DIY for SA430 mirrors - Page 2 - 5Series.net - Forums


Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-24-2011, 03:20 PM   #11
awt
Members

 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Karmøy, Norway
Posts: 199
Default

Are you shure that march '08 is the correct date? My car is produced in july '08 and I got the "small" mirrors.
awt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 12:31 AM   #12
Contributors
Thread Starter
 
BLooD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Essex, UK.
Posts: 2,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by awt View Post
Are you shure that march '08 is the correct date? My car is produced in july '08 and I got the "small" mirrors.
Yeah I gave the wrong info, not unusual for me as im sure some one will point out.. Turns out they were changed in sept/2008 not march.
BLooD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 06:32 AM   #13
Members
 
Krisbiker2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston,UK
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLooD View Post
I did say I would never do a diy for this due to how much of a pain it is to fit the mirrors but here we go, attached is the PDF.
Please bear in mind this DIY assumes you have an E60 made between sept/2005 and march/2008.
First of all- RESPECT to DLooD for determination in working this out! Question- did you upgrade from non memory as most of the work seems to be rewiring for the LIN bus, I've got memory mirrors and these (from looking at WDS) seem to run this already- looks virtually plug and play, do you know if this is the case? Also,there's a set of 2009 mirrors on ebay at present, I didn't realise there was a later spec change,are they totally different? I've got to make these bl**dy mirrors fold!
Krisbiker2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 12:11 AM   #14
Contributors
Thread Starter
 
BLooD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Essex, UK.
Posts: 2,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krisbiker2 View Post
First of all- RESPECT to DLooD for determination in working this out! Question- did you upgrade from non memory as most of the work seems to be rewiring for the LIN bus, I've got memory mirrors and these (from looking at WDS) seem to run this already- looks virtually plug and play, do you know if this is the case? Also,there's a set of 2009 mirrors on ebay at present, I didn't realise there was a later spec change,are they totally different? I've got to make these bl**dy mirrors fold!
So you have memory seats but with basic mirrors?, thats a new one then I would imagine they communicate on the LIN bus allready, only way to know for sure is to take of a door panel and see how many wires there are.
Basic mirrors have 4 on your car and LIN bus mirrors have only 3. You might want to check those 2009 mirrors before you buy them.
BLooD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 01:16 AM   #15
Members
 
Krisbiker2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston,UK
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLooD View Post
So you have memory seats but with basic mirrors?, thats a new one then I would imagine they communicate on the LIN bus allready, only way to know for sure is to take of a door panel and see how many wires there are.
Basic mirrors have 4 on your car and LIN bus mirrors have only 3. You might want to check those 2009 mirrors before you buy them.
No- have memory seats, with memory mirrors and "kerb dipping" in reverse(cant remember correct BMWspeak), but autofold was an option on top for some stupid reason. There's no motors fitted in the housings(checked in case they were just disabled unless buyer payed the cost)- there's no spare wires out of the inhousing control units to run them, but from memory only 3 wires into, so I assume they are LIN bus. From looking at the WDS, the control modules are different if I want to add A/fold(cost approx 100euro each on RealOEM) plus the mirror itself cost. This makes the 2009 mirrors look apealling at the right price if I can fit.
Krisbiker2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 06:03 AM   #16
Members
 
livefour2day's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cirencester UK
Posts: 100
Default

So day two of this DIY and I am now at the coding stage (in between the rain and i also fitted my condensation sensor at the same time) and I am very pleased to say I now have Power folding mirrors with auto dim, got to say a big thank you to Blood as I would have never attempted this without Bloods DIY

also got the kerb function working, only thing i cant get working is the puddle light i have added SA536 and coded the KGM.

I will post some pictures later of stages and tips I thought might add to Bloods DIY

Also got to say that Bruce's idea of using the existing passenger wires worked a treat and helps save time on a already big job.

Now just need to get my glovebox In and tidy up and it's finshed

If it ever stops raining
livefour2day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 07:11 AM   #17
Members
 
livefour2day's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cirencester UK
Posts: 100
Default

got puddle lights sorted, should be SA563 not SA536
livefour2day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2011, 08:47 AM   #18
Contributors
Thread Starter
 
BLooD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Essex, UK.
Posts: 2,559
Default

Congrats, now go show your local dealer.
BLooD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 01:20 AM   #19
Members
 
Krisbiker2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Boston,UK
Posts: 93
Default

Ok- have mirrors, got switch, what may be a stupid question- does it matter which order mirror fit/coding done in? At present am not sure as to the order I'll do this in and wondered if its important. thanks to anyone who can answer this
Krisbiker2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2012, 01:28 AM   #20
Contributors
Thread Starter
 
BLooD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Essex, UK.
Posts: 2,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krisbiker2 View Post
Ok- have mirrors, got switch, what may be a stupid question- does it matter which order mirror fit/coding done in? At present am not sure as to the order I'll do this in and wondered if its important. thanks to anyone who can answer this
Don`t think it matters but do the mirrors first anyway, seams logical.
BLooD is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
******ULTRA LOW MILE E60 2004 530i w/iForged Rims & RPI Exhaust****** bestofthebest Complete Car Sales 4 03-28-2016 02:47 PM
FS: 2006 550i M PACKAGE, AUTO, 98k, Varrstoen ES1, $12,900 Vman33 Complete Car Sales 4 11-11-2015 04:16 PM
VRSF 7" FMIC installed, new brackets fabricated...... timmay77 E61 Touring Discussion 2 09-23-2015 12:34 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:26 PM.


All content Copyright © 2012 by Internet Brands, Inc.