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Not meant to steal your post and spotlight but rather to get an advice and perspective. I have this issue on my 2000 M5 where some windshield plastic trim (or molding, whatever it's called I'm not familiar with correct nomenclature) is lose and popping off (mainly passenger side), see picture. Local BMW dealer (Crevier BMW in Southern CA, greedy bastards) told me that it's a $400 price to replace the windshield trim, and that most likely windshield will have to be replaced as well due to high chance of breaking it while replacing the trim. Overall I'll have to pay around $2400 for new windshield and windshield trim. Hell no I'm paying that much! A friend of mine working at another BMW dealer showed me their price book; there that plastic trim costs $43 and he said he replaced it like 15 times on regular E39s sedans and wagons with no issues and no glass breaking. Is it possible to safely replace this plastic windshield trim and how hard would that be? Thanks.
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