I have been putting up with these stupid bongs since I purchased the car, but no way was I paying to remove the bongs. It's a matter of principle, as I don't expect to buy a car for over 20k and have to pay to rectify a design fault. The problem is I did not purchase my car from a local dealer, otherwise I would have played up like hell for them to rectify it for free. Instead, I waited until the time of my scheduled service and emailed about 10 dealers within 50 miles range offering to book the car in for a service if they did the updates for free. A couple of dealers agreed to this, with one offering an all in charge of £66 for the service and bong removal. I can't believe the range of prices that I got - one dealer wanted £250 for a service and to remove the bongs! I have now had the service and bongs removed all for £66. Granted, I had to travel 45 miles from home, but I took my hiking boots, my dog, and a packed lunch and enjoyed a lovely hike in the countryside. So shop around guys.