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Wing mirror covers

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I have just purchased some satin chrome wing mirror covers to replace the existing ones, just wondering if there's a simple way to swap them over without taking the full wing mirror off?


Thanks in advance for your help
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You don't take the door mirror off but you remove the mirror glass, in theory. I've seen it done with the glass in place , using trim removal tools.
There are instructions in the box.
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Never seen them or used them but I thought from the description, "Wing mirror covers" you just put them over the existing wing mirror.

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If you've never seen them why......
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If you've never seen them why......
Why not? thought I was being sociable......Got the painters in dear?
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It's just I thought the OP wanted advice from somebody who had a clue !

What's that about the painters? I haven't got time for a portrait right now.
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It's just I thought the OP wanted advice from somebody who had a clue !

What's that about the painters? I haven't got time for a portrait right now.
Be prepared for the backlash....mhmmwahh haa haaa haaaaaah.
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Not in front of the newbies.
I can post a picture of the instructions for him. I saw the professional way yesterday when I had my door mirror caps swapped for me at the dealers.
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I'm sure that I've read on here of someone who used the suction cup of a Sat Nav to pull the mirror glass off.
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I'm sure that I've read on here of someone who used the suction cup of a Sat Nav to pull the mirror glass off.
I can comment on that, if Simon will allow, I suppose you could pull it offf with suction, excellent idea but grabbing the mirror, with gloves on has always worked fir me.

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I've got a set of chrome covers too. If someone could post some advice or instructions as to the easiest way to change them that would be great. Many thanks. Neil.
 
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Forgo to mention, I have a G but would imagine that the procedure would be similar.
 
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That would be very helpful............

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Not in front of the newbies.
I can post a picture of the instructions for him. I saw the professional way yesterday when I had my door mirror caps swapped for me at the dealers.
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before I do that , can I suggest the new covers are the best guide? Once the mirror glass is removed you can see the clips which need to be pushed to allow the old cover to be pulled away from the mirror body.
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Thanks cue2. Someone i know said that they used a screwdriver to prise the mirror glass off? Can you recommend this or do you know another way to remove the glass? Thanks for your help.
 
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I tried removing the glass myself years ago and broke it which is very expensive ,as its silvered on the frontside , and got the job done at dealers. There are clips and double-sided so apparently heating the mirror glass helps. It may be possible to reach the clips with the glass in place , using the unfitted cover as reference as you poke a screwdriver through the gap. You can move the glass with a SatNav bracket (sucker thing)
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Thanks cue2. Much appreciated mate.
 
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