May 16th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Hi all need to pick your brains -- i took my 2003 mini one to a non bmw garage today for an MOT and its failed on numerous stuff one of which were my headlight adjusters have broke and my aim is too low other is the exhaust is a little deteriorated which isnt a surprise has the car is 2003 and the exhaust looks a little naff and have been waiting for that to come up for the last 2 MOTS but the shocking part is they quoted £450 for it all to repair :/
So what i would like to shed knowledge on are these headlight adjusters why are they quoting like £150 per light ? my adjuster beam works from within my car ok - so what are these adjusters ~???
ive no clue on this im not car minded so some help would be mega appreciated
May 16th, 2011, 05:25 PM
You should be able to source cheaper new and good used replacement parts and advice from the following independent Mini Specialists:
MiniMatt|BMW|MINI|Modifications|Parts|Spares|Servi ce|Tuning|Repairs|Racing (http://www.minimatt.co.uk/)
Mini Spares Uk - Minispares UK (http://www.minisparesuk.com/)
BMW MINI Spares - Home (http://www.bmwminispares.co.uk/)
www.bmminiparts.com - Home (http://www.bmminiparts.com/)
May 16th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Aren't the adjusters the plastic screws on top of the headlight unit? At least that's what I've had in previous cars (my MINI has the xenons). I'm sure it should be possible to replace them for £3-4 if that's all that's broken :)
Exhaust seems a tad steep, although that may depend on what needs replacing. Always worth getting a second opinion on these sort of things :D
May 17th, 2011, 09:09 AM
thanks for the replies i rang BMW this morning and they said the adjusters are within the headlamps and would need the whole thing replacing which i find shocking ! :0 over £400 for 2 new headlights -- im popping to my local non bmw - bmw repair shop this afternoon see what they think
May 17th, 2011, 10:35 AM
Why not upgrade to projector?
BMW MINI CHROME PROJECTOR ANGEL EYE HEADLIGHTS E MARKED | eBay UK (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-MINI-CHROME-PROJECTOR-ANGEL-EYE-HEADLIGHTS-E-MARKED-/400182602907?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5d2cbdec9b)
or search BMW Mini headlight on ebay for second hand units.
May 23rd, 2011, 01:45 PM
Thought id update my post -- took my car to another garage for a second opinion and the adjusters were not broke and my exhaust needs a slight bit of welding :/ cant believe if i hadnt questioned it would have cost me £450 :mad:
Jun 7th, 2011, 06:55 PM
for the exhaust, if you have to replace it why not a Milltek or something ?