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Old 09-19-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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My Ride: BMW 330Ci
6pin mirror to a 12pin car

Hello, I have a euro 2002 330ci, recently, in an accident my drivers side mirror came flying off and was unsalvageable. Due to where I live(Latvia) it's a pain to find replacement parts for a coupe.
After searching high and low I've managed to find a replacement mirror that's non memory, power folding(6pin).
Previously I had a memory, power folding mirror(12pin).

The problem starts here, my car has a 12pin connector(with 11 pins populated), the new mirror has 5 wires(6pin connector?) that are cut off from the original connector(lazy disassembling by the person who sold me the spare part) and another connector with two wires.

After that I managed to connect the wires with matching colors, which allows me to tilt the mirror back and forth, however there are some leftover wires,I assume some are responsible for the memory function(which I won't be needing anymore) and probably two of them are responsible for the folding function(I need to connect these to the mirrors 2 pin connector).

The question is:, could someone provide me with a wiring diagram or just some instructions on which wires correspond to the power-folding function on the 12-pin connector, so I can connect them to the mirror`s 2-pin connector.

I've searched all throughout the internet(to the best of my ability), but my situation appears to be unique, since no one in their right mind(voluntarily) would downgrade from power-folding memory mirrors,to power-folding non-memory ones, much less write a guide about it. There are some 12pin mirror to 6pin car guides(the other way around), but none of them appear relevant.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:38 AM   #2
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Managed to figure it out, when I found this picture(It's the blue and the white wire).

Another thing I learned: never leave a disconnected mirror switch in even slightly damp environment, it's prone to corrosion and takes lots of re-soldering to fix.
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