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Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1402710
10/01/2013 12:20
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nice work!


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Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1402901
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My scirocco has wing mirror indicators, it gets around the problem of seeing the side indicators from the rear quarter of the car by having one LED mounted on the inside lip of the mirror.
It also acts as a reminder that you've left your indicators on as you can see it flashing smile

Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1403451
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chinny How about if the LED's were fitted to the underside of the mirror in the casing, that way it would or should, be visible from all angles.

I like it in the finger though, might give it a go sometime in the future.


Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1403630
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Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1648091
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Good morning,

Could someone explain me how to remove the black finder at the back? I have to replace it and I do not know if I have to remove the mirror glass and how to do it.

Thanks,

Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: Astur] #1648092
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Originally Posted by Astur
Good morning,

Could someone explain me how to remove the black finder at the back? I have to replace it and I do not know if I have to remove the mirror glass and how to do it.

Thanks,


Yes the glass will need to be removed first, then the motor which will then allow access to the retaining screw holding that hinge plate in place.

Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1648093
22/01/2021 13:05
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Yes, you do have to remove the glass. There are two types of fitting, and unless I'm mistaken as you have a 16v yours will be the older type.

There is a howto but the photos have been corrupted and I'm not sure I follow one or two bits myself!

Push one side of the glass in (can't remember which) as far as you can, and in the enlarged space on the opposite side shine a torch to see the two ends of a large horseshoe-shape spring which holds the glass to the mirror.

If you can picture this, think "400m running track" shape that has 2 straight sides and two bends. One of these "bends" is broken and bent outwards - these are the two spring-ends you are looking for.

They lock in place, so your job is to lift+push the top one, and push+lower the bottom one from their respective clips.
You will need a narrow blade screwdriver to access them.

The glass should ease off - it's not held with a circular plastic grip like later models (unless someone has changed it like I have laugh )

* You cannot remove the black trim from the back of the mirror without removing everything*

The likely trouble spot is the small screw that often corrodes into the rear aluminium casting. Lubricate well with penetrant to avoid shearing it or stripping the head.


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Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1648102
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Okey thanks!
I’m not sure what type of fitting would it have since it’s a 1.8 16v year 1998. As soon as I make the job I will send you some photos so as to have a tutorial.

Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1648104
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The other type of fitting is like a crown of thorns, a ring of plastic gripping teeth that hold on to the the rear of the glass. There's a technique to removing it.

I put two loops of rope/strong material around each side of the glass as near to the middle as possible then fastened the two protruding bits together with one strong cord.

Tie the other end of the cord above you then pull down sharply on the mirror to release the glass from the gripper, without letting the glass fly free and smash against the wall laugh

But you have to be sure it's not the early type of fixing....


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Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1648153
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If I’m not mistaking I have the right mirror with the spring method and the left one with crown method😅 . So one day with much patience I will dismount both from the car and at home will try to take the glass off. I will try to take some photos when doing.

Re: LED's in wing mirrors [Re: jobuguk] #1648155
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I did both of mine in 2018. Not too bad a job - just be patient. I also found a pair of slim long nosed pliers did the job with the retaining spring clips, and some 1mm double sided adhesive sheets to re fix the glass to the housing if you are stripping down completely


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