BMW 1 Series rear view mirror

BMW 1 Series rear view mirror

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Max and Paddy

Original Poster:

5 posts

85 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
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My rear view mirror is no longer attached to the windscreen, thanks to a company that was supposed to be looking after it.

It's too heavy to be reattached to the windscreen with the "normal" adhesive you can get from shops. I took it to a BMW dealership, who claimed the windscreen needs to be replaced and quoted me £1k! Obviously I won't be paying that. Any ideas on what I should do?

RenPug

584 posts

135 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
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You need to remove the boss out of the back of the rear view mirror and use a decent 2 part glue to stick it back on to the windscreen. Leave it 24 hours and then twist the mirror back on to the boss. That way there is not the full weight of the mirror pulling it back off.

Either that or find your nearest windscreen company, turn up at 8.30am and ask one of the techs loading their vans to do it for beer money.

bristolracer

4,606 posts

116 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Come on
30 minutes and nobody has said it..........

Hennerz1994

68 posts

55 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
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bristolracer said:
Come on
30 minutes and nobody has said it..........
I'll take one for the team

Who has ever used a rear view mirror on a BMW ??

Glassman

21,194 posts

182 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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as Ren says, the mounting boss needs to be separated first before cleaning both contact surfaces (removing any remnants of any crud or previous attempts).

Let me know where you are and I'll look through my contacts list to see who's close to you.

Max and Paddy

Original Poster:

5 posts

85 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Even a BMW driver only realises how much he uses his rear view mirror once it's not there!

Thanks, Glassman. I live near Maidenhead.

Stickyfinger

8,429 posts

72 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Max and Paddy said:
Even a BMW driver only realises how much he uses his rear view mirror once it's not there!

Thanks, Glassman. I live near Maidenhead.
Only to see the carnage they left behind them due to not using their indicators.....................

funkyrobot

18,789 posts

195 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Max and Paddy said:
My rear view mirror is no longer attached to the windscreen, thanks to a company that was supposed to be looking after it.

It's too heavy to be reattached to the windscreen with the "normal" adhesive you can get from shops. I took it to a BMW dealership, who claimed the windscreen needs to be replaced and quoted me £1k! Obviously I won't be paying that. Any ideas on what I should do?
Wouldn't it make sense to ask the company who are supposed to look after it to re-attach it?

Agent XXX

1,248 posts

73 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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SHOCK HORROR

Bits fall off crappily made car.

Silverbullet767

10,143 posts

173 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Agent XXX said:
SHOCK HORROR

Bits fall off crappily made car.
Says the guy who doesn't put his cars in his profile.

Go on then, what unbreakable hypercars to you drive around in?

Agent XXX

1,248 posts

73 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Silverbullet767 said:
Says the guy who doesn't put his cars in his profile.

Go on then, what unbreakable hypercars to you drive around in?
Never had a rear view mirror fall off. Not even on a 20 year old Alfa.

JH1952

38 posts

51 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Agent XXX said:
Never had a rear view mirror fall off. Not even on a 20 year old Alfa.
Probably because you don't drive it and that it's been stuck in a mechanics garage getting repaired for the time you've owned it hehe

dme123

8,045 posts

156 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Agent XXX said:
Silverbullet767 said:
Says the guy who doesn't put his cars in his profile.

Go on then, what unbreakable hypercars to you drive around in?
Never had a rear view mirror fall off. Not even on a 20 year old Alfa.
I've had a mirror fall off. It was a 1986 Ford Fiesta hehe

bodhi

6,549 posts

196 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Silverbullet767 said:
Agent XXX said:
SHOCK HORROR

Bits fall off crappily made car.
Says the guy who doesn't put his cars in his profile.

Go on then, what unbreakable hypercars to you drive around in?
No, says the guy who always pops up in BMW threads to remind us how much he doesn't like them.



MorganP104

2,605 posts

97 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Hennerz1994 said:
bristolracer said:
Come on
30 minutes and nobody has said it..........
I'll take one for the team

Who has ever used a rear view mirror on a BMW ??
You've set the QI alarms off!!!

PS: For god's sake, no-one mention indicators. hehe

Stickyfinger

8,429 posts

72 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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oops

MorganP104

2,605 posts

97 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Stickyfinger said:
oops
yikes

Are no clichés safe? tongue out

Stickyfinger

8,429 posts

72 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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I only have one coat....

funkyrobot

18,789 posts

195 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Stickyfinger said:
I only have one coat....
Your username implies that you could help the OP out?

Richard-390a0

1,061 posts

58 months

Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Max and Paddy said:
I took it to a BMW dealership, who claimed the windscreen needs to be replaced and quoted me £1k! Obviously I won't be paying that. Any ideas on what I should do?
BMW glass bonding kit pt no. - 83 19 0 401 099... (which is two part araldite adhesive actually) of course there's much more profit in selling a windscreen though!!! biggrin


Edited by Richard-390a0 on Wednesday 26th April 13:10