Retrofitting power fold mirrors

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    Hi all
    I am after some advice about fitting power-fold mirrors to my F33 2014 4 series convertible. I have memory seats and auto dimming mirrors inside and out. I am lead to believe that with my set up it’s just a case of fitting the power fold mirrors and the switch panel in the door and then having it coded. All the required wiring is already there.? I am trying to establish if my thoughts are correct before I start trying to source the parts.
    Any advice welcomed
     
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    Anyone any advice or tips?
     
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    If you supply vin, i suspect @Cotswold BMW can advise what you need to do this and if is as simply and fit them and plug in :)

    Kev
     
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    I think it's a failure on BMWs part that all cars don't come with folding mirrors as standard.
     
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    My last car, a 2007 knackers old Saab 9-5, had them fitted. I can see why you want them, miss them on the E92.
    Hope it’s a simple job.
     
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    I also blame the salesman/women for failing to point out to customers speccing a new car, that folding mirrors are not a standard fitment.
     
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    Cheers Kev I will do that
     
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    On the e9x if you already had memory seats then the required wiring was already there and it was simply a case of fitting the new mirrors and coding.

    I presume it's the same on the f3x. In fact I'm pretty sure it is as i have memory seats but standard mirrors, however the passenger mirror still dips when going into reverse, which is a function only available if the mirror is wired to the LIN bus, as power folding mirrors have to be.
     
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    Thanks for that info bishbosh. My passenger mirror also dips on reverse so sounding good :beers:
     
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    Wouldn't bother me - I've never had nor needed them......
     
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    I wouldn’t bother fitting the new switch panel, simply code the mirrors to fold with the keyfob. I never use the switch and always fold the mirrors with the keyfob.
     
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    Hi. The switch panel will be handy when driving along narrow country lanes. Nearly lost my drivers door mirror a few times
     
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    Anyone know a good place for coding in the Manchester area
     
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    I have only had my car two and a half years and i honestly didn't know there was a switch to fold the mirrors :eek::eek:

    I always fold the mirrors with the key but will have to look at the switch when i am next in the car :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    I only used the button once on mine when i parked the car in a garage and the car wouldn't fit with the wing mirrors open... why do they make garages too narrow for cars...

    Kev
     
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    I use the mirror fold button every time I drive the car. My garage is at the rear of the house and although I have a double driveway at the front, it is quite narrow at the side of the house. Cars weren't invented when it was built, so it was only wide enough for the horse and cart. :) So the button comes in handy. I also have steel storage unit down the sides of the double garage, so I would not want the mirrors opening automatically on unlocking. For me - it's the perfect design. I just allow the mirrors to open automatically at 28 mph.
     
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    Mieke, a man after my own heart :driving: Do you know anywhere in our neck of the woods that does the coding I will require?
     
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    I don't unfortunately, but any good Independent BMW specialist should be able to point you in the right direction. I've coded a couple of simple functions on my F30 myself, but I wouldn't know how to setup the system for power mirrors. Good luck. (y)
     
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    Thanks anyway. I have been reading up about the Bimmercode App, but not sure if that coding option is for when you already have power fold mirrors and want to set the fob to operate them, or if it allows me to code to add the mirrors to the system
     
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    It will require VO (Vehicle Order) coding, can be done using E-Sys
     

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