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#1 SI74

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:12 PM

I've seen this question a lot and to be truthful the DIY is simple.. shouldnt take you much more than an hour..
I accept no responsibility for your failures..  Proceed at your own risk.
Its my first time doing a how to so hope you can follow it.  I'm sure theres better ways of doing it and please feel free to add your suggestions if necessary.
You will need: Allen keys, Ratchet/Wrench x2, screwdriver, harmmer, bolt/nut a few washers and torx 10 or 15 cant remember.
1. Remove the mirror glass. Simple move the mirror to the extreme inside/outside position, grab an edge, and pull.
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2. If applicable, unplug heater wires. Note where each wire attaches. Thou I have been told that this dosnt matter.
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3. Locate the black plastic plug and the 2 screws on the bottom of the mirror housing and remove.                                                     
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4. Locate the metal tab with a hole inside the mirror housing under the motor. Use a small screwdriver, awl, etc.
Something long, narrow, but fairly stiff. I used a small allen key. Insert the tool through the
hole in the mirror housing and the hole in the metal tab. Move the tool towards the front of the car in
order to move the tab towards the back of the car. it
may be necessary to pry the black tab on the right side of the mirror
housing while removing the cap.. When doing all this pull up to remove the cap.
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5. Its will leave you with this.                                                                                                                                           SDC10721.jpg
6. The black filler trim can now be removed.                                                                                                                      SDC10722.jpg
7. You will now want to remove the motor assembly
by removing the three phillips screws and once they are removed, you
can unplug the motor (there are two small tabs that need to be lightly
pried out to remove the plug).
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8. Next up you need remove the small plug. In a lot of the older posts Ive read they've said to cut the wires but I pushed a small allen key in below the connectors and pulled the wires out the other side.. you can get a tool for doing this and I would recommend it. Remember what wire goes where thou.                                                                                                 
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9. The next step is to remove the push nut. I used a screwdriver and tapped it up till it popped off.  You will need to use a hammer and small socket
to flatten the ears on the nut in order to reuse it, or it will not
bite onto the shaft when you reassemble the mirror. Remove the original arm from the base.                                                                                                                                                                      SDC10734.jpg                                                        SDC10733.jpg                                                         SDC10735.jpg
10. In order to reassemble the mirror, place the new arm on. you will need
a long bolt (roughly 6 inches under head and no larger than 5/16" or 8
mm in diameter) with a nut matched to the thread of the bolt. I used a sockets as a spacer and a few washers to create my vise. here it is ready to tighten down                                                                                              
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Using two wrenches that match your bolt and nut,
tighten the assembly (a ratchet wrench works best), but holding the top
wrench still and turning the bottom bolt (or nut). The nut should be between 10-13 mm below
the top of the center pivot when fully installed). You can take a
measurement or observe the original position and tighten it there.
11. Next up push the wires back through. Attached the plug and screw the motor back on to the new arm                 SDC10740.jpg
12. Reinstall the filler trim                                                                                         SDC10741.jpg
13. Reinstall the cover by sliding it back into
place, making sure that it is aligned correctly with the locating slots
(it will click in place).    
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14. Reinstall the heater wires (for those with heated mirrors) and pop the mirror glass back into place with both hands.
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15. Now sit back and enjoy.
Before. bad times
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After good times.
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:04 PM

great guide that mate [y]



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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:44 PM

oh wicked!! this will come in handy for sure!


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 04:55 PM

 Good guide mate, can see this one coming in handy [;)]



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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:10 PM

 its easier at the start to remove the mirror cover by removing the plastic bung underneath and with a thin screwdriver push into the hole and lever the handle towards the front of the car while lifting the casing. this makes removing the glass easier and less likely to break any plastic clips.


 
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:11 PM

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oh wicked!! this will come in handy for sure!

hamidi you know you would just call me if you ever wanted this done haha


 
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:13 PM

oh dont you worry matey! us uk-mkivs ding you for all sorts [:P][;)]


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:52 PM

 handy andy right


should change my user id to handyturbo LOL


 
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:08 AM

Good guide - thanks. If i do ever find my mirrors ill use this!



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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

 handy andy right

should change my user id to handyturbo LOL

for sure you keep us eastern dubbers on the road. 

Great write up by the way Sl74 [Y] now all i need to do is find some mirros



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Posted 07 November 2009 - 05:03 PM

 Great write up will deffo use this. Am i correct in thinking that its ok to buy non electric lupo/polo mirrors as you use the golfs electric motor?


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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:38 AM

mate im not sure.. the lupo mirrors i used where electric..  thou i cant see why you couldnt use the same motor.



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Posted 08 November 2009 - 06:25 AM

 No worries, do you mind me asking how much you paid for the mirrors as it seems an easy enough swap over.


Was it just a case of checking ebay all the time for a set to come up?


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Posted 09 November 2009 - 02:42 PM

 Great how to! Will definately use this if i get round to doing this mod.


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:39 AM

 Anyone know if the original motor can be kept?


If I buy polo mirror housing, im still going to need the heated mirrors for the polo arnt i?


 



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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:40 AM

 Yes you will need the polo heated mirrors.


I would also like to know if the golf motor can be used then its just a case of getting some polo manual mirrors and swapping everything over


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Posted 10 November 2009 - 09:56 AM

 top how to thread[Y]



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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:42 AM

I think you should be able to keep the golf motor, but if you give me till the w'end i will pull the mirror of a side and see if there's a difference to the golf one...


price wise they where £60 but have seen them go fot £150. ive seen them on ebay but i got mines from a local breakers that only do VAG.



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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:01 PM

 Cheers mate, would appreciate it if you could find out about the motors for us.


 


If i were to get the manual ones IF the golf motor works does all the manual cables come out easy enough, leaving the space to thread the golf wiring through?


 


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:03 AM

I dont know about that one, never had a manual pair but i'd think they would come out ok.



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Posted 16 December 2009 - 09:54 AM

Did you guys find out if the golf motors can be kept? 



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Posted 31 December 2009 - 08:46 AM

From what i could see they can be used



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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:21 PM

 been looking for the mirrors lately arent the driver side mirror is bigger than the passenger side ....



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Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:03 PM

well im gonna be doing this very soon as i found a 6n2 in a yard today with electric mirrors for 


£20 BARGIN i think yourll agree



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Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:13 PM

 been looking for the mirrors lately arent the driver side mirror is bigger than the passenger side ....

Not on all cars. some of them come with the 2 mirrors the same size. the 2 i got where from the same car.

 



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Posted 27 February 2010 - 03:14 PM

well im gonna be doing this very soon as i found a 6n2 in a yard today with electric mirrors for 

£20 BARGIN i think yourll agree

yea to right pal, ive never knowing them to go for that cheep.. get some pic's up



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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:47 AM

ill get pics up when there on mate 



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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:01 PM

does any one know if they made the heated  passenger side?   i bought a electric set on ebay  £60 shipped to US. but need the heated mirror glass both sides , iv only been able to find the drivers side?


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Posted 04 April 2010 - 05:27 AM

Any one find out if mk4 motors can be used?



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Posted 04 April 2010 - 05:54 AM

I think so cousin or because I used the mk4 motor and not the one that came with the mirrors







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