Question about 2005 BMW X5
How do you tighten the driver's door mirror on a 2005 X5. I'm not sure how the bottom portion pops out to get to the screws?
There is a speaker on the top of the door pull of nut behind thighten
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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Tools you will need are a narrow flat head screw driver, narrow pry bar, needle nose pliers, a hex-key set, and a socket wrench to match the nuts on the mirror. Start by finding an oval-shaped tab right behind the handle bar on the door. Using the screwdriver, go from underneath and pop out that tab. Use your hex-key to unscrew the screws. Repeat that process with the control tab. With this, I suggest using a shop rag to keep from scratching or damaging the panel. Once you get this tab off, disconnect the signal cables from the door lock and the window controls. Next you need to pop off the covering around the door latch handle.
Now that you have this done, it's time to take off the door panel. Using the pliers, pull off the two circular tabs along the door jam. Now take your pry bar, starting from the bottom next to the door hinges, pop off the door panel. You will hear snaps, that's a good thing. Once you have all the snaps undone, slide the panel up and out. You'll have to be cautious around the locking lever.
Now you have a view of the mirror cover. Slide it up over the tabs that are securing it to the door. Now take your socket wrench, get rid of the other bolts. When you have all the bolts removed, slide the mirror out.
You have successfully removed the old mirror! Now it's time to put in the new mirror. We are going to start by inserting the mirror in the appropriate holes and tightening them down. You can't tighten them too much, just don't strip the nut. That simple. You now have your new mirror installed. To close up, just go in reverse through the steps I just led you through. Good job!
Hope this helps.
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