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    the car i took this frrom must have had i guess a rain sensor for the wipers as the cover for the base of the mirror is huge, can i get a normal cover for this or is there another solution?

    the job in itself wasnt too bad at all, all done in a couple of hours, im well pleased and a great how too on here too
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    Cool, that's on my to do list as well at some point. How easy was it to route the cable?

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    it wasnt too bad fella had to remove the grab handles the windscreen piller trim the centre piller trim the rear seatbelt mount and the overhead light console as well as the sunvisor on the passenger side to drop the head lineing down to feed the cable thru just took my time cos didnt want to break anything lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    it wasnt too bad fella had to remove the grab handles the windscreen piller trim the centre piller trim the rear seatbelt mount and the overhead light console as well as the sunvisor on the passenger side to drop the head lineing down to feed the cable thru just took my time cos didnt want to break anything lol
    Sounds like you did yours the same way I did mine - dropping the headlining down the passenger side - certainly makes things easier.

    As far as the cover goes, according to EPC that's the one size - about 6" long - it's for with or without rain sensor.

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    so there isnt a smaller one i could buy?
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    I did ask the parts chap when I got mine... even considered leaving the cover off as I thought it covered a huge chunk of the screen.... but apparently the only other cover is in fact LARGER as it covers the EC mirror base, rain sensor, garage opener and associated wiring/plugs.

    I found quite quickly I didn't even notice the size of the cover.

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    looking at it from the inside is ok and dosnt look out of place its just hidious looking at it thru the windscreen lol
    there must be a solution out there
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    You could put a bit of black vinyl on the screen behind the cover.

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    Normally, the innards behind that cover are hidden by a black patch on the screen (like the screen border).... but as my GSi had the screen replaced with the cheapest, standard screen before I got it, it has the clear mirror mount area.
    I have toyed with the idea of masking it up and spraying a black patch on, but until I can convince myself it'll work, I cut a chunk if fibreboard to fit in the little edge mounts you can see along the screen edge of the cover, sprayed it matt black and fitted it. Does the job admirably for now.

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    well ive just sprayed the inside of the cover matt black to see what that would look like and its still pants so im gonna leave the cover off for now as it looks ok without it
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