Outside Mirror May Fold Out to Far on BMW 328i

Problem Description and Possible Solution

One vehicles equipped with power folding mirrors, the mirror may fold out past the standard position. Our technicians tell us that if this occurs a special procedure must be followed to relearn the correct mirror home position.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 99,619 (30,000–189,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010
45 people reported this problem
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side mirror fold out too far . and how to reset to normal . thanks
2006* 325i

Same problem. Never coded my key fob to fold in my mirrors, but about a week ago it started folding the mirror out when I hit the unlock on key fob. Since mirror was never folded in, it rotated past the home position. Now every time I unlock the doors, the problem occurs. Spontaneously folds outward while driving as well. Eventually just took the fuse out so the folding motor doesn't work and set the mirror in place manually.
My drivers side mirror rotates past the home position when I open the door. Have to put it back into position manually. driving me crazy
Electronic folding mirror folded too far outward and inward.
drivers side view mirror keeps folding outward 300 degrees when the
Door is opened or shortly after. As a result I can't drive the car
For safety reason. Help! Mikehowell1@msn.com
The drivers side mirror folds out too far, and has to be manually put back in place. Also it folds out everytime I unlock the car.
DRIVER SIDE OUTSIDE MIRROR WONT FOLD BACK TO THE HOME POSITION.
The driver side mirror folds all the way when I unlock the car.
It also automatically folds away about 5 mins after I lock the car..
mirrors folding all the way forward.
Same problem described....the 1996 should be listed as 2006. There were no power folding mirrors in 96. Mine is an 06 and there are thousands of reports for this on the bmw related forums.

Cause is a failure in the ring that senses the mirror location, its plastic and wears away. Repair is to replace the whole mirror assembly, approximately $800.
Driver side mirror will fold out until it is complete back against the car.
I have the same problem, but they will not re-program the mirror; they want me to buy a new $500 servo.
Same problem, reset procedure will not work.
Driver side mirror unfolds all the way pass normal position on its own. Obviously poor quality materials and engineering.
Driver's side mirror fold out too far. This problem started 5 days ago.
When I folded mirrors in with the button to the left of mirror fine adjustment for car wash. I pushed the button for them to return to normal position and they folded all the way forward against front of door on both sides
My outside mirror folds out too far on the drivers side
Mirror on the drivers side folds out to far.
driver side folds all the way forward.
same problem