We finally had this replace by the dealer, and the bill came to £787.36. Included in the list of items were
I have no idea what these really are.
We asked for the old mirror back. The mirror cover and the heated mirror itself had been removed and presumably used on the replaced unit. The bit that was replaced was the metal chassis and the gearbox of the retracting mechanism, whose plastic case was broken. The gears and motor were in good order. I could not see how it would have been possible to remove the gearbox and rebuild using another case, but obviously it must have been possible in order to assemble it in the first place. I assume some special spring compressor was involved.
The bill broke down to
Parts £502.80, Labour £153.33 tax penalty £131.23
I have written more detail on
Does anyone know if there is a parts catalogue for the BMW i3 on line anywhere?