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Side Mirrors Why is both my side mirrors move all over the place when I start the ignition ?

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  • dafixa Mar 31, 2014

    This BMW remembers the settings for the mirrors, seats and steering wheel for each driver. These settings are saved to the particular key you use to start the car. For instance, if you use key number 2 to start the car, all settings will move to the #2 memory position. To set the memory, look at the buttons on the side of the driver seat. Once you have everything where you want it, press "M" and the red light will illuminate. Then press one of the buttons marked 1, 2 or 3. The settings will be saved to that number. If you are using key 1, save your settings to M1. Then, when you sart the car, everything will move to your defined settings.

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Is there a preset option on this model if so you will have to set mirrors where you want them as it may be reseting to a previous setting , how long has this been happening ?

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  • quinn lintorn-terry Mar 31, 2014

    it does sound like the preset system is currently stuck in factory default mode: meaning wherever it feels like. i would look at your owners manual on how to reset your mirror preferences to your key and if that does not work take it back to BMW for them to make it reset

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This BMW remembers the settings for the mirrors, seats and steering wheel for each driver. These settings are saved to the particular key you use to start the car. For instance, if you use key number 2 to start the car, all settings will move to the #2 memory position. To set the memory, look at the buttons on the side of the driver seat. Once you have everything where you want it, press "M" and the red light will illuminate. Then press one of the buttons marked 1, 2 or 3. The settings will be saved to that number. If you are using key 1, save your settings to M1. Then, when you sart the car, everything will move to your defined settings.

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