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I realize this is a lot to ask, but can anyone post up a DIY guide to installing OEM aspherical mirrors? Alternatively, anyone know of a relevant link, or whether the mirrors themselves come with good instructions? (I looked in the DIY section, but did not see anything).
Thanks very much in advance.
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (GTI 4 RD)

Too easy, get a needle nose pliers though.
Tilt the mirrors all the way inwards so that you can grab the outer edges.
Then pull gently until the mirror disengages from the swivel base.
Take care with the distance from the housings as there are 2 wires connecting the mirrors to the housings. This is for the heat function.
Use the pliers to unhook the clips from the mirrors.
Connect wires to new mirrors, mine snapped in by hand.
Then center the mirror to the base and press it back in uniformly. You'll hear it click back into the base. Don't be afraid if the base moves around, this will not harm the motor.
Enjoy
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (GTI 4 RD)

Try the MK4 forum... I am sure it is about the same.
Just remember to come back... like you would want to stay there.
ITS A JOKE GUYS! No one start a thread locking rant.
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (XM_Rocks)

Dude, it's way easy, I've done dozens.
Just push the glass in on the car side.
That'll leave enough room to get your finger in there.
Pull the glass out at a slight angle.
Pull off two electrical connectors.
Reverse it and you are done.
Easy as pie..... mmmmmm pie!
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (syntrix)

Thanks guys! I always get a little nervous when people tell me a certain car repair/installation/maintenance task is easy. I usually end up standing in a pool of radiator fluid with a random assortment of parts scattered on the floor of my garage. But, heck, I'll give this one a try! What's the worse thing that could happen....(famous last words).
Off to get some pie.



Modified by GTI 4 RD at 6:37 PM 3-28-2006
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (GTI 4 RD)

...maybe have an assistant nearby incase you can't see or get the electrical connectors off immediately?
They should come off just by grabbing them and wiggling, but the needle nose trick should work if you are careful!
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (GTI 4 RD)

has anyone switched their blinkers yet? it seems easy, but I'd like to know exactly how before I go breakin some sh*t.
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (GHG6)

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has anyone switched their blinkers yet? it seems easy, but I'd like to know exactly how before I go breakin some sh*t.

What?????????????????????????
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (vdub_shawty)

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oh come on... are yall that behind on new product releases??? i am trying to install them but they arent the easy and i keep getting pissed off... here is a link..
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2543399

http://www.oempl.us has a good how to on the side mirrors.
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (vdub_shawty)

Quote, originally posted by vdub_shawty »
oh come on... are yall that behind on new product releases??? i am trying to install them but they arent the easy and i keep getting pissed off... here is a link..
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2543399

Oh, I thought we were talking about asperical mirror installation.
Darn thread jackers!
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (syntrix)

Yep from Aspherical Mirrors to "blinkers"...
(WTF is a BLINKER?)
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (Tim Birney)

Quote, originally posted by Tim Birney »
Yep from Aspherical Mirrors to "blinkers"...
(WTF is a BLINKER?)

are you still serious??? you dont know what a blinker is??
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (Tim Birney)

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Yep from Aspherical Mirrors to "blinkers"...
(WTF is a BLINKER?)


I think the 'blinker' being referred to is the turn signals in the side mirrors.
 

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Re: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation (4string)

Up here, in the North lands, we call them Turn Signals.
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Old thread I know...but I did a search.

Where should I purchase Aspherical Mirrors for my 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg? I found them for $149 online and it sounds a bit steep. Anywhere else I can check out?
 
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