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    Internal Mirror

    I have just been quoted ?540 for a new internal mirror with the auromatic dipping feature. Mine seems to have delaminated and is difficult to see through. I looked at the BMW OEM site and its about the same price in dollars (i.e. $540) and I have the feeling that BMW UK are taking advantage.

    Does anyone have a Euro spec mirror that they would like to sell or know of someone breaking a car.

    Also does anyone know of a part supplier in Europe / US who sells this item cheaper please?

    kind regards
    Ron

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    My mirror has done the same thing. Shouldn't have for a car that spends most of its time in a garage. I am going to see if I can get it covered by my extended warranty as it is a power mirror.

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    Many have been replaced by BMW

    under warranty, including mine. I would imagine that they are very well aware of the problem and would extend a "courtesy" if asked (very nicely). Since this item is a piece of required safety equipment, mentioning a next step of filling out an NHTSA recall investigation form could follow a refusal.

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    Sadly my car is an imported car into the UK from Bahrain and has no warranty that I know of and again because I am in the UK NHTSA doesnt work here.

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    utterly disappointed that my mirror has also delaminated. no warranty here either but appreciate the sage advise re approach with BMW.

    perhaps a coincidence but my mirror went the same day that both of my key's remote functions stopped working. Alarm light also flickers as if shorting.

    At least I don't appear to have a structural problem yet!
    Last edited by jdillane; September 15th 2006 at 02:08. Reason: unnecessary speculation

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    I forgot to say that I spoke to a local garage reference the mirror. Not even a BMW specialist - I gave him the part number and he quoted ?360 - Guess what the BMW dealer then dropped his price to ?355!!

    Shame that it has to be this way, but I will now do this for every part of any value for the car. I gave the local garage something for his trouble and he said he would be happy to do it again.

    regards
    Ron

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    Was your extended warranty offered ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Orcatek View Post
    My mirror has done the same thing. Shouldn't have for a car that spends most of its time in a garage. I am going to see if I can get it covered by my extended warranty as it is a power mirror.
    by the dealer or by BMW direct? Just curious.
    Best Regards,

    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z8doc View Post
    by the dealer or by BMW direct? Just curious.

    By everyone I can. Just getting cool enough to take the car out for drives again. I have 2 extended warranties. First attempt will be dealer good will. Then if that fails, then I will try the others.