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    Default FIL's not a happy bunny !

    My wing mirror just got clouted & smashed by a driver who didn't want to stop !
    Two way traffic on a narrow back road behind my house, my side clear, his side has a row of parked cars.
    I start driving past the 1st parked car and the other driver swings out to overtake the cars parked on his side.
    I then stop quickly hoping he'll do the same, which he doesn't, and keeps coming thus trying to get through the small gap, he hits my mirror and keeps going !
    I reverse, turn, catch up and overtake him so he'll stop all within 500m.
    When he eventually gets out his car, he said it's my fault, i've TOLD him it's HIS fault as i had right of way, he should have waited before trying to pass the parked cars.
    He then backed down and agreed, saying he'll pay for the damage !

    So, how much for a heated mirror glass (from Vx) ? Paintwork on mirror cover already being sorted.
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    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    £35 quid ish from vaux

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    Ok thanks, just spoken to him on the phone so his details are correct.


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    And the problem with a smashed mirror glass is i now think there are 20 chavs behind wanting to race me!


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Yes I paid about £30 trade for mine when it fell off. Phil.

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    The heated element will still work with a sticky mirror from halfrauds etc just for future info.

    probably looking more than 30 quid including paint.

    as we charge 35 quid to paint mirrors

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    just out of interest. is there anyway to check that the heatingelement is actually working? annoying that you dont get any "on" light on the dash somewhere when you turn the heated mirrors on

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    Fil I have one you can bud just swapped mine out for a dimming one I am in Brum at the airport Thursday it's a lucky one too an old bloke did the same to me last year but u was doing about 20 drivers window open and bang the glass flew out hit me in the chest and it was fine lucky the window was open old boy tried to deny it as well soon corrected him

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    looks like nearly £100 quids worth of damage or there abouts depending if u had to put it in a paint shop to get it painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    The heated element will still work with a sticky mirror from halfrauds etc just for future info.

    probably looking more than 30 quid including paint.

    as we charge 35 quid to paint mirrors
    I want genuine mirrorglass. That's whats on the car and thats what going to replace it.

    Quote Originally Posted by 06sri View Post
    just out of interest. is there anyway to check that the heatingelement is actually working? annoying that you dont get any "on" light on the dash somewhere when you turn the heated mirrors on
    When you activate de-mist for your rear window, the mirror heater also switches on. You can feel the warmth after a couple of minutes.


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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