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Default Car park damage - 19th June 2014, 08:07 PM

My wife returned to our Countryman today to find what appeared to be quite a lot of damage to the front bumper.



Thankfully it looked a lot worse that it was, and all of the scuffing to the paintwork polished out.

However there are a couple of remaining issues and I'm not sure it's worth going through insurance.

Firstly there are a couple of quite deep scores in the headlight lens. I had a quick go with some Autoglym Super Resin Polish to little avail. It looks like the lens itself is not replaceable and I really don't want to replace the whole headlight unit, particularly as it's xenon! If I can just get it looking a bit better I'll live with it.

Secondly the fog light is no longer attached to the bumper. On closer inspection the mounts have snapped. Does anyone know if the fog light mounts are replaceable, or whether it's a case of getting hold of a new fog light unit?

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Default 20th June 2014, 07:51 AM

Is there any cctv viewing the car park?

Might be worth asking the shops around to see if anyone has a view....then police,insurance....happy mini.


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Default 20th June 2014, 09:04 AM

People who damage someone else's car and just drive away are
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They use the, 'I didn't realise I had hit you' argument.
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Default 20th June 2014, 12:05 PM

If you mean the black-plastic-ring-with-legs that holds the foglight to the bumper, it looks like that is available separately (Item 6):



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Default 20th June 2014, 12:13 PM

Ouch!
I hope it's just the part illustrated in the above and not the bumper fixing that's Broken
This happen to my light about 6month ago but a stone in the Motorway... Lucky it wasn't the windscreen!!


  
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Default Car park damage - 20th June 2014, 05:51 PM

Thanks to all for the kind responses.

I should pursue this but just don't have the time unfortunately.

Regarding the fog light, yes it's definitely part 6 that is broken. Thank you!


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Default Car park damage - 21st June 2014, 09:50 PM

Unfortunately, today I've found something else broken. The car said the windscreen washer fluid needed filling. When I did, it just poured out of the underside of the car. It seems that the reservoir is right behind the fog light and I guess it's been cracked.


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Default 22nd June 2014, 03:24 AM

I feel for you, this happened to me in sainsburys car park. I had to have a big chunk of my bumper re sprayed and my bumper re attached to the body work. Not nice for you at all.
  
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Default 22nd June 2014, 10:21 PM

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My wife returned to our Countryman today to find what appeared to be quite a lot of damage to the front bumper.



Thankfully it looked a lot worse that it was, and all of the scuffing to the paintwork polished out.

However there are a couple of remaining issues and I'm not sure it's worth going through insurance.

Firstly there are a couple of quite deep scores in the headlight lens. I had a quick go with some Autoglym Super Resin Polish to little avail. It looks like the lens itself is not replaceable and I really don't want to replace the whole headlight unit, particularly as it's xenon! If I can just get it looking a bit better I'll live with it.

Secondly the fog light is no longer attached to the bumper. On closer inspection the mounts have snapped. Does anyone know if the fog light mounts are replaceable, or whether it's a case of getting hold of a new fog light unit?

Many thanks in advance.


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Default Car park damage - 22nd June 2014, 10:21 PM

Thanks so much!


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