More info , these are Canadian dealers
Was at Halifax BMW, ask about some new strings.
The parts counter said that there was a kit to replace the string , at $193 each side, atleast they knew about the kit. BMW Durham said there was no kit and would need a new liner for $1200
Was then talking with the son's SA there.
He said they send them out to Apple Auto Glass to repair them
Went to Apple they said I need the kit
Was on Pelican website, they had a kit for E36 C column repair kit.
Emailed them, they said the can order the e46 kit for $43
Days like this, a Lexus looks nice