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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:37 pm 
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Hi, my light on the back snapped off and broken parts went missing. does anyone know of any way to reconstruckt the missing bit? maybe some company doing this kind of service? thx


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I doubt if anyone repairs parts like that. You could probably at a pinch make something from a piece of aluminium sheet or similar, carefully remove the remainder of the broken part, and bolt the new part on.
Usually it's easier to just replace the part though. Either a scrappers or eBay. Sometimes the parts aren't as much new as you might think.


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I doubt if anyone repairs parts like that. You could probably at a pinch make something from a piece of aluminium sheet or similar, carefully remove the remainder of the broken part, and bolt the new part on.
Usually it's easier to just replace the part though. Either a scrappers or eBay. Sometimes the parts aren't as much new as you might think.



£96+vat each. i have 2 broken. its a common fault of bmw. cnt get them from breakers as most f30s have them broken


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As Dave suggests a way forward would be to make up just that bit and glue it on. I wonder how much a 3D printer copy would be? Perhaps a CNC firm could make one up to provide a mould that you could replicate in ABS plastic bag it with the right glue and sell the kit on EBay. Looks like a nice market opportunity there as you would gladly pay a tenner for a repair kit. :thumbright:

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£96 + :shock:
Ouch!
Good idea of DWD's with the 3d printer. As he says might be a way to make a few quid there as well!


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what car and year ? bmw 3 series ?

edit. f30 makes it 2012 - on, why skimp on parts of a bmw of this age


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there are plenty on ebay used from around £30 used found a right hand 1 new £52.49

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MotorTech-Direct-LTD

2 min's searching BMW F30 part numbers

7259916 Rh
7259915 Lh


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If it's an indicator module and from a BMW then why bother. Most BMW drivers don't use them anyway :lol:

A used unit from eBay is the best way to go but considering the problem is common I'm with the aluminium bracket idea. File off, or grind down, the remaining plastic until the surface is flush then glue or bolt on a strip of aluminium that you can bend outwards to form a similar lip. Finding glue that works well with ABS isn't easy though.

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If this is the two inboard units, it was a known issue on 2012/2013 cars caused by slamming the boot lid - many owners had it fixed by their dealer at service intervals.

SIB (Service Information Bulletin) issued October 2012, meaning, not a recall as such but fix it at next opportunity. If your car has not had regular dealer servicing it may be too late, perhaps you could argue the point for a sympathetic contribution.


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