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UK_JC 06-02-2009 11:24 AM

eMirror DIY with pics and Vid
Ok i purchased this module for my car a few months back and got sent the wrong one and had to return it for a e46 instead of a e39 module, I recieved it today and fitted it.
Overall time taken: 30 mins
Difficulty: medium

Ok 1st I got the kit out the jiffy envelope and read instructions


Then I got some tools (screwdrivers, pliers, cutters,) and went out to the car

1st remove glove box by opening it and removing 6 screws, 3 along front edge and 2 behind the straps that hold it from dropping down and 1 on bottom of glove box underside


When I had removed glovebox and dropped it down to bottom of the footwell I could see all this


I then had to remove the middle plug on the main module pictures here with red arrow


Disconnected the plug and removed its casing by sliding a small screwdriver down into its clip


seperated clip into two sides, both sides had numbers showing pin number for each side


I then installed the supplied clips onto 3 wires as follows

Pin 10 brown/black cable
Pin 47 red/violet cable
Pin 9 white/red/yellow cable

I then plugged in the 3 cables from the module into the clips
brown on module = brown/black
red on module = red/violet
white on module = white/red/yellow

I then reassembled plug and connected it back where it came from


I had a sneaky look at whats inside the module and found one side just has a chip and the other has various resistors and diodes looks a bit complicated but I guess could be copied


UK_JC 06-02-2009 11:25 AM

Next up I had to remove this plug and its casing


I added two crimp connectors onto pin 12 and pin 1 from this plug and reasembled plug housing and plugged back in


Last picture shows the module and all its wires plugged in, the module sits in one of the empty slots and the wires i've tucked away underneath


I reasembled the glove box and tested it and took a video


currbear29 06-02-2009 11:27 AM

excellent writeup!

Custom3 06-02-2009 11:29 AM

im a little confused...this is to enable the motorized mirrors to go up when you lock the car? or is this for the windows to go up when you press the lock button?

UK_JC 06-02-2009 11:43 AM

Its just for the mirrors to go up and down when you lock and unlock the car, the video shows me using the total closure (oem feature) as I had to close the car up as i was finished inside

phamine 06-02-2009 06:44 PM

European 330's have folding mirrors??!!!

SL Blak Soldier 06-02-2009 07:02 PM

no, he has oem m3 autofolding mirrors.

damn i wish we could have the remote window closure on US models.

BillyJoelR 06-02-2009 07:12 PM

Nicely done.

THATS FRESH 06-03-2009 06:18 AM

damn euros. lOL

nice job

miccou 06-03-2009 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by SL Blak Soldier (Post 10064266)
damn i wish we could have the remote window closure on US models.

So, if you press and hold the lock button on the key the windows won't close?

I thought this was an universal feature...

4 door 330 06-04-2009 06:17 PM

No, US is auto open only. I wonder if you can have ECU flashed for that?

RIsiaah 12-23-2009 04:55 PM


RockLee 12-27-2009 05:17 PM


Originally Posted by RIsiaah (Post 11078076)

How the **** did you do that? :bow: P.S Bleach rules, if thats your youtube channel.

LTD 04-20-2010 02:03 PM

Where did you bought this module? Any website? :)

viceversa 04-21-2010 03:57 PM

I really don't like the m3 mirrors thats the only reason I can't do this mod :(

ryn004 09-28-2012 01:47 AM

Any chance of getting the photos back up?

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