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RaceMX-M3 25th May 2011 07:45 AM

E39 M5 Auto Dimming Mirror Repair
 
If your E39 M5 oval auto dimming mirror has stopped working or looks like a lava lamp I have good news, we can repair it for a fraction of the cost of a new mirror from the dealer and if it ever fails again we'll fix it for you for free for as long as you own your car.

Total cost including return shipping is $99. Please send me a PM or email [email protected] and mention the M5board.

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BAD TA WS6 3rd June 2011 08:31 PM

Sounds good, I will contact you soon!

bwilly 3rd June 2011 10:53 PM

Does your fix use the same auto-dimming technology as the OEM mirror or does it use a newer (better) tech?

RaceMX-M3 3rd June 2011 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bwilly (Post 2087475)
Does your fix use the same auto-dimming technology as the OEM mirror or does it use a newer (better) tech?

The "technology" is the same but the materials used are not subject to the problems the older mirrors are experiencing. An auto dimming mirror is actually two pieces of glass laminated together with a conductive gel injected between the glass. When very low voltage is applied to the top and bottom edges of the glass the gel darkens and creates the dimming effect. The older gel substance is obviously unstable and breaks down chemically, converts to a liquid and becomes toxic. Once the mirror fails it's just a matter of time before the liquid will begin leaking and damage whatever in lands on. If your mirror has failed it's important to get it out of your car immediately to avoid additional damage.

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darknight 3rd June 2011 11:15 PM

Wow. Exactly what I was looking for. Just contacted you through your site. Thanks!

bwilly 4th June 2011 12:13 AM

Thanks!

I just sent you a PM with contact information for instructions.

BTW guys, I just got an email response from Sybesma's Electronics that they are currently out of BMW mirror cells.

RaceMX-M3 4th June 2011 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bwilly (Post 2087512)
Thanks!

I just sent you a PM with contact information for instructions.

BTW guys, I just got an email response from Sybesma's Electronics that they are currently out of BMW mirror cells.

Sent you an email with shipping instructions. Thanks!

and yeah Sybesmas has been out of BMW mirrors for a while, works for me. :)

joshuaberman 10th June 2011 06:39 AM

So, this is an actual repair of my original mirror and not a trade for my core, correct?

RaceMX-M3 10th June 2011 06:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshuaberman (Post 2091788)
So, this is an actual repair of my original mirror and not a trade for my core, correct?

Correct.

joshuaberman 10th June 2011 06:54 AM

Excellent. Thank you. I'll be contacting you in the not so distant future. :)


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