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Old 02-23-2015, 07:57 PM
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What happens if I don't close side view mirror in the car wash?

My 2006 325xi has the passenger side view mirror not working properly.
Whenever I close the mirror (for example going into the car wash) it doesn't open properly going all the way forward pass the normal position.
If I play with it for a couple of days, it eventually goes back into the correct position but this is a hassle.
It would be best to never close them thus avoiding the opening all the way forward position.
The dealer wants about $1000 to replace the mirror

My question can i just drive into the car wash without closing them or will they get torn off?
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:26 AM
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Leave the mirror out. Nothing will happen. I don't fold my mirrors in during the car wash since they don't cleaned as well.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:30 AM
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My question can i just drive into the car wash without closing them or will they get torn off?
My 335i goes thru no probs...if one gets pushed I push it back into place by hand...not on the button.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:39 AM
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Leave the mirror out. Nothing will happen. I don't fold my mirrors in during the car wash since they don't cleaned as well.
Great thanks

except for the car wash I never have a need to fold mirrors in.
Knowing this wont harm them is a load off my mind
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:49 AM
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Leave the mirror out. Nothing will happen. I don't fold my mirrors in during the car wash since they don't cleaned as well.
+ The "break-away" feature prevents damage.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:09 PM
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Nothing will happen . $1000?!??!!? That's way to much!
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