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Old 01-11-2013, 02:10 PM
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
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How much and where'd you order them?
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Originally Posted by Qsilver7
my auto dim/heated/wide angle (aspherical) side view mirrors arrived from Riga, Latvia (thank you eBay & Volodja Borovik) the day after Christmas
Got them from a vendor selling them on eBay. At the time, there were only 2 vendors selling them (bmwelshoplv & uswomanseller )...mine were purchased from the first aforementioned vendor and both were from Latvia (small country off the Baltic Sea...north of Luthuiania, south of Estonia, and west of Russia).

These autodim/heated/wide angle mirrors were used and cost $268 US dollars with shipping included for both of them. To buy them new from a BMW dealership...the cheapest I could find was approx $359 ea. If you don't have the auto dimming (EC) side mirrors...then upgrading to the heated/wide angle mirrors cost much less...so be careful when searching for them that you get the correct ones for how your e53 is optioned.

(electrochromatic/heated/wide angle mirror is #1 in diagram below): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=51&fg=07&hl=9


Also, the passenger side isn't much different than the convex mirror we already have here in the States...but the driver's side is awesome...so if contemplating this mod and the high cost is off-putting...consider doing the driver's side only...or doing the passenger side at some later date.
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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
(SOLD)
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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