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Old 04-28-2010, 10:18 AM   #8
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Woking
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My Ride: 330Ci clubsport

Right, I finally got of my backside and investigated the problem.

Had a dig around inside the door as already mentioned but nothing was out of place, so after yet more googling I saw a few images of how the cabling ran from the wing mirror through to the door connectors and wasn't too impressed.

So off came the wing mirror and I didn't even have to meter the cabling, I could see water had got into the cable and corroded the copper. So after weighing up the options of spending 200+ on a new wing mirror or a morning being 'creative', I have plenty of beer money to show for my efforts

Essentially I cut the corroded section out and soldered a length of cat5 in place. covered the solder joints in silicon snot and I now have electric memory folding mirrors.

\o/ go me!!!!
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