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Snapped wing mirror on a 159

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Woke up to find that some w**kers had snapped the passenger wing mirror off my car last night. Have ordered one on-line this morning but I am unsure what way to fit them. I had the same thing happen to me when I had my 147...is it a simple three bolt affair?


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I honestly don't know but hopefully it is sorted handy enough nothing worse than finding damage on a car int he morning.
 
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Sorry to hear that Pete Hopefully it won't cost you too much & is an easy enough fix.

Worth asking in the 159 Tech Lounge, you are guaranteed an answer there
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Pete - looked up the manual for you on this which is notoriously hard to decipher (at least for me...), but maybe this will be of some help (obviously assumes the old mirror is fully disconnected first):

- Place the rear view mirror with bridge in position.
- Tighten the bolts fixing the rear view mirror.
Component Fastening dia Value (daNm)
EXTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR Bolt M6x12 0.7 1.1
- Attach the new retaining button for the door seal (unclear here if you need a new one or can use what is already there).
- Secure the electrical cable for the rear view mirror to the retainers.
- Connect the electrical connection to the control unit.
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Thanks lads, think it will be a case of suck it and see...hopefully it will be as easy as the 147 was.

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Hey Pete... did you get sorted in the end? What kind of money did you have to fork out in the end if you don't mind me asking?

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Hey Pete... did you get sorted in the end? What kind of money did you have to fork out in the end if you don't mind me asking?

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Euro Cathal - standard currency in the ROI now....
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Hi Cathal.
I got the replacement from wingmirrorman.co.uk, came to roughly €160 including p+p...going to put it on next weekend, hopefully it will be as easy as it was on the 147.

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No Cathal and I'm not 'role-playing' for you!
I sell website advertising - glad you asked??
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Hi Cathal.
I got the replacement from wingmirrorman.co.uk, came to roughly 160 including p+p...going to put it on next weekend, hopefully it will be as easy as it was on the 147.

Pete.
Not bad price at all... I guess you might find someone to spray it for euro50 to. Good site btw.

Again, it's a ba))s the way it happened... those *******.


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I sell website advertising - glad you asked??
Role-playing? Go on... tell me more....
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Had fully intended this morning to replace the wing mirror, then I saw the length of the cabling coming off the new one, I am afraid now I may have to take the door card off...what do you think folks??

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Had fully intended this morning to replace the wing mirror, then I saw the length of the cabling coming off the new one, I am afraid now I may have to take the door card off...what do you think folks??

Pete
Might be best to take door card off.
Allow yourself a decent bit of time for that.

I recently changed the door cards in my 166, quite a few Phillips screws, one 4mm allen key bolt (behind door opening handle) and 4 torx bolts (T40 I think) 2 at the back of the door speaker and two when you remove the electric window switch/cubby hole.
One of the screws hides behind a stopper in the lower storage area towards the back end of the door and another behind the 'donut' for the ventilation at the top front end.
Donut spins to unlock (can't remember if clockwise or anti but you should find out handy enough).
Not all of the block connectors slide off either, some require you to push down a tab to release it.
If you do have a door speaker and it's the same as mine you use a small flat screw driver to gently prise off the bright surround for speaker and then a bigger flat screwdriver to pop out speaker. Putting it back you need to clock where the semi-circle that sticks out is as you need to find that gap when putting it back-you can'y just slap it in any old way...
If you have the bottom door light that needs prising out the rear side I think so you can remover the tabbed block connector.
Suffice it to say it's messier than you think!!!

After all that typing it will probably be completely different!!!

Might help someone though eh?
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