Be careful changing your wiper blades.

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I've had my windshield replaced with factory glass already. Didn't mess up the electronics and I still have the "Ranger" logo on the bottom center... Regardless that sucks man sorry to hear it!!
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If it makes you feel better I’ve done that same thing before, only it was on a customers vehicle. From then on I never let them stand up without a wiper attached.
 

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Ive done the same, but luckily it never broke the windshield. But I certainly feel for you.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I changed my wipers shortly after I bought my Ranger because the factory ones were kind of bad IMO. Luckily I didn't make that mistake. When I swap new ones in next time I'll certainly put a folded towel on the windshield just to be safe.
 


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I ordered my new Ranger in December of 2018, it was built in March and I picked it up in Iowa in April. Delivered to the dealer in Iowa at noon on Friday and Saturday morning I was on my way home to Wyoming. 20 miles east of my home the road was being chip sealed and although I was going very slow an on coming vehicle threw a rock and cracked my windshield - less than 24 hours from picking it up! I was not happy but the rule of thumb out here is a windshield a year.

There were no OEM windshields in the system ATT so I waited until I got a replacement in February. OEM windshields are in the system now and as the OP indicates there are a lot of electronics embedded behind the glass, depending upon the model. The company (SafeLite) wanted to install a Chinese knock-off and based on previous experience with a knock-off with another vehicle, I said no and insisted on OEM glass. The cost was $1200 at the time and I have $500 deductible. All the electronic things worked fine immediately and so far so good.
 

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I just changed mine last week. Just curious did you pull the blade up to the locked position or by just lifting it up. I always lock mine and have never had a problem.
 

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To add to the unfortunate news...I've been waiting for a Ranger replacement windshield for 3 weeks. I added a "custom" crack right at about the driver's side line of sight with a rock at highway speeds. It was a Very loud snap/crack, I don't think another vehicle's windshield would have faired any better. On the bright side, I have full windshield replacement covered, On the not so bright side, there ain't no windshields to replace it with. :confused:
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