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Cool Upgrade To Power Folding Mirrors Complete E46 Pictorial Guide (Part 1)

This is a reference guide for all E46 3 Series BMWs up to production date 3/2003. It will set you up with everything you need and need to know for upgrading your US spec OEM Manual Folding Mirror whether you haveMemory or Non-Memory mirrors/seat function to UK spec OEM Memory or Non-Memory Power Folding Mirrors. I can also be used as a parts guide for those upgrading to aftermarket, M3-spec, or other types of power folding mirrors made for E46 BMWs up to 3/2003.

In Post 3/2003 all your Mirrors (regardless of whether they are power, manual, non-memory or memory) use ribbon connectors but should connect the same way and will need to be programmed at the dealership.

This DIY will only focus on pre 3/2003 E46 BMWs that use the 12 or 6 pin connectors off the mirrors.
The cost of this DIY on Parts bought at the dealership alone should be between $615 (if your E46 has manual fold memory mirrors and you want power fold memory mirrors) and $815 (if your E46 has manual fold non-memory mirrors and you want power fold memory mirrors). Parts can also be bought for way cheaper on the UK eBay website or found at other UK based parts websites.

I have ordered my parts and when they come in and the weather gets warm enough to go outside and spend a few hours on the car I will complete this DIY and post up PART 2 which will describe the process of installing the parts.


TO USE THIS DIY: Simply read the three statements below and find the best statement that describes your condition (or car) and what you want to upgrade to and use the the parts numbers and picture guides below for a visual reference.

Statement A. If my pre 3/2003 E46 came with memory and 12 pin memory manual folding mirrors and Non-Power Folding Mirror Control Switch w/ MEMORY (turquiose back), then my E46 already has the R and L Memory Module inside the doors that supports the Power Folding motor. So to get MEMORY Power Folding all I need are;
1. R and L MEMORY Power Folding Mirror Units; BMW PARTS# 51167003437 for $282.35 and 51167003440 for $282.35

2. European Power Folding Mirror Control Switch w/ MEMORY (purple back) BMW PARTS # 61316901383 for $53.57


Statement B. If my pre 3/2003 E46 did NOT come with memory and ONLY came with the 6 pin NON-MEMORY manual folding mirrors and NON-MEMORY, Non-Power Folding, Mirror Control Switch (black back), then my E46 does not have a Memory Module. So to get NON-MEMORY Power Folding I would need;
1. R and L NON-MEMORY Power Folding Units; BMW PARTS #51168245129 for $271.19 and 51168245132 for $271.19
2. NON-MEMORY European Power Folding Mirror Control Switch (yellow back) BMW PARTS# 61318373732 for $53.57
3. The ECU (Power Folding Mirror) Control Module that goes behind the glovebox; BMW PARTS# 61358376506 for $64.45
4. AND I would have to get this ECU Control Module programmed at the dealership.

Statement C. If my pre 3/2003 E46 did NOT come with memory and ONLY came with the 6 pin NON-MEMORY manual folding mirrors and NON-MEMORY, Non-Power Folding, Mirror Control Switch (black back), then my E46 does not have a Memory Module. So to get MEMORY Power Folding I would need;
1. R and L MEMORY Power Folding Units BMW PARTS# 51167003437 for $282.35 and 51167003440 for $282.35

2. European Power Folding Mirror Control Switch w/ MEMORY (purple back) BMW PARTS # 61316901383 for $53.57

3. The R and L MEMORY Modules that goes inside the doors; BMW PARTS# 61356913364 for $99x2 or for post 9/2002 up to 3/2003 PARTS# 61356916054 for $99x1module
4. AND I would have to get the MEMORY Modules programmed at the dealership.

HERE ARE SOME PICTURES FOR REFERENCE:

If your pre-3/2003 E46 BMW has NO Memory and Manual Folding Mirrors. This is ALL you will find on your car for Mirror Control;



And If you want to upgrade your Non-Memory/Manual Folding Mirrors to Non-Memory/Power Folding Mirrors then you need to buy Non-Memory type/Power Folding Mirrors and these things then you will have to get your car programmed at the dealership;
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But if you want to upgrade your Non-Memory/Manual Folding Mirrors to Memory Power Folding Mirrors then you need to buy the Memory Power Folding Mirrors (even if they are Aftermarket M3-Spec) and these things and you may need do a 6 pin to 12 pin conversion and/or get your car programmed at the dealership;
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two of these needed; one for each door.



