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Is it me,or are the door mirrors different on each side???

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by archemist, Mar 2, 2013.

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    Anyone know if the door mirrors are supposed to be asymetrical? - the caps and base not the mirror glass - i feel a right rodney even raising this!!!

    I've just fitted S ally mirrors to my QTdi and in the process (it's a long bimetalic story) replaced the drivers mirror base with one form a b7 and now when i look at them the passenger side is more angled than the dirvers - this is the whole mirror not just the glass within the 'cap'.

    I've not noticed this before - when i offer my old b6 mirror base up it looks identical to the one i've just put on?

    or is there some way of setting the detent on the base-spring so that they match?

    Anyone got any clues? (and it's not april 1st!)

    Anyone seen Master Sensei QJ? i'm sure he'll know...
    cheers
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    I'm not sure he will......

    I'm not aware that they're different, but I'm not sure how you'd check really as they're obviously not interchangeable side to side. I may have misinterpreted what you've said, but if you've replaced the mirror base with one from a B7 and that mirror now sit's differently, that would suggest to me that the base's are different between B6 and B7 which is quite possible.
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    QJ

    thanks for the reply.
    the b6 and b7 drivers mirrors i have appear to 'sit' at exactly the same angle but the passenger one sits at a more acute angle.

    I'm still investigating but increasingly feel it's just a senior moment:blush:
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    I know BMW mirrors differ side to side, on is at more of an angle than the other.

    I was so anal, I got a LHD set and used one so they were the same!!!!!
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    Hopefully everyone is now looking at their mirrors going "what's that daft welsh bu**er on about!!"

    All except Bimmer drivers who know exactly:think:

    thanks
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    Don't even look at Merc 190's ..... Ones square ones a rectangle ....
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