FOR SALE: E46 M3 / E39 M5 Rear view Mirror Auto dimming Glass Replacement

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  1. 3 Aug 2014 at 2:11 PM #1
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    I highly recommend you do this to be Pro-active as Preventitive maintenance before you actually get an issue with your glass. However if you are experiencing any of the following problems then you definitely need to act quickly:

    - Rear view mirror Not dimming
    - Mirror appears permanently dimmed or undimmed
    - Patches on the glass or areas of the glass a different colour to the rest
    - Bubbles appearing in the glass or one large bubble.
    - 'Tide marks' or lines in the glass
    - marks, bits or what looks like fluff behind the glass.

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    The best most cost-effective option is to replace just the Glass inside your mirror with a brand new replacement ‘Cell’. This keeps the cost down as you are re-using your mirror housing, sensors, circuit board etc but just replacing the part actually at fault: the sealed dimming glass unit.

    This is where I can help you out. I supply Improved replacement Glass Cells that use a new technology that is a vast improvement over the original. Instead of using liquid between the two pieces of glass, a conductive Gel is used instead. It is also sealed in a different way to the original glass so it should not leak out again in the future. It still dims in the same way as the original glass. Some people have commented that it appears to dim/un-dim slightly quicker and go slightly darker when required. This is an improvement on the original and in effect makes it ‘better than new'. It should never fail again and gives you the peace of mind that your mirror is not going to explode at any moment dissolving your mirror housing, centre console, gear surround, gear gaitor etc!

    The cost of doing it this way is cheaper than even buying a second hand mirror. Bearing in mind that a second hand mirror could still fail at any point, this is a 'no-brainer' in my opinion! If you like taking things apart and can use a soldering iron, it is not tricky to fit this yourself. It takes minimal tools, just patience and care. I can do one of these in about 10 minutes now after fixing hundreds. If you take your time it will be about 30 minutes. I sell the replacement glass through my website but offer Discount to Cutters who buy it off me through the Forum. I have made up a guide to show you step by step fitting. You can find this on the forum or on my website: www.MirrorJohn.com

    Dont worry if you dont want to do this, I offer a full repair service on your mirror and even offer a 'Mirror Exchange'. I sell completely refurbished mirrors too.

    For a Limited time only I am offering these glass units for DIY fitment to all Forum members for only £95.00 delivered in the UK. I deliver 1st Class Recorded and can often send out on the day that you pay me. Worldwide delivery offered for additional cost. Please PM me for details.
     
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  2. 8 Aug 2014 at 2:29 PM #2
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    I will be taking these to Gaydon if anyone wants one?
     
  3. 13 Aug 2014 at 8:44 PM #3
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    Hi I am due to get my e46 supercharged in the next two weeks and would be interested in your rear view mirror with built in gauge . Will you have any at Gaydon I could look at and possibly buy ?? Thanks :thumbsup:
     
  4. 13 Aug 2014 at 10:28 PM #4
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    Hi. The PLX mirror gauge I have some info about on my site is still being developed for the E46 M3. I have been testing it in my car and have identified the special mirror coating on the mirror glass I have had produced is too thick. I am waiting for a new production run of new glass that should work much better. Until these are manufactured, the PLX gauge is on hold.

    Unfortunately this means I have nothing to demo to you at Gaydon. I will have a chat with you though and show you pictures of the AEM gauges in a mirror. This is a better option for F.I. cars anyway.
     
  5. 14 Aug 2014 at 10:57 AM #5
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    I'm taking these to Gaydon, so anybody wanting one can save on postage. I'm also taking a couple of refurbished mirrors that I can offer an exchange on
     
  6. 1 Sep 2014 at 3:58 PM #6
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    While fitting wing mirror glass at Gaydon I tested 6 rearview mirrors during the day. Only 2 of the 6 were actually working properly! 4 of them did not dim at all, meaning they could leak at any moment. On all 4 mirrors there were no bubbles, lines or marks. It just goes to show that more of these are failing and most people aren't even aware they have a problem
     
  7. 27 Oct 2014 at 4:40 PM #7
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    Hi mate, did you get my message?
     
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    Hi, are you still offering these at the price at top of thread?
     
  9. 10 Jun 2015 at 1:06 PM #9
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    Cutters price is still only £95 delivered. Plenty in stock :thumbsup:
     
  10. 25 Jun 2015 at 3:01 PM #10
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    With the weather getting warmer, these are far more likely to fail in the heat.

    Make sure you check your mirrors guys and gals
     
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    Funny you say that mine failed yesterday, amazing how quick it goes. Dripped on my brand new gearlever over the night (not impressed but hopefully recoverable)

    Order gone in today via your site.

    Thanks for offering this replacement service, hopefully a painless repair :thumbsup:

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  12. 1 Jul 2015 at 11:30 AM #12
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    Hi David.

    Sorry to hear about your mirror spilling it's guts all over your new gear knob. The liquid that comes out is evil corrosive stuff that will eat through pretty much anything it lands on. Hopefully if you cleaned it off quick enough the gear knob will be saved.

    This hot weather is really making mirrors fail much quicker. I will send off your new improved glass today and it should be with you tomorrow. It is a simple repair if you follow my guide on here or on my website. If you have any questions about fitting, give me a shout :thumbsup:
     
  13. 1 Jul 2015 at 11:42 AM #13
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    Cheers John.

    Quick question, the front plastic rim of the mirror housing that you ping off to get to the glass. Do you have any recommendations for rectifying the liquid damage on the bottom that I now have.

    Can you get the ring separate or is there any spray paint/plastic that I can use to sand down and then re-coat?
     
  14. 1 Jul 2015 at 11:47 AM #14
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    Hi David.

    I am literally about to launch my range of painted rearview mirrors. You can either have just the front trim painted or the whole mirror. I have a few that I have painted up already for samples that I just need to re-assemble and photograph. I have to say that the Silver Grey rearview mirror looks fantastic! ;)
     
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    Just want it all original tbh
     
  16. 1 Jul 2015 at 12:12 PM #16
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    Hi David. It would be hard to try and replicate the OEM finish. You could try using 'Plasti-Dip' but I'm not sure how well it would match up. You might end up needing to do the whole mirror rather than just the front trim so it all looks the same.
     
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    There speaketh a man who knows his mirrors! Mine failed last Weds. Car had been sat at Heathrow all day, which is where the hottest ever temperature in July in England was recorded, 36.7C.

    Have a busy few days ahead and mirror not dripping so will be in touch in a week or so to buy replacement glass from you
     
  18. 8 Jul 2015 at 1:03 PM #18
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    Thanks mate :thumbsup:

    Keep an eye on your mirror to make sure it doesn't start leaking out. Once they fail they can start leaking out very quickly.

    Give me a shout when you are ready for the glass and I'll send it straight out
     
  19. 17 Jul 2015 at 7:27 PM #19
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    hello john are you still doing a cutters discount on your rear view mirrors?
     
  20. 17 Jul 2015 at 7:33 PM #20
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    Yes I am. Cutters price is only £95 delivered. If you let me know your PayPal email I will send you a payment request
     

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