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3 dr , 5dr mirrors the same ?

foxymk1 Jun 18, 2013

  1. foxymk1

    foxymk1 Active Member

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    maybe a stupid question but i read something somewhere that they are not the same, is this true ?
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    No they're not, the bases are slightly different.
     
  3. foxymk1

    foxymk1 Active Member

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    So can I fit 3 dr to a 5 dr ?
     
  4. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    As NHN states, bases are slightly different. Without knowing your skill levels we cannot say. But anything is possible... i.e. swap bases.
     
  5. foxymk1

    foxymk1 Active Member

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    My skill levels are high pal :)
    butese are folding mirrors is it possible to swap bases on them ?

    Thanks for the reply
     
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  6. NHN

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    Swapping bases is a pita, the spring compression, wiring looms, I've done it & wont bother again, what is your overall goal, you upgrading, broken yours etc?
     
  7. foxymk1

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    upgrading to folding on a 2006 car, but if its to much trouble il wait until a 5 dr set come up
     
  8. NHN

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    I have a 2009 set of electric folding mirrors with glass, covers, led's, can supply/fit the lot along with door modules.
     
  9. foxymk1

    foxymk1 Active Member

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    Thanks but I was looking at set of s3 folding that we're cheap , plus I don't like other people touching my car except me :) I even learnt how to paint cars at set up a unit just so I could do it myself haha

    thanks for the replys guys
     
  10. Big Pumpa

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    Arghh just bought a pair of MY11 mirrors from a Sportback thinking it will fit my 3 door! Is it a very complicated procedure then to make them fit? What new parts will I need? Or is it just a case of swapping the bases
     
  11. a3 quattro 230

    a3 quattro 230 New Member

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    iv got the s3 mirror case on my 5door 2006 and you can just swop the case over but can be tricky
     
  12. Big Pumpa

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    Was it from a 3 door S3? If the wing mirrors are from a 5 door to transfer to a 3 door I'm guessing its more than just swapping a case over surely...?
     

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