Getting the lower wing mirror trim off

snoop6060

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Afternoon,

How do I get the lower wing mirror trim off ?

I can see that if you tilt the mirror fully down you can see three plastic clips. They are very hard to get to and not entirely clear how to get them to release, either at the top of bottom. They look like they break easily. From what i gather i need to release these, the top comes off then I can remove the bottom.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Si
 

T6 Dave

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Afternoon,

How do I get the lower wing mirror trim off ?

I can see that if you tilt the mirror fully down you can see three plastic clips. They are very hard to get to and not entirely clear how to get them to release, either at the top of bottom. They look like they break easily. From what i gather i need to release these, the top comes off then I can remove the bottom.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Si
if you look at becoming a vip member, theres a whole load of tech documents available, or able to be supplied m8, im sure @Loz, or @Pauly will let you know the benefits in more detail..
 

Loz

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1. Remove glass by tilting up, then levering out with your fingers.
2. remove screws at the bottom
3. Gently lever the trim apart with a trim tool this normally results in some of the 3 clips that come up from the bottom breaking but you are replacing the bottom part so that shouldn’t be a problem.

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snoop6060

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Legend :) thanks!

I wasn't planning on replacing it just sticking a cover to it. Want it perfectly flush so doin with the cover off indoors. Think they are only £7.50ish mind so will get new ones ordered just in case.

Is this the sort of stuff in the VIP area then? Might join up as for a few things planned. Amp, rear view camera etc. All gonna mean taking my dash to bits.
 

T6 Dave

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Legend :) thanks!

I wasn't planning on replacing it just sticking a cover to it. Want it perfectly flush so doin with the cover off indoors. Think they are only £7.50ish mind so will get new ones ordered just in case.

Is this the sort of stuff in the VIP area then? Might join up as for a few things planned. Amp, rear view camera etc. All gonna mean taking my dash to bits.
VIP gives access to tech info via @Loz or @Pauly etc.. They will get wat you need.. Have a read of the button VIP membership..
 

Curlewdave

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Know your enemy - this is what the clips on the top cover look like.
Not easy to release as they fit into slots in the bottom cover that prevent them being pushed away from their catches. Luckily I only broke one. Give me visible screws any day!IMG_1119.JPG
 

Skyliner33

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Is it always the clips on the bottom part that break or can it be the tops? I wouldnt mind replacing the bottom parts as both are scuffed and I believe they are not too expensive?
 

andys

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Is it always the clips on the bottom part that break or can it be the tops? I wouldnt mind replacing the bottom parts as both are scuffed and I believe they are not too expensive?
I’ve broken clips on the top cover every single time I’ve had them apart, even knowing exact where the clips are. I’ve never broken a single clip on the bottom sections, they’re still the originals
 

Ads_Essex

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That’s odd - I broke most clips on the lower but not on the upper. Which is good, as the lower is cheap to replace whilst the upper would have needed painting to match.
 

andys

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That’s odd - I broke most clips on the lower but not on the upper. Which is good, as the lower is cheap to replace whilst the upper would have needed painting to match.
Exactly, that's what I find so annoying. Never have a problem with lowers.
 

richi

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I’ve broken clips on the top cover every single time I’ve had them apart, even knowing exact where the clips are. I’ve never broken a single clip on the bottom sections, they’re still the originals

I've had my bottom ones off loads of times using the method that @Loz mentioned and never broken anything either:thumbsup:
 

Curlewdave

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Now that I've got mine back together and back on the van I've realised I could have drilled tiny holes in the bottom cover, opposite to the tabs on the top cover, so that next time (and there's bound to be a next time) I could push each tab in with a paper clip or something to release it.
Maybe someone who has theirs apart could give us the measurements for where the holes shoul be?
 

Loz

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Maybe a downloadable template we could print out on A4 and use to drill our own next time we need to remove..
 

Skyliner33

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Now that I've got mine back together and back on the van I've realised I could have drilled tiny holes in the bottom cover, opposite to the tabs on the top cover, so that next time (and there's bound to be a next time) I could push each tab in with a paper clip or something to release it.
Maybe someone who has theirs apart could give us the measurements for where the holes shoul be?
Do you still need some measurements or a template? I have 2 lowers sat in a box waiting for uppers to arrive?
 
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