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      11-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #1
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trunk lid reflector/brake light starting to detach

Hi Guys,

The thin reflector/brake light on my 120d Coupe is starting to come off on one of the sides.

Is there any glue/epoxy you guys recommend? Obviously it needs to be suitable for both metal and plastic and be ready for temperatures ranging from ~-10C to ~30C and rain.

Here is a picture of it.

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      11-12-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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Replace the light! It'll probably save you a headache of trying to glue it down. I think it's time to replace it. It's relatively inexpensive and you can DIY!
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      11-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #3
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Replace the light! It'll probably save you a headache of trying to glue it down. I think it's time to replace it. It's relatively inexpensive and you can DIY!
Thanks for the reply pj but I don't really want to spend money on that. I'm looking more into gluing it back.

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I think the light is about $30-$40. Glue is cheap but you might ruin your paint and it may not work. And then when the light does crack, you'll have a hard time removing the glue without removing paint.
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      11-12-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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I think the light is about $30-$40. Glue is cheap but you might ruin your paint and it may not work. And then when the light does crack, you'll have a hard time removing the glue without removing paint.
Hi pj. I had completely forgotten that my car, although used, is still under warranty, so I am pretty sure it will cover this as I didn't bump into anything myself. You kind of just reminded me of this.

I'll go to the dealership tomorrow.

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No problem!!! Hahaha. I'm surprised you didn't even think about it until now! Warranty would be the first thing on my mind!

Good stuff. They should replace it completely free because it is a common issue among the 1 series third brake lights.
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Yes I will make sure they do it for free as it wasn't my fault at all.

Dumb me.

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Hey guys, I am almost positive that I've read this was a recall on a handful of different years...but I guess if your warranty is taking care of it, no worries!!
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Hey guys, I am almost positive that I've read this was a recall on a handful of different years...but I guess if your warranty is taking care of it, no worries!!
Yes! Warranty will take care of it and even if you're out of warranty, it is relatively cheap (for a BMW part), to replace.
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Even if the car is out of Warranty, BMW should take it since it is a known issue
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