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      06-20-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Why do we sometimes give BS answers

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I am just wondering why we get BS answers sometimes on this forum.

My example is M Performance carbon fiber mirror caps. Everyone told me you just pull off the old caps and click in the new ones.

Well the answer is half right. The old caps pull off but the new caps are held on by three screws. It requires a complete disassembly including taking the mirrors out. Not any where near the plug and play answers people on the forum have given. I gave up and went to the dealer to install the M Performance mirror caps.

I am wondering if anyone else has really installed the real BMW M Performance carbon mirror caps.

They do look great once installed and fit and finish are excellent.
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      06-20-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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You must have missed the DIY Masterlist

you cant always rely on what 1 person tells you and need to do your research regardless.
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      06-20-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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The aftermarket mirror covers: just pulling out and clipping in!! And $400 less.
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      06-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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You must have missed the DIY Masterlist

you cant always rely on what 1 person tells you and need to do your research regardless.
Mirror caps are not on the 2 series DIY Masterlist. I asked for instruction on the master list and got no reply. Also several people posted it was a simple replacement.
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      06-20-2014, 08:06 PM   #5
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Didn't get the hint when you received three screws in the pkg? The aftermarket ones don't come with any screws.
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      06-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #7
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Didn't get the hint when you received three screws in the pkg? The aftermarket ones don't come with any screws.
Yes the screws were quite a surprise and were definitely needed.
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Looks like you got screwed...literally hahaha
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Looks like you got screwed...literally hahaha
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A lot of that was your fault..... For relying on those sources
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The real question is why do some people on this board give b.s. answers. Mine was only an example of some of the b.s.
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The real question is why do some people on this board give b.s. answers. Mine was only an example of some of the b.s.
Can't always believe what you read on the internet unless its documented in some way. Try not to get too upset about it .
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      06-20-2014, 11:06 PM   #14
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I would ask the internet for your money back if I were you.
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I hear you on your complaint. I ordered the auto shift cover after reading a detailed post that it just un-snaps like the other interior trim. When the part arrived it had a small screw in the box. The post said to just pull the original cover off, no mention about removing the shift pattern plastic cover and removing the size 8 Torx screw. Had they mentioned that up front I would of had the right tools and knowledge.

My Subaru forums had better car guys who did most of the work themselves and gave great instructions. Looks like the stereo typical BMW owner is alive and well on this forum.

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Mirror caps are not on the 2 series DIY Masterlist. I asked for instruction on the master list and got no reply. Also several people posted it was a simple replacement.
I dunno man, looks like a simple replacement to me. someone did reply to your question, with the correct answer...

not really quite clear on how that didn't set your expectations back when you asked about it. I get that it was pics from a 3 series but once you got the screws delivered, that didn't raise any flags pointing to the install being what was linked?

either way, glad you got it sorted out, sorry you had to go to a dealer to do it for you.
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I wasn't allowed to use Wikipedia as a source in my research papers. The internet is not always a reliable source. Some people have good intentions but don't know what they're talking about. I've been there. It happens...
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FFS is this really so hard to understand?? Nearly everyone (including me) buys the far cheaper Chinese knockoffs from eBay, and as mentioned, these do not require screws. No one was trying to mislead you. Relax.
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I hear you on your complaint. I ordered the auto shift cover after reading a detailed post that it just un-snaps like the other interior trim. When the part arrived it had a small screw in the box. The post said to just pull the original cover off, no mention about removing the shift pattern plastic cover and removing the size 8 Torx screw. Had they mentioned that up front I would of had the right tools and knowledge.

My Subaru forums had better car guys who did most of the work themselves and gave great instructions. Looks like the stereo typical BMW owner is alive and well on this forum.
I'm not mad, just disappointed that some members seem to purposely mislead readers.
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I have to install mine, couldnt even get the cover off...let alone the mirrors lol

Will try again tomorrow
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I have to install mine, couldnt even get the cover off...let alone the mirrors lol

Will try again tomorrow
Start at the bottom of the mirror cap with the corner furthest from the car. Pull hard and it will start to separate. The stock caps are just held in by clips.
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I'm not mad, just disappointed that some members seem to purposely mislead readers.
I'm with Dan. It's pure bravado, trying to intimate these DIY's are easier than they appear. Bravado is also rampant on the deals thread and half of it is not real. Some do have good intent and others intentionally mislead
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