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      04-28-2009, 12:57 PM   #16
John@BMW
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Originally Posted by slammedm3 View Post
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALSO CURIOUS ABOUT THIS:

The answer is YES, it is possible to just swap the mirrors. My BMW service advisor told me I needed a retro-fit cable for the wire harness and that I would likely need to have the car programmed as well, (which would cost about $120 for 1 hour of programming + $65 for this cable).

However, none of this is true. I simply swapped the mirrors and I programmed my garage doors to it. Thats it! No programming or wiring was needed
yes, this is correct- BMW service advisors have no idea what they are talking about....

There is no programming.

There is no additional harness....

All you do is remove your factory mirror, swap ANY bmw mirror you want onto it plug the harness back in. All of the wiring harnesses are the exact same....


That is what i did to my non premium package car- just swap mirrors with someone that doesnt care about cars. they will never miss it.
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