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    Lock Smith bent the door frame on my brother 2009 535i

    We went to SixFlags on Monday and my brother lost his key fob on one of the rides without realizing it. Called someone to come open the door so we could get the emergency spare out of the glove box.

    The guy put an inflatable bag in the door by the top of the window and used an air compressor, instead of a hand pump, to inflate it. After he left, we closed the door and noticed it was sticking out almost a quarter of an inch at the top.

    We tried to push it back in place, but no luck, the door frame is amazingly stiff. Any ideas on how to get it back in place?

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    Your dime or lock smiths?

    Either way, I'd let the dealership figure it out.
    Last edited by Mike Hawk; 09-06-2012 at 01:14 AM.

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    call the company that did it , whats so hard about that .

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    How about one person pushes on the door with his legs and the other pushes on the door frame. I bet if you give it some attitude you can get it back where it's suppose to be. May take some tweaking. Regarless, if you screw it up worse or take it straight to the dealer, you're still gonna get bent over.

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    Good luck getting any locksmith to admit to causing that

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    I'd be talking to the locksmith. If they won't own up, I'd call my insurance co and let them handle it.

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    And what kind of slack jawed idiot uses a COMPRESSOR around something as delicate as a farking door jamb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hawk View Post
    Your dime or lock smiths?

    Either way, I'd let the dealership figure it out.
    Insurance paid the locksmith

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramairetransam View Post
    call the company that did it , whats so hard about that .
    Before any work was done, he had to sign something "We are not liable for damage"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAFFYDRUNK View Post
    How about one person pushes on the door with his legs and the other pushes on the door frame. I bet if you give it some attitude you can get it back where it's suppose to be. May take some tweaking. Regarless, if you screw it up worse or take it straight to the dealer, you're still gonna get bent over.
    Tried that, this door frame is strong as shit. I think we will give it another go this weekend.

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    You done goofed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis519 View Post
    Before any work was done, he had to sign something "We are not liable for damage"
    And he signed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis519 View Post
    Before any work was done, he had to sign something "We are not liable for damage"

    ugh that straight up blows then . key the car and then pay deductible and also claim the door frame

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    I'd bitch a shit storm to the Insurance Agent if they were the one to recommend the idiot.

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    you pansy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    And he signed it?
    I suppose he could have gotten a cab home to get spare key and cab back to park.

    if spare key is not an option then cab to a dealership, order a spare, cab home. it's likely cheaper to let car get towed then pay for it to get it towed home. rental or something for a ride til key is available. then it's back to the dealership and some means to get to the tow yard (or lot if vehicle isnt towed off).



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    There's still a reasonable expectation that a fucking locksmith can open a door without bending the entire door. Whether he signed the piece of paper or not, I'd definitely look further into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustanggreg View Post
    There's still a reasonable expectation that a fucking locksmith can open a door without bending the entire door. Whether he signed the piece of paper or not, I'd definitely look further into it.
    this ^

    and wonder if contacting insurance co to contact said locksmith company would be of any benefit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Hawk View Post
    And what kind of slack jawed idiot uses a COMPRESSOR around something as delicate as a farking door jamb
    No doubt, I dont think those bags hold much more than a couple lbs of air anyways. I have one in my truck, I'll have to look at it later, but I cant see any reason to use a compressor on it, unless the hand pump was missing or broken/torn

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    Probably bent the internal window track and related parts down inside the door as well.

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    Now would be a perfect time to convert to..... LAMBO DOORS!

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    Locksmith done messed up.



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    So basically it would have been cheaper to bust the window.

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    Nothing a few good blows with a sledgehammer won't fix.

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    Sounds like a headache. Good luck to your brother.

    myke

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    if he had on star he could have had the doors unlocked by calling a number


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    Quote Originally Posted by TA Tom View Post
    I suppose he could have gotten a cab home to get spare key and cab back to park.

    if spare key is not an option then cab to a dealership, order a spare, cab home. it's likely cheaper to let car get towed then pay for it to get it towed home. rental or something for a ride til key is available. then it's back to the dealership and some means to get to the tow yard (or lot if vehicle isnt towed off).


    Just seems nuts to me to sign something giving any guy working on your car permission to damage it without any responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasim View Post
    if he had on star he could have had the doors unlocked by calling a number

    BMW Assist would unlock the car over the phone possibly for free, depending on options and exact age. By that time, most BMWs were delivered with a complimentary 4-year subscription to BMW Assist.

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