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wing mirror - shorter passenger mirror

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by whothafunk, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. whothafunk
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    [Oct 8, 2011]
    as you all probably know, pre-facelift models were all fitted with the shorter wing mirror on the passenger side (still dont know why they did such a moronic thing).

    i would like to fit a "normal" one, like the one on the driver's side. mind you, in my country, we drive on the right side of the road, meaning drivers sit on the left side of the car, ergo i need a right side wing mirror. now, 2 questions:

    1.) does anyone know where i could get the opposite side mirror with the normal length? it also needs to be in the right color (it seems like it is quite rare, sort of cactus green)

    2.) is it even possible to swap it and are there any DIY on how its done?

    thank you in advance
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    [Oct 8, 2011]
    I didn't know that....
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    [Oct 8, 2011]
    They where the same size on both sides in the UK

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    [Oct 8, 2011]
    My Pre is the same on both as well.
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    [Oct 9, 2011]
    wow, strange. at least here in our country, every audi (a3-a8) up to year 2000 had a shorter wing mirror on passenger side. some examples

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    [Oct 9, 2011]
    vw do this a lot, japan get two small mirrors on some vw models , all you need is a uk drivers mirror off ebay that would be full size on your passenger door

    now i think about it my mates ibiza had a small mirror on the near side he wanted a matching small one for the drivers side some lupo's have small and small , something to do with being city cars


    Rob
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    [Oct 9, 2011]
    Very strange, looks rediculous to me. Can't blame you for wanting a normal sized one.
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