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Electric wing mirror swap

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Zardoz, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Zardoz

    Zardoz Active Member

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    My drivers side electric mirror won't adjust after taking a few knocks. They're the older 'squarer' type and was wondering if it's possible to do a straight replacement with the newer 'teardrop' shaped ones. Would the triangular piece of plastic need swapping too on the door? Ta.

    Thinking I might as well get a set of the newer ones if I'm changing it any way.
     
  2. spudboy6

    spudboy6 Active Member

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    There a straight swap , the triangular plastic piece is part of the mirror so no drama will be on the new ones

    Also why not fit powerfolding ones ?
    You will need the two mirrors , two window motors from the donor car with power gold mirrors and the switch that’s all ,

    You’ve got the door card of to swap the mirror so may as well have some powerfold ones :)
     
  3. Zardoz

    Zardoz Active Member

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    Thanks Spudboy. Yeah, that's a good idea, I'd seen a few sets of folders on eBay.

    Think this will be my next project once she's through her MOT.
     
  4. chriswales6

    chriswales6 Active Member

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    If you had a set of rectangle mirrors I’d be tempted to do a straight swap for my tear drop ones.

    They look better but are a right pain to use. Because of the shape I have them tilted up to see behind me but then I can’t see where the rear wheels are when I reverse.
     
  5. Zardoz

    Zardoz Active Member

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    That's a great offer Chris, but my drivers side mirror mechanism is goosed so would be no good to you anyway.
     
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    i got some electric square shaped ones for sale, just swapped mine to the teardrops on my R
     
  7. Zardoz

    Zardoz Active Member

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    If I stuck with the square ones I'd only be after the drivers side mate.
     
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    I’ve just remembered I’ve got a pair in my garage , not powerfolding but are electric and fully working

    Completely forgot I’ve still got them from when I fitted my powerfolding ones

    I’ll put a pic up in here when I get home tonight


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  9. bruceR

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    Hi all, is it just a straight swap or will you have to check your CCM (convenience module) to see if compatible??


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  10. spudboy6

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    All straight swap

    But if wanting powerfold mirrors you need switch and window motors too but all plug and play


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    Here’s the mirrors

    Covers poorly wrapped nardo grey but platinum grey under the wrap

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  12. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    I have a set of teardrop ones in plat grey going spare.


    B5 Custom Map, TIP, FMIC, 3" Turbo Back, Bosch 550's,ARB's and more .....
     
  13. Zardoz

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    How much are you (both) wanting for the mirrors guys? Colour not an issue as probably spray the covers black (my car is dark red).

    If I get through my MOT painlessly tomorrow. I should have some spare cash this payday (15 Jan).
     
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    I’d post the pair to you for £25 :)


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    Zardoz Active Member

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    You sure mate? That's superb. Can you hang on till the 15?
     
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    Yea no drama , there just sat in my garage doing nothing since I put the power folds on last month ,

    Message me on here when your ready


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  17. Zardoz

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    Will do, thanks again!
     
  18. Sparkie

    Sparkie Angling Adict.

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    Go with spudboy.
    Think I paid a fair bit more on eBay for mine so will need more or less same when selling.


    B5 Custom Map, TIP, FMIC, 3" Turbo Back, Bosch 550's,ARB's and more .....
     
  19. Zardoz

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    Will do. Thanks anyway though, Sparkie.
     
  20. Zardoz

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    Hi Spudboy, still ok to sell me those mirrors?

    Would PayPal be best for you?
     

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