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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:43 AM
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Side mirrors

I ordered a 535 GT M-sport, do the side mirrors fold? thanks.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:40 AM
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Power adjustable, heated, folding, body-color side-view mirrors

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:11 AM
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in europe the side view mirrors fold and unfold with the door lock of the key fob or comfort access...why do they disable that here?? and how can we get that back...
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:03 AM
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in europe the side view mirrors fold and unfold with the door lock of the key fob or comfort access...why do they disable that here?? and how can we get that back...
I want that option too.

Looks like some coding is needed:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...irrors+folding
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:48 AM
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emailed dvdinmotion they responded in minutes on a sunday...love that..
they say a patch is on the way bundled with a few other options...
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:42 AM
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emailed dvdinmotion they responded in minutes on a sunday...love that..
they say a patch is on the way bundled with a few other options...
mp
Excellent! Please keep us up to date.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:36 PM
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I love my TDI. unmatched gas millage. Getting about 30 -35 mpg. No issue but I have yet to bring it in for some kind of recall. All I want in my garage is a powerful sport car...
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:39 PM
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most of the responses are from 550 GT. I hope 535 GTs also have folding mirror. I am already missing the sport exhaust, soft closing doors...
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:46 PM
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What I posted is for your model 535 GT. You can read for yourself, read under Exterior and aerodynamics:

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...s/default.aspx

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most of the responses are from 550 GT. I hope 535 GTs also have folding mirror. I am already missing the sport exhaust, soft closing doors...
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:19 AM
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Thanks, Boatman. Don't know how I could have misssed that.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:52 AM
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My 2012 535GT has them. I like being able to fold them prior to going in to my garage. Auto up would be nice, but not at the sacrifice of manual IMO.

Actually, I wish they were a little bit bigger and pay attention to the warning about things are closer than they appear in the mirror! They do not do a good job with blind spots and i have teken the nose off of a few cars changing lanes....
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:54 AM
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I know what you mean by the blind spot. The first aftermarket accessory I added was a little rectangular blind spot mirror on the driver side. Works well and not obvious. Just my answer to the $$$ BMW blind spot radar.

Took a look at the coding forum. I dunno. It's one thing to hack my Android phone - another story in hacking my very expensive car.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:47 AM
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Don't know what it is about me, BMWs and blind spots. My E46 had a wicked blind spot as does my F07. At least the F07 doesn't have a door/window frame to get in the way. I tried every head leaning method for setting the mirrors but never seemed to get rid of them. I always glance over my shoulder before moving left.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:23 AM
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I mounted this on the lower right corner of the driver side mirror:

http://www.amazon.com/CIPA-49002-Hot...0975098&sr=1-1

Hey, it's cheap ($1.50), does not get in the way when the mirrors are folded, and matches the black frame of the mirrors... The bigger one of the same model would likely give a better view, but the side mirror is too small for mounting that, IMO.

BUT, I still look over my shoulder to be safe.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:57 PM
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have you seen this video for mirror adjustment?

I made this change on my F07 as well as my E320. Works like a charm.
Does take some getting use to you have to learn to trust...yes that means looking with a head turn until you get use to it.
Now I just glance at the mirror and go.
Several other videos out there if you search for mirror adjustment video.

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Old 05-30-2012, 03:24 PM
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I agree that most people do not adjust their external mirrors properly. It does make a big difference when done right.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:15 PM
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I made this change on my F07 as well as my E320. Works like a charm.
Does take some getting use to you have to learn to trust...yes that means looking with a head turn until you get use to it.
Now I just glance at the mirror and go.
Several other videos out there if you search for mirror adjustment video.

Yippee! Seems like the F07 mirror moves further to next lane than my E46 did. I could never get the E46 side view mirror to move as far as I needed to clear the blind spot.

I set the driver side mirror up yesterday and it covers the entire blind spot completely.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:43 PM
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I made this change on my F07 as well as my E320. Works like a charm.
Does take some getting use to you have to learn to trust...yes that means looking with a head turn until you get use to it.
Now I just glance at the mirror and go.
Several other videos out there if you search for mirror adjustment video.

Thanks for this info......what a difference and not to long to get used to
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:15 AM
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All it takes to get the mirrors to fold is a $15 obd/enet cable and some software that is readily available.

Check out the coding thread, there's a spreadsheet with all that can be done to our cars... and for free!! Including the 'holy grail' of DVD In Motion!

I profoundly dislike paying someone else to do what's available to me for free, but that's just me

Check out the Coding section of Bimmerfest for more info.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:11 PM
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Code use

Hey 1stbimmer,
a ? on the code stuff out there
Is there an issue with warranty issue if you load these codes to the auto?
Do you have to remove them if you take the car info for service?
Just a little hesitant to load code to a new car and very concerned with dealer freaking out if they found it revoking warranty.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:01 PM
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That is really up to you. I have never had a problem with my dealer, then again, never had a problem with a module I coded. There are many threads about it, but ultimately it's up to your comfort level.

What you're doing by coding is enabling options that are available in other markets/trim levels (i.e., side mirrors closing, windows rolling up and trunk closing with the fob.).


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Hey 1stbimmer,
a ? on the code stuff out there
Is there an issue with warranty issue if you load these codes to the auto?
Do you have to remove them if you take the car info for service?
Just a little hesitant to load code to a new car and very concerned with dealer freaking out if they found it revoking warranty.
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