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Replacing Wing Mirrors

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dion c, Aug 30, 2013.

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    Hi All,

    I have been browsing the forum for about an hour or 2 now looking for a guide on how to take off the wing mirrors :think: do you need to remove the door card? a lot of the post's are for the 8P's and they have done,or do i just need to remove the black triangle and un do the bolt?

    Going to replace my red ones with chrome ones :laugh:

    Any help is greatly appreciated :thumbsup:
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    Are you changing the base? If its just the caps then underneath the mirror will be 2 torx screws. Undo them then take out the glass. The way I do this is to push it all the way towards the inside and pull it out from the other side. Then they'll be 3 or 4 (can't really remember how many) torx screws. Take them out and the cap will come off the mirror base. No need to take the door card off.
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    Don't forget to disconnect the heated connections!
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    Yer replacing the whole base unit with chrome oem ones.

    Was wondering how to take out the glass, best do that as a precaution :thumbsup:
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    If your replacing the base, then inside the door opposite the mirror there's a plastic triangle piece that pops out with a screw driver. It'll then reveal a multi-spline torx bolt, undo that and disconnect the mirror plug. The thing should pull out then, it's not hard at all and no need to take the door card out.
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    Sounds easy enough, even for a noob like me!

    Thanks for the help Gops :beerchug:
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    Let us know how you go mate. I had to replace mine after someone tried robbing them!
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    Just change the caps mate ! Don't need to do full fitting ! Takes ages that , the caps just unscrew !

    Here the ones I removed from my 8L there goin in classifieds soon !bsee the 3 screws these secure it to the bracket :)
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