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      04-16-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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How to fix Mirror misalignment

So I had just picked up my new to me e92 and after a few days noticed that the mirrors did not align properly. Being anal about stuff like this, it bugged the hell out of me. I posted the question in the General forum and Malek came to the rescue. There seemed to be a ton of people who had this same issue, so I figured I would put this out in the DIY so others might stumble across it.



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Mirror Re-Alignment Procedure:
  • Push folding mirror away from you all the way. As in push mirror toward front of car, do not fold in.
  • Push mirror folding button on drivers door.
  • Mirror will fold all the way inward, bind and then "pop".
  • Press mirror button once more to unfold mirror.
  • Mirror should be realigned.
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      04-19-2015, 02:03 AM   #2
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Just did this literally after reading this.
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      05-09-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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      05-10-2015, 08:32 AM   #4
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Anyone have the mirror misaligned the opposite direction from the OP's mirror? Couldnt get this to work backwards.
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      05-30-2015, 09:07 PM   #6
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Anyone have the mirror misaligned the opposite direction from the OP's mirror? Couldnt get this to work backwards.
Go through the same steps but when complete the mirror will lug back to find it's correct spot. Pull again on the mirror (it will not want to move so you need to force it somewhat) towards the window and then press the window button again. It will click and pop back in to position.

Mine did this when I reset and I thought I broke the damn thing. By pulling back towards the window and pressing the button, it chugged its way back.
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      03-16-2016, 04:14 PM   #7
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Can someone elaborate more on this procedure. it's not crystal clear to me.
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      03-18-2016, 05:48 PM   #8
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Unfortunately didn't work on mine. Both are misaligned and tried pushing them forward as well as back.
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      03-20-2016, 09:08 PM   #9
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Unfortunately didn't work on mine. Both are misaligned and tried pushing them forward as well as back.
Try doing it again?
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      03-22-2016, 03:39 PM   #10
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I have, it's weird... just keep going back to the same place.
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      04-28-2016, 02:21 PM   #11
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Man, that grind and pop are scary, but it worked on my driver side. My passenger side is still slightly off. Might have improved by a mm or two though. Thanks for the info.
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Wow, quick and easy, thanks!
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This kind of helped my passenger side but didn't help drivers side. Any other ideas?
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Can someone elaborate more on this procedure. it's not crystal clear to me.


Just did mine and it worked for me...it was so annoying before when it wasn't aligned
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My mirror alignment was off so I followed the above and the alignment is fixed. However now when I push the button to fold my mirrors in or out the driver side does not fold. The mirror moves slightly like it's trying to fold but doesn't really go anywhere.

Thoughts?
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My mirror alignment was off so I followed the above and the alignment is fixed. However now when I push the button to fold my mirrors in or out the driver side does not fold. The mirror moves slightly like it's trying to fold but doesn't really go anywhere.

Thoughts?
Try helping it when you push the button but your mechanism is probably worn excessively, if it was coded to fold when you lock your car it's probably worn out. It happened to mine, I took it apart it and found the plastic cam and bearing worn/broken and missing the stop and 180 degrees out. It isn't a serviceable part without replacing the mirror. Try manually folding it and pressing the button too. See if you can get it back into position.
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Try helping it when you push the button but your mechanism is probably worn excessively, if it was coded to fold when you lock your car it's probably worn out. It happened to mine, I took it apart it and found the plastic cam and bearing worn/broken and missing the stop and 180 degrees out. It isn't a serviceable part without replacing the mirror. Try manually folding it and pressing the button too. See if you can get it back into position.

Hey Sammy,
Helping it does not change anything, it hasn't been coded. When folded the same thing happens it moves very little but not enough to even look like it went anywhere.
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Try helping it when you push the button but your mechanism is probably worn excessively, if it was coded to fold when you lock your car it's probably worn out. It happened to mine, I took it apart it and found the plastic cam and bearing worn/broken and missing the stop and 180 degrees out. It isn't a serviceable part without replacing the mirror. Try manually folding it and pressing the button too. See if you can get it back into position.

Hey Sammy,
Helping it does not change anything, it hasn't been coded. When folded the same thing happens it moves very little but not enough to even look like it went anywhere.
Try following this service bulletin, it says it's for e9x with power folding mirrors

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh.../topics/704099
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Try following this service bulletin, it says it's for e9x with power folding mirrors

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh.../topics/704099
Didn't work the mirror only moves slightly everytime I hit the button.
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