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#1 (permalink) Old 04-05-2004, 07:49 PM
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I was reversing into my garage and backed up to much (ouch!). Now I have a dent the size of a golf ball in my trunk lid. I have a Black 330Ci coupe 2001. I only bought the car private a few months ago. The warranty is over.
Does anyone know how much I might pay for a new trunk lid to be fitted? Should I go BMW dealer or can any old dealer do this?

Also, can I claim on insurance for this?

Any help would be appreciated!
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uhh warranty dont cover these "personal" damages.. going through insurance may be a little wiser depending on ur deductable.. but then you'll face a higher premium.. so im guessing jsu take it to ur local collision repair centers and have them give u an estimate.. and shop around..

o.. and HOW DID YOU NOT SEE WHERE YOU WERE BACKING INTO
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OK thanks. Yeah I know I'm an idiot.
Does anyone know if OEM parts like a trunk lid come prepainted or will the repair shop have to paint this?
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your looking at 500 up to 1000 dollars when all said and done with paint installing. you are better off going to a dent removel place they specialize in dent removals without paint or if needed they can touch up they probably will fix for 100 or 200 dollars

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Thanks. I think a replacement trunk lid goes for about $300 so with paint and install it's probably $1000. I think I'll try dent removal.

Do you find the BMW dealership repair shops charge super high rates than regular repair shops? Any reason why I should stick with BMW repair shop?
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you got a picture pf this dent ???

this can be almost certainly repaired at about $300 total, even if it requires making a hole to pull the dent out, and patch....

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hey i see n bimmer mags that they have cf trunks that weigh like 8 pounds. I dont think they run too expensive and you should get it, paint it, and see how much your handlign would increase. It does make a difference.


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OK thanks.
I went to the BMW dealer and they told me it would cost $1000 to repair the dent (yikes!) or $1400 to replace with a new trunk lid. The repair estimate had about 4 hours to repair and 4 hours to paint, plus the usual bits and pieces. This was far more than I imagined for repair.

The dent is only pretty small....I will take a pic and put it on next time.
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Try a paintless dent removal place. They did a miraculous job on my wife's Jetta. She had severe hail damage on all body panels. Now you cannot even tell there was a problem. Took them 1 day to do the entire car and no painting was needed. I went to a shop that had been around for about 10 years, this was important to me as they warrantied there work.
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