[20v] Intro & Questions

George gstroe at cogeco.ca
Wed Jan 23 22:05:07 PST 2008

This is excatly why I did not recommend he even tries to remove the old
mirror; leave it in place and glue a new one over it, I tell you, I had this
for 10 years on my sedan and it's still there and in good shape.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Wetzel" <mark.wetzel at verizon.net>
To: <20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:03 AM
Subject: Re: [20v] Intro & Questions

> Yes indeed pulling a good one off is tricky. I broke one in a feeble
> myself. I wouldn't be worried about breaking the old glass, but I broke
> retainers in the mirror, not good. There is a thin pry-tool to do it. I
> thought I made a good one, but I guess not. My friend works for a VW
> and is pretty good w/Audi's. I took my new mirror glass to him he pulled
> in. By the time I went to the front to talk to my other friends he walked
> and handed me the keys. I guess you need the magic touch.
> Regards,
> Mark
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 20v-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:20v-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
> Of Quattro
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 10:16 PM
> To: 20v at audifans.com
> Subject: [20v] Intro & Questions
> Hi Marc!  How cool that you got Tom's fabulous S2.  Such a cool car.  I'm
> jealous!
> I just dealt with some exterior mirror issues on my daily driver.  When I
> got it, the driver's side was a bit "loose"  I ignored it until last week,
> when I came out from work to find it dangling from the heating element
> wires.  I learned that unlike Type 85's, the CQ has about 8 little plastic
> clips that grab onto a plastic ring, which is in turn moved by to the
> electric motors.  My clips were broken, so there was nothing to hold the
> mirror to the ring.
> I called my regular parts source, Scott Mockry, and he had a replacement
> mirror in my hands the next day (west coast, your mileage may vary).  I
> pressed the mirror back onto the ring and away I went.
> Unfortunately removal is not the same.  I talked to the previous owner of
> car, who broke several mirrors trying to remove them.  You need to pull
> evenly from the attachment ring.  I didn't have to remove a healthy one,
> I think you could string a couple of strips of fabric or thin string
> the mirror, and pull it off the ring using those, pulling them evenly to
> not to damage either the mirror or the attachment clips.
> >>>>>Bernie
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