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Old 05-04-2015, 02:44 PM   #1
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Rear view mirror problems.

So I currently have a 2004 330xi. My rear view mirror auto dimming feature is not working. Plus the mirror has a huge black line bordering the bottom. ( Really annoying )

My question to all is, where I could find a replacement rear view mirror from for a good price ??
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:37 PM   #2
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I have the same problem with my 2004 330xi as well. 3/4's of my mirror has bubbled and is permanently stuck in the "night mode".

ECS Tuning sells them but they are $360!

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...ror/Rear_View/

I also found this place called radar-mirror.com that can replace the glass for $100 but you have to ship them your mirror. I think I saw posts from other members saying that they did a good job.

http://radar-mirror.com/Mirror_Repair.html

I have also tried looking through the forum for mirrors for sale but I am just not fast enough to catch the ads when they go up lol.
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:08 PM   #3
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Rear view mirror problems.

Yeahh I saw the prices on multiple websites. To get a brand new one its gunna cost $300+. And I've had no luck finding one on the forums either haha

Soo I'm gunna look into getting that radar-mirror repair. Hopefully I can find some good reviews somewhere.

Thank you for the help !!

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Old 05-05-2015, 06:18 PM   #4
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And I've had no luck finding one on the forums either haha
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II have also tried looking through the forum for mirrors for sale but I am just not fast enough to catch the ads when they go up lol.
I have two of these mirrors and I can get another no problem. See my ad here, PM me if you're interested.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:58 PM   #5
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Thanks nallman but someone on here contacted me today and told me that they also had one for sale and I bought it. Maybe admiller24 will take you up on your offer...
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:36 PM   #6
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Anything like that I always hit up my local junkyards. A lot of times you can score something like that really cheap. Just something to keep in mind for the future.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:57 PM   #7
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From what I've read, most if not all e46 auto-dim mirrors will fail. BMWs supplier used a liquid sandwiched between the clear glass and reflective surface with a seal around the edge. As the sealant ages, and is subjected to heat by parking outside in warm weather - it eventually fails.

The liquid permanently damages anything it drips on, particularly your dash, console and leather seats.

I would highly recommend sending even a replacement that isn't leaking to radar-mirror so they can replace the liquid with the gel that the OEMs use now.

I had radar-mirror fix mine (that did leak on my passenger seat) and it now looks and works flawlessly. I wish I could say the same for my seat.
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:51 PM   #8
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Yeah, I'm thinking about just going with them. Seems like the cheapest way and easiest. How long did it take radar-mirror to get the mirror back to you ?
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Old 05-10-2015, 05:21 PM   #9
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Yeah, I'm thinking about just going with them. Seems like the cheapest way and easiest. How long did it take radar-mirror to get the mirror back to you ?
I'm looking to just get rid of the one I have, I'll let it go for $50 shipped. I don't like stuff sitting around.
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:53 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'm thinking about just going with them. Seems like the cheapest way and easiest. How long did it take radar-mirror to get the mirror back to you ?
If I recall correctly, they are in TX - I'm in OH. I shipped it out on a Friday afternoon I think I had back on the following Thursday. I also didn't expedite the shipping either direction.
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