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      04-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #23
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Interesting. Where is this latch located?
It's about halfway down the door, where the door meets the buckle that's mounted on the doorjamb. If you press that latch in, it will lock in that position and the window will pop up because the car will think the door is closed. Just close the door very gently after that to avoid damaging the window or the latch.
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      04-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #24
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It's about halfway down the door, where the door meets the buckle that's mounted on the doorjamb. If you press that latch in, it will lock in that position and the window will pop up because the car will think the door is closed. Just close the door very gently after that to avoid damaging the window or the latch.
Ty, did not know that.
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      04-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #25
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Who schedules to have tint done THEN asks questions about it?
Out of all the helpful people, theres always gotta be one.
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      04-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #26
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I used the guy my BMW dealer sources out to do all their tint, but going directly through him the price was $195 installed.
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It's about halfway down the door, where the door meets the buckle that's mounted on the doorjamb. If you press that latch in, it will lock in that position and the window will pop up because the car will think the door is closed. Just close the door very gently after that to avoid damaging the window or the latch.
Ever heard of this moleskin stuff?

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268658
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So I have an appointment to get my windows tinted at bmw tomorrow. The cost, $400. This seems to be insanely expensive for tinting but I figure if it bubbles up or something theyll stand by there work and do it over. What do you guys think. Take it to them or some other shop that will cost half the price. I'm thinking if I do it somewhere else and I have a problem with my windows rolling up or down one day, theyll blame it on the tint not being done by them. Therefore voiding the warranty on the window.
I had our Benz done by the dealer they added $415- plus tax to the bill. Mid last year all I did ask them who did the work, Then I went there with my M3 and had it done for $245- plus tax it took 3 hours to finish the job.

I would find out who your dealer is using and then get them to give you a price. I think the $400- they gave you is fairly high.
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Crazy to see how much people charge for tint on the west coast. 130$ here.
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Ever heard of this moleskin stuff?

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268658
Nope. If it was used when I got my tint then nobody mentioned it. It's also possible that the tint referenced in that thread was too thick or something. In any case, I never came across it doing research on other 3 Series tint jobs. I'd say ask a good tinter about it and if he says you don't need it, then if he's got a good reputation, trust him -- after all, good tint jobs have lifetime warranties on their work, so if it does scratch you should be entitled to a free replacement job. Good luck!
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      05-01-2012, 02:29 PM   #31
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If it is $400 for regular old tint, then it is over priced. For something high-end like Huper Optik, then the price sounds about right. How many windows are being tinted? Is the windshield beign tinted?

I paid $400 for Huper for all 5 windows, the windshield was an additional $200.

I doubt you will have any warranty problems. Make sure they dot-matrix shows through on the sides and that they go up to the top of the glass.
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      05-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #32
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i thought you couldnt tint front windows in jersey?
That doesn't stop some people. But Llumar makes a product called Air Blue which is almost completely clear (80%) yet rejects 50% of infrared; people have compared its blue tinge to the way Mercedes AMG windshields look from the factory, so I can't imagine it causing a problem with the cops. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there about it, but I'm thinking about getting it done with the hot Texas summers around the corner. The only potential issue is that in Texas, registration and inspection stickers go on the windshield, plus I have an apartment parking sticker, so I'd have to leave a corner area untinted for those; I'd have to see whether that aesthetic would bother me.
AirBlue is pretty much totally transparent. The only distortion would be if you were say standing at the passenger fender looking at the driver side A pillar. It does keep the car A LOT cooler inside.
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400 is a ridiculous price. i know a bunch of places that would do tinting for 200 and even some places for 150. i would rather do it at my own guy and if it bubbles up then get it redone another time, still coming out to cheaper then doing it at bmw.
Sounds like a b u l l s h i t east coast issue. Hawaii, Washington $150 bucks and Oregon and Alaska $200.
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I got all four windows and rear window for $250. That was with ceramic tint too...
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On my third BMW and every one I got window tint free as part of the deal...once they said this is your payment...I said throw in the tint and I'll take it.
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On my third BMW and every one I got window tint free as part of the deal...once they said this is your payment...I said throw in the tint and I'll take it.
Dealers must love you if all it takes is a ~$200 tint job to take their deal .
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Dealers must love you if all it takes is a ~$200 tint job to take their deal .
After negotiation was done...throw in tint and I'll take it.
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After negotiation was done...throw in tint and I'll take it.
But sounds like you're negotiating by payment.

OP why not post in the regional section of a BMW forum for recommendations or reach out to your local CCA chapter.
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If you're close to Lodi/Hasbrouck heights on Rt. 46 there are two tint shops we are very fond of. They charge between $200 and $250, never had a problem with them and have referred many m3 owners to this shop.
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my mobile tinter guy charged me 150 for limo all the way around and removal of my original scratched tint. $400 would only be the case if it were huper optic.
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