My Tesla Windscreen is damaged, what should I do? Part numbers. How to measure chips etc.

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Like the majority of cars on the road a Tesla is not that much different when it comes to windscreens, generally, most people will go through their insurance company to get the glass repaired or replaced, others will simply call a reputable glass repair/replacement company.

What should I do? What are the steps?

  1. Work out whether a repair or replacement is required (guide below to help you check), if a repair is possible speak with a repair company to have it fixed ASAP, this can normally be done on your driveway or by taking your car to their local facilities. It’s worth doing this as quickly as possible before a crack can form.
  2. If a repair doesn’t look possible, check with your insurance company, make contact with a reputable windscreen repair/replacement company &/or contact Tesla for some quotes
  3. Make a note of the part number of your windscreen – This is fairly small text on the windscreen but due to previous changes by Tesla could be important.
  4. Book your appointment to replace the glass, provide the part number (Failing that or as well tell them the year / VIN / AutoPilot version)
  5. The glass will be sourced (often directly from Tesla) and a date provided for when they will come to replace it
  6. They will come (if it’s a Model X in pairs) to replace the glass with specialist tools – Some may require the car to be taken to a specialist location for fitting
  7. After it’s replaced the car’s camera system located within the windscreen area may need to be realigned (it would appear that cars with AP2 or newer re-calibrate themselves so this step isn’t needed), depending on the company you or your insurance company use will determine whether they can align this themselves or if the car will need to go to Tesla for alignment, either way the price/excess you pay should cover this alignment cost.
  8. Is an alignment really required? It’s recommended as the camera system controls speed critical parts of the car (e.g Traffic Aware Cruise etc), in fact the Tesla user manual does state: “CAUTION: If a windshield replacement is needed, take your vehicle to Tesla Service” but this will greatly depend on the quality of job the installer did. A Tesla Mobile Service team can recalibrate. Again as per the last point if you car is AP2 or newer this step might not be required as the car should auto align but keep an eye on it and if Autosteer or TACC acts differently to normal get the cameras realigned/checked.
  9. Once the glass has been replaced you will most likely be told to wait at least half an hour minimum before driving and no washing of the car for 24 hours.

How to work out if a repair is possible?

Watch this guide but basically, if it’s in front of the driver a 1cm repair is possible, to the left of the driver (if standing in front of the car) 1.5cm repairs are possible, to the right between 1.5cm-2.5cm or if right at the top of the windscreen, on the furthest area away from the driver or anywhere else up to 4cm (as long as the damage is greater than 3cm away from the edge).

1cm = pinhead
2.5cm = 2p coin

What part number do I need?

It important to confirm the exact part number that’s on your car currently but the following are a rough guide:

Model X
Front
MX WSHLD ASSEMBLY HW2.0 RHD HWA K4D-3 WEDGE – 1105965-00-D
Rear
GLASS ASM – BACKLIGHT-ACTV SPLR (NA, EU, AP) – 1055325-01-E
GLASS ASM – BACKLIGHT – PSSV SPLR (NA, EU, AP) – 1075024-01-B
GLASS ASM – BACKLIGHT – PSSV SPLR (NA, EU, AP, KC) – 1075024-01-E

Model S Facelift
Front
MS WSHLD ASSY TRIPLE-CAM (HWA) RHD – 1061991-01-H
Rear
LIFTGATE GLASS – 6005898-90-F  or 6005898-00-K

Model S (Before April 2016)
Front
WINDSHIELD – RHD – HEATED WIPER AREA – 1028696-01-B
Rear
LIFTGATE GLASS – 6005898-90-F  or 6005898-00-K

Model 3
Front
M3 WSHLD ASSY RHD IR ACOUSTIC – 1478041-00-A
Top
M3 FIXED GLASS ROOF ASSEMBLY – 1487150-00-B
Rear
PANORAMIC BACKLIT GLASS ASSEMBLY – M3 – 1472925-00-B

Can anyone order these part from Tesla?

Yes it’s available over the counter without a VIN.

The repairer isn’t using official Tesla glass will that matter?

Companies such as Autoglass (or more likely the insurance company covering the costs) may use/request none official Tesla glass (primarily for AP1 cars), to effectively save money (it’s rumoured to be £200 extra to buy the glass from Tesla). It would appear there isn’t any noticeable difference but you should have the right to request a like for like replacement although that will depend on your agreement wording.

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