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Old 01-13-2016, 01:32 PM
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Side mirrors don't stay folded

2005 X5 3.0i sport

I press the little button to fold the side mirrors. They fold but unfold right away.
I checked the old posts on how to repair but most of the suggested links do not exist anymore.
Can someone help? Thanks!

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:56 PM
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99% its the microswith.
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:11 PM
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If someone can show how to remove the mirror cover, I'd be thankful.
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:29 PM
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Just pop it off at the seam. Need be careful. Really careful. Might help if it's inside - plastic a bit warmer. The clips on them are fairly fragile if not done slowly. I broke one clip and knew from then I need to slow down.....regardless, the cover snaps back and holds in place just fine with the 1 broken clip..
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:29 PM
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I know they won't fold if the car is in drive! Needs to be in park!


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Old 01-13-2016, 02:46 PM
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Actually, I think they will FOLD as long as it's under 10-8 mph.

I've squeezed through congested streets with double parked trucks....and no room with the mirror to squeeze through. Have def. folded them in to squeeze through. Can't recall if it I had had to brake but I'm pretty sure if you are at a snails pace, the system will let you engage them.

The OP is more about it auto-retracting back out.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:55 PM
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I have one mirror doing that.......I remember seeing a post w/ how-to and photos. Will try to find....
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:06 PM
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+1 on the micro switch - mine did that too - was the driver side switch (popped out of it's holder). Popped it back in and now both mirrors fold correctly.
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:33 PM
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a search will show you threads on how to remove the covers, where the microswitch is and how to fix/replace it.
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Side mirrors don't stay folded

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Actually, I think they will FOLD as long as it's under 10-8 mph.

I've squeezed through congested streets with double parked trucks....and no room with the mirror to squeeze through. Have def. folded them in to squeeze through. Can't recall if it I had had to brake but I'm pretty sure if you are at a snails pace, the system will let you engage them.

The OP is more about it auto-retracting back out.

Maybe I am thinking about reverse? I know I had the mirrors not wanting to retract when I had it in the garage last week or so.....

I realized I had it in gear rather than park. Could have been in reverse when I was doing that.


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