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Old 04-08-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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hi guys been a while since being on here just recently brought my 4th bmw 99 323ci erm basically im stumped by this and not read any forums with my problem so here goes and if any one can answer would be apperiated

here is the prob

basically drive a uk standard coupe with the mirror switch selected to the drivers side to engage reverse tilt and mirror tilts as it should yeah all good but as soon as i take car out of reverse the mirror doesnt come back up just stays in the tilted position and have to manully adjust which is pretty annoying, however this is were its strange if i adjust the mirror pointing away from the car as far out as it can go and engage reverse itll tilt and come back up but as soon as i adjust the mirror properly where i need it itll tilt but stays down and noticed it doesnt adjust with the memory setting on the seat unless the mirrors pointing well away from the car again really weird is there a way to sort this ? and not intrested in going to the dealers either

cheers lee

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Old 04-08-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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sounds like the mirror Potentiometer is bad. it will prevent the mirror from tilting back up. it is simple to replace.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:24 PM   #3
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ohhh ok kool whats that part may i ask ? easy to fit? and thank you for your reply

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Old 04-08-2014, 06:31 PM   #4
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can anyone shed any light on this part or a photo so i know what im looking for have tried googling but not alots coming up thanks

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