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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
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#2991 of 5378 REAR WINDOW ON BMW 3 SERIES CONVERTIBLE
Aug 24, 2006 (4:11 pm)
The plastic trim around the outside of the rear window on my 1998 BMW 323 has come off. The window itself is plastic, but in very good shape since it is always garaged. The dealer said I would have to replace the whole window at a cost of $700. This seems unreasonable and I was wondering if anyone knew of an after market company that sells the plastic trim. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.
#2992 of 5378 Re: BMW REPAIR SHOP IN WEST PALM BEACH FL [explorerxl]
Aug 24, 2006 (4:41 pm)
Take a look at bimrs.org.
#2993 of 5378 Re: 2002 325i Problems [explorerxl]
Aug 24, 2006 (6:36 pm)
My BMW 1997 318ic has the passenger side airbag warning light coming on and I want to try and turn it off myself.
It's probably a bad seat sensor or seat belt buckle.
I am wondering if there is a gadget that can reset the instrument light. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
This is what you want.
#2994 of 5378 Re: Flashing headlights on 2001 330i [wellys]
Aug 27, 2006 (9:42 pm)
Wellys, did you ever find a solution to the random flashing xenon headlite problem?
#2995 of 5378 Re: 2000, 323i , Auto Trans, 121K kms [2cool2touch]
Aug 28, 2006 (10:46 am)
I have a 2001 325ci and I had transmission issues with reverse. I either couldn't click it into reverse or it would get stuck and wouldn't go into drive after backing up. It ended up being the transmission differential and was still covered under warranty so not sure on the cost.
#2996 of 5378 Bird Droppings on new 3 series
Aug 29, 2006 (4:30 pm)
Our two month old 2006 325i was attacked by a bird bomb on the hood. I caught it within an hour and washed off what I could. It appears to have etched the clear coat! Any ideas for what to try next or any help? Yes, we have a black car! Thank you.
#2997 of 5378 Re: Bird Droppings on new 3 series [khos]
Aug 30, 2006 (5:33 am)
You might want to take a look at this: Proper Auto Care
#2998 of 5378 Re: Bird Droppings on new 3 series [khos]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2006 (10:09 am)
It should buff out if someone knows what they're doing.
#2999 of 5378 Steering Wheel Hiss
Aug 31, 2006 (5:37 pm)
My 2001 330ci steering wheel makes a constant hissing sound now. I know it is related to the power assist pump as when I step on the gas and get the revs. up, the hiss lowers and stops. I keep checking the steering fluid but there is no leak, no fluid level loss. My mechanic and a I have thrown up our hands. Any ideas????
#3000 of 5378 what is a "service consultant"?
Sep 01, 2006 (4:29 pm)
After several trips to Irvine-BMW regarding a couple of minor and major problems happened on my '05 325i, I start to wonder what is a "service consultant".
Everytime, I go there for a vehicle check or service, I got assigned to a (different) service consultant.
A service consultant does not do customer relationship, so he/she doesn't need to show extra consideration for a customer. Hence, he/she can throw you to a corner seat and tell you to wait for the next shuttle service in 1 hour.
Also, a service consultant is not a technician either. So, if you have any real question about what's wrong with your car, he/she will say:"hey, don't ask me, I'm not a technician." In fact my discussion with several service consultants went through a common path:
1) first, he/she (service consultant) try to explain to me what's wrong or what's not wrong with my car;
2) then, I realize his/her explaination doesn't make logical sense. So, I ask him/she to clarify what is really going on.
3) finally, he/she will say the keyword:"hey, don't ask me, I'm not a technician."
The same trend has happened again and again. I really want to know why the dealer (Irvine-BMW) sent a non-techician to explain technical issues in the first place. The even funnier fact is that I am not allowed to talk with any real technician either.
I'm wondering whether a unique case only true for Irvine-BMW, or a common case in all BMW dealers.
"what is a service consultant?"