BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
BPM Sport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
initialM
Private
 
Drives: e92 aw m3 6mt
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Orange County, California

Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)

help <gap between taillight & trunk>

hi. i had my lci lights installed n just realized i had gaps between taillight and trunk on the right side. The big and small light housings aren't flushed either like the left side. it seems like it's the trunk that's not properly aligned/mounted or factory defect. Does anyone had similar issue like this? is it something i can claim warranty for? TIA.
Name:  IMG_0726.jpg
Views: 1171
Size:  91.3 KB

Name:  IMG_0727.jpg
Views: 1145
Size:  93.7 KB

Name:  IMG_0722.jpg
Views: 1151
Size:  93.9 KB

Name:  IMG_0723.jpg
Views: 1145
Size:  125.2 KB

Name:  IMG_0725.jpg
Views: 1128
Size:  80.7 KB

Name:  IMG_0724.jpg
Views: 1124
Size:  75.5 KB
initialM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
WCH
Major
 
WCH's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 E92 M3 SSII; '14 F10 M5 SG
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Boston

Posts: 1,066
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2014 F10 M5  [0.00]
2014 Cayenne GTS  [0.00]
2011 E92 M3  [0.00]
You can move the lights to correct the alignment by adjusting the screws that are holding the lights in place. It looks like the screws were just tightened down without making sure the alignment was correct. Should be a 5 min fix.
__________________
WCH is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-04-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
swanson
Convicted Felon
 
swanson's Avatar
 
Drives: chariot
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,379
iTrader: (0)

I had the same thing on my M3. The panel fitment on the M3 is terrible for such an expensive car. I had to readjust the fenders, lights, and the rear tailights.
swanson is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 12:45 AM   #4
gaalforce
Private First Class
 
gaalforce's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 e92 328i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: bergen county nj

Posts: 133
iTrader: (1)

i havr exact same problem. so the whole panel can be adjusted with screws?
__________________

2007 SG/CR 328i 6 speed "Edna"
ACM LED angels/CF roof/Mtech fb/335 conversion/Arkym trunk/cf trim roundels/tail tints/AFE intake/acs style roof spoiler/acspedals/S.S.K
AUTO COUTURE MOTORING FTMFW
gaalforce is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
initialM
Private
 
Drives: e92 aw m3 6mt
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Orange County, California

Posts: 60
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swanson View Post
I had the same thing on my M3. The panel fitment on the M3 is terrible for such an expensive car. I had to readjust the fenders, lights, and the rear tailights.
+1. So disappointed.

I tried adjusting the taillight housing by loosening the 3 screws then align it the best I can. Still couldnt get a perfect fitment because of the terrible panel design. I had to sacrifice 1 of these 3: top, bottom & side, with a bigger gap around the housing to get minimal gap on the other 2
initialM is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 02:34 AM   #6
socalbreeze
Obey This
 
socalbreeze's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3, Porsche Cayenne S 958
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SOCAL 626!!

Posts: 477
iTrader: (3)

I'm in the same boat. I can't believe it either. For such an expensive car, I expected perfect fitment!
socalbreeze is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
nuespeedgti
Captain
 
nuespeedgti's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rehoboth, MA

Posts: 759
iTrader: (3)

looks like the trunk needs to be aligned first
nuespeedgti is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #8
gblansten
Beandoc
 
gblansten's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 BMW M5 SG/SS
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Thick ascending limb

Posts: 2,080
iTrader: (0)

Was your build date the week after Octoberfest?
gblansten is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
tibra1
Banned
 
Drives: 2011 ZCP M3 - 2007 335i crashd
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NYC

Posts: 6,777
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swanson View Post
I had the same thing on my M3. The panel fitment on the M3 is terrible for such an expensive car. I had to readjust the fenders, lights, and the rear tailights.
+1..I have re-adjusted the hood..the a-pillars, the rear bumper, the rear seat bottoms..these cars are really not fit very well,,
tibra1 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #10
swanson
Convicted Felon
 
swanson's Avatar
 
Drives: chariot
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,379
iTrader: (0)

I also hate the area where the fender/hood/headlight meet. That point. sucks.
swanson is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #11
kmarei
Major General
 
kmarei's Avatar
 
Drives: 1988 E30 M3 Evo II
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Reston, VA

