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Old 12-10-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY
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My Ride: 2004 325i
Introducing myself as a new member of this community and asking for advices

Hello all,

I've just registered in this Forum, which I visited couple of times earlier because of my problems with my lovely car. I found some answers very helpful, but I need more advices from this awesome community.
I'm driving 2004 325i, which is my first car ever. Moreover, I started driving a month ago, never driven before. I know you will say: "- crazy! Starting driving with BMW? Sounds insane". I cannot change anything now, I love my car very much and trying to be a good driver not to torture it too much, but it's not always a case with an unexperienced driver. It happened on Monday of the Thanksgiving week, while exiting from the garage (which is very, very tricky) I got destructed by beep sound telling me that the hand brake was not completely released, my all attention went to the hand brake and here we go! I hit the concrete wall with the passenger side front wheel and guess what, the wheel came off and of course the passenger side door airbag and the head airbag deployed. I was totally shocked, no insurance (just basic) with still debts for buying the car. At the end the front suspension was fixed ( paid a lot), but I worry about airbags now. I know from your posts and discussions that to fix the new airbags costs crazy money. Also I read that there can be more damage because of the airbag deploy. So far I don't see any other damage, however I don't have the sunroof checked, only the clock is off. Can it be because of the airbags? Actually, when I towed the car to the mechanic's battery drained and he recharged it. Can the clock be off because of the drained battery? Could you please advise me how I can turn the clock back on.
One more thing, I'm still driving with the airbags deployed. Do you know if the NY police can ticket me for it? Should I cut away the head airbag by myself? Have you ever heard about refixing the deployed airbags?
Thank you for your help.
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