It's mounted in this white plastic bracket (bottom left). Good luck with all the wiring
Do you mind if I pick your brain for a few things? I noticed you were in the UK, I'm in the US so I don't know if the wiring or other things are different from our cars. Do you happen to have a fuse on the no 57 slot? Also I need to check again but I don't remember seeing that connector back there I know that our cars are pre wired for a lot of things and have connectors hidden in the wiring loom so maybe it's there. Thanks for the help.It's mounted in this white plastic bracket (bottom left). Good luck with all the wiring View attachment 972811
After a lot of reading on old forum posts that are now dead and have no viewable pictures your answer was the first answer I've seen that is kind of pointing in the right direction. Yes I was talking about the connector for the power folding module. From what I've read is that if I have no power seats and don't want memory on the mirrors all I needed was to purchase the right mirror switch and the power folding module to make them fold. I haven't come across a post or someone that has actually done it just people's opinions on what must be done. Again thank you so much for taking the time to respond.You're overestimating my level of expertise.
Most of the wiring differences would be down to year, not market, but I wouldn't expect a significant change to this part of it.
I do have a fuse on 57, from memory, but don't have the car to check.
Which connector are you referring to, the one that plugs into the folding module?
I have a facelift (2004) but with no ribbon connector, but I will give this a read and see if I can find anything. Thank you so much.For pre-facelift (ribbon) mirrors, I believe your approach is correct.
This russian post (you mostly need the pics anyway) seems to show a pre facelift car
No not yet. I've been reading the Russian link, bit it's still a little hard to understand. The pictures I think I need are in black and white. Right now I'm looking for the connector that connects to the "Power Folding Control Unit" then I will run all the wires. I'm also going to look where a connector from my door goes as my car had the second connector for the switch folded as BMWs tend to have when our cars are "Pre-Wired" for certain features that our cars didn't come with from the factory.
Take a lot of pictures please. Lol I've been busy at work and haven't had a lot of time to get started. I hate doing things in small sections. I just want to dedicate a whole day to this.Cheers mate. Found out that I need the white central mirror module indeed. Will grab one today and then need to find out which cables I need. I know there is a bunch of 'dead end' wiring above the fuse box but really don't know where they come from. So if I am correct, I need the following:
and there goes one wire to the speedsensor from the dsc module (to prevent folding in the mirrors above 20MPHP) but I do not know if this one is necessary to get it working
- 2 wires from the drivers door (red/white and red/blue cables)
- 2 wires from the passengers door (red/blue and red/green cables)
- 1 wire from mirror control unit to fuse 57 including 5A fuse
- 1 wire from mirror switch (blue/purple cable)
- 1 wire to ground (brown cable)
Let me check this week if I can get it properly working