Replacing E31 Door Lock Cylinders

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Although I’ve been fortunate enough to NOT have to perform this procedure, I thought it was such an important topic and such a well documented post from “dmi” from Sweden on Bimmerforums.com, that I wanted to repost it here:

This How To shows the procedure for replacing the door lock cylinder. I am using a brand new uncoded cylinder but the general description can be used if swapping the cylinder for a used one. Note: the key for both the old and new ...

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Upgrading the Review Mirror to Include Homelink, Alarm, Auto-dim, and Compass

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I’ve been reading all about this issue with using newer mirrors with the Homelink, not being compatible with factory alarm setups, etc… great information was provided by everyone including this post (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum…mirror+pin+out) and still I wondered…

[me wondering – imagine cloud thought above my head]: “why can’t we just take the ‘alarm’ part of the old mirror out, insert it into the new mirror case, feed it power and get the best of both worlds?”

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