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Old 06-25-2005, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stopped by my local dealership because my molding is falling off at various places on the 323, and had a talk with my service advisor. He told me that this is a common problem because those lovely German engineers that make our cars so damn good, forget to consider that not all of use live in a temperate climate like Germany.

So, Texas BMWs (even the 2005s, says my advisor!) suffer from glue that isn't meant for our 100F + degree weather. So it eventually heats, cracks, and voila, there goes our molding. When is BMW going to learn we don't all live in Deutchland, and perhaps they need to make their glue more durable?

I'm still under warranty so it's little more than an annoyance to me. But for those of us OUT of warranty... n
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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true that yo... i live in so cal near the beach, and mine wont stay up(the trim)
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Old 06-28-2005, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with Beachbunny. Yes, i'm sure it's annoying. But if they didn't keep closeminded (autobahn) about what these cars are being built (autobahn) for (N-ring), then the cars probably wouldn't perform (n-ring) the way they do (autobahn). Sorry btw...
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you should get those shiny heat shield for front and back windshields.
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you should get those shiny heat shield for front and back windshields.
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Er, what are those?

Anyhow, annoyance factor went up. Not under warranty, paid to replace all the molding. See "back from the dealer".
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Anyhow, annoyance factor went up. Not under warranty, paid to replace all the molding. See "back from the dealer".
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Okay, now that sucks. THAT should have been covered - it's not like you attacked your molding with a stick or something.
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Originally posted by Kionon+Jun 28 2005, 10:33 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Kionon @ Jun 28 2005, 10:33 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Live_the_Curves@Jun 28 2005, 10:08 PM
you should get those shiny heat shield for front and back windshields.
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Er, what are those?

Anyhow, annoyance factor went up. Not under warranty, paid to replace all the molding. See "back from the dealer".
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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couldn't you just glue it back on yourself with some crazy glue or something?
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