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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 05-21-2015, 01:05 PM
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card stuck between windshield and dash

Hey. So this might seem out of the ordinary buy I can really use some help. A card slipped from the dash towards the front of the car and is now stuck.

Is there any way I can retrieve the card without removing the front windshield?

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Old 05-21-2015, 05:25 PM
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:45 PM
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Vacuum with crevice tool?
+1 Another technique I've used is to insert a piece of small diameter rubber tubing into the shop vac hose end (use duct tape to seal) and that will allow you to suck stuff up even when buried deep in far away places.
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Leaf blower???
Better suck than blow in this situation ....



How about flat paint stick with exposed duct tape around it.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:13 AM
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Another card, say a credit card, or business card, with double stick tape on it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:00 AM
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double sided tape wrapped around something very thin or guerrilla tape wrapped around something very thin (goo side out) might help or strong vacuum with a small tube as others suggested. wow. sorry dude.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:33 AM
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A great tool that I've found that is good at getting various things into and out of tight places is what is 'alligator forceps'. Search on Amazon, quite reasonably priced as well. You might not want to wait for this time but having on hand for future needs - priceless.
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Hi

I got the exact same issue today. I called the bmw agency and they mentioned it will cost like 1000 usd to get it out!!!!!

Did you manage to get your card out? If yes how?

Appreciate yiur feedback
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:18 AM
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Another card, say a credit card, or business card, with double stick tape on it.
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double sided tape wrapped around something very thin or guerrilla tape wrapped around something very thin (goo side out)
That's exactly what I used. Except regular tape placed face-up on the end of a metal ruler, then held down with another piece of tape.
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Maybe another card with a paper clip attached to it so you can wedge the other end of the clip into the card.

Let us know what ends up working!
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That's exactly what I used. Except regular tape placed face-up on the end of a metal ruler, then held down with another piece of tape.
I had this issue in my car as well. Really made me upset, because it was when I valet parked at a hotel and they slid the valet claim check there, and it slid down there. I had the car for like 3 days at that point.

They didnt tell me, and when I got home and was trying to register online for BMW services, part of the VIN was covered up.

I ended up using a metal ruler with tape wrapped around on one end, and carefully slid it down there. It took me about 30-45 minutes of carefully wiggling it to get the ruler down there without losing the tape on the end of it. I finally got it out, but man it made me mad.
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Sorry to hijack this thread but I have a similar problem. Some jerk left a smaller flyer about the size of a card in my driver side window. I didn't notice at first so as I let the window down it took the flyer down with it! Now it's stuck somewhere inside my door and it's pissing me off knowing it's there. Is my only option to send it in for service so the dealer can take apart the door? Is that even worth doing?
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Sorry to hijack this thread but I have a similar problem. Some jerk left a smaller flyer about the size of a card in my driver side window. I didn't notice at first so as I let the window down it took the flyer down with it! Now it's stuck somewhere inside my door and it's pissing me off knowing it's there. Is my only option to send it in for service so the dealer can take apart the door? Is that even worth doing?
Unless it makes noise I'd just leave it. Insurance companies used to recommend you drop one of your business cards in each door so if the car were stolen and recovered without its VIN, there would still be buried evidence it's your car.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:31 AM
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Use compressed air with the red extension tube. The idea is to shoot air beside it but have the air move the card back out via the air flow which has to escape.
This can be used in conjunction with any of the above.

If not wedged the card might come flying out.
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I had this issue in my car as well. Really made me upset, because it was when I valet parked at a hotel and they slid the valet claim check there, and it slid down there. I had the car for like 3 days at that point.

They didnt tell me, and when I got home and was trying to register online for BMW services, part of the VIN was covered up.

I ended up using a metal ruler with tape wrapped around on one end, and carefully slid it down there. It took me about 30-45 minutes of carefully wiggling it to get the ruler down there without losing the tape on the end of it. I finally got it out, but man it made me mad.
I had exactly the same problem, but I do not do anything to the car yet.
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