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      04-06-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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Side mirror glass replacement

Curious if anyone knows the answer to this.....

I have the discoloration on my side mirrors, and the right one is blurry. It's out of warranty so that's not an option.

The mirrors are:
Auto-Dip (right)
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I don't care about auto-dim, but do want heated.

Will these fit or is there a special fitment for the auto-dip? I can't seem to find an answer to this after a LOT of searching.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...rors/ES251356/

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      04-06-2013, 03:16 AM   #2
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Your link doesn't work. I think the ECS ones are the blue euro wide angle mirrors - right? They should work fine.

All US cars have heated mirrors - from what I understand. The auto dip mirrors are big bucks from BMW. ~$400 each. I would go with the blue euro ones.
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      04-06-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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This may be what you're looking for:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135i-N55_3.0l/ES84070/

It's the smaller version since you have an 08.

There's also the blind spot setup.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...Mirror/ES9945/
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      04-06-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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I've had to change discoloured mirrors on my old e46 as well...my e82 is starting to form a small discolouration on the passenger side mirror now >

EDIT: my 2003 e46 330xi was equipped with the cold weather package which also has heated mirrors
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Mine are starting to crack, the silver plate is gone around the edges. I may have to go for these soon.
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      04-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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When looking for mirror replacements, please note that there's different mirrors for early model (smaller mirror) versus later model. There's also a different option for the blue versus regular, the blind spot assist versus regular, and the dimming versus just heated.

Also, I believe (don't quote me on this) that the heating element for the later model mirrors is built-in to the mirror itself rather than the housing, which causes the replacement to be more expensive .
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      04-08-2013, 01:55 AM   #7
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Your link doesn't work. I think the ECS ones are the blue euro wide angle mirrors - right? They should work fine.

All US cars have heated mirrors - from what I understand. The auto dip mirrors are big bucks from BMW. ~$400 each. I would go with the blue euro ones.
Thanks. The blue euro ones are what the link was supposed to lead to. OEM are really expensive because of the auto-dim, which I don't even care about.
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      04-08-2013, 02:01 AM   #8
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This may be what you're looking for:

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135i-N55_3.0l/ES84070/

It's the smaller version since you have an 08.

There's also the blind spot setup.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...Mirror/ES9945/
These blind spot ones were exactly what I was looking at. They have them listed individually and as a set from what I can tell. Production up to 3/2009

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...rors/ES251356/

What threw me off was that they also have a special auto-dip mirror but only for the larger mirrors.

Thanks for the info, it helps.
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      04-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #9
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So I ordered the Euro blind spot mirrors and they do NOT fit. The connection in the mirror housing (4 point connection) is completely different than what's on the Euro mirror (two prong).

The right one was easy to get out, but the left one was such a pain I ended up cracking it in the process. So now I need to return the Euro ones and I HAVE to buy new glass. Blah.

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      04-12-2013, 03:45 PM   #10
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Doesn't that plug mean that you have auto-dimming?

take a look at the plug in this mirror via the pics on the site, they have a closeup

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...rror/ES514269/
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      04-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #11
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Doesn't that plug mean that you have auto-dimming?

take a look at the plug in this mirror via the pics on the site, they have a closeup

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...rror/ES514269/
Looking at those pics on ECS Tuning website, it looks like the plug(on your car) plugs into an adapter and then plugs into the two prongs on the euro mirrors. ?

You could also just install the euro mirrors and not plug in the heating element. ?



Btw... I just picked up a set of euro mirrors from my German dealer the other day. I won't be able to install them for a week or so though. Here are the part numbers for my 2010 US spec 135. I do not have auto dimming, just electric and heated mirrors. My euro mirrors are silver btw.

bmw p/n 51167252894
bmw p/n 51167252893
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      04-14-2013, 12:54 AM   #12
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That's what I was thought at first as well so I tried to pull the end of the adapter off of my mirrors. It didn't come off easily and I didn't want to force it in case I was wrong. I'll try again tomorrow to see if I can pry it off without breaking anything. I'm sure the adapter is $500
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      04-14-2013, 01:15 AM   #13
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Doesn't that plug mean that you have auto-dimming?

take a look at the plug in this mirror via the pics on the site, they have a closeup

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E82-135...rror/ES514269/
I'm not sure. That was my whole intention with this thread, to find out if anyone knew what would fit and what wouldn't.
The close up on this is exactly what my plug looks like. But I'm trying to avoid ordering the $600 - $800 mirrors if I can. I'm not crazy about the auto dimming but I really like the heated mirrors. It's still snowing every week in Colorado so it comes in handy.
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      04-14-2013, 11:02 AM   #14
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OP the mirrors which you get is not auto dimming just heated. Mirrors with dimming function have 4 pin connection like your.
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      04-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #15
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Quote:
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I'm not sure. That was my whole intention with this thread, to find out if anyone knew what would fit and what wouldn't.
The close up on this is exactly what my plug looks like. But I'm trying to avoid ordering the $600 - $800 mirrors if I can. I'm not crazy about the auto dimming but I really like the heated mirrors. It's still snowing every week in Colorado so it comes in handy.
Some additional info here: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367545

You wouldn't be the first to get the wrong mirrors from ECS. I don't have dimming or auto-dip (thankfully $$$), but I got the right wide angle mirrors from ECS and they plugged right in for my 2/2009 production 135i.
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OP the mirrors which you get is not auto dimming just heated. Mirrors with dimming function have 4 pin connection like your.
This is what I needed to know. I just checked the mirrors again and there is no adapter, it's straight 4 prong from the mirror housing to the back of the mirror itself. The mirror has a 4 prong connector that is wired straight into the inside of the mirror so you have to order the 4 prong type.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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      04-14-2013, 01:17 PM   #17
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It looks like the mirrors I have(ordered from my dealer) are the correct ones).

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=52


I will install them this week and post my findings here.
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It looks like the mirrors I have(ordered from my dealer) are the correct ones).

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=52


I will install them this week and post my findings here.
Nice. I'll post mine up when I get the replacements from ECS.
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      04-16-2013, 03:04 AM   #19
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Nice. I'll post mine up when I get the replacements from ECS.
Note that dimming ones can be much much more expensive...
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Note that dimming ones can be much much more expensive...
I know, that's why I made this thread. I was trying to find out if the auto-dim or auto-dip had a special connection or if I could just order the cheaper heated Euro ones.

From other threads and a couple of responses here it seemed like most people thought there wouldn't be an issue, but there was. Auto dimming mirrors have the 4 prong. I just bit the bullet and bought the OEM ones from ECS since nothing else fits.
Not the Euro auto-dim wide angle though - those are $$$$$
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      04-23-2013, 05:11 PM   #21
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Installed the new mirror glass today and everything looks perfect. I got OEM replacements from ECS.

Recap in case anyone else has this issue:
Auto-dim uses a 4 pin connector
No auto-dim uses a two prong connector

OEM Part for auto-dim, heated, 2008
51167132746 - Right
51167132749 - Left
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      04-24-2013, 09:48 AM   #22
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Thanks for the update, glad it worked out!
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