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Old Sun, Mar-07-2010, 09:29:46 PM   #31
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Great info here thanks.

If your mirror glass is loose but housing is not and the electrics still work, could it be that the adhesive is not doing its job?

Or could it be that the part inside the housing that holds the mirror glass is loose and just needs tightening??
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I would think the latter. The adhesive doesn't really hold the mirror in place, it's held in with clips.
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I would think the latter. The adhesive doesn't really hold the mirror in place, it's held in with clips.
Thanks for the reply.

So if I take out the glass and tighten the part that holds the glass in place. Will I be able to re-install the same mirror glass considering the adhesive will get f****d up when removing??
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I would think you could reinstall it - but you may want to have some double-sided tape handy to take the place of the adhesive that will pull off.
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I would think you could reinstall it - but you may want to have some double-sided tape handy to take the place of the adhesive that will pull off.
Ok, ill have a bash at it then! Thanks for the advice.
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Are the new ones less likely to rust?
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Nice DIY, it looks very easy.
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I just did my mirrors today and it was an 05 M3 with the new style mirrors. So I guess the new style mirrors are just as susceptible to the rusting.

BTW.. Thanks for the writeup.
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Do you guys know how the leads should be wired? Is it red or black nearest to the car or does it vary by side, or even matter?

I just installed my mirror, and it appears totally undamaged, but the reflections seem warped or blurry.

Is this common and if so, why, and how can I fix it?
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Damn, would of been nice to have found this DIY before I put these in last weekend

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