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Old 06-15-2022, 07:25 PM
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How big a PITA is retrofitting an aftermarket mirror

Hello Cognoscenti,

I have an 01 E53, plain jane mirror, no self-adjusting functions. I once had an X3 with the compass feature and often miss it, plus it would be great to get a rear parking cam. Has anyone retrofitted a mirror like this to their X5?


I foresee two challenges with installation: adapting the OEM mirror mount, and cleanly getting power/data to it.

Any anecdotes to share?

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Old 06-16-2022, 03:36 AM
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There's been several threads about this mod over the years - here's one: -

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Old 06-16-2022, 02:08 PM
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Thanks again, Wayne, the previous posters give me optimism that the upfit should work.
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