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2009/58 Pivoting Door Mirror Unit Problem

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This morning, having rotated the mirror housing back to fold the door mirror, the assembly/housing separated from the bracket (which is fixed to the door). Nothing seems broken but the mechanism is showing signs of heavy wear (god knows why!), but i cannot get them to re-join.

The trouble is its sunday and i am in deepest darkest dorset (i live in Bromsgrove). The wiring does not seem to unplug. Is this a whole new assembly jobbie, including removal of door card and painting, etc? Jees! I hope not! Can the various bits of a door mirror assembly be bought individually, etc. Its a T-Spirit (electric mirror) model.

Thanks for any advice.

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Sounds similiar to our old one, just unfolding it like normal and the thing fell off in the Mrs hand. It was just hanging by the wires, fixed with a new one from Mr T, almost £300 fitted though....

A used green one on Ebay was £150, our car was silver so not point there.

They seem to have some kind of design fault/weakness to me.

Dont cut the wires, tape it to the door and drive on.

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Thing is, i've only had it a few months and i don't really want to drive around with a mirror taped up, a la steptoe & son!

Can it really be that i need replace everything (mirror housing, bracket) just 'cos the two have come apart at less-than-walking-speed impact? £300-350 for this!!?

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Thing is, i've only had it a few months and i don't really want to drive around with a mirror taped up, a la steptoe & son!

Can it really be that i need replace everything (mirror housing, bracket) just 'cos the two have come apart at less-than-walking-speed impact? £300-350 for this!!?

Should i be trying to claim on my warranty for this?

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I mean tape it to prevent further damage.

You can try and claim it but its a long shot. If its like ours it just seemed to go brittle and fall off on its own, the cost was a kick in the teeth. Unfortunatley there isnt a positive in this tale.

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Found the bits i need for £185 -versus £250 fitted from the dealer (all include VAT)-should i give it a go?

I believe i have to take the door card off, etc. Do i need specific tools?

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Can you let me know how you sourced a replacement? Both my units are broken (Not wear and tear!) buton reversing out of tight space! (2007/56 model). Thanks

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