1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Are A5 Mirrors the same as the latest A3 mirrors?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Richy_C, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Richy_C

    Richy_C Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    142
    Simple question, are the A5 mirrors the same as the A3 latest spec ones? door mirrors i should say.
     
  2. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    5
    considering the mirrors aren't even the same between the 3dr, SB and convertible i doubt it - but someone with more knowledge on the subject might be able to give you a definite answer
     
  3. NHN

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

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,994
    Likes Received:
    1,383
    On the very latest A5 range & B8 the covers, glass yes iirc , its questionable the mechanics that is fixed to the pillars, buttttt, the pillars/mounts arent the same, so dont try your luck as you could be very pissed.
     
  4. scottie123

    scottie123 (●̮̮̃•̃) (●&#
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    2
    Do you mean the mirror you look into, the cover which goes over the mirror or the whole lot including mounting base?

    As said, the mounting bases will vary but it may be possible that the cover and glass are the same. Im sure some one fitted some a4 ones iirc
     
  5. scottie123

    scottie123 (●̮̮̃•̃) (●&#
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,972
    Likes Received:
    2
    diggedy too slow
     
  6. Richy_C

    Richy_C Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    142
    i will qualify, guy i know had bought a black A5, he has bought the S5 mirror covers (silver surrounds) and i was wondering if i could swap these for the A3 covers. long shot i know but know you guys would know.

    Have his old black ones i mean, didnt read that back.:huh:
     
  7. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    5,704
    Likes Received:
    30
    really?
     
  8. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    5
    which part of that statement is the "really" directed at?
     
  9. Richy_C

    Richy_C Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    142
    Well i know that the A4's and A3's are the same, didnt think there was a difference between the Sb, conv & 3 door. only that they all have the smaller mirrors now.
     
  10. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    5
    as above, it depends on exactly what part of the mirror you're referring to. i assumed you'd seen a complete mirror on eBay or something (baseplate, housing, mechanism and glass) and i doubt that would fit because of the reasons outlined above
     
  11. Richy_C

    Richy_C Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    142
    ok my car is Ibis so want black mirrors, could the white bit be swapped with the black bit? base and internals would stay but if the outer case is the same size it should swap.

    Been looking at some pictures and they look pretty similar to be honest.
     
    #11 Richy_C, Sep 20, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2010
  12. iwBen

    iwBen Be Gentle
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    114
    Likes Received:
    2
    Interesting thought. I seem to see more A5/S5 mirrors knocking about than A3/S3 ones. But I think NHN gave your your answer =/
     
  13. sub39h

    sub39h Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    5
    if you know the guy then test fit?
     
  14. NHN

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

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,994
    Likes Received:
    1,383
    Yes the covers should be fine as already advised.
     
  15. Richy_C

    Richy_C Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    142
    Right oh, Appologies i must have miss read.
     
  16. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    39
    yep covers fit no problem
     

Share This Page