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it a mod that i wanted to doo for a long time but could never get the stubby F******.eventually i got 2 from a 01 seat arosa with manual adjustment.
before i started

excuse the shit quality pics.



pop out the little gromit on the bottom of the mirror,and stick in a small screwdriver to pop off the top cover






pop out the glass and remove the heater wires from the rear


remove the 2 screws from the bottom cover and remove it



remove the 3 screws that holds on the motor




remove the small connector at the back of the motor,bit of a bitch to get off but you get the idea






lift up the small piece on the connector and carefully remove the 3 wires,you may need to use a very small flat head to bend down the barb on the connector.im stripping the connector because i dont want to cut the wires and is easy anyway...





now you have this left


remove the spring and the clip holding it on,but be careful not to brake the clip.a bit of pressure with a flat head,dont worry,its not going to take the eye out of ya!




lift off the arm and youve got this far

and this is whats removed!


the arosa mirror i got,was complete with back plate,it just the same as this,just a different clip and spring holding on the arm,all you need from the arosa is the arm,top cover and bottom cover,(which doesnt have to be taken off) and remove the manual adjustment mechanism,youll not be needing that anymore(well not if youre putting them back onto a car with manual adjustment)
 

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now! remove the small cover from the bottom of the back plate(the bit youve left on the door)




and pull out the loom(its the reason behind removing the connector)the loom wont pull out past the spring and clip.


stick on youre stubby arm,spring and clip(use the spring and clip from the bora/golf)


place a deep socket on top and give it a belt of frank!a medium sized hammer,not a 15 pound slege!





stick back in the loom and replace the small cover




next thing to do is put back on the small white plastic connector,when you remove the 3 wires,the barbs will have been flattened,just lift the barb up a small bit so it will click into the connector




connect up the connector to the motor and use the 3 long screws from the bora/golf mirror and attach it to the arosa mirror arm.




stick on the mirror now and heated mirror wires,and the back cover and jobs done.......mind you,make sure you have the right color covers though,if not it might clash a bit


before

after

same for the other side......






job done,now you have 2 stubby heated and electriclly adjusted mirrors!

all painted


just a note...these were manual adjusted arosa/lupo mirrors.if youre cars has electric mirrors,the motors will just all screw up to the arosa/lupo arms.
 

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That' a nice mod alright. Ya get the arosa mirrors in a scrapyard vinnie?
Have been keepin an eye out for them myself but think a good few people have the same idea!
 

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QUOTE (gtijohn @ Aug 2 2009, 11:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>That' a nice mod alright. Ya get the arosa mirrors in a scrapyard vinnie?
Have been keepin an eye out for them myself but think a good few people have the same idea!

yea,i got them off a mate who was scrappin the arosa,and the mirrors were perfect!like someone said here before,thers alot of talkers and not alot of do'ers!wasnt to sure if the would fit to be honest,but they fit perfectly!
 

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My womans 01 seat cordoba has the stubby mirror on the passanger side. Maybe the other side could be got from a left hand drive version of the car if anyone was thinking of doing this???
 

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I put some stubby miroors on my golf a while back but they only had unheated mirrors, so went and got heated mirrors lately.

Anyway here are the part numbers for blue tinted heated mirrors to fit the stubby mirrors incase they are of use to somebody:

1J1 857 522E Drivers side.
1J2 857 521B Passenger side.
 
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