BMW Rear View Mirror Removal
These instructions will illustrate how to remove the rear view mirror from most recent generation BMW cars that are prone to mirror failure. The only tool required will be a thin flat head screwdriver or pry tool.
First remove the black plastic shell that encloses the mirror bracket. The cover has several plastic clips that snap together. Push down on the right hand side of the cover near the seam and gently pry it apart with the screwdriver.
Once the cover has been removed, dismount the rear view mirror from the windshield by turning the mirror counterclockwise approx 45 degrees and it will come right off.
Disconnect the power connection and by pressing inward on the tabs and removing it from the socket.