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Scott1461 11-13-2012 12:58 PM

Looking for some help on disengaging the drivers side mirror. The mirror itself is fine but when I open or close the car door the mirror housing rotates. A mechanic told me it is a problem with the motor inside the housing unit and that I may be looking at 400-600, parts and labor.

Just want to be able to set the mirror in place and not have it rotate wildly everytime I open and close the car door.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

twhisten 11-13-2012 05:36 PM

You are going to have to get whatever is loose or broken repaired. I dont think that duct tape would look good.

Nordic_Kat 11-13-2012 09:56 PM


Before you go chasing down a $$$$ rabbit hole, step back.

Do you have both keys that came with the car?

Here's the reason I ask. Each key actually has two sets of settings. For the first 18 months of ownership of my E93 it would have this phantom mirror and seat behavior, but only after I used the metal key in the door lock to actuate the top. The straw that broke the camel's back in my frustration and desire to get to the bottom of the erratic behavior was the morning I put my tote bag which had my lunch salad in a glass bowl in it behind the drivers seat, and the seat decided to move back to a full back position which imploded my salad and bowl. I was just thankful that it didn't get to the iPad that was in the same bag.

Worse still, was the incident where the seat automatically went into full back mode with 6"1" SO sitting in the back seat. He thought I was trying to break his legs!!

Just opening the door would activate erratic seat behavior.

Bottom line I had to set all my settings for my key fob back to factory default then start over, reprogramming. The dealership had the car for two days before they figured out it was a confusion between the settings and deprogrammed everything.

Since I've reset and reprogrammed, I have no more phantom movement of seats or mirrors.

Good Luck

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