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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Buneet, Feb 2, 2014.

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    Hi guys, my driver side mirror glass has a crack in it and I was wondering whether it's possible to replace it at home easily or should I take it onto Audi? And does anyone know where I can get the glass itself? (it is the heated one)
    Also I have no idea how it cracked, I got in the car on a frosty morning and turned the heated mirrors on and next thing I knew there was a curved hairline crack at the bottom on it about two inches, I couldn't see under the crack under the frost before hand so I don't know whether it happened during the night (I part it on a very quiet wide road and the mirror was in the normal position in the morning so I doubt anyone hit it because the actual plastic around the mirror isn't damaged at all. Unless it happened as the mirror was heating up?

    Thanks for your help guys
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    If no damage to the plastic I'd try get Audi to replace foc
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    Absolutely no damage to the mirror what so ever, I just found it really strange that the crack is even there and that it is curved, it does a full 90 degree bend!

    I'm good friends with one of the guys who works there so I'll try get it sorted, do you think there is anything in particular that I should mention to them that may help me persuade them to do it free of charge?
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    I would find it hard to believe if they tried to charge you! Whenever someone comes in to buy one I just go outside and fit it for them. The glass tilts as far as it goes then it unclips, unplug the 2 heater wires, re-align the backing motor connect the wires onto the new glass then push the glass onto the motor backing and done! :) at most it takes 5 minutes
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    Yea I had to remove mine already on my a3 very simple , just turn the mirror full left , and get your fingers as far in behind it . It helps if you have long thin fingers , and simply pull it out slowly. In your case it won't matter if you damage the old mirror . The new one - reconnect wires and snap in. Oh and use some thin gloves , like latex cause finger prints will get all over the glass and will take a few washings to get it out completely .
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    Thanks for all the help guys, I'm going in tomorrow. You've all reassured me! :)
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    I got my mirror parts from stoke audi, they advertise on a forum on this site as well ask them their price
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    I had a look on their site and couldn't find the part I was looking for, if Audi try to make me pay tomorrow I will contact them about the price, it seems easy enough to change the door mirror from what I read from other people, thanks for the suggestion :)
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    Yea just send stoke an email, they will quote you the price , very fast and helpful
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    Just wanted to say I've been in and they've booked me in to get a courtesy car sometime this month! Gonna sort the mirror, 1.4 turbo rattle and a clip in my seat all for free! Cheers guys
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    Good stuff! :)
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    does this turbo rattle only apply to the 1.4? if it effects other petrol engines can you post more details on how this problems shows etc

    thanks
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    Only the 1.4 but all recent engines shouldn't have this issue...
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    From what it can see it only affects the 1.4 (122) version but for me it sounds like a slight rattle in the drivers side foot place I can hear it when the accelerator is pressed in about half way, I don't think it affects the performance in any way but it would be best to take a look at the other threads (just search turbo rattle) and you should have all your answers in more detail :)
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