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Old 05-30-2014, 05:04 AM
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Glove box door separating

The left side of my glovebox is separating. The soft outer side has pulled away from the plastic structure. I'll get BMW to replace the door on my next visit, but I'm curious is anyone else has had thie issue. My X3 has always been parked in a garage and hasn't been exposed to days and days of heat. Just find this failure to be odd. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-30-2014, 11:46 AM
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yep! mine did the same thing, exact same spot. i noticed it after detailing the interior one afternoon. warranty covered it, hope the new one has stronger adhesive than the last one!
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:01 AM
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Went to the dealer yesterday (6/3/14) and they agreed that I need a new glove box door. It's been ordered and will be fixed under the warranty.
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:42 PM
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Same thing happened to me. Noticed it today. 2011 X3, always garaged.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:28 PM
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This Just happened to me. At first I thought someone had tried to pry open the glove box as it was locked. It was replaced under warranty dealer said they've seen a lot of this recently.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:08 AM
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Same thing on my end... and dealer said they've seen a few. Anyone remember the e36's with the door panels that separated (most long after warranty).

I guess when it does it again in 3-5 years I'll have to glue the thing because I'm not paying the $250+ they want for the new part.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:47 AM
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Our 2011 went in on Saturday for maintenance. We are out of warranty.

Pointed it out to my SA. He called me back later in the day and said he wanted to keep it until Monday, to ask a manager if they could get BMW to goodwill the repair. My cost if not: Around $500!

Waiting for call, this morning... and, keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:04 AM
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Update... BMW picked up 95% of cost on replacing door on our out-of-warranty 2011.

My cost: $25

I'm happy with that.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:38 PM
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I just recently noticed the same thing on my 2011 X3. I did get the extended warranty but would bet this may not be covered - we shall see.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:03 PM
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Update. The dealership replaced the glovebox door free of charge. I believe they may have looked at it to see if it could be repaired but there was no way. The SA said it was a "good faith" replacement but she was going to have to charge about $10-15 for a "year or 2 warranty" in case it happened again but was going to get back with me for the exact fee. It has probably been a couple of weeks but I have heard nothing yet.
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anyone know the part number for this or where to find it? I have a 2012 X3 with black interior, out of warranty.
although strange, I just picked it up from the dealer and they said the part was $1900...must have been a mis-communication on what I said was warped....
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:19 AM
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anyone know the part number for this or where to find it? I have a 2012 X3 with black interior, out of warranty.
although strange, I just picked it up from the dealer and they said the part was $1900...must have been a mis-communication on what I said was warped....
look here

http://www.getbmwparts.com
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Old 03-11-2016, 01:45 PM
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Thanks, found the part for $200, now for a DIY replacement video :-)
http://www.getbmwparts.com/parts/201...iagram=1936420
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:54 PM
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Sorry I did not get back with a progress report but it was good news! They replaced the door with a new one (parts and labor) with no questions asked which made me very happy since it is a 2011 X3. I asked if they had any others and my SA said she thought there was one. Thankfully PR is more important sometimes than making (many) bucks. Tell them what other dealers are doing for free, doesn't hurt.
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same things on 2011 X3 - stealer wanted 400 bucks. Asked me put some superglue there instead
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:56 PM
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I ended up using Gorilla glue with some clamps, has held so far. never really found instructions on how to replace just the door, would hope compartment would not need to come out first...
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:11 AM
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I ended up using Gorilla glue with some clamps, has held so far. never really found instructions on how to replace just the door, would hope compartment would not need to come out first...
I think it does need to come out. Also, the lock has to be removed and installed on the new door.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:06 PM
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I ended up using Gorilla glue with some clamps, has held so far. never really found instructions on how to replace just the door, would hope compartment would not need to come out first...
did you get it work? I have the same problem, I'm using 3m 2 side stick, it is not really working well.
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:28 AM
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did you get it work? I have the same problem, I'm using 3m 2 side stick, it is not really working well.
Yes, the Gorilla Glue is still holding, get the original thick gooey kind that expands with water, not the super glue type
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Old 06-06-2016, 07:59 AM
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I have the same problem in a 2014 28i (w/ 14k miles and 22 months in the heat of Miami FL)

Note: This is not a big deal, my vehicle has been mechanically flawless. Only problems have been:
- This situation with the glove box
- A little rattle in the moon roof a few months ago (went away by itself)
- A weird noise [sometimes] when the driver windows closes all the way up.

Ah, I find interesting the mileage that I have been averaging in the last 1000 miles: 15 mpg

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