Driver's Side Rearview Mirror Damage

Neil Vonhof nhvonhof at
Sat Oct 26 17:10:33 EDT 2002

Without going into the gruesome details, let's just say that my drivers
side mirror encountered a roadside traffic marker at about 60 MPH the
other night. I'm really glad it was only the mirror. The impact knocked
the acutal mirror completely out of the framework and there is was
flapping around in the wind, still attached to the car via the two
heater wires. My intitial hope was that the mirror only was wrecked
(it's all cracked and shattered), but closer instpection reveals damage
to the framework and rubber boot that covers the area between the part
attached to the car and the floopy part that holds the mirror and
adjustment mechanism and wiring.
So, I need parts. The whole assembly is flat black (my car in Glacier
Blue) and probably the real fix is a complete unit. I could probably get
away with just replacing the mirror, I think the adjust mechanism still
works and so it would function OK, but that rubber boot/cover thing is
dislodged and pulled away from the rest of the assembly (probably
something metal in there is bent) so it would not be right. Anybody know
of parts for this? Idealy a complete used, undamaged one, or the mirror
only? Can you even buy these new from Audi?
Any leads, help, advise, etc. is greatly appreciated.
Neil Vonhof
'91 200q20v Sedan, 140,000 miles
IA Stage 3, Borbet Wheels, K&N Air Filter
Bilstein Sport Shocks, UFO's, V8 Taillights

More information about the 200q20v mailing list