BMW Cars 1999-06

Outside Mirrors

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Removal & Installation



  1. On E30 models, remove the mirror mounting trim on the interior of the door by pulling it off towards the rear.
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  3. On E36 models carefully pull off from the top and slide trim upward.
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  5. Support the mirror and remove the bolts. Disconnect the plug and remove the mirror.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Fig. A plastic prytool works well for interior trim such as removal of the side mirror fastener trim cover



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Fig. The mirror mounting fasteners and electrical connectors are easily accessed once the trim is removed

E30 Models
  1. Remove the mirror glass by inserting a thin tool into the opening at the bottom, center of the mirror.
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  3. Rotate the locking ring to the outside of the mirror to remove.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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E36 Models
  1. To remove the mirror glass, carefully press the top of the mirror inward until it bottoms, then carefully lift the bottom of the glass outward to release it.
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  3. If the mirror has a heating element, carefully remove the electrical connectors.
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To install:

  1. On heated mirrors, connect the electrical connectors.
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  3. Place the mirror squarely over the adjustment base.
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  5. Carefully press the mirror onto the base.
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Fig. To remove the mirror glass, carefully press the top of the mirror inward until it bottoms, then carefully lift the bottom of the glass outward to release it



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Fig. The mirror mounts on the base. Note the heating element wires where they attach to the mirror



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Fig. Press the glass into place carefully, using even pressure

 
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