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Wing mirror replacement

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Ashbandicoot, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Ashbandicoot

    Ashbandicoot Passed Away, July 27 2015
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    After deliberating whether to repaint the bases on my mirrors, I finally bought the plastic replacement from here www.spiegel-z3.de, the pair painted Cosmos Schwarz were €236 incl P&P and new gaskets 51167001040 + 51167001039 were £9.60 from BMW.

    Following on from the guide on here for removing the mirrors... https://zroadster.org/articles/bmw-z3-mirror-base-refurbishment.66/
    - by coincidence that was written by R37 (Dan) on here, who I bought my car off.

    Bases showing their age

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    Mirror prised off and casing removed

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    Base removed using T25 hex

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    Prise apart the connector, don't hold back - they will separate

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    Remove the mirror motor using & thread the connector and cable through the base column

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    Rethread the connector through the new base and secure the motor to the replacement mirror housing

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    My mirror casings had a few stone chips, so i put the Chipex kit to use and then polished up with Autoglym SRP - other polishes available!

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    Re-fitted on the car and mirror attached - door card still lay on the passenger seat :)

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    Overall I am very pleased with the result - cannot fault Udo for the mirrors, they will definitely outlive the rest of the the Z. Hope this helps other mirror corrosion sufferers!

    cheers

    Ash
     

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  2. GazHyde

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    Great write up Ash, I'll get this converted over to an article tomorrow and link the two to each other! :)
     
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