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      06-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #23
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Fortunately, this is a relatively minor issue.
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      06-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #24
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The light from my replacement brake light assembly looks a lot better than the original. Definitely a different design. The individual LEDs aren't visible by the naked eye, my camera picked them up.
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      06-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #25
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It looks pink(ish). Doesn't seem to match the tails. Is that due to the camera as well?
Just curious...
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      06-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #26
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Yeah it's the camera / angle.
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      06-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #27
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Yeah it's the camera / angle.
Looks like a nice ride, perhaps you could treat us to a pic of the whole thing.
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      06-03-2012, 08:59 PM   #28
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Looks like a nice ride, perhaps you could treat us to a pic of the whole thing.
Thanks! I need to take a better photo of the blackline taillights in the daylight, they are a real nice color. The wheels are semi gloss powdercoat.
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      06-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #29
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bmrdude3--Stay away from Joel Confer!

I live an hour away from JC, and 2-1/2 hours from Sun Motorcars, where I bought my 128. When my 3rd light broke, Sun fixed it without question in an hour, after asking me if I needed a loaner.

Two years later, the fix is going strong.

If you live anywhere near State College, head for Sun. They will do right by you. If you are looking for a new car, head for Kosta Touloumes, or anyone else there.

Last time I was there, the general manager stopped and talked with me for 30 minutes about BMWs, and new models in the pipeline.

It was the exact opposite of how I was treated at JC.
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      06-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #30
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my car is still on the original 3rd BL (30k miles), and while it's held up OK it has developed a very small hairline crack in it, maybe 2 centimeters in length...It hasn't seemed to spread or expand, so i'll see how it holds up.
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      06-03-2012, 10:49 PM   #31
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Adam, your ride looks good, very good.
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      06-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #32
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jermskill,

My 218i came off of warrenty about 6 weels ago. Brought her to the dealer, BMW Sudbury, for a third breaklight fix.
They gave me a loaner for the day, replaced the lens, and washed the car- no charge. They said that this issue was a known problem.

I have seen that others on this forum has had a similar experience. You should expect to not pay for the repair.
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      06-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #33
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Whoa. Amazing how many of you lose your lights. I bet there's a ton scattered all over the side of the road :P
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      06-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #34
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Whoa. Amazing how many of you lose your lights. I bet there's a ton scattered all over the side of the road :P
Not sure whats more frustrating, knowing that i will have to replace my 3rd BL, or hoping its the least of my problems.....its a good thing these cars are so fun, because they arent particularly reliable.
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      09-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #35
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Really bummed to go outside this afternoon and see this:



Don't know how to stabilize that really... Guess I just need to get it taken in first thing Monday am.
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Really bummed to go outside this afternoon and see this:



Don't know how to stabilize that really... Guess I just need to get it taken in first thing Monday am.
Damn not the way you wanna start the weekend.
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      09-25-2012, 03:20 PM   #37
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Noticed the same thing in mine today. This is the 2nd light to break after less than 3 months. Total pia.
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      09-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #38
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So I take it you've replaced it more than once? If so I guess that means that there is no new replacement part that has fixed the issue.

I would think that with the part like this there almost needs to be a NHTSB mandated recall. Brake lights are safety items after all.

Does this occur in Europe also?
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      09-25-2012, 04:56 PM   #39
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http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=608601

Here is a related thread. Look at post #3 by Dack. My guess is this is NOT done in most cases (including mine). Hence the recurring problem.
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      09-26-2012, 05:51 AM   #40
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I think this time I'll bring it in to the dealer now that I know that there is an service bulletin.
So we'll see how it goes.
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      09-26-2012, 07:06 AM   #41
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I got mine fixed for the first time about a week ago. It was past 3 years old before it broke. Half was missing when I went to put groceries in the trunk and the other half fell off in my garage a day later. They are supposed to have done the TB when they replaced it. It only took 30 minutes but I waited an hour to get them to wash the car too. I just dropped by on my way home from work - least hassle for me.

If I can go 3 years between fixes it won't be too bad.

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      09-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #42
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If I can go 3 years between fixes it won't be too bad.

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Yes. But I would be happier if we do not have to fix it at all. The other problem for some of us is any more fix will be out of warranty/ pocket.
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      09-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #43
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Yes. But I would be happier if we do not have to fix it at all. The other problem for some of us is any more fix will be out of warranty/ pocket.
Tough when you're out of warranty.
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      11-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #44
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Went to the dealer today and since I'm out of warranty they wanted to charge me "around $200 plus tax" (their words). I know I can get the part for around $60, but is this easy to install? I did a search and did not found a DIY on how to remove / replace the brake light.
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