2nd Gen R59 Roadster Windshield Moulding

Discussion in '2nd Generation: 2007+ R55 through R61' started by JECO, May 28, 2012.

  1. JECO

    JECO Active Member

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    Hate to admit it, but where the moulding overlaps at the base of the windshield the moulding is pulling away and leaving a gap. I plan to bring it to the attention of my dealer, but wondering whether other Roadster owners have had the same issue.
     
  2. minirab

    minirab Well-Known Member

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    Had the same thing happen on my R58, they fixed it in ten minutes. It

    remains to be seen if they will have to do it again.
     
  3. Nathan

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    Can you lease post a picture of this issue.
     
  4. JECO

    JECO Active Member

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    Nathan and all, here is a photo of the detaching moulding.

    Jim
     

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  5. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Thanks, now we know what to look for.
     
  6. Metalman

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    Not a big problem....
    I completely removed mine when I was messing around installing my IE fixed camber plates. It had nothing to do with the IE install, I just wanted to see what was under there.

    There is a clip that attaches to the bottom edge of the windshield glass. It acts as a receiver for the loose piece noted in your picture. You or the dealer may need to reattach this receiver clip which will then hold the loose piece in place.

    It's attached to the bottom edge of the glass. Behind the battery along the top edge of the firewall very top edge of the picture. It's a black plastic receiver clip. Your loose trim snaps into it and is held tight to the glass.

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  7. JECO

    JECO Active Member

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    Thanks Metalman. I will take a look to see if I can perform that operation. Otherwise I will take it to the dealer. I appreciate knowing it is not a big problem.
     
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    JECO Active Member

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    The receiver clip was in place. I merely snapped the trim into it. Thanks again Metalman. Help like this is another reason for supporting MA!
     
  9. old81

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    After 5 years and 2 windshield installs and a new battery install, multiple folks not me working on my 07 MINI, my cowl trim was similar to this issue, but bent/warped.

    I had the dealer replace it, nice to see fresh cowl pieces each day, not gap, no warpage. :)

    Don
     
  10. Desy232

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    I'm new to this issue and you helped me.
     

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