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  • Zen and the art of changing my s2 door mirror

    Well I have to laugh at this point, had my drivers mirror spectcularly destroyed by a random oncoming driver in a group of traffic, just suddenly veered at me, i put a half meter swerve in and still was hit on the mirror at a high speed, very dramatic. I have a complete door and mirror of a 94, mine is a 93. How on earth do I take the trailing bolt out to swap it to the other hole kindly provided by audi? The mirror does not come back enough to take it out! Before I make it fit I just wondered if any enlightened folk can shed light on this?


  • #2
    The mirror should definitely turn enough to get the bolt out. I would try putting it back on the door so more force can be put on it. A lot of mirrors I've dealt with have been impossible to fully turn when removed from the door.
    1994 Audi 80 Competition

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    • #3
      Yes as above, just shove it more, or try twisting the other way?

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      • #4
        I agree with the above as did it last year and one of mirror's played ball...the other needed cutting off. I was putting a LOT of force into turning it but decided I was at risk of damaging the door skin. Angle grinder revealed the bolt I couldnt get to, just be wary that depending on how your car is faring with regards corrosion, you may find the mirror fixing bolts seized. Not only did I have to destroy my mirror, I had to drill out the bolt. That was inconvenient but at least someone else has destroyed your mirror already!
        Last edited by steve briance; 7th June 2018, 21:05.

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          • #6
            As above. Do on the car. Much easier.
            My 9 year old lad does them when Im breaking cars. These and lights are his favourite to take off.

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            • #7
              left it for 3 days for oil to soak in and it goes the other way, result!

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