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      01-24-2021, 05:22 AM   #1
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Plastic piece wedged in tail lights

Hi all,

Wonder if anyone has come across/seen a piece of semi-clear white plastic stuck wedged in the G05 tail lights (and possibly snapped off)? I saw 2 vehicles with it on the right rear tail lights when shopping around used G05s earlier.

Initially thought it might be some plastic scraper used by someone to clear out wax in the grooves after a polish and wax, but to see it on 2 different cars in 2 different places... makes me wonder if it was something which factory had accidentally left it there.

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Hi all,

Wonder if anyone has come across/seen a piece of semi-clear white plastic stuck wedged in the G05 tail lights (and possibly snapped off)? I saw 2 vehicles with it on the right rear tail lights when shopping around used G05s earlier.

Initially thought it might be some plastic scraper used by someone to clear out wax in the grooves after a polish and wax, but to see it on 2 different cars in 2 different places... makes me wonder if it was something which factory had accidentally left it there.

Cheers!
It's the factory protective film. Your dealer vehicle prep did a half arse job of removing the film and prepping the vehicle(s).

Here's an example of what the vehicle looks like when shipped from the factory:

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I don't think so. It's a pretty solid piece of snapped off plastic, certainly not a thin plastic film. Around the typical thickness of a plastic food storage box for the fridge or a credit card.

I might be able to pull it out with pliers, but I don't dare to.
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I don't think so. It's a pretty solid piece of snapped off plastic, certainly not a thin plastic film. Around the typical thickness of a plastic food storage box for the fridge or a credit card.

I might be able to pull it out with pliers, but I don't dare to.
Couldn't ascertain the thickness of the plastic from the photos and thanks for providing more visual context.

But concerning your query, no I picked up my G05 at BMW PDC and didn't notice any item similar to the one wedged in your photo in my vehicle's tail lamp.

If you're concerned they could/should remove the tail lamp to remove the item.
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I had the same plastic piece in my tail lights that I noticed after my PCD. I was able to pull it out with a plastic trim removal tool and some needle nose pliers.
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Couldn't ascertain the thickness of the plastic from the photos and thanks for providing more visual context.

But concerning your query, no I picked up my G05 at BMW PDC and didn't notice any item similar to the one wedged in your photo in my vehicle's tail lamp.

If you're concerned they could/should remove the tail lamp to remove the item.
Thanks, no worries. Photos arenít particularly clear as I took them while inspecting. Iíll perhaps speak with the dealer next time the car is due in for a service. I had asked a Genius recently but he said he hasnít been noticing them, but I guess itís not something to be noticed unless you look closely.

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I had the same plastic piece in my tail lights that I noticed after my PCD. I was able to pull it out with a plastic trim removal tool and some needle nose pliers.
Thanks, good (well.. not really good but you get my point ) to hear there are others out there with this. Did you take any photos of what it was like wedged inside, or is it really just a piece of irregular plastic? Any clue what it was that left it there?
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Hi all,

Wonder if anyone has come across/seen a piece of semi-clear white plastic stuck wedged in the G05 tail lights (and possibly snapped off)? I saw 2 vehicles with it on the right rear tail lights when shopping around used G05s earlier.

Initially thought it might be some plastic scraper used by someone to clear out wax in the grooves after a polish and wax, but to see it on 2 different cars in 2 different places... makes me wonder if it was something which factory had accidentally left it there.

Cheers!
Very interesting you spotted this piece on used G05s. I would have thought someone would have seen it and removed it on a previously owned car or on inspection and prep for resale.
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