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Old 10-06-2009, 05:37 AM   #1
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bmw 2004 e46 Electric folding mirror Wiring problem!!!

I just bought sum genuine auto power folding mirrors but need to know what else is required. The mirrors were off a 2004 bmw saloon and so iz mine. I dont have electric/heated seats but just want the feature of folding the mirrors with the switch. I've noticed i do require the correct switch as the switch that i got iz for auto folding/memory switch (Purple back). Please Help

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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am sure someone has done this before!!!
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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hey jupcar383 my mate has the yellow switch and he requires the purple or brown looking one which I think you have facy doing a swap if so let me know
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:13 PM   #4
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Here is one I DID ON MY OTHER CAR
and this is one I did on my lates

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Old 12-31-2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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how the hell did u do that?

so awesome i would lock/unlock the car for days just to see it work lol


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Old 01-21-2010, 06:57 PM   #6
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hey jupcar383 my mate has the yellow switch and he requires the purple or brown looking one which I think you have facy doing a swap if so let me know
Does he still need it!! i give up cant do it
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:15 PM   #7
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Hi guys. Loved thouse and want some of these for my car in Sweden Where can i get them? And do i have pre installed wires on my E46 so it will be plug in and play or do i hav to make some things myself?

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:37 PM   #8
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Nobody can help? comeon, we love americans in Sweden, show some love back, help a brother out
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:39 PM   #9
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It quite hard & easy, you have to know more about electrical & electronics.
you need first ,change the old plug in to new electric fold mirror.
Then it have 3 extra wire for fold in/out mirror.
Connect these 3 to switch.
I 'm on going to do these , still wait the mirrors come in. Will write up with detail photo soon.
I buy new, ( after market ) heated, power adjust, fold folding, $100 Left, $155 right .
( PN # BM29EL & BM29ER ) link :
http://www.******************.com/sk...ts+%26+Mirrors
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:05 AM   #10
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It quite hard & easy, you have to know more about electrical & electronics.
you need first ,change the old plug in to new electric fold mirror.
Then it have 3 extra wire for fold in/out mirror.
Connect these 3 to switch.
I 'm on going to do these , still wait the mirrors come in. Will write up with detail photo soon.
I buy new, ( after market ) heated, power adjust, fold folding, $100 Left, $155 right .
( PN # BM29EL & BM29ER ) link :
http://www.******************.com/sk...ts+%26+Mirrors
Wow, now its sounds more complicated that i thought will be But the link doesn work thoe, would love to see where u ordered from. Because on ebay i found some but they was more taiwan crap mirrors. I got that feeling anyway. So if you want to PM me the link i will be greatfull.

PS: which one did you choose? M5 or M6 style? And whats the differens btw them, i cant see any

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:41 AM   #11
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Dear all who were on this post Sorry that had not been here to answer questions of help needed. Family probs and redundancy if there is anyone out there who still need help on this feed let me know PM Me
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:48 PM   #12
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RIsiaah, can you help me with M mirrors for e46 330ci 2004 with ribbon connectors?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #14
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and what about ribbon connectors TerraPhantm?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #15
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That thread is for a car with ribbon motors

Cliffs:

1. Install mirrors and install the proper switch. Neither should require any special wiring
2. Code the car. Add option code 313 to your VO. Recode the general module
3. If you want them to fold by holding the lock button, go into your general module and set "KOMFORT_SCHLIESSUNG_FB" to "aktiv"

Last couple steps could be accomplished a couple ways. Easiest and cheapest way would be via NCS Expert.


If you want M3 mirrors, it's a little more complicated. You will have to transplant your ribbon adjustment motor into the M3 housing, and then connect the M3's folding motor to the 3 pin wire sticking off.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #16
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TerraPhantm, the main problem is I want to install M-style mirrors which are never been with ribbon connectors, just cable one. And my car support only ribbon connection. I'm trying to solve this issue (
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #17
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:43 AM   #18
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Hey guys! If anyone install original M mirrors to e46 coupe 2004+ with ribbon connectors?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #20
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You have no choice but to transplant the motors and wiring from your stock mirrors to the M3 mirrors.
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