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Proximity sensor just went inside the bumper

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by RyanA, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. RyanA

    RyanA Member

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    Ugh - my proximity sensor just went into the rear bumper at 1k miles. Bleh. Anyone knows how to fix or I need to service this?

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    (I also need a carwash)

    Now it always tells me to stop when I am reversing because the sensor is saying no more room in the back and there's a big hole in the rear bumper
     
  2. Mbrockus

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    I'd get the service center to correct that.
     
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  3. mekberg

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    Pulling the rear bumper cover requires removal of ~20 fasteners including the tail lights.

    If it's the side or corner sensor you can get away with a couple push clips, torx T25, and felt nut in the wheel well.
     
  4. mekberg

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    If you want I can make you a quick video of these locations. I'm quite familiar as I installed a hitch last weekend.
     
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  5. kavyboy

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    I had that happen in the front when I hit some road debris. There was no other damage, just that. Service center fixed it while I waited. I think they said there was a broken clip. I was not charged anything.
     
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  6. RyanA

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    Thanks guys! made appointment to service center for next Friday.
     
  7. Candleflame

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    this used to upset me on my old e46 compact so much. used to happen all the time. Major undertaking to get to them.
     
  8. RyanA

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    Got this fixed today for free and got a free carwash. There are slight scratches from the carwash though.. normal when it is a free car wash. just fyi if you are ocd and looking through the sun in an angle.. you know what I mean.

    wait time: around 2 hours
     
  9. CuriousM3

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    Yeah if you don’t like swirls on your clear coat, don’t let the service center or any other dealership wash your car
     

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