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Old 05-11-2013, 11:47 PM   #1
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Mirror stolen, easily replacable?

Hey guys,

So as detailed here http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...67&postcount=1

My side mirror was stolen. Just the mirror glass was ripped/popped off somehow.

Now I need to figure out how to fix or replace this. I can't see any obvious damage so maybe it just was popped off, but I"m not sure how the glass goes on and off of the mirror. So maybe there is some broken clips or tabs I didn't notice.

Can anyone throw me some ideas? Can I just get a replacement piece and pop it in? How is that piece installed/removed?

There are two small black plug leads that I guess were behind the mirror glass but not sure what they were for as I don't have heated mirrors. The unit still adjusts from the switch in the car.

Where might I source it )genuine/oem only)? Other than stealing it like that rat of course.

Thanks all.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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That's a bad bit of luck stolen or not, but look for the Euro curved blind spot glass on ebay. It's much better and you will want it for both sides. I would imagine that your mirrors are heated though. And I'm sure there are DIY's on this.

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Old 05-12-2013, 02:25 AM   #3
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Auto parts stores here carry a line of precut mirrors that are pretty cheap. The ones in stock are all trucks/Chev/Ford cars. But maybe that supplier makes a BMW mirror.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:34 AM   #4
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From what i can tell nothing seems missing or damaged behind where the glass was. Not sure though. I should be able to just pop a new glass in. Dealer wants $160 up here in Canadaland but seems I can get it (Genuine BMW) for around 75- 80 from the US online. Might go that route.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:52 AM   #5
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Yes they just get inserted into the housing. Hopefully the thief didn't break anything. Look for the Diy euro mirrorretrofit. It details how to remove and install the mirrors.

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