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Back left light smashed

Post by KaneW1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:40 pm

Hellooo, so, after playing football tonight I have come out of the changing rooms and drove home, after getting home it turns out I have somehow managed to hit a windowsill whilst reversing into my drive and smashed my back left light, please don't ask me how because I genuinely have no idea, just a lapse of concentration and a very frustrated me! I am just wondering,
1) is it illegal to drive the way my car is in the pictures
2) is it going to be expensive to fix, if so how much roughly,
3) will places like Halfords be able to aid me with this sort of thing?
The second picture is the piece that has smashed off placed back on, I have lost very minimal parts between the crack and the big piece where it has shattered.

Cheers in advance

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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by Octavius » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:43 pm

If any white light is showing it’s a no no.
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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by KaneW1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:57 pm

Octavius wrote:If any white light is showing it’s a no no.
Ah crap, thanks for the response, any idea of where I could get it done after work/dinner time?

I live in Manchester area but work in Blackburn but was thinking Halfords? Would they do it do you know?


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Post by Doakley » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:08 pm

Looks like you will need a new rear light cluster. Best bet would be to look on eBay or similar and try pick up a good condition used unit so you aren’t paying through the nose at a main dealers.

I’d recommend changing the cluster yourself, it’s not that difficult of a task to do. It tells you how to do it in your car manual. If you do not feel confident enough to do it, I’d imagine any service centre would be able to do the swap for you.

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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by KaneW1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:12 pm

Doakley wrote:Looks like you will need a new rear light cluster. Best bet would be to look on eBay or similar and try pick up a good condition used unit so you aren’t paying through the nose at a main dealers.

I’d recommend changing the cluster yourself, it’s not that difficult of a task to do. It tells you how to do it in your car manual. If you do not feel confident enough to do it, I’d imagine any service centre would be able to do the swap for you.

Dan.

Cheers Dan I'll have a snoop on eBay, nice one.


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Post by Míke » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:13 pm

I wouldn't bother with Halfords. Just order a new light cluster and do it yourself, it's fairly straightforward.

Here's a guide that will help you:
http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=100019

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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by KaneW1 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:16 pm

Míke wrote:I wouldn't bother with Halfords. Just order a new light cluster and do it yourself, it's fairly straightforward.

Here's a guide that will help you:
http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=100019

Thanks Mike, Greatly appreciated


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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by mr_umar97 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:22 pm

I recently purchased a light cluster including all the bulbs etc.. non led for £30 off a local bmw scrap dealer. if you're interested drop me a pm if its a led light or normal and i'll give him a call tomorrow find out if they have one and post it to you.

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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by KaneW1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:22 am

mr_umar97 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:22 pm
I recently purchased a light cluster including all the bulbs etc.. non led for £30 off a local bmw scrap dealer. if you're interested drop me a pm if its a led light or normal and i'll give him a call tomorrow find out if they have one and post it to you.
Hi Mr Umar,

If you wouldnt mind giving him a call and seeing if he has any, was the one you got for the LCI 1Series? i know the part serial code i need is F03601000

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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by NISFAN » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:34 pm

What did bmw want for one?


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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by KaneW1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:19 pm

NISFAN wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:34 pm
What did bmw want for one?

taking it in for one of the engineers to have a look at it tonight but i got a quote for the part from a BMW OEM Retailer. Who said for the part alone it will be £130. Which in comparison to what Mr Umar said is ridiculous.

We shall see, i'll let you know later.

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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by Ed875 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Just had a quick look at eb and there are a couple on there, although the cheapest is £100.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Rear-Lig ... Sw401Z9w7X


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Post by KaneW1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:49 pm

Ed875 wrote:Just had a quick look at eb and there are a couple on there, although the cheapest is £100.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Rear-Lig ... Sw401Z9w7X


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Cheers Ed, I'll just end up getting one off EBay if we can't find anything cheaper.

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Post by tweeky » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:32 am

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Re: Back left light smashed

Post by mr_umar97 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:29 pm

KaneW1 wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:22 am
mr_umar97 wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:22 pm
I recently purchased a light cluster including all the bulbs etc.. non led for £30 off a local bmw scrap dealer. if you're interested drop me a pm if its a led light or normal and i'll give him a call tomorrow find out if they have one and post it to you.
Hi Mr Umar,

If you wouldnt mind giving him a call and seeing if he has any, was the one you got for the LCI 1Series? i know the part serial code i need is F03601000

Cheers Mate :) :D
No mine was pre LCi a 2013 halogen bulb style but i will give him a call and confirm the part number and let you know.

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