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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 02-20-2015, 11:51 AM
jallday jallday is offline
Jonathan
Location: Ipswich, UK
 
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Mein Auto: 330 ci
Unhappy Drivers side mirror glass hardly moving

Any thoughts on diagnosing the following.

Passenger side mirror works fine, and tilts down when car in reverse.
Drivers side mirror, there is a whirring sound and small 'jerk' in mirror position, but no basic movement. Hence power must be getting to the unit, but its not doing anything.

My wife has been driving the car for a couple of days, and the mirrors are in the position for her, hence they must have been working recently.

When I got into the car, I used the memory to set the seat position but the drivers mirror did not move, hence I discovered the problem.

The car was in the dealers today for a winter check, and they washed it (nice of them!).

Anyway, I'm wondering if the glass has come away from the motor unit. I had something similar once on a Rover 75. Wondering if someone knocked something when it was washed...

I'm going to check that out in the morning, but does anyone have any other ideas for me to try out?

Many thanks

Jonathan
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:36 AM
jallday jallday is offline
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Location: Ipswich, UK
 
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Mirror glass firmly in place, so that's not it.

Any thoughts about where I go from here to diagnose?

I did read on one thread a suggestion that you disconnect the battery to re-set the system...

Jonathan
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