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Old 01-18-2013, 09:51 AM
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Location: Northeast Indiana
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Mein Auto: 1997 740iL / 2006 X5 4.4
In your future posts...please identify your X5's model/model year/build will help us to help you better. There are many changed during the production run from 2000-2006. You can create a permanent signature with this info if you click on the USER CP link along the top of the page.

If your X5 has the auto-dim/heated side mirrors...there are 2 electrical connections running to the mirror. One is a 2-wire connector that is for the heating element...and the other is a 2-wire connector for the auto-dimming feature:

(the 2 wires connected on the upper right are for heat...& the other connector with the purple wire is for auto-dimming)

You could also check the mirror yourself to see if they have everything plugged in correctly. The mirror glass isn't difficult to remove if you have a nice size flat head screwdriver and something to protect the finish (like a cloth or thin piece of cardboard). Push the bottom of the mirror glass inward (toward the front of the vehicle) while leaving enough room to insert your tool along the bottom...push upward on the mirror glass in several places along the bottom of the glass to move it upward off the backing plate. See the instructions below for more details:

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

Last edited by QSilver7; 01-19-2013 at 03:20 PM.
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