Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
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
  #11  
Old 09-19-2009, 04:50 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Calgary, CANADA
Posts: 223
sarb is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZX54.4 View Post
Hey Sarb, I have some time this weekend and was going to take the mirrors apart and try to solve the folding mirror issue. I see many people have stressed that the most difficult part is taking the mirror housing off. Do you have any tips or pointers for when I take the covers off. It would be much appreciated... I cant wait to have my folding mirrors back!!!
Hi Sorry for the wait AZx54.4 i just checked my email.

print this it helps thats what i didhttp://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/...g?d=1172692777

make sure you are not having beer when doing this this takes lots patients so you need to take it easy slowly and pry it from the bottom from car side with flat screwdriver you will need 2 to 3 flat screwdrivers (i needed it) (the reason i said make sure no beer when i drink i break something lol)

good luck
__________________
2011 X5 M-sport
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #12  
Old 09-19-2009, 07:28 PM
AZX54.4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix,AZ
Posts: 456
AZX54.4 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarb View Post
Hi Sorry for the wait AZx54.4 i just checked my email.

print this it helps thats what i didhttp://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/...g?d=1172692777

make sure you are not having beer when doing this this takes lots patients so you need to take it easy slowly and pry it from the bottom from car side with flat screwdriver you will need 2 to 3 flat screwdrivers (i needed it) (the reason i said make sure no beer when i drink i break something lol)

good luck
Thanks for the response Sarb. Loved your beer comments hahaha!! Maybe ill leave the beer for afterwards to celebrate the job.
Sound like this fix takes some patience. It is always a little scary when removing things that have plastic tabs and not breaking them. I remember when i took the front bumper off and was being very careful not to break any plastic tabs. (there are two on each side of the bumper) anyways thanks for the info and i hope ill have folding mirrors soon!!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-20-2009, 01:49 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver BC CANADA 604!
Posts: 185
chigga is on a distinguished road
Sarb: lookin at your sig, makes me jealous!!! what do you do for a living?
__________________
Bimmer 4 Lyfe
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-27-2010, 01:26 PM
TheGodfather's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 584
TheGodfather is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the info!

I did this fix yesterday. Such an easy fix for such a handy feature.

The picture below is to give anyone attempting this a better perspective. I was a bit confused with the first pic or two in the original post as to what I was looking at.

The switch is located under the plastic piece with the X.
Attached Images
 
__________________
.
------Family Garage

'09 - Black - BMW X5 4.8i
'08 - Black - BMW X5 3.0si
'04 - Black - BMW X5 3.0i - SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-27-2010, 05:49 PM
AZX54.4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix,AZ
Posts: 456
AZX54.4 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGodfather View Post
Thanks for the info!

I did this fix yesterday. Such an easy fix for such a handy feature.

The picture below is to give anyone attempting this a better perspective. I was a bit confused with the first pic or two in the original post as to what I was looking at.

The switch is located under the plastic piece with the X.
How did you remove the plastic shell/trim that covers the mirror?? It seems like it takes some patience and being careful to remove it.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-27-2010, 07:24 PM
TheGodfather's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 584
TheGodfather is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZX54.4 View Post
How did you remove the plastic shell/trim that covers the mirror?? It seems like it takes some patience and being careful to remove it.
You are correct.

I started by removing the plastic frame in the front. I dislodged the bottom first then the right side, then top. The painted cover is not too bad.

Getting it back on was a bit more of a pain that removal.

Initially you have to be a little forceful to get the thing started, but then its easy. Once you got a side open, just go slow, and don't force it, because you will break the plastic clips.
__________________
.
------Family Garage

'09 - Black - BMW X5 4.8i
'08 - Black - BMW X5 3.0si
'04 - Black - BMW X5 3.0i - SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-23-2010, 03:00 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3
Jimmyw71 is on a distinguished road
Messing around with that pin switch worked for me! Ugh! What a pain. And getting the covers off was really difficult until I saw the trick where you start by pulling the bottom of the front cover off and around the base plastic. Thank God for XOutpost. You guys just saved me $1k.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-27-2010, 07:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 59
lay3r3 is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the updated pics! I too will be joining this club I suppose. One day at work I came out and noticed I hadn't pulled my mirrors in when I arrived. Jumped in and noticed that the passenger side mirror was flipped out from someone walking by and whacking it. Damnit! Go figure, the day I didn't fold them in... So mine are folding in but the passenger side folds in and then instead of stopping it clicks three or four times and then stays folded. Unfolds without a problem. Just the folding in that clicks at the end. I've not seen anyone else post that symptom so I'm hoping it's the same thing or at least something to do with the switch.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-27-2010, 08:33 PM
AZX54.4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Phoenix,AZ
Posts: 456
AZX54.4 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by lay3r3 View Post
Thanks for the updated pics! I too will be joining this club I suppose. One day at work I came out and noticed I hadn't pulled my mirrors in when I arrived. Jumped in and noticed that the passenger side mirror was flipped out from someone walking by and whacking it. Damnit! Go figure, the day I didn't fold them in... So mine are folding in but the passenger side folds in and then instead of stopping it clicks three or four times and then stays folded. Unfolds without a problem. Just the folding in that clicks at the end. I've not seen anyone else post that symptom so I'm hoping it's the same thing or at least something to do with the switch.
My drivers mirror does the clicking thing also. It stopped for a while but then came back. When I press the fold button it goes through the process of folding but then when it gets to the normal position it jumps around and does the clicking a few times. Your not alone! haha
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-27-2010, 10:34 PM
TheGodfather's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 584
TheGodfather is on a distinguished road
The fix outlined in this thread worked perfectly.... that is until I get passengers who seem to love SLAMMING MY FUCKING DOORS. This always dislodges the switch.

I need to find a way to fasten the switch better...
__________________
.
------Family Garage

'09 - Black - BMW X5 4.8i
'08 - Black - BMW X5 3.0si
'04 - Black - BMW X5 3.0i - SOLD
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 02:37 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2021, 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.