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      05-12-2012, 03:15 AM   #23
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Happened to me. Replaced under warranty.
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      05-12-2012, 03:58 AM   #24
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      05-13-2012, 01:43 AM   #25
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Exact same happened to me on the drivers side vent. Barely touched it & the handle came apart just like that. I haven't gotten mine fixed yet, will when it next needs anything more serious. Sucks, though.
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      05-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #26
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My "hulk" broke one of the fronts and two of the rears on my x5. He was barely 3 yrs old at the time. Dealer covered the front dash but refused the rear. Actually, correction, my wife broke one of the rears crawling over the center console to the front seat from the rear seat while on a rode trip.
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      05-13-2012, 05:13 PM   #27
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My center vents had the same thing happen. No big deal as it was under warranty and they replaced and upgraded the vents. I do recall the SA saying that its a known issue and that I needed the new updated front vents.
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      08-08-2014, 11:33 AM   #28
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Bringing back an old thread. This just happened to me when I was cleaning my interior. Anyone replaced these themselves? Looks to be an easy DIY, just looking for some insight to avoid mistakes. Thanks.
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      08-08-2014, 11:47 AM   #29
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      08-08-2014, 12:01 PM   #30
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This morning I was in shock when I went to adjust my driver side vents and they fell apart.... Curious I went to adjust the passenger side and the same exact thing happened....

I can't believe all 4 front adjusters failed with literally no force at all. As you can see one of the backings had also fallen out. The remaining 3 are still stuck in the HVAC vents.
I have the same problem on my 2011 E92, two of them have broken/failed, passenger side and steering wheel right side. Now my driver side near the window is about to fail. talk to my dealer and extended warranty doesn't cover going to try to fix the driver side first, easier to disassembly
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      08-08-2014, 12:08 PM   #31
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I have the same problem on my 2011 E92, two of them have broken/failed, passenger side and steering wheel right side. Now my driver side near the window is about to fail. talk to my dealer and extended warranty doesn't cover going to try to fix the driver side first, easier to disassembly
Pain to disassemble, It happened to me again in the rear when my bulldog used it as a step. Just bought a replacement from ECS
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      08-08-2014, 12:21 PM   #32
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Pain to disassemble, It happened to me again in the rear when my bulldog used it as a step. Just bought a replacement from ECS
Thanks so ECS has replacements, cool... I'm trying again to get my SA manager to warranty it, but if not i will check out ECS
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      08-08-2014, 12:41 PM   #33
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Thanks so ECS has replacements, cool... I'm trying again to get my SA manager to warranty it, but if not i will check out ECS
If you're under warranty i don't see why your SA would deny coverage.
I had mine replaced under warranty no questions asked.
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      08-08-2014, 01:10 PM   #34
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      08-08-2014, 01:54 PM   #35
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Same thing happened on my 09... lightly moved it and it just fell apart. Never did fix it... not worth tearing apart the dash for something somewhat meaningless. But that's just me Obviously very poorly built
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      08-08-2014, 04:48 PM   #36
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Happened on 2 of my vents on my 07 335 e92. 09 M3 not yet. But fairly common (and annoying). Sorry mate !
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      08-11-2014, 09:16 AM   #37
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If you're under warranty i don't see why your SA would deny coverage.
I had mine replaced under warranty no questions asked.
Yes, i'm waiting to hear back from my SA manager. Lat time he told me that my BMW extended warranty doesn't cover replacing them.
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      08-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #38
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happened to me too...replaced it myself after getting the part. Easy fix. Just be careful to take out the switch in the middle, it has some wiring behind it. Snaps in and out.
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      08-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #39
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Happened on the passenger side of our M while my fiancÚ was simply wiping dust off of the dash area. Ill look into the warranty about it.
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      08-11-2014, 05:16 PM   #40
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I'm a victim of this issue as well. Center vent.
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      08-11-2014, 06:08 PM   #41
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Happened to my 10 E92 as well. There is no DIY to fix it by ourselves, need to replace the whole part.
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      08-11-2014, 06:37 PM   #42
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That's it. Thanks for all the paranoia. I'm never altering the position of the vent adjusters again. And, if my passenger reaches for it I'll lunge for their wrist and scream like a banshee. Meanwhile, every time I turn on the A/C, I am waiting for the evaporator to blow up. I hover around the engine compartment while idling in the garage each night, listening for tell-tale ticking noises. I watch the tach like a hawk for idle fluctuations expecting each time to find my IACV has gone out on me. The Low Fuel Pressure sensor and Throttle Actuators haunt my every waking moment. My God, what's that noise from the rear end? Is that a drop of DCT fluid on the floor? AAAAAaaaaaaaaaagh!!!!


Can you imagine how bad it'll be when I DON'T have the warranty?
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      08-11-2014, 07:03 PM   #43
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That's it. Thanks for all the paranoia. I'm never altering the position of the vent adjusters again. And, if my passenger reaches for it I'll lunge for their wrist and scream like a banshee. Meanwhile, every time I turn on the A/C, I am waiting for the evaporator to blow up. I hover around the engine compartment while idling in the garage each night, listening for tell-tale ticking noises. I watch the tach like a hawk for idle fluctuations expecting each time to find my IACV has gone out on me. The Low Fuel Pressure sensor and Throttle Actuators haunt my every waking moment. My God, what's that noise from the rear end? Is that a drop of DCT fluid on the floor? AAAAAaaaaaaaaaagh!!!!


Can you imagine how bad it'll be when I DON'T have the warranty?
Damn dude, you need to stay away from the boards - you're going to give yourself an ulcer. In general, major problems with this car are very rare - and a lot of the folks on here beat the crap out of the car or are partly to blame for the problem(s), then call foul when the slightest thing goes wrong.

Get out there and enjoy. Even if something does go wrong, its just a thing, it's not really that important in the grand scheme of things.
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      08-11-2014, 07:33 PM   #44
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Ulcers, are you kidding??? I went through that phase when I was 13. These days I generate so much stomach acid that I have these tubes hooked-up feeding five-gallon collection jugs I sell off to Dupont Chemical. Righteous bucks, dude! We're talking professional grade stress-monger here.

Just kiddn' ya, it's all good...
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