How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

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How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by chaos86 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:00 pm

Hello fellow Z4 owners/enthusiast.

I recently purchased my Z4 last Thursday and I must say that it is the most beautiful car I have driven.
My model - BMW Z4 2.0i SE 2006

I have a question to do with the wing/side mirrors of my Z4.
Basically, when parking in a very narrow space or on a main road I always like to bend/fold the wing mirrors in order to avoid unnecessary scratches and scuffs from other inconsiderate drivers.
I have read through the manual and it informs me that there button inside the car, next to the windows button, which automatically bends in the side mirrors.
After spending a good 5 minutes searching for this button I cannot find it so I assume I have to fold it manually - getting out and bending the side mirrors myself.
However, I have tried this and have found it impossible to do so. I don't want to force the mirrors as I'm afraid of snapping it off

Does anyone have a suggestion? Any help would be much appreciated!
Thank you in advance.
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by PawnSacrifice » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:06 pm

Push from the bottom under the end, push in (toward the window) and up at the same time! Should be pointing skywards when you're done.

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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by chaos86 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:12 pm

Thank you for the swift reply.
I will give that a go :)

I absolutely love my Z4. It's got all my colleagues in the office talking about it. And when I have the roof down heads are always turning.
I know I will be very happy with my new purchase.

Thank you once again.

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Post by cj10jeeper » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:20 pm

If it helps thne look at the the mirror body and you'll see a cut line. It rotates about that point, not hinges.

I find it easier to grasp the mirror with both hands and twist it until it reaches the point PawnSacrifice refers to as pointing 'skywards'
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by chaos86 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:25 pm

Thank you cj10jeeper
I will try using your method.
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by SirSimon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:34 pm

Sorry am I being completely stuipd? Do all Z4 mirrors fold????
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Post by cj10jeeper » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:47 pm

SirSimon wrote:Sorry am I being completely stuipd? Do all Z4 mirrors fold????
Yes either manually as above, or if you have the extra button on the drivers door switchm panel then electrically
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by SirSimon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:47 pm

Lol! I've just found this out!!
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Post by PawnSacrifice » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:33 pm

chaos86 wrote:Thank you cj10jeeper
I will try using your method.
chaos86... good call. There's two types on here, those of us who try but are ultimately a little wishy-washy and use terms like skywards... and those with more precise instructions - CJ (and a few others) could probably tell you the appropriate amount of force to apply depending the distance from the fulcrum. I think my way is more poetic! Be good to see some pics in the Newbies forum when you get a moment :thumbsup:
SirSimon wrote:Lol! I've just found this out!!
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by chaos86 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:58 pm

I think both explanations were very easy to follow and I really do appreciate the quick response to my question.
Seems that there's a good community here and I'm very glad to now be part of it :)

I didn't know you could post pics in a forum. I'll def take gander at the Newbies forum and see if I can upload pics of my Z4.

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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by PawnSacrifice » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:04 pm

chaos86 wrote:I think both explanations were very easy to follow and I really do appreciate the quick response to my question.
Seems that there's a good community here and I'm very glad to now be part of it :)

I didn't know you could post pics in a forum. I'll def take gander at the Newbies forum and see if I can upload pics of my Z4.
No problem... was only joking! I put my mirrors up a lot and they do more easier over time.

There's some details on posting pics on the Newbie forum... it sounds more difficult than it actually is!
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by cj10jeeper » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:09 pm

Ha - ha. If the truth be known it took me a month to realise they moved... I only found out when I was p*ssed at water ruuning down the doors after I finished washing it and was about to wax it or similar.
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by chaos86 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:38 pm

Finally registered on Photobucket.
I know this isn't really the place to post pics but here's a quick peek of my Z4 :)

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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by sk93 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:19 am

thats a shiney looking zed you've got there :thumbsup:

And I didn't realise you could fold the mirrors until now... lol :oops:
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Re: How to manually fold the side mirrors/wing mirrors

Post by chaos86 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:41 am

Thank you sk93 :)

Looks like my post has helped out other members :P

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