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#1 vindi93

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:30 AM

I have an auto dimming mirror came out of an ST i also have the roof lining and loom is it possible to retrofit the mirror i can probably sort the wiring side its the physical side my mirror has an oblong fitting where the ST one is round.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 03:33 PM

View Postvindi93, on 29 December 2018 - 11:30 AM, said:

I have an auto dimming mirror came out of an ST i also have the roof lining and loom is it possible to retrofit the mirror i can probably sort the wiring side its the physical side my mirror has an oblong fitting where the ST one is round.

It may be doable although I have a feeling you would have to swap the bases over or the stem on the mirror which seems more feasible but can't be certain without seeing them both .

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:23 PM

View Postvindi93, on 29 December 2018 - 11:30 AM, said:

I have an auto dimming mirror came out of an ST i also have the roof lining and loom is it possible to retrofit the mirror i can probably sort the wiring side its the physical side my mirror has an oblong fitting where the ST one is round.

When I fitted the Mondeo one into my ST170 I swapped the bases round too.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:12 PM

View PostE TEA 66, on 29 December 2018 - 03:33 PM, said:


It may be doable although I have a feeling you would have to swap the bases over or the stem on the mirror which seems more feasible but can't be certain without seeing them both .
This is the mirror to go onPosted Image

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:55 PM

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This is the mirror to go onPosted Image

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:43 PM

As Mike has stated it would look like you need to swap the bases over too unless you can change the stems then it would be easier .

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

View PostE TEA 66, on 31 December 2018 - 04:43 PM, said:

As Mike has stated it would look like you need to swap the bases over too unless you can change the stems then it would be easier .
By base i assume you the bit glued to the windscreen ?

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:00 PM

View Postvindi93, on 31 December 2018 - 04:46 PM, said:

By base i assume you the bit glued to the windscreen ?

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Yes mate that's right but you'll have to take good care doing it .

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:02 PM

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Yes mate that's right .
Ok looking at it looks like i will need one of these

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/272379763252

Are they easy to get off windscreen ?

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:07 PM

I don't think Mike used one of those but if it saves damaging the windscreen then but just wait for Mike to reply with an explanation and take it from their mate .

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:55 PM

Not sure what that part is but if it is an adaptor to go between the stadard and your mirror I would have a go with it, removing the original can be hard depending how well it is attached. My original on the Mk1 came off easily, but when I stripped it and removed the auto dim one it broke the screen. But I did glue it on with some super strong stuff, lol.

It can be removed but you need to take time and be careful.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:04 PM

View PostMike11, on 31 December 2018 - 05:55 PM, said:

Not sure what that part is but if it is an adaptor to go between the stadard and your mirror I would have a go with it, removing the original can be hard depending how well it is attached. My original on the Mk1 came off easily, but when I stripped it and removed the auto dim one it broke the screen. But I did glue it on with some super strong stuff, lol.

It can be removed but you need to take time and be careful.
No its a replacement base to suit the mirror not an adaptor.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:58 PM

Ah right. Might be worth finding some solvent dissolver and gently scraping your old one off. Then clean it up and fit the new one.