Changing Right Rearview Mirror - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 12:40 AM
Neutral Member
 
jisang1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jisang1 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Hey all,

I was driving behind an 18-wheeler today, and tire came flying out from under the truck and hit my right side rearview mirror.

Being a stury BMW, the casing was mechanically perfect, although it has some rubebr residue. The mirror however broke and fell off. I have obtained a spare mirror from someone on Ebay, and it will be here tomorrow. Any ideas on how I can install it so that the power-mirror options remain?

NOTE: I want to keep the original casing for the mirror that my car currently has. I have bought JUST THE MIRROR on EBay, and thats what I need to install.

My final option is supergluging the mirror, but I'd rather not do that!!!

Thanks,
jisang1.
jisang1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 01:53 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Relevart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: New Hampshire, US
Posts: 113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Relevart is an unknown quantity at this point
Jisang,
Mirror has plastic backing, that snaps onto the motorized had. If you bought OEM BMW mirror, it will come with this backing.
Take screwdriver and carefully pry-off mirror from the head. Take new mirror and snap it onto head, just check alighnment.
On other hand, if your mirror is brocken and new comes glued to the plastic backing, then you may not have to be carefull removing old mirror; just do not break snap features from the head.
I was able to remove mirror without breaking it with two screwdrivers.
Relevart is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 08:28 PM
Neutral Member
 
jisang1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
jisang1 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally posted by Relevart@Feb 13 2005, 01:53 PM
Jisang,
Mirror has plastic backing, that snaps onto the motorized had. If you bought OEM BMW mirror, it will come with this backing.
Take screwdriver and carefully pry-off mirror from the head. Take new mirror and snap it onto head, just check alighnment.
On other hand, if your mirror is brocken and new comes glued to the plastic backing, then you may not have to be carefull removing old mirror; just do not break snap features from the head.
I was able to remove mirror without breaking it with two screwdrivers.

[snapback]291050[/snapback]

Thanks a lot for your timely advice. I'll do the swap and let you know how it went. Thanks.
jisang1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where To Buy Rearview Mirror? SquireOne 3-Series (E21, E30) 2 03-03-2005 03:04 PM
Rearview Dimming Mirror aabimmer 3-Series (E46, E90) 0 02-13-2005 10:21 AM
rearview mirror: programming home link sunscorched 3-Series (E46, E90) 3 01-05-2004 02:47 PM
FS: Rearview mirror with auto dim/rain sensing nealh Classifieds Sell & Buy 0 09-17-2003 09:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome