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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 09-12-2012, 10:54 PM
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Mein Auto: E34 M50, E39 M52, M54
Passenger Side mirror

I hv an E46, M54 yr 2004 with passenger side mirror not working while the driver side mirror works perfect, I suspect the control in the mirror is damaged, is it possible to test it by connecting the passenger side mirror to the connector at the driver side ?

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:15 AM
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Well I have replaced the passenger side mirror, now the reverse tilt is working but still I cannot adjust the passenger mirror with d switch control and pushing the selector to left / right can't switch off the reverse tilt, the mirror switch is blue at the bottom, i.e memory, manual folding mirror, I have removed the switch and tested the circuit with multimeter, seems fine but I m going to change d switch anyway and update u all later.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:09 AM
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Day 3, I bought a used side mirror switch which have a button for auto fold and purple color at the bottom as I intend to modify the side mirror to an auto fold side mirror in the future.
That didn't solve d problem, I m back to square one, while the driver side mirror works perfectly with the new switch, the passenger side only tilt when shift to reverse, moving d joystick at the switch doesn't move d mirror, i.e nothing's wrong with d old switch.
I can't think of anything else except probably some connection problem, so I removed d driver side mirror ( which has been working fine).........this is what I found out
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some one has "operate" on d ribbon (red circle) and 1 of d wire is broken due to bad soldering, took me some time to reconnect d broken ribbon....&...walla all d mirror is working fine, PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

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