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    Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Twice in 2 months now, first time I had to fork out, this time luckly the car was the "Responsiblity" of the Dealership.

    Is it happening alot lately, should I get Body Coloured instead of Chrome replaced this time?

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    That's unlucky bud, but don't let these theiving scum deter you from owning an S car. The Ally mirrors really sets the S3 from your standard A3's so i'd go for them again, and since your stealer is footing the bill for new ones, why go for the colour coded items?

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Where abouts in Surrey are you based Rogi?

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Had mine stolen at the end of June, new set replaced on insurance for 150 excess.

    Have now marked on top and frontside the vehicle registration with 1/8" punches and
    internally chained both to door frames with 6mm steelalloy cable.

    If someone decides they can sell them on with my number plate visible to all, hopefully
    all I'll suffer in future is a broken mounting on one side and some dents.

    Some guy in Ashford, Middx. had a set listed on eBay 3 days later,
    not a million miles from you either!

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    i had mine stolen at start of year..

    i have replacements - got them from germany - but still to be fitted.

    but i'd be interested in how you chained your mirrors..what anchor points did you use?

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Ian, as below...





    Marking out the covers with punches,



    Remove mirrors and thread the cable,




    After a lot of trial'n'error this was the best place to secure the mirror allowing the cover to fit back correctly.



    Refitting the mirror the cable passes through a rectangular plate as shown,

    Finally the cable bends 90 degrees down and knots about 10" below the feedthrough,
    using a jubille clip the secure the knot. Is well away from the window mechanism.

    You will need access to some bolt cutters to cut the cable in the first place!

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    damn NEiLS3LK51! not even the A Team are gonna get those mirrors off!

    Jojo i agree with u on the whole thing of not giving into thieving scum but u guys have to admit that colour coded mirrors make the car stand out less!

    im still trying to replace my front grille that got stolen from outside my house!

    anyone know where i can get a hold of a cheap one-dont really wanna spend 50 on a new one but might have to as i cant bare looking at the ess without the FRONT GRILLE!!!

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    I'm based in NW Surrey - Car was in the Dealer because the Clutch went (fingers crossed on this one), and someone filthed the Mirrors.

    I'm gonna get Chrome replaced I think, just don't have the heart to go CC yet [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    I was thinking about Engraving, did you do it yourself or did someone else (professional) do it?

    As for the Anchoring, thats not a bad idea either, I'll get a "Tool Friendly" mate to have a look at the Piccys, thanks for the advice.

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Are the A Team back together? Last I heard on the Sun's Virals page BA was on strike!

    I tried doing it with an engraving pen on some scrap aly and it looked cr@p, had very
    little control and it kept skipping across the surface. I managed to borrow a set of alphanumeric
    punches (some in the top left of first picture) and hammered them in myself.
    (Draper do a set for 20)

    Note the layer of clear tape over the top of the black insulation tape, this helps prevent the
    punch from slipping on the polished surface whilst lining up the cutting tip for the 1st bash.

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Nice skills on the anchoring. They ain't coming off. Just a shame having to resort to something like that. W@nkers

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    [ QUOTE ]
    Are the A Team back together? Last I heard on the Sun's Virals page BA was on strike!


    [/ QUOTE ]


    slightly off topic but i hear they r in the process of commencing the filming of the new holywood A Team film.

    Dont get ur hopes up though its almost certainly not going to be any good with the way remakes are turning out!

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    some twazerks had an nice free upgrade there.

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    fantastic pictures neil....thank you very much...will definitely been doing that before putting on my mirrors.

    cheers

    ian

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    nice, i asked a while ago if anybody had done this to stop thieves but nobody said they had. good effort. i do have a question for you regarding the removal of the mountings to the door. i see you have the door cards off. if i need to replace the door mounts do i need to take the cards out or just the backing to the mounts? I bought some ally mirrors from germany and had to fit new chassis as min didn't fit i have worked around the mounts being a bit too short to fit springs but have just caught my mirror housing on some twurps mirror after a dodgy parking incident. So i need to get new mounts on. cheers

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    I removed the cards first then the door mount covers so couldn't be certain if you can get them
    off without removing the cards. From the looks of it the cover continues below the top door
    card edge so wont come out without removing the card.

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Just how easy is it too get the Covers off.

    I just got my car back from the dealers, it seems the theiving gits only stole the Chrome bit, the Mirror, mounting and Motors are all still there.

    I am going to do the "Engraving / Punching" stuff,

    Has anyone posted a guide on Wing mirror removal?

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Very easy to get off without damaging the mountings.

    1. Prise the mirror off the motor unit (angle mirror to upwards extreme to make easier)
    2. Unclip the wires connected to the back of the mirror.
    3. Undo the 3-4 torx screws securing the aluminum cover to the motor unit.
    4. Undo the two pozidrive screws securing the black plastic to the motor unit.
    5. Unclip the plastic piece.
    6. Remove the aluminium cover.

    (I hope no mirror thief reads this thread!)

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

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    Just how easy is it too get the Covers off.

    I just got my car back from the dealers, it seems the theiving gits only stole the Chrome bit, the Mirror, mounting and Motors are all still there.

    I am going to do the "Engraving / Punching" stuff,

    Has anyone posted a guide on Wing mirror removal?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That says to me that those mirror caps are for definite re-sale, probably on ebay. As we all know, most people are only after the caps, not the full mirrors.

    B@stards.

    Anyone thought of using the micro-dot system thing? Not sure if they are any good or not.

    AL

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-S3-mirror...QQcmdZViewItem

    Not wishing to point the finger, but the "Bought em for my S4" but they don't fit and the "strategically" placed bubble wrap.....

    Ah well, not much you can do really is there.

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Yes, and 'Any questions please e-mail me', I've emailed him 2 questions, and no replies [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
    He hasn't stated anywhere wether they are metal, so could be plastic fakes [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    those look to shiney to be vag ones, look like reps to me..

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    I saw these earlier, and I'm always suspicious now......

    perhaps we should all ask

    Where did you "really" get them from????

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Definately look at LOT more mirrored than the originals I had replaced!

    The curved section on the inner RHS of the drivers side cover doesn't seem to
    have any Mill contours either like the Aluminum ones do.

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Only made 56, so even ebay bidders are being cautious.

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    Re: Anyone else had their Wing Mirrors (S3) stolen recently?

    Some w@nker stole mine from right outside my uncle's house in broad daylight! They only took the drivers side one and broke it off. Have now replaced them with CC ones not taking the risk again!!

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    Someone should speak with ebay about this, they might not do anything but it wouldn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickelvery
    Someone should speak with ebay about this, they might not do anything but it wouldn't hurt.
    all ebay are interested in is the % they make from the sale and listing.

    Did you hear the other day about the radio 1 tickets? an MP asked ebay to stop selling them.......ect..... ebay said they were not going to stop coz its not illegal, so i cant see them doing anything about a set of mirrors. and it was two yrs ago anyway

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    I'm pretty sure its illegal for ebay to allow things they know as stolen to be bought and sold on its site. Enquire, see what happens.

 

 

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