FOR SALE: New E46 M3 Wing Mirror Glass PAIR

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  1. 13 Aug 2014 at 5:30 PM #1
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    The Wing mirror glass fitted to BMW's is prone to failing. Water gets in behind the glass and makes the mirror go cloudy with Brown spots appearing. This normally shows itself down the vertical line separating the standard part of the mirror and the wide-angle part at the edge. This doesn't look particularly attractive and eventually starts to hinder your vision in the mirror as it spreads. The standard glass is heated and has an 'anti-dazzle' blue tint. Replacement glass from BMW is good quality but will still fail again over time. It is also very expensive indeed.

    I can offer you a much cheaper alternative. The replacement glass I offer is not made by BMW, but still made to a very high standard and at a fraction of the price. It has the heated element built in with connectors for the heater wires, just like your original . It also has the same anti-dazzle blue tint. It is a straight swap for your original glass and looks nearly identical. The vertical line separating the main part of the mirror and the wide angle part at the edge is very slightly different in appearance. It is a very minor difference that most people wouldn't even notice. This is the reason I only sell the glass in pairs. It makes sense to change in pairs anyway, as once one side goes, you can nearly always guarantee the other side will follow. It only takes two minutes to change and enhances the appearance and safety of your car.

    It is very easy to fit once you get your old glass off. It just pushes/clips on. My glass also comes with genuine 3M branded double-sided sticky pads to secure the glass to the mirror base. This is not essential as the glass has it's own plastic backing plate that 'clips on' but the 3M double-sided pad gives you extra security and peace of mind.

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    Cutters Special Forum members price only £35.00 per pair delivered.

    PLEASE NOTE that around 2005 BMW moved the position of the terminals for the heated element to the opposite side of the back of the glass (moved to the inside edge of the glass, closest to the car). Aftermarket mirrors like the ones I sell also moved the position inline with BMW. What this means for anyone with an earlier M3 (approx) pre-2005, your wires in the mirror that connect to the terminals for the heated glass will no longer reach. I have no idea why BMW did this, but to resolve the issue BMW now sell extension wires so you can still connect the heated glass. BMW sell these extension leads for £7 per side. I make my own wires up and only charge £8 for both sides. To see if you need these extension wires, please remove your wing mirror glass from the mirror housing. If the connectors on the back of your existing glass for the heated element is furthest away from the car then you will need the extension wires. If yours are closest to the car, then you will be ok. Any questions about this please ask.

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  2. 13 Aug 2014 at 5:47 PM #2
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    Do you have e9x mirror glass?
     
  3. 14 Aug 2014 at 9:25 AM #3
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    Does your E91 M3 have Auto-dim wing mirrors?
     
  4. 14 Aug 2014 at 11:01 AM #4
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    I'm taking these to Gaydon for anyone wanting these. Save on Postage! I will also fit for free as well
     
  5. 14 Aug 2014 at 11:10 AM #5
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    John,

    my drivers mirror doesn’t seem to demist in a cold morning, passenger does in a short time though.

    Gather its a heater element fault that this replacement would likely resolve? I’ve not checked connection for supply yet but think this is unlikely?

    Cheers

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  8. 14 Aug 2014 at 12:22 PM #8
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    It's probably the element, but first thing to check would be that the cables are actually connected on the back of the glass. My mirrors demist almost instantly.

    Are you going to Gaydon?
     
  9. 19 Aug 2014 at 4:04 PM #9
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    I was very busy and fitted quite a few of these at Gaydon. Lots of happy customers!

    Once thing to note, is that your mirrors will feel hot to the touch. This is all the time your engine is running. This is totally normal. It stops ice & condensation forming and misting that hinders your view. You do not turn this function on and off, it is always on while the engine is running. This is why your mirrors feel warm when you touch them. Try it!
     
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    No just heated
     
  11. 20 Aug 2014 at 12:05 PM #11
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    Can you take a piccie of them for me please?
     
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    I just need left side for a 2005 e46 m3? Or is it only in pairs?
     
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    I only sell the ones I list in pairs. Cutters price is only £30 + delivery for the pair.
    Alternatively, I have one genuine BMW used passenger mirror here. £30 + delivery.
     
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    Car is at the bodyshop yet but the glass is the same as the normal e9x m3 one
     
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    hi john,are these good quality,only just tried to fit some ebay specials and there are crap!
    didn't fit in mirror as should and wouldn't cilp in cause me to drop one and break it!!
    the bmw one have a totally different fitment!??and just look better.
     
  16. 31 Aug 2014 at 5:47 PM #16
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    Sorry mate. My supplier doesn't list any M3 ones for E9*

    Mine are good quality and considerably cheaper than the ones from BMW! They fit perfectly in the mirror housing. Fixing method is clip-on just like the ones you buy from BMW. They also have 3M double sided pads for extra peace of mind. If your car has it's original mirror glass still fitted, they may have a locking ring on the back of the mirror glass. This method of fixing is not used anymore. As mentioned, even the BMW glass is 'clip on' now. If yours do have the locking ring, you will need to buy the extension wires for your heated glass terminals too. Give me a shout if you have any other questions.
     
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    I've got plenty of these in stock now
     
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  19. 5 Dec 2014 at 10:04 AM #19
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    Hi mate.

    Left and Right heated glass is only £30 to forum members. Delivery to Italy is £10 Recorded.
     
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    I also need the cogs for the motorized mirror as mine RH will not go up without a push. Is there such thing? ?
     

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