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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:50 PM
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Mirror Cap

The cap on the back of my side mirror fell off when someone closed the door to my 540i. Has this happened to anyone else? I can tell that part of the clip that hold it on is broken off so I was wondering about recommendations for the proper glue/substances to use to ensure it wont come off again.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:55 PM
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It happened to me a few years back. A styoopid Tundra driver slammed (if I can say that) his door open, taking down my pass side mirror. Ended up buying a new part & match painting at a body shop. In the meantime, I had the shell fastened with some ductape. Tried different approaches, but the tabs are tiny, and didn't stayed glued (tried crazy glue).
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:46 AM
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I have had both of my mirror caps have fallen off. Fixed it with Gorilla Glue and haven't had to worry about a thing. Although I had to be very conservative with the glue because it expands. I wiped most of the excess off with a wet rag but you can still see very slight amounts of the dried glue in places. It doesnt bother me, but if your uptight about small details I would recommend using a different glue.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:18 AM
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Mine got knocked off in a car wash eight years ago, breaking off some tabs. Refastened with double sided tape, no problems since.

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