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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Thu, May-04-2006, 01:52:51 AM   #11
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Samething happend to my Brother 03 M3.

Dealer replaced the whole thing without telling him.

so there goes the mirror-clear bra..

And then the new paint is falking, its hard to believe if there no way to tighten it, while looking at the diagram on realoem.com... they sell the piece that house the mirror, (not the piece that attached to the door):nixweiss:

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I just noticed this on my driver side mirror as well.

Replace the entire mirror due to loose mirror sounds odd. How is the mirror secured to the housing exactly? Double sided tape?
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I have the same problem on my 04. The dealer agreed to replace it. But they have to paint the new one so I decided not to do it yet. You all know how paint work effects future buyers of these cars. It seems to be a common problem with 04 drivers mirrors.

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I have the same problem on my 04. The dealer agreed to replace it. But they have to paint the new one so I decided not to do it yet. You all know how paint work effects future buyers of these cars. It seems to be a common problem with 04 drivers mirrors.

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i guess ill have to take it apart i got same problem , driver side is kinda loose on the mounting point ...ill keep you guys posted
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i guess ill have to take it apart i got same problem , driver side is kinda loose on the mounting point ...ill keep you guys posted
ok DYI: Tightening the loose mirrors

about 10 mins...open door, remove the triangle plastic that covers the mirror bolts( pry out the top of the plastic and bottom part slide up and then pull gently) once removed that unbolt the 2 10mm bolts, your mirror should be free to some out of the door, once out gently remove the rubber/foam backing there you should see 2 torx screws, if you look closely at them while moving your mirror you would notice them being loose, just tighten them up ( i just did that, but in my opinion they will be loose again, if so ill try inserting a washer there next time, i think lack of that washer and you folding/unfolding the mirror makes them loose)...voila
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ok DYI: Tightening the loose mirrors

about 10 mins...open door, remove the triangle plastic that covers the mirror bolts( pry out the top of the plastic and bottom part slide up and then pull gently) once removed that unbolt the 2 10mm bolts, your mirror should be free to some out of the door, once out gently remove the rubber/foam backing there you should see 2 torx screws, if you look closely at them while moving your mirror you would notice them being loose, just tighten them up ( i just did that, but in my opinion they will be loose again, if so ill try inserting a washer there next time, i think lack of that washer and you folding/unfolding the mirror makes them loose)...voila
Sorry, to clarify, I think it's the glass that is loose not the whole assembly.
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Sorry, to clarify, I think it's the glass that is loose not the whole assembly.
i think what they mean is loose is the round plastic mirror housing( the oval piece that holds the mirror) where its mounted to the triangle piece(the piece that actually sits on the door), that whats moves, i think
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got it, the pivot is what is actually loose causing the mirror to vibrate. I tightened the 2 torx screws and feel secure now.
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ok DYI: Tightening the loose mirrors

about 10 mins...open door, remove the triangle plastic that covers the mirror bolts( pry out the top of the plastic and bottom part slide up and then pull gently) once removed that unbolt the 2 10mm bolts, your mirror should be free to some out of the door, once out gently remove the rubber/foam backing there you should see 2 torx screws, if you look closely at them while moving your mirror you would notice them being loose, just tighten them up ( i just did that, but in my opinion they will be loose again, if so ill try inserting a washer there next time, i think lack of that washer and you folding/unfolding the mirror makes them loose)...voila
Worked like a charm...



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hmm..got to do that. both of my mirrors are lose. what size torx?? is that a T25 or T30.
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