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Old 07-22-2005, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My drivers side mirror developed these orange water spots inside the mirror - I bought a replacement mirror (just the "actual" mirror - NOT the whole housing). Does anyone know how to remove the old one so I can replace it? I found DIY's on the M3 mirror housing switch, but not just the actual mirror change. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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take a large flat headed objet like a spachula and pop it right off.. its that easy
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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take a large flat headed objet like a spachula and pop it right off.. its that easy
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I should have mentioned that my stock mirrors are powered and heated...are there any wires that will break?
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i am allmost positive the heat and electric comes from the base of the mirror... so there shouldn't be and visible wires... good luck!
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If anyone is curious about this - I gently pulled on one edge of the mirror until it popped off - 2 wires had to be disconnected and reconnected to the new one - whole process took about 45 seconds.
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Where did you get the replacement mirror at? Decent price?
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It was like $60 at Bavauto. - not really cheap - better to find someone parting a car out and buy it used -
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