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Berta'sbimmer 02-26-2013 09:26 PM

Discolored mirror
My passenger door outside mirror is discolored and very hard to see out of. The BMW dealer told me I needed a new mirror. He quoted me $450.00 just for the glass not including installation. Can I get it somewhere else and does that sound correct? Is it easy to replace?

Mikey48 02-27-2013 02:58 AM

Check the motors section out on ebay. They have a large selection.

Mikey48 02-27-2013 09:22 AM

You can go to youtube and type in bmw mirror replacement and there are a lot of how-to videos. Good luck.

Berta'sbimmer 02-27-2013 10:49 AM


pokeybritches 02-27-2013 11:50 AM

Sounds like your auto-dimming fluid is leaking, which is common. I'd recommend replacing it with another auto-dimming mirror and not a standard mirror, despite it being a common failure point. Make sure you wipe down any corrosive fluid that leaks out.

Mirrors come up for sale occasionally on the forums. I may have a fully working mirror for sale in a month and a half for about half the price of new.

Berta'sbimmer 02-27-2013 01:52 PM

Bavarian Auto Recycling has one for about $225.00. Might have to order that one. How long do they usuauly last? Might it be mor prudent to buy new?

shipkiller 02-27-2013 04:26 PM

Mirror Glass:
P/N: 51167112588

Price from Tischer is $102.25

Berta'sbimmer 02-27-2013 04:38 PM

Thanks I will check it out!

jsc 02-27-2013 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by shipkiller (Post 7409367)

That is the non-auto dimming one, part number is 51167177128 for the auto dimming glass, $270.06:

shipkiller 02-28-2013 03:43 AM


Originally Posted by jsc (Post 7410040)
That is the non-auto dimming one, part number is 51167177128 for the auto dimming glass, $270.06:

Thanks for the backup.

SC2003Z4 03-02-2013 07:19 PM

Call me cheap if you want to....I replaced both of my side mirrors with burco redi cuts from ebay last summer. All for under $50. They still look awesome.

I want to get the rear view serviced by one of those places that fix the leaking problem....rearview is one I want to keep auto-dimming.

Berta'sbimmer 03-03-2013 02:17 PM


You have the same year car and color as mine. I actually ordered a dimmable heated mirror from get bimmerparts for 270.00. This is my wife’s car and she wanted them. I have a question for you. I bought mine used and wanted to know if you have a tool set on your trunk lid? Also I see in the manual there is supposed to be some wind deflectors that go on the head rest. Do you have them?

SC2003Z4 03-04-2013 02:59 PM

Berta'sbimmer, there are so many options that can be added to this car....wind deflector is one of them. Search the forum for wind deflector and for "windblox"... Original Equipment will always be more "Kosher" but not necessarily the best. A lot of people like the Windblox.

Toolset in the trunk....uhhhhhh. My car(used) came with tool pouch. Ron Stygar has picture of the same and item number.

Also check this page for a couple additional things in the trunk.
I have found ECS Tunning to be very good for all kinds of parts, they are reasonable and have not let me down. I'll never order a thing from the dealership.

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