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      02-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #67
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      02-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #68
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Same here

Mine just popped. 2008 convertible, 36k miles, out of warranty. Just ordered replacement ($68). There is a DIY.
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      02-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #69
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Is this like a common trouble on older 1ers or is still a problem for newer ones as well?
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      02-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #70
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I just noticed yesterday that mine has several cracks in it but it is still holding up and on. Wonder if the dealer will give me crap since they're just cracks.
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      02-18-2013, 08:30 PM   #71
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Is this like a common trouble on older 1ers or is still a problem for newer ones as well?
Good question, on mine I noticed it was cracked right after i signed the papers.
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      02-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #72
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I just noticed yesterday that mine has several cracks in it but it is still holding up and on. Wonder if the dealer will give me crap since they're just cracks.
My first one justhad cracks. It was replaced no problem. Second one was barely holding on, in fact, I had some masking tape over the one end.

never an issue.

Mine is a 2011, and the first replacement was done in 11, the second in 12 and is so far so good.
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      02-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #73
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My first one justhad cracks. It was replaced no problem. Second one was barely holding on, in fact, I had some masking tape over the one end.

never an issue.

Mine is a 2011, and the first replacement was done in 11, the second in 12 and is so far so good.
2009 128i here. Noticed cracks when I first bought it (pre-owned) last summer, dealer covered the replacement under original warranty and replaced with updated part. It had not been replaced in the past. Haven't had a problem since, even after driving frequently in -10C to -20C weather here in Canada and frequent temperature fluctuations.
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      03-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #74
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If enough consumers make complaints to NHTSA there might be a recall.
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      03-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #75
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I just traded in my '08 128i for an '09 128i. The '08 had the third brake light lens repaired before I got her but the '09 had the cracked lens the night that I took ownership. I take her in tomorrow morning to have it repaired.
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      03-17-2013, 10:06 PM   #76
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Mine has had the 3rd brake light lens changed four different times already. Odd........
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      03-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #77
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Just had my 08 135 convertible in for its final in warranty service. There were so many things that needed to be addressed that I didn't even notice the giant crack in my third brake light. Sigh.

Had to fight with the dealer to get the spark plugs changed as part of the 3rd oil service, even though my service manual clearly states they are not tied to the CBS at all (SA initially claimed they didn't need to be changed until 100K). Have had ongoing battery problems since the car was brand-new from it sitting on the lot in Pennsylvania for 10 months without being driven or charged that have been blamed on my driving habits and remain unsettled. And had to deal with the squealing front brake issue again, which they thankfully did resolve with new pads and rotors.

Facing the prospect of a big bill for brake work, a labor intensive weekend changing plugs, and an impending need for a new $400+ battery, the 3rd brake light literally slipped through the cracks of my mind. As did the 12v outlet in the center console that hasn't functioned at all since the car was new. The service advisor was kind enough to tell me about the stress cracks in both rear rims, which are causing slow leaks in both rear tires and will require replacement in very short order.

The car is going back next week to get these unresolved issues addressed, along with the added bonus of having part of the wiring harness cut up to ensure it doesn't go from original recipe to extra crispy at some point. It will be the car's 17th trip to the dealer in the four years I've had it if memory serves.

Warranty issue or not, I have no qualms whatsoever about asking them to replace a part that has not only been previous replaced at least once on my car, but that stems from an issue that was obviously not resolved until recently, if at all. If past experience is any guide, I expect the conversation will be interesting to say the least...
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      04-23-2014, 05:49 PM   #78
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Anyone know where to buy a smoked one? Or i guess one that isn't red, just lights up red?
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      04-23-2014, 05:57 PM   #79
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I seem to recall the service bulletin calls for something like 2 ft/lbs of torque. Yes 2 not 20. Maybe I will have my grandmother tighten the bolts by hand.
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      04-23-2014, 09:37 PM   #80
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Ugh, my current one has a tiny crack showing up. I'm on my third...
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      04-23-2014, 09:43 PM   #81
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I'm on my first but I don't know if it's been replaced before (2008) since I just got it in June 2013. There is a crack in it, but it is in an area that is not visible. If it gets any worse, then I'll just buy a new one.
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      04-28-2014, 11:34 AM   #82
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Mine was cracked for years and then one day last month, half of the red lens fell off. I just ordered one online and replaced it myself. I did have to modify the light to make it fit since the design of the light changed. You can either grind off the tab on the car or make a slot in the light.
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      06-25-2014, 09:21 PM   #83
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They replaced mine again under warranty.

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      07-06-2014, 04:34 AM   #84
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Mine was cracked for years and then one day last month, half of the red lens fell off. I just ordered one online and replaced it myself. I did have to modify the light to make it fit since the design of the light changed. You can either grind off the tab on the car or make a slot in the light.
Too bad my cars are a 2008 135i and 128i on the 128 the third brake light has fallen off already lens cracked in two. On the 135i it is sticking out at the ends already.

I would feel more comfortable making a slot on the light. Where did you buy your light? Both cars out of warranty, thanks
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      07-06-2014, 11:35 AM   #85
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Someone told me that when you close your trunk don't close it by putting your hand on top of the trunk but by the license plate area... I don't know if it works but I do it anyways.
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      07-06-2014, 12:17 PM   #86
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Someone told me that when you close your trunk don't close it by putting your hand on top of the trunk but by the license plate area... I don't know if it works but I do it anyways.
I wish. I've always used the livense plate area because I don't like touching the paintwork when dirty.

Hasn't helped.
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      07-06-2014, 02:47 PM   #87
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There is a grab handle on the inside of the trunk, this is the proper way to close it.
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      07-07-2014, 01:28 AM   #88
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