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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 12-04-2012, 06:35 AM
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Automatic Reverse Side Mirror

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I have a 2005 Bmw325xi, manual and when I put it in reverse the right side mirror dips low so I can see the curb lines. A good feature but does anyone know how to control how much it automatically goes down? Right now I think its going dipping slightly more lower than what I woould I like.

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:46 AM
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I don't think you can adjust it but if you slide the switch to the right to adjust the passenger mirror it will disable the auto lower feature
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:48 AM
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Ye thanks. thats what I found out too. Thats fine but I was just trying to control the lowering.
Boss I noticed you are in Michigan, I am out in Toronto. I heard parts/tires/rims are cheaper in the state side, Any truth to this?
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:29 AM
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You can adjust the angle... but the car has to be programmed at the dealer to open this up... I had mine coded and it works like this:

Place the mirror control in the right side position, put in reverse and adjust where you want the mirror to be when in reverse... then place mirror control in the left side position. Now the mirror will dip to your set position.

This will not work if your car is not coded for this.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:29 AM
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This will not work if your car is not coded for this.
Interesting feature, the ability to code the stopping position.
I wonder if it can be coded at home as a DIY?
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:52 AM
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I'm not sure if they're cheaper or not but I paid $575 for 4 Toyo extensa hps w/ installation.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:47 PM
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It can be coded with NCS.

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Interesting feature, the ability to code the stopping position.
I wonder if it can be coded at home as a DIY?
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I'm not sure if they're cheaper or not but I paid $575 for 4 Toyo extensa hps w/ installation.
Ummmm....the subject of this thread is how to program your mirrors....
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:38 PM
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He asked me a question and I gave him an answer.
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It can be coded with NCS.
Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:15 PM
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The value is MEMORY_SPIEGELABKLAPPEN located in the BTM module for the E46.
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