Originally Posted by BimmerMeUp
The autodip is not an issue, you will be replacing just the heated dimming glass element. It pops right out once you can get something behind it to pull on the glass. There is a short pigtail wire electrical connection, but that's it.
As far as finding a replacement for less than BWM dealer prices, try ebay. That's where I found a used one for $115 shipped (from Latvia, probably not with the original owners consent). Salvage yards might be worth some effort as well, although a lot of them are on ebay already. Good luck!
So let's say:
Auto-Dip = Yes
Auto-Dim = Don't care
Heated = Yes
Would these plug and play?