it, they are very thin and crack like an egg, good luck
     
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    I have used safelite and PPG (now PGW). Safelite is low quality with visible distortions. PGW is OEM quality and I would not hestitate recommending it. Would be about $350 - $400 installed.
     
  4. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    My 2004's windshield was recently replaced with PGW and I agree that glass quality is first-rate. My auto insurance policy covered the replacement with $0 deductible to me.

    I also agree that it is unlikely a used windshield can be successfully removed without damage.
     
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    You can normally get a free replacement through your insurance company. They normally allow $500 of coverage and if your oem Toyota glass is more, you just pay the difference. I would think that's the same as buying used and installing
     
  6. ashb

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    This is a good Idea. I will explore this option.
    Thanks
    Ash
     
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