Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Bimmer Tool Rental
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-12-2019, 04:44 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 104
sidneyj is on a distinguished road
Help with exterior mirror part number

I want to replace my left side exterior mirror glass on my '06 4.8 with a new genuine BMW mirror of the exact one that came on the vehicle. I'm confused on realoem as it shows a "mirror glass" and "mirror lens". The price difference is substantial. Here's the two part numbers and prices. Anyone know what's the difference and which one do I need?

51168408797 mirror glass $125
51168247769 mirror lens $335

Thanks in advance for any help!

Last edited by sidneyj; 09-12-2019 at 05:10 PM.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 09-12-2019, 10:29 PM
Emory39's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Boise ID
Posts: 580
Emory39 is on a distinguished road
51168408797 mirror glass $125 blue glass
51168247769 mirror lens $335 auto dip
__________________
E36 M3 95-sold
E30 318i 91-sold
E39 528i 00-rebuild at136K -sold
E36 M3 98-sold
E53 X5 4.4 05-the beast
E53 X5 3.0 5M/T 01-sold-coming back ETA 22SEPT
R56 Mini Cooper S 07-sold. I should have keept it
E83 X3 3.0-the wife's
E36 M3 97 - The new project - sold
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcI..._as=subscriber
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-13-2019, 01:43 AM
Dking078's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 226
Dking078 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emory39 View Post
51168408797 mirror glass $125 blue glass Heated, NON-Dimming
51168247769 mirror lens $335 auto dipHeated and Dimming<<4.8is
Fixed
__________________

[FOR SALE] 2004 BMW X5 4.8is [Black Sapphire] / [Black Nappa] [Nav] [DSP] [Style 87]
2003 BMW 540i [Sterling Gray / Gray]
[Msport] [Mods from A-Z] [Two-tone Interior]
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-13-2019, 08:03 AM
Emory39's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Boise ID
Posts: 580
Emory39 is on a distinguished road
Not really only for the 4.8. Its also available in the 4.4.
Mine has them.
__________________
E36 M3 95-sold
E30 318i 91-sold
E39 528i 00-rebuild at136K -sold
E36 M3 98-sold
E53 X5 4.4 05-the beast
E53 X5 3.0 5M/T 01-sold-coming back ETA 22SEPT
R56 Mini Cooper S 07-sold. I should have keept it
E83 X3 3.0-the wife's
E36 M3 97 - The new project - sold
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcI..._as=subscriber
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-13-2019, 11:27 AM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,335
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidneyj View Post
I want to replace my left side exterior mirror glass on my '06 4.8 with a new genuine BMW mirror of the exact one that came on the vehicle. I'm confused on realoem as it shows a "mirror glass" and "mirror lens". The price difference is substantial. Here's the two part numbers and prices. Anyone know what's the difference and which one do I need?

51168408797 mirror glass $125
51168247769 mirror lens $335

Thanks in advance for any help!

You need the mirror based on how your X5 is optioned. If you have dimming side view mirrors...then to replace them with the oe set-up...you need the mirrors identified with the S430A option code.

You can tell you have these mirrors multiple ways...a quick visual way is to look at the front of the mirror to see if it has a thick black band around the circumference of the mirror glass. If it does, then you have the auto-dimming mirrors. If you still can't tell, when you pop them out of the mirror assembly...you can tell by the wiring harness. The regular heated mirrors only have 2 wires running to 2 pins on the back side of the glass. The EC (auto dimming) mirrors has those 2 wiring pins for the heating feature...but also has another multi-wire connector for the dimming feature. (see pics below for example of S430A mirrors)

A tip to help understand the part database...in this case of the two types of mirrors...hints were given in the supplemental info that was written at the top of each diagram's part nbr index.

The option code (S430A) is given which is the option code for auto dimming (dipping) mirrors...aka EC (electrochromatic) mirrors. These mirrors cost a lot more than the regular mirrors due to their ability to dim when a signal from the interior EC rear view mirror is sent to it.

In the diagrams for the auto dimming (dipping) Mirror Lens (S430A) it says:

For vehicles with
Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S430A=Yes

In the diagrams for the Mirror Glass it says:
For vehicles with
Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S430A=No
Attached Images
  
__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4i (12/05 build date) Sterling Gray exterior/Schwarz (black) Dakota Leather interior
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit

Last edited by Qsilver7; 09-13-2019 at 11:42 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-13-2019, 03:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 104
sidneyj is on a distinguished road
Thanks all for your help and Qsilver a big thank you for that detailed info! I'm shocked a mirror costs that much!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,335
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Due to the high cost of the EC mirrors...if you're going to spend that type of money...you may want to look at upgrading to the EC/heated/wide angle mirrors that are offered outside the US market.


I see Georgia as your location, so I don't know if that's the state in the US or the country in eastern Europe. But you can use the 11 digit number for the wide angle mirrors (just look on the Euro side of the part database)...then shop using those part nbrs. You can usually find sellers on eBay or Amazon.com that will sell these mirrors to this side of the pond. I've purchased my last two sets from Europe...my e53 X5 I got from Riga, Latvia...and the ones for my f06 650GC I purchased from a seller in Berlin Germany.

If you've never used them before...it may take a day or two to get used to the reflective ratio for the driver's side mirror since in the US we are accustomed to a straight mirror with a 1:1 ratio. But we have no problem with the convex mirror on the passenger side. But the reflective view of the wide angle mirrors gives so much more coverage (45į vs 17į). You can see the difference in the pics below:
Attached Images
  
__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4i (12/05 build date) Sterling Gray exterior/Schwarz (black) Dakota Leather interior
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-13-2019, 05:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 104
sidneyj is on a distinguished road
I had those aspherical mirrors on my E39! Donít think Iím going to shell out that kinda dough and Iíll just keep mine. My drivers side has a slight cloudy haze to them. I tried some polish to no avail. But Iím being nit picky on my now 14k and change mileage truck. Thanks for all you do on this site!!


Sent from my iPhone using Xoutpost.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,335
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4i (12/05 build date) Sterling Gray exterior/Schwarz (black) Dakota Leather interior
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:46 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.