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    Thread: DIY Request: Aspherical Mirror Installation

    1. 03-28-2006 08:43 PM #1
      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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      03-28-2006 09:05 PM #2
      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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      03-28-2006 09:12 PM #3
      Try the MK4 forum... I am sure it is about the same.

      Just remember to come back... like you would want to stay there.

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      03-28-2006 09:18 PM #4
      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.

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    5. 03-28-2006 09:33 PM #5
      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).

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


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      03-28-2006 09:57 PM #6
      ...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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    7. 04-08-2006 06:40 AM #7
      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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      04-08-2006 11:05 AM #8
      Blinkers?
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      04-08-2006 11:23 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by GHG6 »
      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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      04-08-2006 11:41 AM #10
      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


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      04-08-2006 04:07 PM #11
      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

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

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      04-08-2006 04:10 PM #12
      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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      04-08-2006 04:57 PM #13
      Yep from Aspherical Mirrors to "blinkers"...
      (WTF is a BLINKER?)
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      04-08-2006 05:42 PM #14
      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??


    15. 04-08-2006 05:46 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Tim Birney »
      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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      04-09-2006 04:20 AM #16
      Up here, in the North lands, we call them Turn Signals.

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      04-09-2006 10:52 AM #17
      yea blinker is a turn signal...

      as for the non english... what did you say???


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      04-20-2007 03:13 PM #18
      goddamn it someone must have read this DIY, cuz they stole my mirrors when i was parked last night.
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    19. 08-24-2011 02:09 PM #19
      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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      08-24-2011 04:33 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick1214 View Post
      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?

      ecstuning.com has them for $99

    21. 08-24-2011 06:08 PM #21
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...erior/Mirrors/

      I found the ones you were talking about. My only question left has to due with the blue tint. I would like a set without the blue tint such as the ones shown in the first pic but the description still says it has a blue tint. Can someone shed some light on that?

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      08-24-2011 07:14 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick1214 View Post
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...erior/Mirrors/

      I found the ones you were talking about. My only question left has to due with the blue tint. I would like a set without the blue tint such as the ones shown in the first pic but the description still says it has a blue tint. Can someone shed some light on that?
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...irrors/ES5554/

      they are there. non blue blind spot mirrors. looks like ecs just copy an pasted the description lol. just installed my blue tinted mirrors again today as the originals had a a defect on mount. loving them already. blue tint does pretty good at calming down the blinding lights of lifted trucks riding my ass.
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    23. 08-25-2011 12:56 AM #23
      Is there any cheaper solution for the ones without the blue tint? Those are very expensive

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      08-26-2011 11:48 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub_shawty View Post
      yea blinker is a turn signal...

      as for the non english... what did you say???

      as for the non-english, thats German...

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      08-28-2011 08:49 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Ikey3125 View Post
      as for the non-english, thats German...
      Not quite... it is make believe German.
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      08-28-2011 09:54 AM #27
      OP, incase you haven't gotten your mirrors in yet, this is what i used as instrctions. http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...86/Video33-SD/
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      08-28-2011 02:19 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by GHG6 View Post
      has anyone switched their blinkers yet? it seems easy, but I'd like to know exactly how before I go breakin some sh*t.
      yeah, I changed mine out to the smoked ones by inpro back in June of 2008, so 4 months after I bought the car

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