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Help identifying a part please.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by FrankScorpio, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. FrankScorpio
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    [Feb 28, 2007]
    I'm lucky that the interior of my 01 1.8t is in immaculate nick *apart* from the drivers side door handle where the top layer of plastic/paint is coming off so I want to get a new one. It's the plastic part and looks to be fairly self contained.

    I've got a parts catalogue and I think I need:
    8L3 867 172 A
    handle recess-upper part
    for vehicles with rear view
    mirror electrically operated
    and heated

    But the rear view mirror bit is confusing me, anybody able to confirm..?
    Would I need anything else at the same time?

    Ta.
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    for vehicles with rear view mirror electrically operated and heated

    Just means for cars with electric and heated mirrors, otherwise it would'nt have a hole for the switch.
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    its refering to your door mirrors that could be electric adjustment and heating , depending on model of the car , not the rear view mirror on the windscreen .
    the plastic trim is attached by clips from inside the door trim panel and are quite easy to replace once the trim panel is removed
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    [Feb 28, 2007]
    Doh! Just twigged that the "wing" mirrors are rear view as well!!
    I was thinking rear view as the one on the windscreen.
    Dipstick!
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