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Mirror caps....

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:35 PM
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What is the best and safest way to install my new union jack mirror caps on my '05 S? Got them today with NO instructions. Yikes.
 
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:13 AM
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Place your fingers behind the mirror itself and pull, the mirrors just snap in place, once the mirror is out, you can see the tabs that hold the cap on , GENTLY lift the tabs with a small flat.
 
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:48 PM
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Tools:

Your hands
Towel

That's it. Seriously.

Process:

1. Spread the towel on the floor under the mirror. This way if the cap pops off and falls to the ground, it won't scratch.

2. Push the upper edge of the mirror in all the way in

3. Hook your fingertips under the lower edge of the mirror and pull outwards. You'll feel the clips securing the mirror pop free. Let the mirror dangle from the wires - there's no need to disconnect it.

4. There's a sort of circular "puck" that the mirror clips to - this is the thing that moves when you adjust your mirror. You'll see a matching ring of clips on the back surface of the mirror glass. the clips are quite durable and will bend, not break. There are also 5 securing clips that hold the mirror cover to the frame.

5. Using two fingers, release the clips. I find it easier to free the two bottom clips first, then push upwards on the three clips on top. Be careful- the cap can pop free unexpectedly (but hey, that's why you spread a towel on the floor - you DID follow step #1, right?) The old cover is now free. NOTE: If you can't get your fingers into the clips, feel free to use a butter knife or any flat tool to lift them. Be careful if you use a tool - it's hard to break the clips with just your fingers, but if you use a metal tool you can apply too much force. The clips are obviously designed to be removed with two fingertips.

6. Press the new cover to the frame. Check to see that all 5 clips are engaged.

7. Re-center the "puck" with your fingers.

8. Press the glass straight back onto the "puck". Wiggle it a bit and you'll feel it "snick" back into place.

That's it! You replaced your mirror covers and didn't break any of the clips in the process! Give yourself a big pat on the back and enjoy your car's new look!
 
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