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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:31 AM
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X1 got bumped in the rear

While exiting a shopping center, my X1 sDrive28i Sports Line got bumped by the car behind. Long story that ended where I had to chase the guy down. There are some nicks and scrapes on the bumper trim piece.

Ugh...

Need to take it to the shop to see how to get it fixed tomorrow. Hopefully it's easy and it would not have to be reported that will show up on the Carfax report.

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Old 07-02-2014, 08:02 AM
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Simple repair. Remove bumper. Sand and prep. Respray and re-install. Make sure they use a flex additive.

DO NOT let someone "touch-up" this bumper. Plastic bumper touch-ups always begin to peel after a couple years...sometimes sooner
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:31 PM
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Long story that ended where I had to chase the guy down.
Too late, you have to tell us the whole story now.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:15 PM
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Would you use this product for this repair? Or other Bondo car product? (never used Bondo but came across the product)
http://bondo.com/products/automotive...plastic-repair

You told him you'll file a police report for hit and run if he doesn't give you his insurance info? If there is no police report then he later denies it, what's the recourse?
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:16 AM
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Same thing happened on my 991 Porsche. The perp was never found. It cost $850 to repaint the bumper. Biggest issue was replacing the badging on the bumper. The Porsche certified body shop had to fabricate a template from another 991 C2S to properly place the badging. After two attempts, it came out ok.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:27 AM
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That sucks!! Happened to me in my last car. I was hit at a stop light. Luckily for the first time ever I stopped a good car length from the car in front of me. I got out and the lady first wouldn't roll her window down and was looking away. Kinda if I don't see you it didn't happen. She finally got out and said "are you sure I hit you?" My response "No I just like to pretend people hit my week old car!!"
Thankful a cop was in a complex waiting to get out on the street and heard/saw the whole thing. The lady tried they "are you sure." With him and he just started laughing in her face!
Ended up not needing repairs. My back up camera was a little off but, the dealer said it was fine.

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Old 07-05-2014, 07:37 AM
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Exclamation annoying accidents

Seem to be a lot of BMW drivers getting rear-ended these days. Happened to me last October ... took the courts several months to find her because the addresses on her license and automobile registration didn't exist (empty lot) and her insurance card was fictitious.

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Old 07-05-2014, 10:58 AM
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HBWT - Thanks for the information.
Stone - Here's the short story.
FB88 - Thanks but I'm not sure on the Bondo. I may just use a repair shop.
Irattner. Punky, and Luigi - Sorry to hear, that just sucks. The sticker is funny. If I wasn't going to fix it, I would use it to cover up the damage.

Story:
Creeped forward to check if it's safe to exit a shopping center onto a 3 lane street with a fourth "right turn only" lane expanding after the exit. Then the car behind me bumped me. Looked back and he gave me a WTF gesture.

I pull forward and waited, then he drove around me and gave me another WTF gesture and took off. I started following and taking picture to get his license plate number.

Just when I was going to call the police, I think he saw me taking the pictures, he decided to turn and pulled over. I first had to "convince" him that he actually caused the damage, but after that he was very cooperative.

I got a couple of quotes to settle privately, but then he said he's only willing to pay 50% of the quote, or he rather just go through insurance. I don't know if it's right, but decided to settle because IMO, a few hundred loss is better than having an accident record on the car and loose thousands later on value. The quoted amounts are just below reporting limit, but they were cash quote. If insurance, the cost may trigger the reporting limit. Oh well, time to get more quotes and see if I can get the cost down to minimize my loss.


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Old 07-05-2014, 08:50 PM
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1. what's the reporting limit?
2. what's the WTF gesture? the middle finger? first in air with left hand on bicep?
3. did you try to honk to get his attention after taking picture?
4. what's the perp's car?
5. were you hoping for an Instant Karma 2 incident?
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:11 PM
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first in air with left hand on bicep?
Now that's some funny shizz right there
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:01 PM
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FB88 -
1) the reporting limit is $750 from my search.
2) funny, but almost true.
3) nope, he started to pull over.
4) Honda
5) nope, I was not emotional, too tired. Life goes on.


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Old 07-09-2014, 07:46 AM
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Having a inattentive driver bumped into my rear and punching two holes in the lower plastic part of the bumper it was quite easy to just replace it with a new piece. This is for the lower glossy black part and not the painted upper part. Bumper is two pieces. Good news is that the part cost was about $125 involves no painting. A little tricky getting it off and two nasty small bolt/screws made it for a slow removal. Best news is the guy paid cash as he didn't want to report it to his insurance company....we took the average body shop estimate for the final figure. The body shop estimates were a $200 spread with wrong part numbers.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:51 AM
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iman - what is the part # of the glossy black part and where did you get it from? Also, how did you replace the part?

Thanks for the update.


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Old 07-09-2014, 08:12 AM
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Don't have the part number handy right now. Will post later.

This is for the lower black glossy part only-
Removal entails unscrewing several small 8mm ( I think) screws under the car and these are readily apparent when you look under....and the hard to reach and unscrew screw/bolts that affix the lower panel to the painted panel at the wheel arch. If you go to REALOEM and look at the diagram you'll see. Getting a 1/4 inch drive socket in there barely fits and you can only make small turns...thus it takes a while.
With bolts/screws removed you need a plastic trim removal tool (Harbor Freight has a multi set for about $7) and insert at the curve of the bumper where it transcends to the side of the cover and wedge it to separate while working the tabs from behind. Caution- use masking tape over the painted part or you'll nick/scratch it while wedging the tool in there. A warm day helps soften the plastic. Eventually you'll get a gap between the two parts and then you can grab the lower part and pull it downward and out to the rear to have the tabs separate. This is requires an aggressive pull as it won't release with a gentile tug. Once it starts to separate it goes fast and easy. There is a post somewhere I found for install of a tow bar on an X-1 that helped with some of the instructions...although somewhat less informative.

Replace is reverse. Helps to have two people to align the plastic bumper and tab inserts...can be done solo, just be careful.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:21 AM
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Thanks iman.

Can you provide the part number when you have a chance?

Thanks in advance!


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