Mirror Glass

J10NMM

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Right then, has anyone experienced their mirror glass just falling off?

Today driving to work my passenger side one just fell off but as I was on a dual carrigway I couldn't stop to pick it up. Then on the way home whilst sat at some traffic lights the drivers side fell off.

I've found that it's a dual purpose mirror glass, convex on one side and wide angle on the other. which is strange as to buy them they only seem to stock one of the other?

Audi want £52 each!!! although I think I'll be having a chat as you wouldn't expect both to fail like they have, it looks like they have become seperated from the heated backing plate.

****** as I'm looking at over £100 to replace now.
 

dulux72

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How funny I would be interested to know how old your car is as mine did exactly the same thing about 2 weeks ago. Mine is a late 2016


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Neil Woodburn

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Mine did this in Dec 2019 and I think it has to do with the heated element weaken the glue - I replaced the Driver side one from Phoenix Mirror and clipped off backplate ( instructions on Youtube ) and stuck the new mirror on the heating plate with some extra double sided tape to be extra sure - at £7.50 I thought worth a punt and it is still on - at that price can fall off every few month :)

Only difference from the Phoenix replacement glass and the OEM Audi one that was originally fitted is the line on the mirror edge which is only on drivers side glass ( blindspot ? or something ) - never noticed any effect doing motorway and local driving over the last 8k miles.

I was going to order another to keep in the car as so cheap - last one fell off at home when I shut the door 10 mins before I was travelling 300 miles down South - so picked up bits and used masking tape to stick together which held for the next 2 weeks.


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rjwojcik

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Had exactly the same on my Golf, PITA
 

Audidi

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Wow.
Mines a 2016 and I have removed my mirror before when trying to fit dynamic mirror signals.
Was a tight fit and fairly secure when I refitted it.
Fingers crossed it never happens, expensive!
 

Neil Woodburn

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The backing plate is a tight fit on the motor ring and took a few pulls with trim removal plastic tool to get off as you found out !
Might be able to just stick the replacement glass with plate in situ - in the cold weather when I fitted mine - took it inside to warm the glass and backing plate for the double sided tape stick better - then just a push fit back in - the hard part as you wait for that horrible sound :(
 

Neil Woodburn

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Oh - a quick google search brings up lots of alternative Mirror glass replacements - if the whole plate with heating has gone - oh a different matter.
 
I saw mine wobbling. Super glued it back on but only lasted a year.

Last time I used some glass adhesive I had left over from a DIY job.

Been OK since but doesn't clear quiet as quick as the passenger side. My car is a 2012
 

J10NMM

Registered User

Watched this video and wow... it's a very long winded way of removing and replacing the glass, So I adjusted the mirror as far as it would go to one side, slipped my fingers behind the part and gave it a tug... popped off with ease..

Then just clipped it back on.. less than 30 seconds..
 

DonkeyIce

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Just had the same, passenger side mirror glass fell off on a main road, Audi are getting funny cause they need the failed part


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_Stuart_

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?! Good luck finding the pieces :)
Just to update had no issues with the replacement I bought as mentioned in previous post, and thats through ice, snow using the heated mirror function, so can recommend.
 

DonkeyIce

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Yup, I was, “you expect me to stop my car on a busy road and walk around in it to look for broken bits of glass”
Waiting a call from them on the outcome, worse case is ebay but I have extended warranty so that should cover it


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DonkeyIce

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Audi refuse to cover “trim” which is what this mirror is classed as, but will fix it for £85
No thanks I’ll get one from eBay


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quattrov6tdi

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It also happened me on my allroad, I noticed it wobbling driving on the motorway so I changed it. The parts guy at the dealer who is a mate, told me not to leave the mirror switch in the heated position. Don't know if that helps
 

John Wr

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My passenger side came loose when on holiday in Croatia in 2018. I glued it back into place with Araldite and used a small block and tape to hold it firmly in place. Left it like this for a few hours. It's still in place and the heating works fine. It is a plain glass mirror without any dipping function. I don't know if this would help to remove a mirror, but I have a chef's palette knife in my toolbox for cutting through very thinly glued or sealed components.

John.
 
Wear and tear? I noticed my mirrors wobbling today, I ended up peeling them off. Should I use double backing tape for number plates or JB Weld Plasticweld glue?
 

Buxton2901

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haha my passenger side started to wobble so i took it off and glued it back onto the backing plate, then when i was walking to the car to refit, i ****** dropped it and smashed it!!! bought a replacement from ebay for 12 quid but the glass isnt flat so the reflection is slightly distorted.
 

kashcheema

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My driver side mirror fell off last summer and recently the passenger side one is wobbly. I’ve used gorilla tape to keep it in place!


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jetty

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I was reading this thread a few weeks back. Yesterday heard glass breaking and found this - what a load of crap these Audi mirrors are:
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Ordered one from Amazon for £23. Glad I don't have anti-dazzle - those look expensive!
 

Jesper Tan

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The passenger side glass of my 2010 a4 b8 fell off this morning. Luckily the glass didn’t break. I had to use 3M tape to stick it back in although there’s a slight gap in between so I’m not sure if it will affect the heater. Damn thing made me late for work.

I’m guessing it won’t be long till the driver side glass falls off too since I can pull more than half of the glass from the plastic.
 

SBJ

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I'm reading all these mirrors falling off and wondering if anyone has taken this up with Audi? Clearly its not meant to do that whatever age your cars are and is surely a design issue which they must be fully aware of (not that they'd care!)

Is there a common issue with leaving the mirror setting in the heating position and this causing the glue to weaken over time, or have people had this issue even when not switched to heating mode? Just wondering if I can expect the same fault with mine (3 years old next month).
 

J10NMM

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I'm reading all these mirrors falling off and wondering if anyone has taken this up with Audi? Clearly its not meant to do that whatever age your cars are and is surely a design issue which they must be fully aware of (not that they'd care!)

Is there a common issue with leaving the mirror setting in the heating position and this causing the glue to weaken over time, or have people had this issue even when not switched to heating mode? Just wondering if I can expect the same fault with mine (3 years old next month).
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AUDI UK got involved and boom 2 new mirrors in the post
 
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Raniom

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Noticed one of my mirrors seemed a bit wobbly whilst driving a couple of days ago. Then saw this thread, so quickly took a proper look and more or less as soon as I poked it, it fell out!
The backing barely had any stick left to it at all. Bit of carpet 2 sided tape seemed to do the trick.
 

SBJ

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Noticed one of my mirrors seemed a bit wobbly whilst driving a couple of days ago. Then saw this thread, so quickly took a proper look and more or less as soon as I poked it, it fell out!
The backing barely had any stick left to it at all. Bit of carpet 2 sided tape seemed to do the trick.
How old is your car and did you leave the mirror adjuster switch set to heated most of the time?
 

Raniom

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How old is your car and did you leave the mirror adjuster switch set to heated most of the time?
2014 not sure about leaving the heater on as I only got her 6 months ago. I haven't had it on heater that I'm aware
 
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jonnyallroad

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This happened to me a month ago. Luckily noticed both mirrors vibrating slightly so removed them before they fell. Re-attached them both with gorilla glue adhesive.

It could be a pure coincidence, but it happened a couple of days after I used Autoglym snow foam on the car (2015 Allroad). Its worth noting I washed three other cars in the household (2 BMW's & 1 Porsche), with none of the others suffering the same problem (yet). I've had the all road for three years, washed weekly, so it seemed a bit odd after trying a new shampoo. who knows.
 
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