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Anyone know how to get into the door mirror on a 939?

I park the Spider in a narrow garage, and need the mirrors folded to get in. The driver's side mirror is now sometimes reluctant to unfold, though the motor sounds ok. Can anyone advise how on earth you get inside these things so that I can have a look at (and poke about at) what's going on? Thanks!
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Should be the same as on other Alfa models - the mirror/glass part pops out.
Best way to do this is to use the window suction mount from a GPS to grip and pull the glass forward - and then use a plastic spatula to kind of help it along as you are pulling it.
Set the glass from the mirror controls to its innermost angle to get in behind it with the spatula. It will sound terrible as you are prying it away, but that's normal.
Be clear that the risk of breaking the mirror glass is about 30% - go slowly - but you can order just the glass if it breaks.

PS. I have read on this forum in the past, that spraying copious amounts of lubricant into the mirror sometimes solves folding issues. When the mirror is in the folded position, I think their are holes/gaps underneath at the base to insert an extended nozzle to get the spray inside (I could be wrong). Then just spray lots in and see it is helps - worth a try before taking the thing apart.

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Should be the same as on other Alfa models - the mirror/glass part pops out.
Best way to do this is to use the window suction mount from a GPS to grip and pull the glass forward - and then use a plastic spatula to kind of help it along as you are pulling it.
Set the glass from the mirror controls to its innermost angle to get in behind it with the spatula. It will sound terrible as you are prying it away, but that's normal.
Be clear that the risk of breaking the mirror glass is about 30% - go slowly - but you can order just the glass if it breaks.

PS. I have read on this forum in the past, that spraying copious amounts of lubricant into the mirror sometimes solves folding issues. When the mirror is in the folded position, I think their are holes/gaps underneath at the base to insert an extended nozzle to get the spray inside (I could be wrong). Then just spray lots in and see it is helps - worth a try before taking the thing apart.
That is really helpful! Many many thanks, VeloceRagno. I'll give the mirrors a good dousing in mechoil right now. Cheers!
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As above, a confident pull on the glass should get it off, beware of the wires if it's a heated mirror.

The parts holding the glass in are I believe all plastic, but a bit of lubrication never goes amiss.

Go on pull it

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