Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Reg540i Reg540i is offline
Registered User
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 11
Mein Auto: 540i
Discolouring on side mirror

I have some ugly rust-coloured stains on the bottom of my driver's side mirror. (1997 540i).
Anyone one else with this issue? If so, how did you clean it? I don't want to scratch the glass too much, obviously.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mirror2.jpg
Views:	892
Size:	149.4 KB
ID:	373547  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 04-28-2013, 12:56 PM
John in VA John in VA is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Leesburg, VA
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 318
Mein Auto: '74 tii / E28s / '03 530i
You don't clean it - it's the mirror backing deteriorating. Replace it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-28-2013, 01:20 PM
Reg540i Reg540i is offline
Registered User
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 11
Mein Auto: 540i
Yeah, I was afraid of that. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2013, 09:11 PM
edjack edjack is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 12,134
Mein Auto: '97 540i 6 speed
Get a right side mirror glass for the left side. It will give you a wide angle view. Some even get the European aspherical mirror.

The glass just snaps out from its mount. Take care in disconnecting the push-on leads.
__________________


Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-28-2013, 11:19 PM
bluebee's Avatar
bluebee bluebee is offline
Seek to understand,^Value
Location: San Jose, California
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 25,236
Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
Typing /mirror in the bestlinks netted this, among others:
- What is that brown discoloration color of my heated side view mirrors (1)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pooh.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	59.9 KB
ID:	373725  
__________________
Please read the suggested threads and add value, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2013, 01:50 PM
Reg540i Reg540i is offline
Registered User
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 11
Mein Auto: 540i
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
Typing /mirror in the bestlinks netted this, among others:
- What is that brown discoloration color of my heated side view mirrors (1)
Thanks. I did search, but I used the Canadian spelling of colour. oops.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-30-2013, 02:00 PM
Reg540i Reg540i is offline
Registered User
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 11
Mein Auto: 540i
Quote:
Originally Posted by edjack View Post
Get a right side mirror glass for the left side. It will give you a wide angle view. Some even get the European aspherical mirror.

The glass just snaps out from its mount. Take care in disconnecting the push-on leads.
Great, thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms