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Thesmaz 08-16-2011 06:48 PM

how to change the outside mirror glass?
 
I've googled this and cant find an answer to my question. I've purchased a set of the Euro mirror glasses and want to change them, just dont want to tear anything up in making the swap. TIA

AzNMpower32 08-16-2011 08:48 PM

Assuming it's like every other BMW mirror housing......

Tilt the mirror fully down, so that the top edge has a gap. Slide your finger and try to wiggle it out. It requires persistence and some pressure but do not force or else you may rip the connector out, which would be bad because then you'd have to buy a new housing.

mobilejo 08-17-2011 08:39 AM

Here is the official BMW method. I had to do mine this morning and it worked. When you look at the back of the new mirror you can see that it is secured by pushing it down onto 4 clips - logically it comes off by prising it upwards (up to the sky, not outwards) off those 4 clips.

http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/t...o/98d8a74f.jpg

Thesmaz 08-17-2011 10:29 AM

I've seen that write up but the clips on the E70 are different. They are in a circle and not just the 4 as pictured in that document
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9480/dscf1006t.jpg

mobilejo 08-17-2011 10:39 AM

Sorry dude - for some reason I thought we were talking e53! I must have clicked on the e70 forum when I thought I was clicking on the e53 forum.

I have no idea how it works on the e70. Good luck though.

Price 08-17-2011 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thesmaz (Post 839370)
I've seen that write up but the clips on the E70 are different. They are in a circle and not just the 4 as pictured in that document

Still the procedure is the same - tilt fully sideways or down, grab and pull.

CarbonX5 08-19-2011 05:50 PM

I would like buy the Euro mirror glass as well. I use to drive in France, just about every car had the outer portion with a convex mirror. I miss it. Where do you gets these and what was the cost?

Thesmaz 08-19-2011 06:01 PM

I got my set on ebay, $150 shipped for the set was the deal I got

Xtony 08-19-2011 06:59 PM

My e46 and e38 had a small rotating lock piece at the bottom of the mirror. Make sure you don't see a little tab underneath the mirror glass before you start pulling it off.

AzNMpower32 08-19-2011 09:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CarbonX5 (Post 839769)
I would like buy the Euro mirror glass as well. I use to drive in France, just about every car had the outer portion with a convex mirror. I miss it. Where do you gets these and what was the cost?

The X5 ones are particularly expensive just due to their size. The retail for the basic heated ones aren't too bad, I think around $150 each or so. But auto-dimming more than doubles the price. I got mine off eBay.de but they're not always available.

I'll be traveling to SA in a month where I should be able to get some European-spec parts.


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