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Old 05-30-2008, 05:26 AM
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This is a common problem, easily fixed (max 30min), with NO COST!!!

Just open the mirror housing using these instructions
http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...g?d=1172692777
and then fix a small metal pin using these instructions
http://www.mabm.fr/forums/index.php?showtopic=705

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Thanks for good instructions. I repaired my X5 in 30 mins. (However - be careful when attaching the small metal pin - you can easily assemble it upside down.)
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:19 PM
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any instructions that are in English?
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Folding mirrors

I have the same problem with my mirrrors folding then unfolding immediately. Spoke to a friendly SA at my local dealer, who said that bending the mirrors forward, as in swinging them toward the front of the car accidently, will break the micro switch and the dealer will charge you for a replacement mirror. ($1000). the only bit they say they can salvage is the casing. I would love to see the micro switch repair instructions in english too!

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Old 08-28-2008, 11:40 PM
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can someone help out here....tons of people here claim they have done this fix, but i really cant find out any info on how to do it.


thanks guys
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:52 PM
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i really just want to know how to take apart the mirrors without breaking them...

are there things to look out for?

someone please help a new member out
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:06 PM
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just a corrosion problem
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I had the same problem for the past 6 months!!! The dealer replaced the passenger side mirror once and the driver side twice with no sucess!!! I got tired of going back and forth to the dealer so I removed the mirror covers, removed and replaced the micro switches and tried opening and closing the mirrors without replacing the covers and they worked but after replacing the covers it started having problems again!!! I came to the conclusion that the wire harness was pushing the micro switches too far in after replacing the covers which were applying pressure on the harness so I removed the covers again removed all the connectors in the mirror and reinserted them making sure that the harness wasn't going to move the micro switches once I replaced the covers and it worked. My mirrors have been active for the past month without any problems. I suggest you take the micro switch on each mirror and move it either over or under the main harness whichever seems to fit better!!! Good luck!!!!
can you show this with pics
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just a corrosion problem
really helpful post thanks
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mine is broken too
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:06 AM
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Anyone have the pic's from the French site. They're gone now.
Or at least a description of what needs to be done?
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