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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 12-22-2009, 07:49 PM
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Power mirror switch burn!!!Help

Hi, today i notice that my mirror not workc, so i check the fuses and find the mirror fuse blown(32 or 31 i think), i install a new one and my switch on the driver door star to blown smoke and ten seconds later the fuse blown again. In the afternoon i run some test to find the problem. Without the switch the fuse NO blown, i check the cable and foun one positive and one ground the others 7 or 8 cables not have nothing. Then i open the switch and found that is cooked medium well, so i remove the plastic cover and clean it , the conect the little board without the butoms and the fuse not blow.I know that i need to buy a new switch, but you think yhe problem is the switch or is another issue.The switch is about $65.00 damn!!!, mine is the one with two plugs, any help please
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Hi, today i notice that my mirror not workc, so i check the fuses and find the mirror fuse blown(32 or 31 i think), i install a new one and my switch on the driver door star to blown smoke and ten seconds later the fuse blown again. In the afternoon i run some test to find the problem. Without the switch the fuse NO blown, i check the cable and foun one positive and one ground the others 7 or 8 cables not have nothing. Then i open the switch and found that is cooked medium well, so i remove the plastic cover and clean it , the conect the little board without the butoms and the fuse not blow.I know that i need to buy a new switch, but you think yhe problem is the switch or is another issue.The switch is about $65.00 damn!!!, mine is the one with two plugs, any help please
Hi there,

I have the same problem, did u resolve it.
Is the switch faulty or is it something else.

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Old 09-08-2011, 01:19 PM
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Hi, today i notice that my mirror not workc, so i check the fuses and find the mirror fuse blown(32 or 31 i think), i install a new one and my switch on the driver door star to blown smoke and ten seconds later the fuse blown again. In the afternoon i run some test to find the problem. Without the switch the fuse NO blown, i check the cable and foun one positive and one ground the others 7 or 8 cables not have nothing. Then i open the switch and found that is cooked medium well, so i remove the plastic cover and clean it , the conect the little board without the butoms and the fuse not blow.I know that i need to buy a new switch, but you think yhe problem is the switch or is another issue.The switch is about $65.00 damn!!!, mine is the one with two plugs, any help please
Similar problem... switch started smoking and blew up.. want to make sure everything else is correct, before sacrificing a new switch .. did you find anything?
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:14 PM
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ya i have the same prob i have the 2 plug one did the same thing i got a new switch i worked fine then like ten seconds poof theres smoke so its not the switch im going to pull the door panle and look for shorts and check the wires
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