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Old 12-15-2011, 01:56 PM
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Broken Rear Side Window Sunshade Needs Repair

A sword broke my Rear Side Window Sunshade Needs & it needs Repair. The Horizonal top plastic bar broke. Has anyone replaced this part, or do I have to go and buy whole assembly?

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:19 PM
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A sword broke my Rear Side Window Sunshade Needs & it needs Repair. The Horizonal top plastic bar broke. Has anyone replaced this part, or do I have to go and buy whole assembly?

Thanks!
I'm sorry... [cough]... A sword? Forgive me, but that is not something we hear everyday Are you into fencing or something
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:22 PM
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LOL. No, it was the 2 year old passenger in the back waving a plastic sword that did it. Those touristy Roman Centurian souvenirs can slice very well!

German plastics aren't the toughest!

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I'm sorry... [cough]... A sword? Forgive me, but that is not something we hear everyday Are you into fencing or something
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:43 PM
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Unfortunately, it looks like you have to replace the whole window shade, which will set you back about $194.

See this link:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...99&hg=51&fg=50

Is the fabric itself ripped or did the top bar just snap? If it's the latter, I'd be tempted to try some good glue before replacing the whole assembly. If you take your time and are careful, the repair might be barely invisible unless doing a close inspection.

Also, the downside to replacing is that your two-year-old soldier may decide to slay the window shade again at some point in the future

Good luck!
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:47 PM
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I'll try the glue route then... Just some tedious surgery... I'll let you know how that fix goes. Thanks for the diagram!! And yea, he will probably keep on slaying them!
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Unfortunately, it looks like you have to replace the whole window shade, which will set you back about $194.

See this link:
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...99&hg=51&fg=50

Is the fabric itself ripped or did the top bar just snap? If it's the latter, I'd be tempted to try some good glue before replacing the whole assembly. If you take your time and are careful, the repair might be barely invisible unless doing a close inspection.

Also, the downside to replacing is that your two-year-old soldier may decide to slay the window shade again at some point in the future

Good luck!
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:57 PM
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You'll want some slack in the fabric to work with the top bar and take the pressure off. Maybe try pulling the shade up about 6 inches, then putting a couple of big clips on either side to stop it retracting with the spring. Then you can glue the bar, hold it together, and just let it dry overnight before you put pressure back on it.

Let us know how it goes. Pics are always useful too
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:01 PM
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Great Idea! I'll use some binder clips from office - perfect. Thanks so much! Will attempt to document it!
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:15 AM
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I replaced my driver side rear shade, but only because the dealership I purchased the car from sent me the replacement part. I did the work myself. It takes a while to disassemble the panel, and is a bit tedious to remove the shade, but it only took about an hour.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:25 AM
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Thanks. I had rather not remove door panels, etc... every time I do something like that, I end up breaking more trim! Glad it can be done though. Thanks!
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speaking of the side shades----are the clips that hold the shade up readily available at the dealer ? It is Saturday so I can't call them----just curious and was reading this thread
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:40 PM
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So was on a road trip this week with a few buds and one of them in the back decided to roll the window down at 80 mph and then put up the sunshade, he failed to have the sunshade lock into the holder at the top of the window and the sunshade shot down to the window and the plastic piece cracked apart into a few piece. Any idea what this is going cost to have a new one put it, I am going have it done by the service department because I am not interesting in damaging my car any further than its current state?
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:29 PM
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The part is roughly $200 on realoem.
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...99&hg=51&fg=50

Labor will be 1 to 3 hours I'd think. Realistically it took me an hour to change it out. It's not difficult but I can understand your position.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:06 AM
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I had mine fixed under warranty without a problem at all. Dealer said happens all the time.
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