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Old 06-26-2008, 11:11 AM
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Little plastic caps/covers on the front bumper?

I was wondering where I could purchase one of those little plastic caps/covers that mount on the left and the right side of the front bumper (vacant headlight cleaner openings?)

I lost one this morning and it looked like the previous owner glued it on.
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~$46 from the dealer
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:43 AM
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Nothing online? Be nice to find something prepainted too, but I doubt it.

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~$46 from the dealer
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:27 PM
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Nothing online? Be nice to find something prepainted too, but I doubt it.
na i wasnt able to neway...best bet is the dealer...it comes painted for that price
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Did you guys glue it onto you bumper? I am asking because I found a replacement bump with holes the headlight washer but my car doesn't have them. Can I just glue them on, will they stay? Thanks ahead.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:04 AM
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$46 painted is not a bad price. I lost a tow hook cap off my M3 and it was close to that price unpainted.

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Ok I tried to call the dealership and explain this to the parts guy. He said I had to come in and show him the part because he didn't understand which part I was talking about.

I was pretty descriptive too... What exactly is the name of this cover?
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:33 PM
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I needed this part too, I just called the parts department this morning and described the part for them. He called it a color matched headlight washer cover. I have the same question as the guy above. If I don't have the headlight washers, will this thing clip into place or do I need to glue it or use double sided tape. If so, will glue or tape hold well?
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its called the headlight washer cover...ill see if i can find the part numbers somewhere for you...jus explain to him that its the lil plastic peice that covers the nozzle for the headlight washers

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Did you guys glue it onto you bumper? I am asking because I found a replacement bump with holes the headlight washer but my car doesn't have them. Can I just glue them on, will they stay? Thanks ahead.
i have the new projectors and they didnt have the bracket for the headlight washers and i didnt bother makin the brackets....soo i jus ended up usin 3m double sided sht to put them on to cover the holes on the bumper...
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use black duct tape
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Black duct tape might be an option right now until I get the part...lol

I just got back from the dealership and I paid $54.00 for one pre-painted cover. Basically the guy had to come outside and write down my VIN number to get me the correct part.
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That VIN # crap that they pull pisses me off. My parts department always asks me my VIN even if I am just buying an air filter. You would think that they can do the search and figure it out with Year and Model, and would want to save themselves the trip out to the parking lot.. I understand if it is a part that might vary over the years in the same model, but come one... an air filter??

I gotta pick up some 3m double sided tape to put this cover on now. That was pretty pricey just to cover a couple holes.
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Wait this part doesn't have clips for mounting??

When I buy parts for my M3 they ask you what year and model and they are able to find what you are looking for.

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That VIN # crap that they pull pisses me off. My parts department always asks me my VIN even if I am just buying an air filter. You would think that they can do the search and figure it out with Year and Model, and would want to save themselves the trip out to the parking lot.. I understand if it is a part that might vary over the years in the same model, but come one... an air filter??

I gotta pick up some 3m double sided tape to put this cover on now. That was pretty pricey just to cover a couple holes.
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Originally Posted by dcp-m3 View Post
Wait this part doesn't have clips for mounting??

When I buy parts for my M3 they ask you what year and model and they are able to find what you are looking for.
ya it has clips that mount onto the headlight washer nozzle thing....
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Originally Posted by dcp-m3 View Post
Wait this part doesn't have clips for mounting??

When I buy parts for my M3 they ask you what year and model and they are able to find what you are looking for.
MB parts dep. are generally not helpful (glad I found someone good).

All BMW parts dep. I've been to are easy to work with.
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i had to get a new one too, i just went to a body shop and they ordered me one..costs $25
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How long does it take to get these ordered? A week?
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took about 2-3 days for my dealer
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Now how do you get this cap on? Can I pull out the washer mechanism manually?
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I pulled mine with my hand and just clipped it up there and let it slide back and was done.
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I used needle nose pliers to pull it out and clip it. I couldn't fit my fingers into the hole and around the washer nozzles.
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The M3 has 285's in the rear and looks way more agressive than the CLK55
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