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    Just been playing with my spare auto dim mirror that I am going to be fitting into my sons Corsa C.

    I cut the connector off (You could remove the pins from the connector then refit if refitting to a Vectra C) then pulled the mount out of the mirror and fed the loom through the hole so it was free from the mirror.

    I then cut the 'wings' off and ground a groove in the side for the loom to fit into.

    Next up take the original Vectra mirror with the small surround and also pull the mount from it so you can remove the small cover. Drill the small cover hole a bit bigger so it goes over the dimming mirror mounts ball.

    I have used some double sided foam pads to secure the plastic surround and stop it moving when fitted into the car.

    Now reassemble and you have an auto dimming mirror with a small surround.

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    very tidy job there man,was thinking of something similar but just went & fitted the cover from a zafira,still a bit of 'space' but not as bad as the vec cover/rainsensor mount



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    I cut a bit of window tint for my car so I could use the full size surround.

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    Lee is there a pic available of what it looks like fitted from inside and outside you could show me please.. I have one to fit with a loom and like the idea of cutting the wings off for a tidier install... Did you used the existing mount on the windscreen?

    Also how the hell do you get the existing mirror to come off the mount?
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    I cut a bit of window tint for my car so I could use the full size surround.
    Me 2 mate......nice 1 Lee..

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    From the outside you cant see it at all as its the same footprint as a normal mirror but inside the Corsa C there is a bit of a gap between the surround and the roof lining so you can see the wire a bit but I put it in black heatshrink so you can't see it unless looking for it.

    I used the original screen mount as it just slides on.

    To remove the old mirror the surround unclips a bit and you should see a small 'P' shaped clip that you pull towards you (Away from the screen) that will release the clip so it will slide off (Down) the screen. I used a right angle pick and also a small headed screwdriver to release the clip.

    If your still having problems removing it when I am that way next I will show you.

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    thanks.. will have a look tomorrow.. i can't check tonight its too cold and i and sick as dog..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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