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7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)

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Old 05-23-2012, 02:10 PM
michaelthomson1 michaelthomson1 is offline
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Mirror glass replacement

how do you change the mirror glass on the e38, the mirror is auto dim
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:11 AM
chrisn7 chrisn7 is offline
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The mirror glass is symetrical, so the same may be used on both sides, although different galsses are available. Tilt a glass to face upward,and look into the gap between the glass and its housing. You should be able to see a black plastic spike pointing straight down, in the middle. If not, tilt the mirror down and repeat.

Press the spike with a screwdriver to one side, which rotates a ring on the back of the glass, in turn releasing the glass assembly. Take it easy-you don't want to break the spike off-if it doesn't move with moderate pressure, try the other direction. It only moves a few mm

The spike on the other side of the car may be in the opposite position.
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