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Re: Replacing mirror glass... (JCB-GTI-VR6)

grab the glass on the edges and pull. there will be 2 wires for the heating elements (this is how it is done on an MK4...not sure about the B5) snap new glass in http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Replacing mirror glass... (JCB-GTI-VR6)

Yup. Just tilt the mirror all the way down, shimmy your fingers into the crack between mirror edge and the cover, and pry it away.
I don't understand, however, what "elements" have burned out. If that's just the heater element (who would use one during the summer though?), then just replace the mirror. Get yourself a German-spec split wide-angle mirror with no blind spot for $40, you won't regret!
If it's a mirror motor, hovewer, the amount payable would be substantially different, I guess.
 

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Re: Replacing mirror glass... (gorilla800lbs)

Can you list any place that has the "German-spec split wide-angle mirror” I took the part number to my local dealer and they said the number was good they just couldn’t get the mirror? Thanks in advance for any info.
Brad
quote:[HR][/HR]Yup. Just tilt the mirror all the way down, shimmy your fingers into the crack between mirror edge and the cover, and pry it away.
I don't understand, however, what "elements" have burned out. If that's just the heater element (who would use one during the summer though?), then just replace the mirror. Get yourself a German-spec split wide-angle mirror with no blind spot for $40, you won't regret!
If it's a mirror motor, hovewer, the amount payable would be substantially different, I guess.[HR][/HR]​
 

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Re: Replacing mirror glass... (what)

quote:[HR][/HR]"About five miles back I had a brush with the CHP. Not stopped or pulled over: nothing routine. I always drive properly. A bit fast, perhaps, but always with consummate skill and a natural feel for the road that even cops recognize. No cop was ever born who isn’t a sucker for a finely - executed hi - speed Controlled Drift all the way around one of those cloverleaf freeway interchanges"
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Are you friggin' serious? That's awesome!!!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
How'd you learn how to do that without going through several cars? I admit, there are days when the ASR works overtime for me, but 'finely - executed hi - speed Controlled Drift'... Sounds sweet!!!
 

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Re: Replacing mirror glass... (gorilla800lbs)

I actually don't own a B5, my father does. I have a A4 GTI...
He's not a VW freak like me though and doesn't really give a rats a$$. I have a VAG tool and was looking for codes in his car prior to his 40k service.
I found several, but the ones I'm refering to are as follows:
2 DTCs Found:
00943 - Heated Exterior Mirror: Driver Side (Z4)
35-00 - -
00944 - Heated Exterior Mirror: Passenger side (Z5)
35-00 - -
These codes show up when the resistance in the heating elements in the mirrors goes above 60 ohms, indicating that they are burned out.
There has been much discussion about the poor design of having the mirrors always on when the joystick is in the center position. He left his in the center position so that if he knocked the joystick his mirrors wouldn't get put out of whack... An innocent and harmless thing to do in my opinion. He has the memory seats so he can always just push a button to get them back where he wants them, but still...
Anyway, long story, but there you have it.
Cheers...
 

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Re: Replacing mirror glass... (gorilla800lbs)

Thanks gorilla800lbs for the info. They have both sides! Any one else have a better price if not they are going on my wish list for the next time i work overtime. Thanks again,
 

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quote:[HR][/HR]"About five miles back I had a brush with the CHP. Not stopped or pulled over: nothing routine. I always drive properly. A bit fast, perhaps, but always with consummate skill and a natural feel for the road that even cops recognize. No cop was ever born who isn’t a sucker for a finely - executed hi - speed Controlled Drift all the way around one of those cloverleaf freeway interchanges"
Are you friggin' serious? That's awesome!!!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

How'd you learn how to do that without going through several cars? I admit, there are days when the ASR works overtime for me, but 'finely - executed hi - speed Controlled Drift'... Sounds sweet!!![HR][/HR]​
It's is from the book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" hence the quotation marks
(I wish I could do that on a FWD car
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