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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, Jun-14-2007, 10:05:43 PM   #41
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How did you remove the mirror?

I want to remove it before it explodes, if it has not already.
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Old Thu, Jun-14-2007, 11:30:08 PM   #42
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I had a similar problem. There was a line across the mirror where apparently the fluid line was at. I was new to BMR's and the "know it all" salesman at West German BMW said it was normal. Well, after a few phone calls and finally reaching the GM, I had it replaced. The same salesman tried to tell me that the spare keys were made in Bavaria and that it would take weeks. My SA around home told me that their cut in Jersey. I got my keys the nxt day. No telling who you can trust.
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Old Fri, Jun-15-2007, 03:14:21 AM   #43
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How did you remove the mirror?

I want to remove it before it explodes, if it has not already.
Insert a tiny screwdriver in the seam at the bottom of the base of the mirror and unsnap the cover. Then simply grab the mirror by the base and rotate it 45 degrees in either direction and it will release. All you have to do then is unplug the wiring harness from the mirror and pull the mirror off.
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Old Tue, Jun-19-2007, 12:28:37 AM   #44
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Today it got up into the 90's in Southern VA, and upon getting into my car this afternoon to head home, I was greeted by a multi-colored blob right in the center of the rearview mirror. I freaked out, naturally, as I've only had the car for two months.

So I get home, get on here, start searching. Well, I'm lucky the thing didn't leak all over my interior. Sorry to those it happeened to. I would have cried.

It's certainly a liquid of some sort - I can watch the "bubble" move around as I move the mirror. I am not sure I want to know what is in this thing...sounds as if it is very caustic, and who knows how toxic it may be.

So, by everyone's advice, I sent off an e-mail to Magna Donnelly. It's only been a couple of hours so no word yet but from what you all are saying, it won't take long for me to hear back. Well, and it's Friday afternoon. That's really amazing nowadays - a company standing behind their product. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but it looks like everyone has been getting great service and communication from M-D.

I'm crossing my fingers.

I also sent an email to Magna Donnelly, they responded within 2 hours with the appropriate forms to complete. Glad I found this post cause I went to the dealer as well and they refused to help with this situation.
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Old Tue, Jun-19-2007, 05:18:41 AM   #45
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Took off the mirror. Im glad I took it off before it leaked. Magna is taking care of it. However, it will take 2-3 weeks to get the replacement in. Oh well, at least I do not have to pay for it, and it did not leak in my car.

This week we should hit 114 degrees in Arizona! Surely this woudl have exploded. See the Bubbly pics!
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This week we should hit 114 degrees in Arizona! Surely this woudl have exploded. See the Bubbly pics!
Yow! Just in time. A leak or explosion would have been very bad.
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Old Tue, Jun-19-2007, 06:22:41 AM   #47
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i concur with that! wonder if i can just get it changed without even having a leak? =T
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well, the dealer isn't going to fix my console, or replace the mirror. I also got a quick response from magna donnely and they will replace the mirror. According to my SA, no one at the dealer has heard of this problem.

A little off topic, but the heat also caused my passenger door lining to fall off. They replaced my drivers side when the car was still under warranty, but refused to replace the passanger side at the same time, since it wasn't falling off yet. So of course, it's now not under warranty and their estimate was $550 to fix it. Unbelievable...I guess my double stick 3m tape will have to suffice.

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so how long is it usually to recieve the replacement? 2-4 weeks?

what do you all do in the meantime w/o a rear-view mirror?

mine's already leaked and dripped a bit, putting little burn marks in my SMG dome..i want to remove it, but i need a rear view! :P
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It takes about three or four days to get it. You then send in your old one. If you've taken it off, you can always use one of those suction cup mirrors they sell at PepBoys, Autozone, etc.
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