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    Thread: any feedback on popping out side mirrors

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      07-18-2012 02:12 PM #1
      I've seen a couple of threads on this and it all seems to easy with little explanation. Anyone have any issues with breaking the tabs or mirrors themselves? Is there any trick to popping out the side mirrors with ease? I'm going to install blue heated blind spot mirrors tonight and wanted to hear a little feedback.

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      07-18-2012 02:37 PM #2
      Don't pull from the 'length'. Pop them off by pulling them 'down'. There is less unsupported glass if you do it from top/bottom instead of left/right. You'll see it once you get it off. There's a good vid on youtube, and I think ECS as well.

      I cracked one of my OEM mirrors when I did it from left to right Not a big deal since I'm never taking my blindsopt mirrors off, they've saved my ass more than once....
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      07-18-2012 02:38 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 4thGenDub View Post
      I've seen a couple of threads on this and it all seems to easy with little explanation. Anyone have any issues with breaking the tabs or mirrors themselves? Is there any trick to popping out the side mirrors with ease? I'm going to install blue heated blind spot mirrors tonight and wanted to hear a little feedback.
      just be very care full i have the blue heated mirrors on mine. my drivers side came out no problem i ended up cracking my passenger side glass going in is a cake walk there are you tube videos and dyis on how to do this.. good luck man.

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      07-18-2012 02:55 PM #4
      thanks for the input

      I work at VW and it seems after asking a couple of techs everyone does it a little differently. I've heard just prying with your hands top to bottom over side to side tension, another tech advised using a small pick and flashlight to pop one of the tabs from behind. Anyway, thanks for the input, I know there's a handful of people that have done this and was just looking for some feedback.

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      07-18-2012 03:08 PM #5
      I just push on the lower right corner of the mirror all the way in, put a finger in the upper left corner between the mirror and the housing, then pull. It doesn't take a lot of force and it should pop out of the retaining ring. Also roll the window down to avoid chipping the window or the mirror.

      It's worked for me several times, love my aspherical mirrors.

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      07-18-2012 11:32 PM #6
      Don't mean to threadjack, but how well do the aspherical mirrors work? Any feedback?

      It's obvious the car has a huge blindspot but I feel the combined mirrors might complicate things?
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      07-19-2012 12:38 AM #7
      I think they work well, I have been using the OEM ROW versions for 5+ years (MkV and MkVI). They come in handy when driving in traffic but it seems to be a bit more difficult to judge distance when reversing in a parking lot.

    8. 07-19-2012 12:52 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by wasim12 View Post
      Don't mean to threadjack, but how well do the asperical mirrors work? Any feedback?

      It's obvious the car has a huge blindspot but I feel the combined mirrors might complicate things?
      The mkv ones seemed to work better for some reason. I've had them on both cars and really don't notice much difference on the mk6, the mirrors don't really go out far enough to truly cover your blind spot, even with the aspherical mirrors. Kind of disappointing, but for non-blind spot views they work great.
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      07-19-2012 03:04 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by MN6845 View Post
      I think they work well, I have been using the OEM ROW versions for 5+ years (MkV and MkVI). They come in handy when driving in traffic but it seems to be a bit more difficult to judge distance when reversing in a parking lot.
      Quote Originally Posted by Outie5000 View Post
      The mkv ones seemed to work better for some reason. I've had them on both cars and really don't notice much difference on the mk6, the mirrors don't really go out far enough to truly cover your blind spot, even with the aspherical mirrors. Kind of disappointing, but for non-blind spot views they work great.
      Thanks guys . Guess im just going to see it in person no someone's car.
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      07-19-2012 03:18 AM #10
      ECS has a good video of the difference
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      07-19-2012 08:04 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      ECS has a good video of the difference
      yea they work very well.!

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      07-19-2012 10:34 AM #12


      I used a similar plastic pry tool to pop the mirrors out. Worked very well and was able to apply pressure right around where the clips are held.

    13. 07-19-2012 11:01 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      ECS has a good video of the difference
      Too bad his mirrors weren't adjusted properly to begin with.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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      07-19-2012 01:44 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      ECS has a good video of the difference



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      thats what i used when i did mine

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