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Old 03-06-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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E39 '02 wide angle mirror glass

Hi guys,

I'm looking for confirmation of BMW part #'s for the European wide angle (or aspheric) mirror glass for both side mirrors on a '02 530. I found the following numbers online in various locations, but our good friend Mike at Maranello BMW isn't sure that these parts numbers are for the E39, he says these numbers only show up on his system as E36 and E46 3 Series.

#51 16 8 119 724 Aspheric mirror glass [pre-9/97]
#51 16 8 250 438 Aspheric mirror glass [9/97+]

I also tried realoem.com and the second number appears to be correct for my application, but I don't want to spend the cash if it's wrong, since I won't be able to return them.

I'd also appreciate it if anyone can verify that the mirrors are in fact interchangeable from side to side, just rotate 180 and you have both L and R mirrors?

Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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The mounting od the E39 and e36/46 are basically the same as I have a 3 series mirror on my E39. Way back I did a write up on BF.c, here are the links:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ghlight=mirror

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...ghlight=mirror

For fitment, here are the Pelican Parts links to the heated mirror replacements, if you want to save money and don't need the heated mirror go to the corrsponding E36/E46 parts page and order the non-heated mirror replacement, it will mount right up:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...C%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...C%20Each%20%20
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Mark, that's comforting to know that someone can confirm fitment with the e36/e46 with the e39. Am I right to assume the L and R mirrors are interchangeable?
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
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Thanks Mark, that's comforting to know that someone can confirm fitment with the e36/e46 with the e39. Am I right to assume the L and R mirrors are interchangeable?
No L and R mirrors are not interchangable.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:49 AM   #5
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For fitment, here are the Pelican Parts links to the heated mirror replacements, if you want to save money and don't need the heated mirror go to the corrsponding E36/E46 parts page and order the non-heated mirror replacement, it will mount right up:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...9%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...C%20Each%20%20
http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...C%20Each%20%20
Hey Mark, those links were great to confirm fitment, but unless I'm missing something they are for the standard North American model mirrors. I'm specifically looking for the European wide-angle mirrors, which are #1 on the realoem.com website link I originally supplied. I think the standard NA versions are R - #3 convex w/ writing at bottom, L - #4 no increased viewing angle w/o writing. I want to know, can the #1 wide-angle mirrors be used on both the R and L sides (just rotated 180 degrees)?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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Hi guys,

I'm looking for confirmation of BMW part #'s for the European wide angle (or aspheric) mirror glass for both side mirrors on a '02 530. I found the following numbers online in various locations, but our good friend Mike at Maranello BMW isn't sure that these parts numbers are for the E39, he says these numbers only show up on his system as E36 and E46 3 Series.

#51 16 8 119 724 Aspheric mirror glass [pre-9/97]
#51 16 8 250 438 Aspheric mirror glass [9/97+]

I also tried realoem.com and the second number appears to be correct for my application, but I don't want to spend the cash if it's wrong, since I won't be able to return them.

I'd also appreciate it if anyone can verify that the mirrors are in fact interchangeable from side to side, just rotate 180 and you have both L and R mirrors?

Thanks!
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Your Part Numbers are Correct.

Part Number: 51168119724
Part Number: 51168250438

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Hey Mark, those links were great to confirm fitment, but unless I'm missing something they are for the standard North American model mirrors. I'm specifically looking for the European wide-angle mirrors, which are #1 on the realoem.com website link I originally supplied. I think the standard NA versions are R - #3 convex w/ writing at bottom, L - #4 no increased viewing angle w/o writing. I want to know, can the #1 wide-angle mirrors be used on both the R and L sides (just rotated 180 degrees)?

Depending on if you have LCI or non LCI car you would pick one of the part numbers. Both sides will use same mirror you just flip them over. I have confirmed this for lci model only.

If there was a L and R there would be separate part numbers.

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
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Thanks porksoda! I've got a '02 530, so I assume that's a LCI car - right?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #8
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Thanks porksoda! I've got a '02 530, so I assume that's a LCI car - right?
Yup. I have the euro ones and i got them from getbmwparts in us (they don't ship to us).

You would order these:
Part Number: 51168250438 - MIRR GLASS WDANG

Make sure to confirm everything before ordering. Easy to pry off the existing mirrors and you can see the housing and mirror tabs are all symmetrical and can be flipped over to install L to R and vice versa.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:58 AM   #9
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Thanks guys, all the quick responses are most appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #10
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Thanks guys, all the quick responses are most appreciated.
welcome. One warning though... it takes a little while to get used to them... some sorta motion sickness was involved if i remember correctly but in the end well worth it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #11
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welcome. One warning though... it takes a little while to get used to them... some sorta motion sickness was involved if i remember correctly but in the end well worth it.
Thanks for the warning...I suppose I could throw a "barf bag" into the door pocket just in case.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:22 PM   #12
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Hey Mark, those links were great to confirm fitment, but unless I'm missing something they are for the standard North American model mirrors. I'm specifically looking for the European wide-angle mirrors, which are #1 on the realoem.com website link I originally supplied. I think the standard NA versions are R - #3 convex w/ writing at bottom, L - #4 no increased viewing angle w/o writing. I want to know, can the #1 wide-angle mirrors be used on both the R and L sides (just rotated 180 degrees)?
Ah ok,... I have no experience with BMW wide angle mirrors, if they are anything like the wide angle ones on the R side of my Porsche... the distortion make me sick if I backup using them and haven't driven the car in a while.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #13
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Ah ok,... I have no experience with BMW wide angle mirrors, if they are anything like the wide angle ones on the R side of my Porsche... the distortion make me sick if I backup using them and haven't driven the car in a while.
I suppose I could take the Porsche off your hands... just so you don't feel sick anymore.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #14
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Just a quick follow-up guys. The wide-angle mirror glass replacement went super smooth and they are exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for everyone's help!
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:35 PM   #15
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How much did they cost? I need to replace mine the bottom half of the mirrors are rusted.
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