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RS3 Alu mirror covers

wright1965 Aug 30, 2012

  1. wright1965

    wright1965 New Member

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    Can anybody tell/show me how to remove these mirror covers...new RS3 that somebody hit and tried to bodge re-fitting the drivers side mirror cover...trying to avoid buying a new one as £many from Audi parts.
    It does look like they clip on but maybe some clips or screws...want to be sure before I attempt it.

    Thanks
     
  2. HullRs3

    HullRs3 RS3 8P (2012) TeamMisano Audi RS3

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    I guess this is not covered as part of a warrantee repair? I have the folding mirrors & hope I don't have to have them fixed, despite odd occasion that I still forget to fold them in. No doubt the clot who hit them did not leave there details. If they did I would make them pay!
     
  3. monkeyboy_marcus

    monkeyboy_marcus Active Member

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    I have folding mirrors too - only had the car a couple of weeks - mine don't fold when I'm moving, only when I'm stationary. Is this normal?
     
  4. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Yes, unlike the older VAG cars they wont fold in if you're doing any speed. Pain in the **** on country roads as unless you come to a standstill you can fold in. I had my mirror twatted by some bint in a Focus when car was 6 days old, but luckily I got away with casing damage and replaced it. I've been meaning to speak to Nige (NHN) on here about whether we can do a work around in the coding on VCDS.
     
  5. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    The other day you posted in another thread that you had an S3 Sportback: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/167169-new-s3-sportback-door-mirror-problem-help-needed-please.html#post1664219

    Today the Sportback has now miraculously evolved into a RS3.

    All your posts are about mirrors, so I'm becoming more and more concerned you're a mirror thief and not an owner.

    Anyone who buys a 61 plate S3 or RS3 can afford new mirrors; and can pull a warranty claim if there is something mechanically wrong with them so hence why you can read into my concerns. NHN Nige described to you on the S3 thread how you to unclip the caps, so I'm now even more twitchy.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2012
  6. wright1965

    wright1965 New Member

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    Yes...you're right...smart a..s!...my cover is blown...
     
  7. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    so instead of posting a picture, you get tetchy with Mods? that'll work ...NOT. :no:
     
  8. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Because I have the pleasure of reading all the posts in the A3/S3/RS3 threads patterns soon emerge. Im just intrigued by the fact the car changed, and as one of the guardians of this sections it's my responsibility to question anything that does seem to add up. Nothing personal.
     
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  9. monkeyboy_marcus

    monkeyboy_marcus Active Member

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    Nice spot! Thanks for the info regarding the mirrors too, bit annoying that you can't adjust when driving, as this was quite a useful feature in the old Scirocco, especially down narrow lanes etc.
     

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