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#1 (permalink) Old 11-28-2003, 12:32 PM
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So... I'm just getting around to removing the stickers/decals from the dealer. Peeled off the break-in warnings, 1200 first service note, etc... Then get around to the bright yellow Air-Bag warning on the dash...

What a feat of engineering crap! I peeled off the sticker only to notice that the dash is coming off with it! The lower dash seems to have a light covering of something that looks like ... like... a film the thickness of a cassette tape - which incidentally tears.

Ok.. so any suggestions on how to repair this fiasco? Yes I know I probably should have left the airbag sticker on... BUT WHO (in their right mind) would have thought that BMW meant for a bright yellow obnoxious sticker to be left on the dash???


PS... I'm thinking I'm starting to like this car - at somewhere around 6-8 grand life gets a little more exciting...
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I guess the time to get a digital camera is fast approaching... Any suggestions on a good one??
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OUCH!!! Sorry to hear that. Did you peel the airbag sticker off when the label was cold? What I did with mine, was I took a hairdryer and warmed it up some and peeled it off slowly.

if you could post a pic and show us, we can get a better idea of what you are doing.

for the digicam, i got a sony cybershot dsc-p32. its a great camera for an affordable price. i am very happy with it.

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that sucks man! I had the dealer take off mine for me, i hate stickers :wink

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If you look at your bottom picture, there is a silver "band" that runs just above the glove box. While it looks like a solid piece it actually has a very thin cover. It is so thin you can't really tell by feel but the blasted sticker pulled it right up. Unfortunately the color underneath doesn't match the thin tissue color on top. Oh well maybe I'll see if I can get a replacement air bag sticker.
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Could the film be like the stuff on new watches and stuff that is like a sticker that protects it from scratches. Do you know what I mean?

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Could the film be like the stuff on new watches and stuff that is like a sticker that protects it from scratches. Do you know what I mean?
good idea, i cant quite remember but I believe there was a film that came on the strip on the dash. Consult BMW maybe

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That would be sweet... but I'm afraid it isn't so. It completely covers the panel and would have to be cut around the edges to remove it.

Oh well... if this is the worst thing that happens for the rest of my life, I'll be OK.
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