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Old 03-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation driver mirror smashed.:help: need diy to remove and fix

hey guys, i had my car parallel parked and I was in a rush so I forgot to close the driver side mirror... i come back a few hours later and it was smashed by a passing car i have a non power folding non memory mirror on an 02 325xi. steel gray paint. i need a diy to fix this. ive searched hard and youtube was no help. so if someone has done this before please give me instructions on what to do after i remove the door panel. pictures would help. if anyone has a sedan steel gray metallic driver side mirror laying around dont hesitate to leave a price!
ill add pictures on request.
on a side note, im looking for a seat belt pretensioner for the drivers side also. its the thing thats attached to the seat part #72119119551
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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not sure if you need to replace just the mirror or the whole assembly. a quick search came up with many good results

http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=27

http://www.unitedbimmer.com/kb-e46-mirrorglass.php
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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not sure if you need to replace just the mirror or the whole assembly. a quick search came up with many good results

http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=27

http://www.unitedbimmer.com/kb-e46-mirrorglass.php
Here ya go. The black frame that surrounds the mirror is broken. I have the piece but I'm not going to to ghetto krazy glue it back on. Also the gray colored part that matches the cars color has a small chip on it. It also won't go back together. The mirror motor is fine and it also folds in. Hope these pics help

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Old 03-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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I dont see any other option of either try gluing it somehow or get a whole assembly, and to replace the mirror of course.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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i understand that, i just need some links on how to get the mirror out after taking the door panel off. the links you gave were very helpful!
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what mirror? one link show you how to remove to mirror and the other how to remove the whole assembly, what other link do you need? It seems clear
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what mirror? one link show you how to remove to mirror and the other how to remove the whole assembly, what other link do you need? It seems clear
Whoops I completely missed the first link. And by mirror I meant the full assembly. Sorry bout that too. Thanks for the help! +1

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