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    Side mirror replacements with ribbon cable?

    Hi all,

    I had my side mirror broken at the internal metal part at a car wash so itís being held together with duct tape. I have just bought a replacement from a ZHP vert in a different color. I saw somewhere here that the ZHPís all had ribbon connectors, but this one has two of them.

    Did we have heated mirrors? I donít see any button where it possibly indicates such.

    Can I transfer the mirror cover over from mine to the new one?

    Also, my mirror controls donít work anymore, what could be the issue there?

    Thanks!
    1991 E30 AlpinweiŖ 325iX [SOLD]
    2005 E46 Sparkling Graphite Metallic 330Ci ZHP 6spd

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    Mine also has 2 ribbons. And they do have heating in them but that is controlled based on the outdoor temperature. They're should be a purple and white connector. I swapped the guts from one mirror into mine because the motor control weren't working and the mirrors were moving on their own.

    The covers should swap over, but I don't know about convertible mirrors vs non.
    '04 330i ZHP sedan | Mystic blue | Alcantara | 6MT | 111k
    '98 740il | Schwartz 2 | Sandbeige | 5AT | 238k | lowered on Bilsteins w/ B&G springs
    '00 540i sport | Titanium silver | Black | 5AT | 120k
    '85 Mustang GT convertible | Medium charcoal metallic | Gray | 5MT | 215k | one owner, all original

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer2086 View Post
    Mine also has 2 ribbons. And they do have heating in them but that is controlled based on the outdoor temperature. They're should be a purple and white connector. I swapped the guts from one mirror into mine because the motor control weren't working and the mirrors were moving on their own.

    The covers should swap over, but I don't know about convertible mirrors vs non.
    So yours had two ribbon connectors too? Did you have a coupe too?
    1991 E30 AlpinweiŖ 325iX [SOLD]
    2005 E46 Sparkling Graphite Metallic 330Ci ZHP 6spd

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    Yes 2 connectors a white and purple. My car is an 04 sedan
    '04 330i ZHP sedan | Mystic blue | Alcantara | 6MT | 111k
    '98 740il | Schwartz 2 | Sandbeige | 5AT | 238k | lowered on Bilsteins w/ B&G springs
    '00 540i sport | Titanium silver | Black | 5AT | 120k
    '85 Mustang GT convertible | Medium charcoal metallic | Gray | 5MT | 215k | one owner, all original

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