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Old 08-04-2013, 07:04 AM   #41
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The whole thing, but it was the fragile ribbon wire that was damaged.


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Old 11-12-2013, 01:19 AM   #42
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How was it damaged? can simple bends cause it to break? please look at my thread. Thanks
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:09 AM   #43
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I have no idea, your ribbon wires look to be ok, did you end up replacing the switch?

only the passenger mirror wasn't working for me, well it was working in the opposite direction when I was controlling the driver's side mirror.

I would say you should replace the switch, or borrow connect someone else's mirror to your car and see if it works, rather then switching your driver and passenger mirrors around.
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #44
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I don't have any switches or such... I just took it to the dealership today, fingers crossed that it is just the switch :/ will update you guys tomorrow.

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Old 11-14-2013, 03:19 PM   #45
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Ok, so the dealership just quoted me for 4800. They will change all the wiring and they still don't guarantee that the mirrors will work....
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Ok, so the dealership just quoted me for 4800. They will change all the wiring and they still don't guarantee that the mirrors will work....
lol wut?
In canada you could probably just buy a new e46 for that price and bin your current one.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #47
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That's ridiculous.

Not even trying to find what the issue is. $4800 is alot, for just a trial and error solution which doesn't guarantee any fix.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:14 PM   #48
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Yeap, I don't what to do lol So i just took the wires out, not the mirrors don't move so it's not that annoying.
I am guessing this issue was caused when the previous owner decided to put lamborghini doors on the bmw, so all the wiring was done in someones basement (from what it looks like).
Everything else is still fine, but I think it will stay like this until I can find time to take it to a reputable bmw mechanic/electrician....

Also, they said that they will remove and replace the wire harness piece by piece to look at the problem... each wire piece allegedly costs up and above $700 CAD.

I don't think I would trust a dealership that forgot to put the airbag symbol back in the side door...
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #49
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Yeap, I don't what to do lol So i just took the wires out, not the mirrors don't move so it's not that annoying.
I am guessing this issue was caused when the previous owner decided to put lamborghini doors on the bmw, so all the wiring was done in someones basement (from what it looks like).
Everything else is still fine, but I think it will stay like this until I can find time to take it to a reputable bmw mechanic/electrician....

Also, they said that they will remove and replace the wire harness piece by piece to look at the problem... each wire piece allegedly costs up and above $700 CAD.

I don't think I would trust a dealership that forgot to put the airbag symbol back in the side door...
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:28 PM   #50
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I took the lambo doors off, and installed stock ones so its not that bad anymore ahaha
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Hi mate how do you fix the power control mirror,the gm 5 module or mirror control unit,please show me how to fix it(i have been crazy with it)my car equipped folding mirror and before i thought my one use mirror control unit but i cant find any maybe gm5 control the mirror,thanks
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Hi mate how do you fix the power control mirror,the gm 5 module or mirror control unit,please show me how to fix it(i have been crazy with it)my car equipped folding mirror and before i thought my one use mirror control unit but i cant find any maybe gm5 control the mirror,thanks
If you can't find the modules its a fairly safe bet you don't have mirror memory. Follow the wires from the mirror. If they go to the mirror switch without going through a module you have no mirror memory. Do your mirrors have ribbon cables? What year and model is your car?

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I know gm5 location,my car got memory seat,ribbon cable 325i,i've have been ask gm5 but they have not responded,do you know anywhere else to do this or someone know about it?thanks
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have you pulled your mirrors off to check the ribbon wires first?
they are pretty fragile and break easily so it's safer to check that first.

In the end that's all the was wrong with mine, so i replace the entire passenger mirror housing and mechanism.
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have you pulled your mirrors off to check the ribbon wires first?
they are pretty fragile and break easily so it's safer to check that first.

In the end that's all the was wrong with mine, so i replace the entire passenger mirror housing and mechanism.
my one already changed brand new left and right motor mirror,you know what next should i do?i just ask GM5,they told me gm5 not control mirror but when i check my car doe not mirror control unit so what is control mirror?
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I believe older models came with a mirror control module which separately controlled the mirrors. MIrrors with ribbon wires were all controlled through the GM5 module.

If you've replaced the mirrors, then i would say you have issues with the GM5 Module.
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I believe older models came with a mirror control module which separately controlled the mirrors. MIrrors with ribbon wires were all controlled through the GM5 module.

If you've replaced the mirrors, then i would say you have issues with the GM5 Module.
hi asked Dr gm5,they said gm5 not control mirror and now more confuse to me???so which one control mirror?
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Have the mirror memories worked since you bought the car?
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Have the mirror memories worked since you bought the car?
i have not check the memory seat and mirror,like i said i have already changed completed mirror and mirror switch,is it involved something?
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