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      08-17-2020, 09:07 PM   #1
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Before I break something.

First, the roof trim cap on the right side has broken off. (A picture below for reference.) Has anyone removed the trim piece and can explain the safe way to lift it without snapping it into pieces? I've reference diagrams, but can't get a proper handle on how it is actually done. I want to order the end cap and replace it myself, if possible.

Second, the trunk roundel has started to show signs of corrosion. Is it secured by the 2 nibs and double-sided tape like the front roundel?

Appreciate the help.


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Roundel Corrosion (Click image for larger pic)

It looks worse in person.


Obligatory (cell phone) car shot (Click image for larger pic)

Don't beat me up for the poor parking. It was shot in front of my parent's house just before leaving.
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      08-18-2020, 03:14 AM   #2
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#1 - if your car have gotten the brake light recall done at the dealership, then the dealer probably messed it up on install. I would pose this question to the service advisor to see if they can fix it for you for free. Maybe it is a related part that gets touched as part of the fix.

#2, don't know, but I also have this issue.

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      08-18-2020, 06:03 AM   #3
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#1 - if your car have gotten the brake light recall done at the dealership, then the dealer probably messed it up on install. I would lose this question to the service advisor to see if they can fix it for you for free. Maybe a related part that gets touched as part of the fix.

#2, don't know, but I also have this issue.
The incompetence of dealers is phenomenal. How they can f ck up a straightforward recall like this in so many different ways is actually impressive.

For reference, while doing the replacement on my car, they managed to fold the rubber seal around the brake light ... under it. It had to go back a second time to be re-seated, and the seal is bent and creased now

Also, they dropped Loctite on the rear seat and burned the leather Lucky for me I spotted this within 5 mins of leaving the dealership as I needed gas. Lucky for them it landed on the center armrest and that's all they had to replace...

Hope OP gets to the bottom of how that trim piece was damaged.

RE the rear emblem, here's the diagram:

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=41_2152

Quick search of the p/n shows some detailed pics:
https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-9...uine-bmw-part/

IND Roundel / Installation
https://ind-distribution.com/collect...runk-roundel-1
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      08-18-2020, 06:59 AM   #4
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First, the roof trim cap on the right side has broken off. (A picture below for reference.) Has anyone removed the trim piece and can explain the safe way to lift it without snapping it into pieces? I've reference diagrams, but can't get a proper handle on how it is actually done. I want to order the end cap and replace it myself, if possible.

Second, the trunk roundel has started to show signs of corrosion. Is it secured by the 2 nibs and double-sided tape like the front roundel?

Appreciate the help.


Broken trim cap. (Click image for larger pic)





Roundel Corrosion (Click image for larger pic)

It looks worse in person.


Obligatory (cell phone) car shot (Click image for larger pic)

Don't beat me up for the poor parking. It was shot in front of my parent's house just before leaving.
For the roof

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...oof/1VnXLBZBHo

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...strip/GAKmAIfM
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      08-18-2020, 09:37 AM   #5
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The incompetence of dealers is phenomenal. How they can f ck up a straightforward recall like this in so many different ways is actually impressive.

For reference, while doing the replacement on my car, they managed to fold the rubber seal around the brake light ... under it. It had to go back a second time to be re-seated, and the seal is bent and creased now

Also, they dropped Loctite on the rear seat and burned the leather Lucky for me I spotted this within 5 mins of leaving the dealership as I needed gas. Lucky for them it landed on the center armrest and that's all they had to replace...

Hope OP gets to the bottom of how that trim piece was damaged.

RE the rear emblem, here's the diagram:

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=41_2152

Quick search of the p/n shows some detailed pics:
https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-9...uine-bmw-part/

IND Roundel / Installation
https://ind-distribution.com/collect...runk-roundel-1
I typically don't make excuses for poor quality worksmanship, but most of these recalls were done during COVID times where everyone is stressed and there's low morale and high work loads.
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      08-18-2020, 12:42 PM   #6
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I did indeed have the recall done recently. My fault for not scrutinizing that part of the car when picking it up. I was too focused on making sure there were no scratches to the wheels or paint. I didn't notice until in the garage and wiping the back window. I also noticed the right side of the third brake light doesn't seem as secure as the left. I'll be going down to BMW later today or tomorrow and having a word.

These are the reasons I prefer to do my own work when able.

Appreciate the responses.
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I did indeed have the recall done recently. My fault for not scrutinizing that part of the car when picking it up. I was too focused on making sure there were no scratches to the wheels or paint. I didn't notice until in the garage and wiping the back window. I also noticed the right side of the third brake light doesn't seem as secure as the left. I'll be going down to BMW later today or tomorrow and having a word.

These are the reasons I prefer to do my own work when able.

Appreciate the responses.
did the SA take any pictures of the care during the walk around with you? Ya might have some photo evidence sitting in their files.
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