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Hughandjen 8th April 2019 16:28

Rear view mirror
 
Hi guys question for you. I would like to install a dash mounted rear view mirror but as I want to tour the car I am concerned as to how effective they are.
Those of you who have one, would you recommend it or should I stay standard Z3.
Thanks

Lucky@LeMans 8th April 2019 18:14

I seem to recall someone having problems when the rear view mirror if removed as the alarm system is incorporated into it in some way.

Jaguartvr 8th April 2019 18:21

Crap visibility and the alarm/ remote locking is incorporated in them.

Hughandjen 8th April 2019 18:46

Thanks folks. I think I will keep standard

ericholm 8th April 2019 20:08

Hi,

Alarm and locking circuit can be removed and tucked away under interior light unit. Dash mounted mirror will give you more visibility in front as Z3 one is huge. But rubbish visibility to rear, as mirrors are smallish and no where near as good as the Z3. I prefer to focus whats in front of me, but this is personal preference, also with soft top easy to look over shoulder and/or hear things coming.

Cheers.

Hughandjen 8th April 2019 21:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericholm (Post 99888)
Hi,

Alarm and locking circuit can be removed and tucked away under interior light unit. Dash mounted mirror will give you more visibility in front as Z3 one is huge. But rubbish visibility to rear, as mirrors are smallish and no where near as good as the Z3. I prefer to focus whats in front of me, but this is personal preference, also with soft top easy to look over shoulder and/or hear things coming.

Cheers.

Thanks for the reply

WorldClassAccident 10th April 2019 18:39

Thanks Eric - didn't know that. I might ditch the rear view mirror.

Anyone know if they are a legal requirement in the UK?

I only use mine to check for blue flashing lights and running on 9 points I drive like a nun anyway

Egdik 6th May 2019 22:55

Mirror position ?
 

Not sure what car you have but the standard Z3 mirror can be moved a bit with a bracket.

On our 275 coupe I made a flat aluminium plate which lowered it about 20mm; along with taller rear tyres on 15" rims, the rear view is now fine.


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