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Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by samacus, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. samacus

    samacus Active Member

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    hey was just wondering how easy or hard is it to fit electric mirrors to a 1.4? is the wiring already there or would i have to do some extensive searching?
     
  2. Adam R

    Adam R Diesel ISN'T a Dirty word

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    i think i was the first ... possible the only one to do this ?

    on my old 1.4 i was fed up of manualy adjusting the mirrors so spent £100 on a pair of electric ones from a cupra.

    the wiring.... well that is all down to how good your are at electrics and how methodically you think.

    it took me and my dad about 2 evenings (4 hrs total) to buzz out what the connections where on the switch (about £25 from the stealers).
    i then had to run a 12v line to the power and run a load of signal cables to both doors.

    for this job to be done you will need:

    Wire
    DMM (digital Multi Meter)
    cable cutters
    correct wiring loom / plug you can molest from a cupra
    New covers for the door card (where the new switch goes) both passanger and drivers side.
    electric mirrors
    time
    sweat
    blood


    it can be done, unfortunately i didnt do a wiring guide and i no longer have the car so i cant help you out too much apart from saying.. i have done it and it was the best mod i did to the car, especially when the heated mirrors work on a frozen morning
     
  3. samacus

    samacus Active Member

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    im not too bad with electrics, so for the wiring i will have to connect the switch in the door to the new mirrors using my own wiring not a wiring loom ?
     
  4. Adam R

    Adam R Diesel ISN'T a Dirty word

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    correct. any you will also need to run a power source to the switch as well
     
  5. merlin051

    merlin051 Oil Burner!

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    taking the door cards on/off is a right chew on aswell, get yourself some new plastic secureing clips, as i usually snapped a couple of these everytime i removed them.

    The yellow ones seemed to have less give than the white ones.
     
  6. samacus

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    hey just replaced all the clips in my door cards as when i took them off to change my speakers i snapped them all, went to the dealer and he gave me black ones which are really bad.
     

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