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      02-11-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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retrofit folding mirrors

What is needed to retrofit them? What about the wiring?
I know the architecture of the car has been changed compared to the E9x.
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I thought they were standard? If they aren't over there, I'd guess you just need the mirrors with the folding motors and the switch pod. I doubt BMW has a different harness for each option.
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I thought they were standard? If they aren't over there, I'd guess you just need the mirrors with the folding motors and the switch pod. I doubt BMW has a different harness for each option.
You'd be surprised, its usually not that easy, it wasn't on the E90.
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Forgot to mention the F30 is an europe car.
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You'd be surprised, its usually not that easy, it wasn't on the E90.
On the E39 it was 1 wire to each mirror. The F-series cars seem to be close to max wired though. I'm seeing several unused connectors in the back of my car (presumably for the HK, since thats one of the few things I don't have).
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Thought that folding mirrors are only available with the autodim. feature of the exterior mirrors.
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On the E39 it was 1 wire to each mirror. The F-series cars seem to be close to max wired though. I'm seeing several unused connectors in the back of my car (presumably for the HK, since thats one of the few things I don't have).
Your car is practically loaded tho, so I would think you would have the utmost in terms of wiring compared to a car that only has say, premium, cold weather, and navigation.
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When I've time I'll dig into this.
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