2004 E60 530d: Can i make a wing mirror from these two?

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  1. 2004 E60 530d: Can i make a wing mirror from these two? 
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    My 2004 530d has had a mishap whereby someone has bent the passenger side wing mirror, its now held in place with joyous cellotape!

    This mirror is electrically folding with the side repeater light in it. The problem is its very hard to get these mirrors with the lights, and iv been offered an electric folding one, but without the light.

    I was wondering if its possible to take the motor out of this mirror and fit it to mine? Or take the case off mine and fit it to this, to make a complete working unit for mine?

    Dont know if the electrics are the same or how they work on the inside, but is it at all a possibility? Are the plugs the same, im guessing the one without the light in it will have a different plug or one plug less?

    Many thanks.
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    i would have thought you could convert it over mate, i dont see why not. you'd need to take the inards out of yours though for the light etc
     
     

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    Thats what i thought aswell, and thats what im hoping i can do but i just need to confirm it thats all.

    I once mixed bits from the mirrors of a Honda Accord and a Rover 600 to make a working unit for the Honda as its electric had gone. Thats when Rovers were using the same patform as Hondas. But i know its always a little more complicated with BMW's, especially when it comes to electrics. So even though these 2 are the same its still abit hit and miss in my head.

    Dont really want to spend £900 on a mirror, but then again dont want to spend £200 and find it cant be done either!!!
     
     

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    its a fair point mate. I would have though that if you take all the working bits out of your mirror (loom, motor, back casing, light etc) and fit them into the body of the other mirror than it should be plug and play as all you've done is transfer the inner bits of the old mirror into the new one.as long as the base plate and casing are the same as your one then i cant see why it wouldnt work. but, 200 quid is a lot of money to spend if it doesnt work
     
     

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