View Full Version : Solar reflective windscreen

11-09-2014, 10:37 PM
Hi guys.

I have an T1 Altitude, and its got a large crack in the windscreen. I am having it replaced through insurance, when I look at the front screen it seems to have a purple reflective shine to it. Im sure it is solar reflective, but the company which is replaceing the screen shows only standard screen with a grey su tint at the top.

I have contacted a VW dealer to ask if it was an optional extra when new, and was told all they had on the computer was standard glass with a grey sun strip across the top. I would like a like for like replacement but confused if this is a standard windscreen.

Are all Touaregs have this purple reflective on the front windscreen?

Some pics of the logo

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd258/stewartw1/DSCN3136_zps2a53b626.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/stewartw1/media/DSCN3136_zps2a53b626.jpg.html)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd258/stewartw1/DSCN3135_zps4999185a.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/stewartw1/media/DSCN3135_zps4999185a.jpg.html)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd258/stewartw1/DSCN3134_zps2c1fe4c2.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/stewartw1/media/DSCN3134_zps2c1fe4c2.jpg.html)

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd258/stewartw1/DSCN3132_zps616532f2.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/stewartw1/media/DSCN3132_zps616532f2.jpg.html)

Does anyone else have this type of screen?

11-09-2014, 10:46 PM
usually in the boot is a sticker, or the same one can be found in the service book, it has lots of codes on it, engine code, gearbox, paint etc, plus a load of other usually 3 digit numbers/letters.these are the option codes. if you google vw option codes, you can find a website where you can input these codes to find out all the options you have.

11-10-2014, 09:52 PM
What year is the car? That's an october 2006-made windscreen so maybe not original (can't see VW logo).
It is solar reflective - that the symbol on your pic of a thermometer and arrow bouncing off.
Have a look on EKTA
Volkswagen - TOUA Teile Katalog (Pats Catalog) (http://www.partscats.info/volkswagen/en/?i=cat_vag_models&brand=vw&number=2129&)

Note the heated screens are also purple metallic and use this film to heat the screen - it has invisible lines cut in by laser to create elements.

09-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Looks solar reflective to me....

Often insurance companies don't know what they do, nor do Autoglass in some instances. They were gonna fit a normal windscreen in my car.... took me 30 minutes on the phone to convince them it's a heated screen (no wiggly lines) as it was their believe that VW don't have heated ones....
Took them a day to check with VW that it does exist :D
Only downside was the cost (>1200).....