If your pre-3/2003 E46 BMW has Memory and Manual Folding Mirrors then these are what should be on your car;
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or it may be more of a lighter turquiose color




And if you want to upgrade from your Memory Manual Fold Mirrors to Memory Power Folding Mirrors then you simply need the Memory Power Folding Mirrors and this switch. Everything will be plug and play.
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FOR OUTSIDE MIRROR WITHOUT MIRROR GLASS FOR VEHICLES WITH EL. FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT W. MEMORY



No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT FOLD IN MIRRORS AND WITHOUT HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
01 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY, LEFT 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167003423 $280.12
01 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY,RIGHT 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167003426 $280.12

FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT FOLD IN MIRRORS AND WITH HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
01 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY, LEFT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167892025 $280.12
01 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY,RIGHT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167892028 $280.12

FOR VEHICLES WITH FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR AND WITHOUT HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
02 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY, LEFT 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167003437 $282.35
02 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY,RIGHT 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167003440 $282.35

FOR VEHICLES WITH FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR AND HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
02 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY, LEFT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167892039 $282.35
02 OUTSIDE MIRROR HEATED WITH MEMORY,RIGHT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 09/1999 03/2003 51167892042 $282.35

OTHER PARTS
03 FILLISTER-HEAD SCREW . 8 09/1999 51168219164 ENDED
04 COVERING PRIMEND LEFT 1 09/1999 51168238375 $35.99
04 COVERING PRIMEND RIGHT 1 09/1999 51168238376 $35.99
04 COVER CAP, PAINTED, LEFT CODE - UNI/MET. 1 09/1999 51169071286 $138.38
WHEN ORDERING INDICATE COLOR CODE
04 COVER CAP, PAINTED, RIGHT CODE - UNI/MET. 1 09/1999 51169071287 $138.38
WHEN ORDERING INDICATE COLOR CODE
05 LEFT MEMORY DRIVE REPAIR KIT 1 09/1999 03/2003 67138375457 $165.17
05 RIGHT MEMORY DRIVE REPAIR KIT 1 09/1999 03/2003 67138375458 $165.17
06 REP.SET F LEFT EXTERIOR MIRROR FRAME 1 09/1999 51168269025 $27.34
06 REP.SET F RIGHT EXTERIOR MIRROR FRAME 1 09/1999 51168269026 $27.34
07 COVER CAP BOTTEM LEFT 1 09/1999 51167001035 $6.81
07 COVER CAP BOTTEM RIGHT 1 09/1999 51167001036 $6.81




OUTSIDE MIRROR WITHOUT MIRROR GLASS [NON MEMORY] ALSO FITS MEMORY UP TO 09/99



No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes

FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR AND WITHOUT HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
01 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, LEFT 1 51168245125 $225.43
01 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, RIGHT 1 51168245128 $225.43

FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT FOLD-IN OUT MIRROR AND WITH HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
01 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, LEFT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 51167890825 $225.43
01 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, RIGHT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 51167890828 $225.43

FOR VEHICLES WITH FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR AND WITHOUT HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
02 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, LEFT 1 51168245129 $271.19
02 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, RIGHT 1 51168245132 $271.19 [/B][/COLOR]

FOR VEHICLES WITH FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR AND WITH HIGH GLOSS SHADOW LINE
02 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, LEFT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 51167890829 $271.19
02 HEATED OUTSIDE MIRROR, RIGHT GLANZSCHWARZ 1 51167890832 $271.19

OTHER PARTS
03 COVERING PRIMEND LEFT 1 51168238375 $35.99
03 COVERING PRIMEND RIGHT 1 51168238376 $35.99
03 COVER CAP, PAINTED, LEFT CODE - UNI/MET. 1 51169071286 $138.38
WHEN ORDERING INDICATE COLOR CODE
03 COVER CAP, PAINTED, RIGHT CODE - UNI/MET. 1 51169071287 $138.38
WHEN ORDERING INDICATE COLOR CODE
04 FILLISTER-HEAD SCREW . 3 51168219164 ENDED
05 ACTUATOR LEFT 1 67138362421 $89.56
05 ACTUATOR RIGHT 1 67138362422 $82.58
06 WIRING LEFT 1 67138379003 $19.53
ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH
-- CABLE CONNECTOR 0.2-0.5 MM 18 61138353746 $0.56
06 WIRING RIGHT 1 67138379004 $19.53
ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH
-- CABLE CONNECTOR 0.2-0.5 MM 18 61138353746 $0.56
08 REP.SET F LEFT EXTERIOR MIRROR FRAME 1 51168269025 $27.34
08 REP.SET F RIGHT EXTERIOR MIRROR FRAME 1 51168269026 $27.34
09 COVER CAP BOTTEM LEFT 1 51167001035 $6.81
09 COVER CAP BOTTEM RIGHT 1 51167001036 $6.81

