Remote locking problem

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beemingallover
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Remote locking problem

Post by beemingallover » Wed 20 May, 2015 12:40

I have a 2006 Z4M roadster and the remote locking system is not working with either key, after visiting various garages/lock specialists, it seems as though the problem is with the receiver in the interior rear view mirror. I have a price of £460 from a BMW dealer for replacing the mirror. Does anybody know if these things are reparable, if so who would do it? I have tried breakers but there are several different types of mirror fitted to E85s, and finding a breaker that has the one I need has been unsuccessful.
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Southernboy
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Re: Remote locking problem

Post by Southernboy » Wed 20 May, 2015 13:13

Electronic boards are repairable, and it's not that difficult for someone that knows about these. What you will find is that getting it out the mirror is likely to result in the mirror being broken - not the glass - the mirror body. The two halves are held together by multiple little clips around the periphery of the body, and the two halves are pressed together at assembly... there isn't any way to release them and consequently you will damage the body trying to separate the halves.
So, options are, suffer some damage and glue the parts back after a repair has been done to the little circuit board receiver, or be patient and wait until you find a 2nd hand replacement. Final choice, fit an after market receiver elsewhere in the car and connect to the central locking system to do what the OEM one can't do any longer. This will possibly be the cheapest route to resolve your problem.
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Re: Remote locking problem

Post by beemingallover » Mon 25 May, 2015 17:55

Thanks Southernboy, I think I'll investigate your suggestion regarding an alternative receiver.

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Re: Remote locking problem

Post by beemingallover » Tue 02 Jun, 2015 17:07

Somebody gave me a link to Colin Abraham, Reading. He fixed it by repairing the receiver in the rear view mirror. Remote is now working again. Excellent service from Colin.

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