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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:

https://g05.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...17&postcount=7

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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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