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      02-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Let the girlfriend drive today and magically...

My front bumper is cracked underneath the right side. It's missing a bunch of the clips and the black plastic splash guard was hanging but after trying to tuck it back up in the bumper now my sensor on the front right side is going crazy when in reverse. Need some advice, it's a lease so should I take to the bmw dealer? I am afraid they are going to bend me over and replace everything and not try to fix. How much is the m sport bumper for a 335?
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Lesson learned, don't let your girlfriend drive.
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Lesson learned, don't let your girlfriend drive.
Haha yeah it's a rare occasion she knows how I am with my cars I felt bad she swears she didn't do it, oh well now time to fix
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      02-02-2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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Haha yeah it's a rare occasion she knows how I am with my cars I felt bad she swears she didn't do it, oh well now time to fix
if she says she didnt do it, she didnt do it

trust me, its easier that way
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Trying to get your gf to admit something she doesn't want to is harder than convincing her to have a 3some. If anything talk to your insurance, just pay the deductible and get it fixed.
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[quote=F30MSport;13417058]My front bumper is cracked underneath the right side. It's missing a bunch of the clips and the black plastic splash guard was hanging but after trying to tuck it back up in the bumper now my sensor on the front right side is going crazy when in reverse. Need some advice, it's a lease so should I take to the bmw dealer? I am afraid they are going to bend me over and replace everything and not try to fix. How much is the m sport bumper for a 335?[/QUOTE]

Well for some people, it costs a relationship.
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Readjust the sensor. Spend $10 on new clips and 10 minutes to get the plastic bits where they properly belong. Make peace with your girlfriend.

This way, the world will be a (just a tiny little bit) better place.
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My front bumper is cracked underneath the right side. It's missing a bunch of the clips and the black plastic splash guard was hanging but after trying to tuck it back up in the bumper now my sensor on the front right side is going crazy when in reverse. Need some advice, it's a lease so should I take to the bmw dealer? I am afraid they are going to bend me over and replace everything and not try to fix. How much is the m sport bumper for a 335?
I always take leased vehicles to BMW repair. If they ever complain when you return car you can tell them BMW store fixed it. Bumper is probs $1500 painted installed. I did one.
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Haha yeah it's a rare occasion she knows how I am with my cars I felt bad she swears she didn't do it, oh well now time to fix
Yeah like my wife when she managed to bend a STEEL WHEEL so out of shape I had to replace it, wasn't her, I guess the car just jumped into that pot-hole
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My Girl curbed my rim -,-"
So did my wife... Had to tell her "it's ok. Don't worry..."

Came back and attached the rim with a file, some wet n dry and auto sol... now almost cannot see the damage...
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Try to fix it your self if you can...at least the sensor part.

I just popped a dent out in the wife's Mazda that magically appeared the other day in the lower right area...she swears it wasn't her...I don't drive it so yeah you can see where this is going lol.

Good luck!
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Your kitchen must be huge, just look for the paint damage on the counters, appliances and walls. Confronted with this evidence, she will surely crack.

But in all seriousness...I gave up years ago trying to convince my wife that she is indeed the one who scrapes her bumper all to shit and rips the belly pan partially off while parking. She legitimately does not realize that she does it. There is no time to pay attention to your surroundings and do simple tasks correctly when you are late (women always are), overcome with emotion (women always are), having your period (married women always are) and talking on the phone (you have to tell someone about how upset you are that your cramps have made you late to the mall).

She probably did it on a curb or block while parking and doesn't even realize it.
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Readjust the sensor. Spend $10 on new clips and 10 minutes to get the plastic bits where they properly belong. Make peace with your girlfriend.

This way, the world will be a (just a tiny little bit) better place.
Once the snow clears a bit I'm going to try exactly what you said. I wouldn't think it would be hard to find some clips at a local auto parts store. Just can't sleep at night knowing my bumper has a crack!
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I came here hoping to see photos :P (of the girlfriend doing some magic ....)


Leaving this thread feeling sad for you

How about some consolation prize? any photos (of her?) or the car?
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Just crawl under the car and see which clips popped, then hop on Realoem to figure out which clips you need. They're dirt cheap. Don't bother with generic stuff from the local auto parts store.

Is the actual bumper cover itself cracked or the plastic shielding beneath? It's pretty hard to crack the actual cover without noticing it...
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My front bumper is cracked underneath the right side. It's missing a bunch of the clips and the black plastic splash guard was hanging but after trying to tuck it back up in the bumper now my sensor on the front right side is going crazy when in reverse. Need some advice, it's a lease so should I take to the bmw dealer? I am afraid they are going to bend me over and replace everything and not try to fix. How much is the m sport bumper for a 335?
How can you fix a crack in plastic and a sensor? of course you will probably have to replace it.
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Once the snow clears a bit I'm going to try exactly what you said. I wouldn't think it would be hard to find some clips at a local auto parts store. Just can't sleep at night knowing my bumper has a crack!
You will have to fix that crack before you give the car back at lease end so you might as well fix it now. I had a similar problem. Sucks.
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How can you fix a crack in plastic and a sensor? of course you will probably have to replace it.
Bumper covers can be repaired...
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Dump her.
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My wife curbed one of my wheels once... on my porsche 997.

She admitted it right away. She's still my wife...
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See, I don't let my wife drive my car anymore. When I did, I swear, every time, mysteriously, it got scratches and dents. She always denied it. Then I let my friend borrow my car, and it was missing the front bumper, and he had the gall to say it was already that way before he drove it!!
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