SWITCH F MIRROR ADJUSTMENT


No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
FOR VEHICLES WITHOUT EL. FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT W. MEMORY
01 SWITCH F MIRROR ADJUSTMENT 1 61318373691 $53.57
FOR VEHICLES WITH EL. FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT W. MEMORY
01 SWITCH F MIRROR ADJUSTMENT 1 61316901376 $53.57
FOR VEHICLES WITH FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR AND EL. FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT W. MEMORY
02 SWITCH F MIRROR ADJUST./FLDNG BCK FUNCT. 1 61316901383 $53.57
FOR VEHICLES WITH FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR AND AND WITHOUT EL. FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT W. MEMORY
02 SWITCH F MIRROR ADJUST./FLDNG BCK FUNCT. 1 61318373732 $53.57

BASIC MODULES UNCODED


No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
01 BASIC MODULE 5 UNCODED 1 10/2004 61356944840 ENDED
01 BASIC MODULE 5 UNCODED 1 01/2006 61356963026 ENDED
01 BASIC MODULE 5 UNCODED 1 09/2007 61356963338
01 BASIC MODULE 5 UNCODED 1 61359161931
FOR VEHICLES WITH FOLD-IN OUTSIDE MIRROR
02 MODULE OUTSIDE MIRROR FOLD-IN FUNCTION 1 03/2003 61358376506 $64.45
02 MODULE OUTSIDE MIRROR FOLD-IN FUNCTION 1 03/2003 61359177976

FOR VEHICLES WITH TOWING HITCH, DETACHABLE

03 TRAILER TOWING MODUL 1 09/2001 61358369019 ENDED
03 TRAILER TOWING MODUL 1 01/2005 61356908767 ENDED
03 TRAILER TOWING MODUL 1 09/2001 61356955253 $208.69
FOR VEHICLES WITH
EL. FRONT SEAT ADJUSTMENT W. MEMORY

04 CONTROL UNIT, MIRROR MEMORY 2 09/2002 61356913364 ENDED
04 CONTROL UNIT, MIRROR MEMORY 1 03/2003 61356916054 $99.05

OTHER PARTS

13 SOCKET HOUSING 15 POL. 1 61131382566 $5.25
ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH
-- SNAP-IN RECEPTACLE 2.5 WITH CABLE 0,5-1,0 MM ? 61130007449 $1.42
-- SNAP-IN RECEPTACLE 2.5 WITH CABLE 1,0-2,5 MM ? 61130007450 $1.40
14 COVERING CAP 54 POL. 1 61136920074 $9.37
ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH
-- BUSHING CONTACT 0,2- 0,5MM ? 61130005197 $1.28
-- BUSHING CONTACT 0.75MM ? 61130006663 $1.28
-- SOCKET HOUSING 36 POL. 1 61136920062 $0.78
-- SOCKET HOUSING 18 POL. 1 61136920064 $0.78
15 COVERING CAP 26 POL./Z-CODE 1 61136913644 $9.37
ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH
-- BUSHING CONTACT 0,2- 0,5MM ? 61130005197 $1.28
-- BUSHING CONTACT 0.75MM ? 61130006663 $1.28
-- UNIVERSAL SOCKET HOUSING UNCODED 26 POL. 1 61136913626 $0.84
16 SOCKET HOUSING 12 POL. 1 61138364664 $0.50
ONLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH
-- COVERING CAP 12 POL./Z-CODE 1 61138364652
-- TERMINAL SOCKET MQS ELA 0.75 MM ? 61138366260 $1.12
17 PLUG HOUSING ON REQUEST 1 61133333333
24 PLUG HOUSING ON REQUEST 1 61133333333
25 PLUG HOUSING ON REQUEST 1 61133333333
26 PLUG HOUSING ON REQUEST 1 61133333333
So lets begin at the beginning.

Before work this morning I decided to open some cavities up to see what I have in my car before ordering my parts.
As you all know I have 2001 330i Sedan wth Memory and Manual Folding Mirrors and I intend to upgrade to the power folding mirrors.

My Car:


My Memory Seat Buttons:


My Door Panel Mirror Adjust Switch (just pry the top and botton end with a butter knife and it easily pops off):



The underside of the switch revealing that it is indeed the blue/turquiose color that it should be to indicate I have a manual folding memory set up:


So that means I have the correct switch and also the in-door Mirror Memory Modules already so I would only need to buy the Power Fold Switch and the R and L power Fold Mirror Units.


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