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I say possible, because the body shop owner who has the car, installed my ddm m5 front bumper today and he was supposed to install the ddm replica m5 mirrors as well. But, according to him, the base of the mirrors "dont fit on the car". I'm definitly sure the wires were a 12 pin connector so it's impossible that DDM sent me the replica e46 m3 mirrors, right? Even though the mirrors on ddm's site for both cars look the same, (http://ddmtuning.com/mirrors1.html) the pin connectors are different (according to them).

My gut feeling is, the body shop guy doesnt know how to install these specific mirrors. Has anyone bought the DDM mirrors for an e39?

BTW, this is the company that supplies DDM with their mirrors. Has anyone ever dealt with this particualr company's mirrors?

<img src=http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f152/nickdeq/Photo-0324.jpg>

*The comany's name is THM, and although the box says "with lamp and reflector," the mirrors i received were WITHOUT a lamp and reflector. They are exactly as pictured on ddm's site.
 

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I've never dealt with them, but I saw a write up recently on modifying and retrofitting fold-up functionality... You'd need to do some searching, it's by the guy with Hans & Franz e39's :)

EDIT: Here it is: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280193
He doesn't actually get it to work... This guy does a 10$ DIY switch... Which you can probably make a quick circuit if you're technically inclined with a logic gate against one of the 12v hot wires :)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213699&highlight=folding
 

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I've never dealt with them, but I saw a write up recently on modifying and retrofitting fold-up functionality... You'd need to do some searching, it's by the guy with Hans & Franz e39's :)

EDIT: Here it is: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280193
He doesn't actually get it to work... This guy does a 10$ DIY switch... Which you can probably make a quick circuit if you're technically inclined with a logic gate against one of the 12v hot wires :)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213699&highlight=folding
yep, ive seen that as well. But my dilemma is a bit different. Maybe down the road I will invest in getting the autofold funtion to work. For now i just want them to get intsalled, i dont care if they fold up or not. I'm sure this is possible. I've read it in numerous posts that you dont need a module or motor to JUST install them, you only need the extras for the autofold function.
 

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PM raff, he's got the same mirrors! =)
same box, same company? :yikes:

i hope so bro. I will definitely PM him. Thanks!

Again, a lot of signs are pointing to an inexperienced auto body shop guy :mad: Although his paint jobs are good.
 

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post up the pictures of the M5 Mirrors? Btw, does the shop know how to take off the mirror? You want to make sure they spray inside the mirror housing for a clean look .. just in case he doesn't .. here is the instructions .. it should be the same for this mirror ..

DO NOT PRY THE MIRROR GLASS OUT OF THE HOUSING. It is installed differently than the E36 glass which is just clipped in. The mount is actually attached to the glass, and then it is 'locked' into the housing.

Here is a picture of the back of the mirror glass out of the housing. As you can see, the 'lock' is part of the mirror glass. This picture shows the 'lock' in the closed position, and the direction you have to rotate it to 'unlock' it from the housing:

Picture 1


Notice the "Hole" in picture 1? Here is that "Hole" in picture 2, but with the mirror glass installed in the housing:

Picture 2


In picture 3 you can see how you would 'unlock' the mirror from the housing. Insert a tiny screwdriver or awl into the "Hole" and push it to the right. Be VERY careful; if you slip you could scratch the mirror glass and then you'd be SOL. I suggest putting a couple pieces of painters tape at the bottom of the mirror glass just in case.

Picture 3


It should be easy to remove at that point. Installation is a simple reverse of the removal. In picture 4 here you can see the mirror glass out again and in the 'unlocked' or "Open" position. To 'lock' it you simply push the "Hole" in picture 2 and 3 the opposite of opening it.

Picture 4
 

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Here are the mirrors i just got back. Can anyone verify for sure that this is or isnt for an e39?

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<img src=http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f152/nickdeq/DSC06874_001.jpg>

<img src=http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f152/nickdeq/DSC06871_001.jpg>
 

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looks like it can fit .. looks the same as the other m5 style mirrors .. did he paint inside the housing ?
 

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looks like it can fit .. looks the same as the other m5 style mirrors .. did he paint inside the housing ?
yep, the insides are painted. According to a member on bimmerforums, the base plate from his original mirrors were used with the ddm mirrors. Is this always how these replica mirrors are installed? Then what are the bases that came with the ddm mirrors for?
 

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post up the pictures of the M5 Mirrors? Btw, does the shop know how to take off the mirror? You want to make sure they spray inside the mirror housing for a clean look .. just in case he doesn't .. here is the instructions .. it should be the same for this mirror ..

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THANKS kaptom540!!! This was big time help. Great pictures!
 
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