BMW X3 2005

Outside Mirrors

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Power Mirrors



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove power mirror switch.
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  5. Inspect terminal for poor connections, loose wires, bent, broken, or corroded pins, and then verify that the connector is securely fastened.
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  7. Check for battery voltage at the lead wire of connection to the power mirror switch.
    1. If battery voltage is absent, check the fuse for the power mirror.
    2.  
    3. If battery voltage is present, check through the switch for power delivery.
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    5. Replace switch if faulty.
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Removal & Installation
Motor
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove glass from mirror:
    WARNING
    Move mirror glass with hand carefully and slowly. Wear protective goggles and cut-proof gloves. Risk of injury by broken glass splinters.

    1. Unmount mirror glass (1) from outer side with special tool 00 9 317. Then, move tool all around mirror until it is loose.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect associated plug connections
    4.  
    5. Remove mirror glass (1).

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      Fig. Removing mirror glass with special tool 00 9 317

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  7. Remove screws (1) holding mirror motor in place.
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  9. Fold out mirror motor (2) in direction of arrow.

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    Fig. Removing screws holding mirror motor

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  11. Disconnect plug connection and remove mirror motor.
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To install:


NOTE
In order to avoid water damage in non-sealed plug housing, coat plug housing at cable and connection ends with battery terminal grease.

  1. Fold mirror motor back into position.
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  3. Install screw and tighten.
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  5. Mount mirror glass on mirror motor:
    1. The retaining lugs (1) must not be damaged. Replace if necessary.
    2.  
    3. Fit mirror glass (2) with retaining lugs (1) flush on mirror motor and clip into place.
      NOTE
      Ensure mirror is correctly locked into place.



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      Fig. Installing mirror glass showing retaining lugs in place

    4.  

  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Check adjusting function of mirror motor.
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Switch
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Disconnect the negative battery cable.
     
    The door panel
     
    The electrical connector to mirror switch
     
    Release the catches. Press the switch up and off
     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal procedure.
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