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Well the time has come for a replacement screen after a nice crack appearing. I'm trying to bag a genuine Fiat screen after being advised by my insurance company recently that ALL replacement parts will be genuine Fiat parts.

The screen atm in the car is the origional and made by a company called Surkata (Or something like that). Now apparently the firm being used use Pilkinton screens, now as Fiat haven't used these screens origionally and having had nothing but bad luck with replacement screens on other motors I weary of using anything that isn't OEM.

So question is, as I know Fiat will use who-ever they want at the time of manufacture and it can vary accross the life span of vehicle manufacture, has anyone got a Fiat branded Pilkington screen (stamped Fiat in the bottom left of the screen (RHD)).

Also, one more for the tech guys, especially any Fiat workers, are there any specific tasks that have to be completed to ensure the screen is fitted properly with a secure fit to maintain the vehicles integrity in the event of a headon smash?

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I have a LHD and in the bottom right corner it shows being Pilkington and the Fiat logo (although being FIAT written in the four squares).

Mine is a July 2006 Stilo, but bought it second hand, so don't now if it is the original one.
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Re: Replacement Windscreen

My rear window is by Pilkington, windscreen is Saint Gobain (Sekurit), both unchanged from new.. Both makes are top quality.
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windscreen is Saint Gobain (Sekurit)
Yeah, thats the one I've got in from factory atm. Will wait and see what they say.
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Re: Replacement Windscreen

I am just wondering why Fiat would have two suppliers for glass. My windscreen is from Saint Gobain (French) and the rest is from Pilkington, which until 2006 was a Uk company. (Now own by the NSG Group)

Will it be a case of the cheapest supplier with the best product, or the best supplier for the best product? That said both companies have a long history in the glass industry.

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Heres mine, my son had to replace his recently, he dropped the wiper blade on it while he was cleaning it. I will have a look when he gets home.
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I am just wondering why Fiat would have two suppliers for glass. My windscreen is from Saint Gobain (French) and the rest is from Pilkington, which until 2006 was a Uk company. (Now own by the NSG Group)

Will it be a case of the cheapest supplier with the best product, or the best supplier for the best product? That said both companies have a long history in the glass industry.

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Ive had a quick google but can't find much on it, I wonder what the difference between E1 & E6 is
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Ive had a quick google but can't find much on it, I wonder what the difference between E1 & E6 is
I just did a Google search, found this thread within seconds Post 8

http://www.autocar.co.uk/forums/p/15720/144464.aspx

"The E code (with a capital 'E') is used for cars in European countries, and indicates the country that certified the windshield. It is a circle with the capital letter E followed by a number. The codes are assigned by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
E1 Germany E2 France E3 Italy
E4 Netherlands E5 Sweden E6 Belgium"



EDIT - an even better link: http://www.carwindshields.info/windshieldmarkings.htm

What search terms did you use?
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E6 code glass

Came up with a list of screen companies in that postcode lol.
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No I understand why my Stilo acts the way it does. It's confused, back window say E1 = Germany and front wind screen say E6 = Belgium, with some Italian stuff in between.


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I just did a Google search, found this thread within seconds Post 8

http://www.autocar.co.uk/forums/p/15720/144464.aspx

"The E code (with a capital 'E') is used for cars in European countries, and indicates the country that certified the windshield. It is a circle with the capital letter E followed by a number. The codes are assigned by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
E1 Germany E2 France E3 Italy
E4 Netherlands E5 Sweden E6 Belgium"



EDIT - an even better link: http://www.carwindshields.info/windshieldmarkings.htm

What search terms did you use?
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Re: Replacement Windscreen

My 2003 has all Pilkington glass (all branded with Fiat)
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Mine says E17???
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I don't think they make glass in Walthamstow.
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Ok this is my sons replacement windscreen.
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E17 and E9 are all explained in the links above, including the //s
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