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Cheap car garage near lausanne

Hello,
I just went through technical inspection of my 9-year old BMW 330d, which I bought last year. No big issues, although minor points were raised. Rewritten report with problems:

defectuosites / contestations

eclairage-signalisation-electrecite
102=feux de croisement - front lights maybe don't have enough intensity
intensité
104=feux de brouillard - présence d'eau - water in front right fog light?
avant droit
104=feux de brouillard - réglage - something with fog light

nuisances
806= fiche entretien antipollution - test échu - expired pollution filter?

The guy told me (with his bad english) that these are all minor issues, but I should visit garage. I am not an expert, but these issues don't seem to require specialized BMW garage, but I may be wrong.

Any idea of expected price for fix?
If I can use any regular garage to fix these, can you recommend some?
If I need to visit authorized BMW one, can you recommend reasonable one? I have one right under my windows in Chauderon, but BMW garage in the center of Lausanne doesn't sound cheap to me.
Thank you for any help
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Old 14.11.2012, 00:29
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Re: Cheap car garage near lausanne

806 is the smog test (you can actually get fined by the police for not being up to date), so that's no biggie, any garage can do it.
Your headlamps probably need vertical/angle adjustment, any garage can do it too.
Humidity/water in the fog lights could be a bit more problematic, and for that, and that alone, I would tend to go to a dealership, simply because they know the cars and their pitfalls.
You should have the first done at an independent (ask for a quote first), ask them to look at the fog lamps, and opt for the dealer network if they don't seem to know what they are doing.

Price for a fix is hard to estimate, everything gets done on a time and material basis, and time ain't cheap in Switzerland !

All official dealerships will charge you the same hourly rate, it's just a question of quality of service. I would go for practicality if you are next to Jan in Chauderon (although they do not have a stellar reputation for customer service).
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806 is the smog test (you can actually get fined by the police for not being up to date), so that's no biggie, any garage can do it.
Your headlamps probably need vertical/angle adjustment, any garage can do it too.
Humidity/water in the fog lights could be a bit more problematic, and for that, and that alone, I would tend to go to a dealership, simply because they know the cars and their pitfalls.
You should have the first done at an independent (ask for a quote first), ask them to look at the fog lamps, and opt for the dealer network if they don't seem to know what they are doing.

Price for a fix is hard to estimate, everything gets done on a time and material basis, and time ain't cheap in Switzerland !

All official dealerships will charge you the same hourly rate, it's just a question of quality of service. I would go for practicality if you are next to Jan in Chauderon (although they do not have a stellar reputation for customer service).
Fog lights are easy, open clean, seal with silicon sealant will take 5 minutes each light, main dealer will fit new units for 500 CHF.
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Re: Cheap car garage near lausanne

fog lights: drill a small hole at bottom (if standing water) or small hole on to and let air out. (just turn on the light for a while ) ((all this when its dry out of course) then little glue and you are good as new
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Re: Cheap car garage near lausanne

We used for minor things and small repairs this one:
http://www.cylex-branchenbuch.ch/lau...-11191265.html
The gentleman is very honest (at least with us) but doesn't speak any english. We've been there five or six times in the last few years and never had a complain.
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806 is the smog test (you can actually get fined by the police for not being up to date), so that's no biggie, any garage can do it.
Your headlamps probably need vertical/angle adjustment, any garage can do it too.
Humidity/water in the fog lights could be a bit more problematic, and for that, and that alone, I would tend to go to a dealership, simply because they know the cars and their pitfalls.
You should have the first done at an independent (ask for a quote first), ask them to look at the fog lamps, and opt for the dealer network if they don't seem to know what they are doing.

Price for a fix is hard to estimate, everything gets done on a time and material basis, and time ain't cheap in Switzerland !

All official dealerships will charge you the same hourly rate, it's just a question of quality of service. I would go for practicality if you are next to Jan in Chauderon (although they do not have a stellar reputation for customer service).

They will not pass a car without a valid anti-pollution test, that is 100% sure so this is probably you don't have the certificate in the car or similar
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