Hi there this is my first post so i hope i am doing it correctly.
Basically i have owned my bmw e46 318ci now for 5 weeks and when ibought it the guy said that the passanger mirror does not work and all it needed was a fuse, i changed the fuse (31) which did not make the mirror work. just the drivers side worked like before so since then i have just moved it with my hand when ever i needed to move it.
Today i took the passanger door card off to sort a rattle and saw the wiring harness was not connected great i thought so i plugged them into each other and hey presto when i just turned my ignition on (not fully starting my engine) both mirrors worked perfect
BUT when i took my g.f home 3 hours later i noticed an electrical burning smell and tested my mirrors and neither of them work, fuse 31 has blown and the swich seems to have broken as the joystick is very slack and will not click up. so i lifted it out of the door card and the white electrical plug was all burnt and smelt hot.
I dont know if it is the switch at fault as it was fine before i connected the passanger mirror into the wiring loom.
If i have a short somewhere in the wiring.
Any help would be great.