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Thread: Weird Passenger Mirror - 1995 540I 6-speed

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    Default Weird Passenger Mirror - 1995 540I 6-speed

    When I start the car, the passenger mirror is tilted up. I press the 'Memory' button at the left-hand side of the driver's seat and the mirror goes back to its proper position. When I stop the car, the mirror tilts back up. Any one had this problem? Is the mirror possessed?

    Tom

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    Check all the plugs going into the seat and mirror memory module under the seat, maybe wires are touching. In case one of the plugs is broken, not all are available anymore, here is how you can do, I made a write up with p/n's and what is available and how to make them fit
    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/1236746/
    I have read about some defective control units where the function suddenly worked in reverse.
    Training manual SMM http://www.e38.org/e32/BMW_pdfs/smm.pdf

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    The car sat in the garage overnight and when I went out this morning, ever once in a while would hear the passenger 'up-down' motor engage. Looking at the wiring diagram, I see that the 'mirror control module' is fed by fuse 42 from the 'rear power distribution box'. Pulling the fuse stopped the mirror motor, but also stops any seat adjustment. It looks like I may have a bad 'memory mirror control switch' - the switch that is located on the top of driver's inside door handle. Anyone ever have this problem?

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    I once had the mirror switch in the door disassembled and cleaned it. You must be very careful when opening it up, there are springs inside.
    Can only find E28 power mirror switch disassembling at the moment http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=58025

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    Perhaps the 'default' position just needs to be reset. If it can be adjusted manually to a more normal position before pressing the memory button, it might sort it out- but perhaps you tried this? If it was in a high position (ie got pushed by someone or something), and then the next person driving it adjusted it down to suit them and then memorised that position using the seat memory button... no doubt way off, but jic.

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