Sep 10th, 2004, 08:19 PM
Just noticed a damaged chrome front bumper insert on my cooper (car park bump?) :( . Anyone have any idea of the part cost (dealer or pattern), where to get one and how easy it might be to replace? I would like to fix myself if possible. There's a little paint scuffing but I think that will polish out so not all bad! Very grateful for any responses.
Sep 10th, 2004, 09:15 PM
I have this problem but i'm part exing on monday and the dealer took it in to account.I did price it up(mines the back chrome insert though) the part was about £40 plus vat i think and i was initially told that it just clips on.Would the workshop guys stick it on when my car was in for a service as a favour i asked.I don't think that will be a problem, i was told.When i spoke to the service guy he said that it is glued on and they'd charge me for half an hours labour...so i'm assuming you can kiss goodbye to around £100 by the time that is totalled up.Just trade up to a new MINI its cheaper........................well i know its not but its more exciting!............................i don't know how mine was done or who by...BA$#@RDS
Sep 10th, 2004, 10:06 PM
I guessed that was about the sum of it :( . I'll see if there are any more responses.
Sep 11th, 2004, 12:21 AM
I have been think about changing my chrome inserts for body coloured and have been doing some reseach and have is seem not to be that tricky.
Sep 12th, 2004, 11:40 AM
Thanks Rub, some useful links there. I think I'll start off with the dealer first and then check out after-market. By the way, it's only the centre trim above the number plate that's damaged.