The ranks of people trying to work on their own BMW or taking their BMW to unqualified shops seems to be growing! In the past few weeks alone, we have seen another Nav system fried, a power steering pump motor taken out, turn signal switch installed and not working, and a window rain sensor inoperable due to incorrect installation.
There is no such thing as a simple battery swap out/in anymore when it comes to your modern BMW or MINI. We cannot emphasize this enough.
It’s not a good deal if you go to a shop that does not have the electronic tools or the information to re-program after a part is replaced. Yes, the price quoted was cheaper, but the fix is not really complete or component not operable without the programming!
We are also getting alot of requests for labor quotes. That is someone wanting us to finish a job they started, finish what another shop could not, or they want to bring us parts to install. You may find it difficult to get a qualified shop to do any of those scenarios, and take on the liability of a part that they did not even sell to begin with.