2005 E53 X5 3.0d - Securing wing mirror's from theft!

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  1. 2005 E53 X5 3.0d - Securing wing mirror's from theft! 
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    Good day one and all,

    My dearly beloved X5 had both wing mirrors stolen about a month ago now. I noticed 2 other X5's in my area that had the same fate on that very night. Both of my units have now been replaced at a fairly jaw dropping price of £1500!

    My question to you is how can I secure these mirrors so these thieving gyp...travellers will find it tough to do again? A cap that can be popped off in 10 seconds covers 4 screws and that appears to be all that fixes these units onto the motor. I have thought about covering the screw heads and cap with a load of heavy duty glue stuff which would mean if they cant get a screwdriver in, they cant get my mirrors! Well thats my theory anyway

    Any words of advice/wisdom/jest are always welcome.

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    Good idea but then what are you going to do when you need them off? Drill the screws out?
     
     

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    There's loads of different types of fixings that would solve the problem.........http://www.securityfastenersandfixings.co.uk
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    Sorry to hear that mate :(

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...35&hg=51&fg=07

    the trouble with making any effort to stop people from easily taking this sort of thing is, the damage they could cause braking the part off

    as said security fastners would be a good idea, then a normal screw driver cant be used,

    you could use some sort of heated glue that sets, arround parts 4 & 3 (in link) so when/if you needed to ever remove them you could just heat up the clue to pop them off

    glueing the caseing on does sound like a good idea, how ever if they cant get them off they will just damage it with a screwdriver so you loose either way
     
     

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