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post #161 of 181 Old 20th May 2007, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Mike
I believe it has not been done before because a handed pair of tools to make the base will cost thousands ££££
Even a pair of prototype tools (very limited numbers) with a consequent reduction in surface finish quality will still cost £1200-£1500 per tool.
BMW did not tool up for rhd production.....numbers made versus investment cost ?
I guess that leaves machining from a solid billet of HE30-HE40 Aluminium.
Thats some serious machining !
The major concern is splitting & reassembling the unit.
The mirrors are an assembled unit to the customer.
I think separating the two will possibly damage the lens housing.
The base & its two leg dowels are pressed to the main mirror lens housing.
The pins look like they have been cooled before assembly into the housing.
It might be handy to have some liquid Nitrogen around

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I've got them stripped right down now, they came apart ok. I'll let you know when I have a solution I'm happy with...

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I've got them stripped right down now, they came apart ok. I'll let you know when I have a solution I'm happy with...

You took apart the inseperable E34 M-technic mirrors??


I thought they were heat-shrunk together..

Took apart a set of replicas on my brothers 325 last month and it was clear why the OEM ones are not detachable like that..

I don't think one can make a complete new foot for the mirror easily..I would try to make an additional V-shaped piece that fits between the mirror base plate and the door.

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Now that lots more people have fitted the M-technic mirrors on RHD cars, and some of them might even have electric seats with memory, does the off side mirror dip when you select reverse?

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Now that lots more people have fitted the M-technic mirrors on RHD cars, and some of them might even have electric seats with memory, does the off side mirror dip when you select reverse?

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It should do although I think this depends on which motor you have in the mirrors as there is meant to be a difference!

I know that as I do not have memory seats I was pleased that the mirrors were not memory mirrors.

There are versions with the memory motor or you may have to order a replacement mirror motor and fit it but I am not sure if the wiring is the same!

Hope this helps a little.
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Gentlemen,

I got hold of a set of E36 M3 coupe mirrors.

Will they fit an F02 750Li?

Any thoughts?
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Respect!

You might even be able to fit a set of pig-iron floaters while you're at it

After 25 years of understeer, a proper Quattro at last.
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Gentlemen,

I got hold of a set of E36 M3 coupe mirrors.

Will they fit an F02 750Li?

Any thoughts?

Only if it's RHD.


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