Repairer Driven News: BMW Incorrect Windshield Use

Repairer Driven News (RDN) released an article on BMW vehicles and a few things to consider when repairing them. The article covers two main areas of concern.

BWM cautions that when replacing a windshield, the installation of the incorrect part could cause the head-up display (HUD) to function improperly or not at all. Most new BMWs sold in the United States will have HUD, so this is not a concern isolated to just a few vehicles. Of even greater concern is that the wrong windshield can affect the advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) camera by distorting the camera’s view.

Another area of concern is the use of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) screws. These screws allow battery current to flow between metal panels of the vehicle. This electrical flow can be restricted with the use of adhesives in the panel bonding process and these screws are designed to help ensure electrical flow. BMW stresses the importance of using the correct screw as it is designed for this purpose.

Visit Repairer Driven News for the full BMW: Incorrect Glass Or Electromagnetic Screws Can Affect Vehicles article.

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