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April 18, 2018, 11:12:28 PM

phil-e30

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Passenger mirror packed its bags
« on: April 18, 2018, 11:12:28 PM »
Despite thoroughly enjoying the first couple of weeks of ownership, my X3's passenger side wing mirror has decided to pack its bags (it seems). The control panel on the driver side now won't allow me to adjust or fold the passenger mirror.

Given that both the folding and adjustment aren't working, any ideas what might be going on? Motor? Can the motor be replaced? I found the below bit on eBay:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-OEM-BMW-X3-E83-Wing-Mirror-Memory-Motor-Left-Repair-Kit-67136965061/262954457077?hash=item3d394e97f5:g:t-kAAOSw5UZZALtc

April 19, 2018, 06:58:10 AM
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Alan Gunn

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Re: Passenger mirror packed its bags
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 06:58:10 AM »
On the e53 it has 2 motors and i would think yours is the same.
The fold part failed on mine but i can still adjust it.
Could be the switch panel on the drivers door with both actions not working.
I would pull it and give it a spray of switch/contact cleaner first.

April 19, 2018, 10:20:20 AM
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 10:20:20 AM »
I did think that yesterday, but I figured because the switch is still correctly folding the driver mirror that the issue wouldn't be there. It's a nightmare, always hate issues with electrics!

April 19, 2018, 01:31:29 PM
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 01:31:29 PM »
Interesting continuation on this issue, I went out to the car this morning and decided to give the switch panel a bit of a tap to see if there is perhaps a bad connection. What do you know, the passenger mirror begins to work again. So I think you may be right Alan, I think it could be the control switch. I'm hoping (but doubting) it's a serviceable part, no doubt it'll need replaced  :noexpression:

April 19, 2018, 05:13:57 PM
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 05:13:57 PM »
I would just fill it with as much switch cleaner as i could to wash out any cr@p.