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Old 21st April 2007, 01:14   #41
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Awesome, thanks for the magna donnelly info.. This is the second mirror that failed on me already! My first mirror went out several months after i bought the car, then i shelled out some $ and bought a new one and now this one went out too.. same problem.....

I give huge props to Magna Donnelly for the replacement

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Old 26th April 2007, 03:15   #42
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Mine is on the way!

Is there a post with un/install instructions? I've looked at a dozen and havent seen any. Links?

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Old 26th April 2007, 05:29   #43
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Mirror Removal

From Cosioboy:

To take out the rearview mirror, first you will need to remove the plastic cover (the one that touches the front windshield) by using a small screwdriver, or even your fingernails will do. Separate the plastic cover down by its middle ****. Once you remove the cover, you will see the full mirror assembly. Then unplug the mirror itself from the connector (which feeds juice to your red LED Alarm light). It looks like you need to unbolt the mirror, but you actually don’t- twist the whole mirror assembly counter-clockwise (not just the pivoting head, but the whole thing with the bracket) until it comes/pops off. Installation is in reverse order of removal.

For those of you who have replaced your mirrors, do you have anything to add to these instructions?

I sent my e-mail and look forward to getting my new mirror. THANKS JWM5AZ !!!
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Old 26th April 2007, 06:57   #44
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Old 28th April 2007, 22:00   #45
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Got the mirror yesterday, 4 days early!

Took 30 seconds to get the old 1 off. Comparing the mirrors is amazing, my old one looks so battered and hazy!

Installation was a bit frustrating. You have to align the 3 pins, and then push hard against the windshield will turning it clockwise into position. Took me about 8 minutes to get it right. Once you do, it just thumps into place.

Havent had a chance to check it out with night driving yet, but day driving it looks just fine.
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Old 28th April 2007, 22:21   #46
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PCH and StevenZ: I put this on another post, but here are instructions I found on the web when I replaced mine.
http://www.bigpatsfans.com/mirror/pi..._%2016_060.pdf

Of course I replaced mine a year ago, good thing I didn't throw away my old mirror, now I can try to get a backup for when my current one fails

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Old 29th April 2007, 00:07   #47
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Just replaced my mirror. Unbelievable customer service from Dani and Magna Donnelly!
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It took me about 5 days, from first contact, to receiving my replacement mirror. Hats off to Dani.

BMW should take a few pointers!!
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Great to see everyone is getting their mirrors quickly. I am curious as to how many BMW mirrors that Magna Donnelly has replaced. Looks like mostly 2000-2001 in this thread, but that maybe more related to age of mirror than anything.

From what I can remember, my replacement mirror was manufacturing a couple weeks before I got it, something like Oct 2006 date. If their newer SPM technology is being used, I believe we will not have any more issues with these leaking.

Thanks for the beer offer rdm190, I will have to remember that if I am ever in Pennsylvannia.

It is too bad that BMW did not help more with this issue. I forwarded them the information on the manufacturer replacements when I got mine replaced. But, when I continued to see others post of issues with replacements I decided to just post the information here.

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Got word today that the mirror for my '01 is out of stock and that it might take 2-3 weeks to get a replacement. I am perfectly fine with this. Working with Magna Donnelly has been effortless.

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