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      08-04-2016, 09:04 AM   #1
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Folding Mirror Issue

Has anyone has their driver's side mirror act up like this?




My quick fix is to close the mirrors, open the mirrors, and then stop the mirror at the driving position location.
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      08-04-2016, 09:06 AM   #2
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whoa! what? so it folds in the opposite direction? I didn't even think it could bend/fold that way.
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      08-04-2016, 09:07 AM   #3
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What part is not allowing the mirror to set in the driving position/alignment correctly?

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      08-04-2016, 09:09 AM   #4
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whoa! what? so it folds in the opposite direction? I didn't even think it could bend/fold that way.
It has a mind of it's own. It will not set correctly in the driving position so it continues on it's track all the way the position in the example pictures. I have to reset the mirror through my method mentioned in Post #1 each time I drive the car.

I have been texting with my BMW mechanic and he said the part is not covered under CPO and costs $700. Keep in mind he has not seen the issue or car with the mirror acting this way.
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      08-04-2016, 09:22 AM   #5
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The ghost of Senna has possessed it. Bless up.
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The ghost of Senna has possessed it. Bless up.
You should see me on the track.

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      08-04-2016, 10:51 AM   #7
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not sure if this is your issue, but this DIY guide may help.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1115937
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That happened to mine once after the mirrors were folded in and I started driving and pressed the fold out button. It folded out too far. There is a "home" position that can get offset somehow inside the mirror.

Reset the mirror home position using the following procedure.

1. Fold the mirror in using the power fold button on the door switch block.

2. Grasp the folding part of the mirror and fold it outward manually. The mirror housing will disengage from the mirror base and will now be in the breakaway position.

3. Operate the mirror via the power fold button. The mirror will now fold out past the expected end stop.

4. Operate the mirror via the power fold button again to fold the mirror in. When the mirror is fully folded in, the motor will continue to run until a clicking and/or popping sound is heard. This sound is the mirror housing resetting its position.

5. Fold the mirror back out, using the power fold button to ensure it has folded out to the correct position.

Hope this helps. It worked for me.
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      08-04-2016, 11:46 AM   #10
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That happened to mine once after the mirrors were folded in and I started driving and pressed the fold out button. It folded out too far. There is a "home" position that can get offset somehow inside the mirror.

Reset the mirror home position using the following procedure.

1. Fold the mirror in using the power fold button on the door switch block.

2. Grasp the folding part of the mirror and fold it outward manually. The mirror housing will disengage from the mirror base and will now be in the breakaway position.

3. Operate the mirror via the power fold button. The mirror will now fold out past the expected end stop.

4. Operate the mirror via the power fold button again to fold the mirror in. When the mirror is fully folded in, the motor will continue to run until a clicking and/or popping sound is heard. This sound is the mirror housing resetting its position.

5. Fold the mirror back out, using the power fold button to ensure it has folded out to the correct position.

Hope this helps. It worked for me.
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      08-04-2016, 04:32 PM   #11
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This happened to me on both sides a few months ago, after trying the above method to no avail, and not wanting to pay what bmw asked for two new motors, I pulled the mirror caps off and snipped the wires going to the mirror motors.
Still have dimming, still have mirror glass movement, just stopped the motors. A bit ghetto but I never used this feature anyways
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