Electric mirrors packed up

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Electric mirrors packed up

Post by Ledg » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:07 pm

Today I backed out of our drive as normal. The mirror dipped as normal. Put the car back I. Drive to pull away and the mirror stopped working. Pulled up down the road. Turned the car off and got out and locked it. The folding mirrors also didn’t work. Got back in and started it up. All mirror functions didn’t work. I had to manually get out and move the mirror glass so it was safe to drive again. When I arrived at my destination I locked the car and they have started working again. Guess I should tell Bmw but as it’s now working they aren’t going to find anything.

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Post by Z4monster » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:28 am

Mine had an intermittent mirror issue very similar. Drivers mirror started misbehaving followed by passenger. They would randomly refuse to unfold, go half way, mirror would tilt to crazy angles, passenger would tilt in reverse then refuse to return to normal. BMW diagnosed a faulty mirror unit on the drivers side and a new control module. No issues since. It's a known issue apparently.
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Electric mirrors packed up

Post by dr_john » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:36 am

Mine have occasionally refused to unfold on startup, but will unfold if I press the manual open button.

I put it down to a software fault and expected it to be fixed with a new software release, but it happened again last week.
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Post by Ledg » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:38 am

I was assuming it was a software fault and as I’m not on the lastest software an update might solve it. I shall ring our local Bmw up and get them to look at it. I’d hate it to happen while my wife is driving, could be fairly dangerous if she has to go on the motorway.

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Post by Ledg » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:59 pm

My local Bmw garage had our car today and both mirrors have a fault and they are replacing the mirror electrics next Friday. Looks like it was worth taking in.

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