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    Default Pre facelift mirror back removal..

    as above how do the mirror covers/backs come off? heard they unclip... had a quick go last night but thought a was guna break something so gave up.

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    I replaced one of mine but broke 3 clips out of 4 removing it

    You need to get the tips of your fingers around the edge and try and pull it off evenly. Easier said than done mind

    Especially in this cold weather it makes all things plastic even more brittle. If you are replacing it then just give it a good tug

    Jon

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    what about using a kitchen knife ?

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    nooooooooooooooooooooooooo its easier to take the mirror out then you can release the clips

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    Move it using the motor so that the outside edge of the glass is as far towards the rear of the car as possible (i.e. so the mirror points inwards) then slide a cloth around the back from the outside edge and use it to pull the glass of its clips. There will be two metal contacts connected to the left side of the mirror (for the heater...if you have it?),
    you can then squeeze the clips and pop the covers off

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    oh that sounds like a good idea! Wonder where you saw someone doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    oh that sounds like a good idea! Wonder where you saw someone doing that?
    i just watched the expert at work

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    Move it using the motor so that the outside edge of the glass is as far towards the rear of the car as possible (i.e. so the mirror points inwards) then slide a cloth around the back from the outside edge and use it to pull the glass of its clips. There will be two metal contacts connected to the left side of the mirror (for the heater...if you have it?),
    you can then squeeze the clips and pop the covers off
    Much more sensible.... I did not think of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by blues n twos View Post
    Much more sensible.... I did not think of that

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    will give it a go tomorrow ........listen for the crack lads and lots of swearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby-tupper View Post
    will give it a go tomorrow ........listen for the crack lads and lots of swearing
    do it the way i said and there wont be any cracks

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