Posts: 6,479
iTrader: (33)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by swanson View Post
I also hate the area where the fender/hood/headlight meet. That point. sucks.
I think meet is the wrong word
Gather maybe?
__________________
This user has been banned from the 4 series forum because he doesn't sing its merits like the admins want us all to

kmarei is offline   Egypt
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #12
swanson
Convicted Felon
 
swanson's Avatar
 
Drives: chariot
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,379
iTrader: (0)

meet,gather, same shit
swanson is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #13
kmarei
Major General
 
kmarei's Avatar
 
Drives: 1988 E30 M3 Evo II
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Reston, VA

Posts: 6,479
iTrader: (33)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by swanson View Post
meet,gather, same shit
No I meant the 3 body parts were not even close at the point you mentioned
So gather was a better word
I was being sarcastic
__________________
This user has been banned from the 4 series forum because he doesn't sing its merits like the admins want us all to

kmarei is offline   Egypt
0
Reply With Quote
      05-06-2012, 12:23 AM   #14
swanson
Convicted Felon
 
swanson's Avatar
 
Drives: chariot
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,379
iTrader: (0)

gotcha
swanson is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-06-2012, 07:20 AM   #15
KIS
Lieutenant
 
KIS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 C63 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Houston, Texas

Posts: 513
iTrader: (0)

It's taken me a long time to figure this stuff out, don't look too closely. Otherwise, you'll drive yourself crazy. When I think all of the stuff that could go wrong driving in Houston (besides fitment and quality issues) I want to leave the M in the garage; which of course is the craziest decision of all since it is a car.
KIS is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-06-2012, 11:11 AM   #16
FairladyZ
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 227
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmarei View Post
No I meant the 3 body parts were not even close at the point you mentioned
So gather was a better word
I was being sarcastic
I LOLed up on reading your first remark. Thanks for starting my sunday with a good laugh, buddy.
FairladyZ is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #17
FairladyZ
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 227
iTrader: (0)

Yes, and it's not just the M3. At first I noticed the gathering of drunk sheet metal on a brand new M3 in the dealer's showroom, both me and my friend were like WTF???

Then we inspected every other car in the showroom, ALL of them had misaligned headlight + fender + hood, or taillight + trunk.
FairladyZ is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #18
OC ///M
Dr. Octagon
 
OC ///M's Avatar
 
Drives: Moonstone e92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So Cal

Posts: 1,811
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WCH View Post
You can move the lights to correct the alignment by adjusting the screws that are holding the lights in place. It looks like the screws were just tightened down without making sure the alignment was correct. Should be a 5 min fix.
Listen to WCH, he speaks the truth...
__________________
OC ///M

2013 E92 M3 Individual
Sold: 2011 E92 M3 SSII | Sold: 2008 E92 M3 SSII | Into a Wall: 2008 E92 M3 SSII | Sold: 2007 E92 335i JB
OC ///M is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-11-2014, 10:21 PM   #19
rgoose18
Enlisted Member
 
rgoose18's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Audi RS 4
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: United States

Posts: 39
iTrader: (0)

Bump, my M has the exact same gap on the right side. Anyone ever try adjusting the bootlid?
rgoose18 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-12-2014, 06:25 AM   #20
Ludey
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2013 Space Grey M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Clt

Posts: 111
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swanson View Post
I had the same thing on my M3. The panel fitment on the M3 is terrible for such an expensive car. I had to readjust the fenders, lights, and the rear tailights.
Curious as to how exactly you did this. I've noticed the fitment is not good in the front area. And when I put my painted kidney grills in, I noticed the front bumper cover screws were not tightened down. This made me think they were supposed to be that way from the factory to allow things to have some play in there? That said, I snugged them up when I put them back in. So did you just loosen them all and try your best? Or did you have a more calculated method to doing this?
Ludey is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-12-2014, 07:39 AM   #21
wojcikgu
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: bmw
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: x6

Posts: 38
iTrader: (0)

It looks like the screws were just tightened down without making sure the alignment was correct.
__________________
wojcikgu is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-12-2014, 12:10 PM   #22
swanson
Convicted Felon
 
swanson's Avatar
 
Drives: chariot
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,379
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ludey View Post
Curious as to how exactly you did this. I've noticed the fitment is not good in the front area. And when I put my painted kidney grills in, I noticed the front bumper cover screws were not tightened down. This made me think they were supposed to be that way from the factory to allow things to have some play in there? That said, I snugged them up when I put them back in. So did you just loosen them all and try your best? Or did you have a more calculated method to doing this?
I had the dealership do it.
swanson is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:01 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST