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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:25 AM   #61
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How'd it turn out?


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^^^ Im also curious how it turned out cause I also need to replace mine..
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #62
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the best and cheaper solution

open it
http://www.bmwpassion.com/forum/show...F2%F2!!!/page3

replace the glass

http://www.bmwpassion.com/forum/show...cchio+ovale+M3
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #63
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Thanks for the DIY (even though it's in another language)... I'd rather pay to have it done than take the time/risk to do it myself, but that's just me - so, still looking forward to hearing how it goes.


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Old 07-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #64
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Hey guys, sorry for the delay...

The mirror came back in perfect condition the next day, you'd never know that it had been taken apart.

They are super easy to work with and do professional work. My new mirror cooked in 90+ degree humid heat yesterday and is still working as expected.

Smartest $79 I've spent on the car so far!

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Old 07-08-2013, 04:55 PM   #65
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Good news, they are definitely still performing this service!

The current cost is $79 + Shipping, but that sure beats the $400+ some jack wagon on eBay or the the dealer's are asking for!

I popped the cover and the mirror off the window in their parking lot and handed it over to them around noon today. They took my number and my $ and said I should have it back tomorrow afternoon sometime.

No complaints so far, I'll let ya know how it turns out tomorrow...

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I just received this from them via email:
"...The cost for repair is $97 (including shipping/handling) or exchange (if available) is $107 (includes pre-paid return label to return defective core). Customers in Canada will be charged $120 (USD) and all other international repairs $175(USD). ..."

Did they really increase the cost $19 over the last week?! That's 24%! Maybe they are figuring out they are the only game in town...
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #66
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Thanks for the DIY (even though it's in another language)... I'd rather pay to have it done than take the time/risk to do it myself, but that's just me - so, still looking forward to hearing how it goes.


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ok ;-)
it's Italian,very easy work,very cheap,20$ and your mirror can be dimmed 24 hours ;-)
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #67
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JBond,

My price was $79 because there was no shipping involved. I work less than 10 minutes away so it was more than convenient. $97 sounds about right if shipping is required.

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Old 07-08-2013, 08:12 PM   #68
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JBond,

My price was $79 because there was no shipping involved. I work less than 10 minutes away so it was more than convenient. $97 sounds about right if shipping is required.

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Of course! Figured I had to be missing something.


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Old 07-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #69
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ok ;-)
it's Italian,very easy work,very cheap,20$ and your mirror can be dimmed 24 hours ;-)
Yeah, that's the takeaway from that DIY - it is very cost-effective, but does not restore the dimming feature of the mirror.


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Old 07-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #70
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Just pulled my mirror off - the two plastic trim pieces snapped apart no problem, then I disconnected a wiring harness, then I twisted the mirror arm about 120 degrees counter clockwise.

I did discover that keyless entry does not work with the mirror unplugged. Interesting.


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Old 07-09-2013, 02:01 PM   #71
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they do the service as well.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #72
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they do the service as well.
Should have mine back from radar-mirror this Thursday. Pretty quick turnaround especially with the holiday last week.
Oddly enough, my keyless entry works fine without the mirror.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:46 PM   #73
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Should have mine back from radar-mirror this Thursday. Pretty quick turnaround especially with the holiday last week.
Oddly enough, my keyless entry works fine without the mirror.
Do you have the factory alarm, factory keyless, or aftermarket something?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:00 PM   #74
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Factory keyless
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:43 AM   #75
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Me too... weird. I have the rain sensor, which maybe shares some of the wiring - do you have the rain sensor? (Grasping at straws.) Maybe it is just something that changed between '01 and '04?
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:04 AM   #76
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I do have the rain sensor as well. You may be right about the year difference.

Got my mirror back yesterday in perfect condition. Repair has a 1 year warranty as well.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #77
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they do the service as well.


Scott does amazing work and fast too. He is wicked fast with the soldering Iron!! I was in and out in literally 15 minutes!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #78
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These folks did it! It works and they were fast - they probably turned it around within 2-3 business days once they received it.

Sybesma's Electronics
581 Ottawa Ave
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:01 AM   #79
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good find, anyone know where to source a clown nose? Need my mirror fixed but if it's a send in and send back fixed (instead of a replacement) I will obviously still have no nose on mine.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:04 AM   #80
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I got mine for free directly from the manufacturer but that was a while back.
Yes! they used to swap them free of charge, yet they halted that project. Anyway $75 in addition to delivering was an extraordinary bargain. It's the same in each path to the first ever.

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