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Old 03-27-2018, 12:09 PM
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dead spider inside clown nose??

I've got an interesting one for you guys. So I'm not a very observant man, as can be evidenced by the fact that I've owned my wagon for several months now without realizing that there is a dead SPIDER stuck in the clown nose on my rear view mirror! Now I do have auto-dimming mirrors, which I understand this part is partially used for, but do not have the alarm package, so its a clear component and its a decent sized spider.

here's a picture of the little beasty.



thinking back, I do in fact remember this thing being in there for quite some time, but just forgot about it as it wasn't a big deal; however, now I want it out. The problem is that I have no idea how to access the interior of the clown nose without completely dismantling the mirror, and I really don't want to have to do that.

Help? I hate spiders and this little son of a gun has been getting free rides from me for over 3000 miles now. If I were an uber driver, I'd be PISSED. This guy either needs to get out or pay up, but I don't think he's in any condition to pay me, so I'll have to settle with the former.

Any advice would be appreciated. If i need to dismantle some of the rearview mirror, any experienced BMW sages that could provide a quick guide would be phenomenal.

Thank you for your time. I tried searching for this particular problem, but couldn't find anybody else that has inquired about removing a spider from their auto-dimmer/alarm clown nose.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:32 PM
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Now I've seen things in rear tail lights but that's the funniest thing I've ever seen.

I do believe you have one of the very rare Smithsonian Institute version of BMW.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:35 PM
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Now I've seen things in rear tail lights but that's the funniest thing I've ever seen.

I do believe you have one of the very rare Smithsonian Institute version of BMW.
Once I remove him I'll probably craft a staff and surround him in amber. But until then, this lil biznitch has been coppin a free ride off me for far too long.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:49 PM
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Be careful! It is obviously reclusive and brown.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:56 PM
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Be careful! It is obviously reclusive and brown.
I am not scared of some tiny little brown recluse. I am man.
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:18 PM
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I'd name him and call it a day lol
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Old 03-27-2018, 01:37 PM
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I'd name him and call it a day lol

ugh, I should have asked them to remove it during the 45k service. My CPO warranty only goes until 50k and I just had it serviced at 43k as the car told me it was time to go in.
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Be careful! It is obviously reclusive and brown.

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This guy either needs to get out or pay up, but I don't think he's in any condition to pay me, so I'll have to settle with the former.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Train another spider to go in and haul her out.

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I tried searching for this particular problem, but couldn't find anybody else that has inquired about removing a spider from their auto-dimmer/alarm clown nose.
ZOMG it's only been discussed about eleventy-hundred times. Still, the search feature has been dysfunctional since the site moved to a new host platform so I guess you can be forgiven.
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I am not scared of some tiny little brown recluse. I am man.
Brown recluse bite causes Loxoscelism necrosis, hardly different from flesh-eating-bacteria. Men rush in where angels fear to tread.
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Interesting, that is indeed very strange, does the spider carcass interfere with clown nose functions?


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ugh, I should have asked them to remove it during the 45k service. My CPO warranty only goes until 50k and I just had it serviced at 43k as the car told me it was time to go in.
Sorry if I sounded sarcastic, was intended to be humor.

I had a bumble bee get stuck in the rear window interior trim of a previous car.
Easily seen from outside but inaccessible from inside.
I named him Buzz, he stayed with the car when it went to it next owner.
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I have the exact same problem but looks more like a Mosquito than a spider. Is there an easy way to get it out?
It looks like you have to remove the front outer trim piece to get access but I have tried this and it is so well put together it won't move. With proper plastic pry tools I can get in between the frame and the rear of the mirror on the ends but can't get the clips to pop. Don't want to push it to hard as I don't want to break a good rear view mirror for a bug!
Any help would be greatly received.
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It's a feature not a bug.
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The risk of breaking some expensive component should outweigh the minor visual distraction.
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It's a feature not a bug.
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When I got my 2017 440 made in Germany and delivered in NY their was a live fly in the rear taillight. Took it in for service, they suctioned it out with a shop vac.
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I have the exact same problem but looks more like a Mosquito than a spider. Is there an easy way to get it out?
It looks like you have to remove the front outer trim piece to get access but I have tried this and it is so well put together it won't move. With proper plastic pry tools I can get in between the frame and the rear of the mirror on the ends but can't get the clips to pop. Don't want to push it to hard as I don't want to break a good rear view mirror for a bug!
Any help would be greatly received.
Cheers,
Paul.
Just drill a hole in the bottom of the clown nose. If you center the hole perfectly, it will just like like it was built that way.
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I would only worry. If one day you went in the car and it wasn't there.....
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Oh, God, now my nose itches!
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