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Mirror cap replacement
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Hello. My left side fold in mirror stopped folding in, so i bought a complete new mirror. The problem is that the new mirror does not match the color of the car, so im wondering if it is possible to remove the cap from the old mirror and insert it in the new mirror i bought? Has anybody tried to do this? Is it clipped on the mirror house?
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You can, the trick is to tilt the mirror glass downward as much as possible, then get your fingers in the gap and pull gently, the mirror glass with its heat pad, will pull off the ring of clips that hold it in. Don't go mental, it's connected with 2 wires for the heating element. Disconnect those and put the glass away safely. Inside the housing, are 2 sets of clips holding the main, and coloured parts of the outer casing (on the car, the rear cover is 2 pieces. The van casing is one piece.)

Unclip carefully and replace with the original.

Reconnect the heating wires (either way round) and then place the mirror glass back against the circular centre part and press gently but firmly till it clicks back into place. The clips all need to engage all round, so once it's on enough to hold itself there, push it flat against the adjuster (you can do it manually, it won't care) and press in a circle round the centre of the glass to make sure all of the clips are made.

You'll hear the clicks.
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(31-08-2020, 03:57 PM)thomasselboe Wrote:  Hello. My left side fold in mirror stopped folding in, so i bought a complete new mirror. The problem is that the new mirror does not match the color of the car, so im wondering if it is possible to remove the cap from the old mirror and insert it in the new mirror i bought? Has anybody tried to do this? Is it clipped on the mirror house?

Instructions on Youtube. Enter "change berlingo wing mirror".
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Hi again,

Does anybody know if you have to remove the door panel to access the two bottom screws keeping the mirror in place?
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(22-09-2020, 06:25 PM)thomasselboe Wrote:  Hi again,

Does anybody know if you have to remove the door panel to access the two bottom screws keeping the mirror in place?

Yes, although you may be able to ease the top of the main panel out and use an angled driver to undo the mirror screws. Top Tip - don't drop 'em!!!
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Mine had the top left door screw missing, that allowed a bit of leeway as P says, to get the mirror screws out, but also as said I was in grave danger of dropping them into the door several times.
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Hi!

So i finaly got the spare time to change my left side mirror. got the old mirror of - no problem, but when I tried to insert the new mirror the three screws holding the mirror was too long for the new mirror (?) Anybody with any experience of this problem? it seems like the threads in the new mirror are too shallow. does anybody know where i can get shorter screws? i measured the original screws to M6x25mm
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The proper screws are torx self tappers. If you took machine screws out (straight smooth thread) then the mirror was a Chinese copy as they seem to make them with brass inserts and long machine screws.

Factory self tappers are 4.8x24..

Here's a link for the proper ones:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/274236187944
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Took these out:


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Yeah that's the wrong screw mate. Check the screws in the eBay listing, those you took out, are like the ones for the body fixings like the overhead storage mounting points. OEM mirrors have no threads in the mirror holes themselves, they need a self tapper. I've fitted 2 new proper Citroen mirrors to mine and I took out screws like yours from the Chinese mirrors, and had to buy 4.8x24 Citroen self tappers to fit the real ones. These are the type that should be fitted below in the pic.


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