I'm sure the cost will be much lower I could probably do it myself but not without someone over my shoulders directing __________________ 2005 Imola Red 330i 6MT, ZHP, ZCW, Xenons I'd have to dig up the part numbers. The fuse blew and the wing mirror switch has just melted and stinks, I dont know wether it's the actual switch which is at fault or if it is something else I don't want to write something that no one cares about. http://dragonplayer.net/bmw-e46/bmw-e46-side-mirrors-not-working.php
and it stinks. from a US E46 manual - "Both mirrors are automatically heated when you turn the ignition key to position 2." But thanks for your help , I'll keep looking for that To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Working... http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=888911
Everything was fine until last week which we got hit by heavy freezing rain and lots of snow. MMM PWRFri, Mar-10-2006, 04:02:02 AMRonin009, HOW did YOU disconnect them? Register FAQ Community Calendar Today's Posts Search Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Search on E46Fanatics Search All Sites Tag Search Advanced Search Replaced with known good switch.
Mine don't work at all from the switch but dips in reverse. Sign in to report inappropriate content. Google Search Search Forums Show Threads Show Posts Search across all BimmerPost sites? Not to mention, the separate switch is probably simpler to install.
Is it just a coincidence or a manufacturing flaw? RONIN009Fri, Mar-10-2006, 12:03:43 AMthey are only on when cold, if the OA temp is > than 40F or so, they draw no current...stop sweating it...in fact I bet the heat causes Take the mirror of and check if you have the heating connectors . Go Here Did you find solution?
wiring looks good u just think the entire system failed? Stan Cravens 59,550 views 5:22 How To Install Side View Mirror Turn Signals "LED LIGHTS" - Duration: 5:36. If you have any updates on a solution to your problem please post. Any update #8 Vicky5117 Bimmer Fan Car Details Vicky5117's Car Details Model of Car:330Ci Sport Year But rather than wiring them in to your rear window defroster, why don't you just wire them to a separate switch?
I had a look at the fuses and one of them was visibly blown. find this I am going to take the door card back off on thursday to make sure no wires are trapped and then maybe take it to an auto electrician if i havnt Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.8 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. disstoThu, Mar-09-2006, 08:47:20 PMim am almost sure the heat only goes on when you turn inernal heat on.
briansredd 400,983 views 3:23 Sequential Arrows for Car Side Mirror Turn Signal (epilogue) - Duration: 6:52. http://dragonplayer.net/bmw-e46/bmw-e46-electric-mirrors-not-working.php Often it doesn't work that well Quote: Originally Posted by E90Fleet The values are Without Wipers on Temp 5 to 15'C 50% power Temp 5 to -10'C 75% power Temp below this only works when the ambient temp is lower than 43F or some other number, i think... With wipers switched off: Below 5Â°C = 100% continuous heating Above 5Â°C = 0% heating With wipers switched on: Below 5Â°C = 100% continuous heating From 5 to 10Â°C = 75%
General Forums General Chit Chat (Off Topic) Other Cars Portal Announcements Forum Ideas & Suggestions Forum Upgrades Spotted..... You may be right about them being on all the time the engine is though. Switch checks out also. check my blog benz4matikThu, Mar-09-2006, 10:03:03 PMI would also like to know how to shut them off because I dont drive my car in the winter.
Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Gaz The OG Gaz! Sometime to come: New Clutch with LWFW, Clutch Stop, M50 Manifold, M3 Cams, Reprogrammed ECU (Probably in that order). Mine doesnt work at all http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=704974 __________________ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2004 325i AW ZSP/ZPP, Steptronic "I'd rather live on my feet than die on my knees." trlb21 View Public Profile Find all threads
I wonder if this puts an extra strain on your electrical system. RONIN009Fri, Mar-10-2006, 12:44:47 AMthey don't get hot, only warm, they only need to be >32F, not 200F :rofl2: Maybe there is something wrong with mine, cause they get really hot. I would like a push button rather than a switch so it won't stay on. TheOmarLabel View Public Profile Find more threads by TheOmarLabel Find More Posts by TheOmarLabel Leave feedback for TheOmarLabel (0) 12-05-2011, 05:55 PM #16 Scott's ZHP Registered User Join Date:
I am new to this site but have been reading lots of posts about the door mirror issues. I am hoping that heated mirrors' power is tied to a fuse or the glass can be taken out and w wire disconnected....Ideas? When you clip it back on, make sure you only push from the centre also. http://dragonplayer.net/bmw-e46/bmw-side-mirrors-not-working.php Please explain?
BMW Dealer Reviews + Ratings Forum Regional Forums USA - California USA - NY / NJ / CT / PA Copyright © 2001 - 2013 Bimmerforums.com Bimmerforums.com is not affiliated with BMW NA or BMW AG. My passenger side mirror glass was rusting, so decided to swap out for a new glass piece. Moderator 22,995 posts Current Car:2002 M3, 2003 Clubsport & 1989 Mini Mayfair Gender:Male Location:Milton Keynes Posted 25 May 2011 · Report post I had them on the old 330 n hopefully
I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. The mirrors are actually pretty easy to pull out without breaking them, it just feels like they are gonna break. I have an extra relay (T512 I think) and conecting it to defroster or a switch basiclly are the same. You should feel the heat.
After all outside temp. I pulled the mirror from it's backing and traced the fine flat wires only to find the wires just "dead end". Good luck My next project? skip0110 335,169 views 7:08 Loading more suggestions...
My original reading with multi-meter was 650-700 K-ohms (Before) and now its around 11-13 Ohms. Particulary when dew is about and sometimes it cleared it rapid and other days not! Or sign in with one of these services Sign in with Twitter Sign Up All Content All Content This Topic This Forum Advanced Search Shop Store Forums Manage Purchases Gallery Blogs Any thoughts?
Loading... There wont be a heater control though. Thanks. Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements BimmerForums.co.uk Advertisements #2 sam1832 Platinum BFuk Member Car Details sam1832's Car Details Model of Car:318ci Year of Manufacture:2004 Transmission Type:manual Car Body I have got another switch comeing which is costing £22 but I don't want it to blow as soon as I connect it up.
I would think they are about 50c-75c hot! Anyways, 50 to 75C sounds a bit too hot. (That's 122 to 167 Fahrenheit!) My wild guess is that these mirrors were not designed to get that hot. Not sure if the e90 still has this feature.