Brera wing mirror glass
good and bad news
some maniac speeding in opposite direction clipped my wing mirror. It was dark and I could see the shattered glass dangling by the electric heating cables and the wing mirrow itself folded inwards. I assumed the worst - a scatch on the side of the car or the out-truding wings or at best a sctrached / dented wing mirrow housing and broken mechanism.
On inspection this morning I was suprised to see no visible mark on the wing mirrow housing, the housing bounced back and all of the mechanisms worked - folding and mirror movement. The glass cracked and splintered and tiny fragments were missing but still largely intact against the rear plastic framework so I could plug it back in place. OK, so the view is a bit multi-directional but still pretty good!
On phoning the local dealer (Nothgate - Canterbury renowned for its customer service) who was busy but the receptionist promised the parts manager would phone me back - which he did. As expected he did not have a spare glass in stock but could get one delivered next Tuesday - 3 working days so I did not think that was bad. Took longer to get similar for a Rover 600 years ago! BUT the cost of c 32.50 seems a bit much but then again it is heated and it seems near indestructable!
Theyh say these things come in threes so I'll have to be careful in the next few days - but expect some bugger will crash into me again or whatever.