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GEN 4 Wing mirror trashed

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02 Oct 2019 18:58 #214199 by MrChips
Some git in a range rover evoke just drifted across the centre line and destroyed my drivers mirror.
I've just removed the assembly by torch light, so it's no longer dangling by the wires.
The mirror itself is broken and the main swivel post is sheared.
Any chance I can get parts, or is it going to be a complete assembly? and any ideas on the cost?
Cheers :angry: :( :(

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02 Oct 2019 19:14 #214207 by Soeley
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Ouch, sorry to hear that, but glad it wan't any worse!

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02 Oct 2019 19:31 - 02 Oct 2019 19:31 #214211 by Max Headroom
Struth! That must have been a close shave - glad its only the mirror and nothing worse!
I'd put money on itt the scumbag was texting on the phone - I see it every day. Watched some stupid girl go straight up the back end of someones car in Witney just two days ago - She was texting or at least reading texts or something on her phone.

There's a lot to be said for dash-cams - you'd have his reg number.


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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02 Oct 2019 19:40 #214215 by Lambert
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Oh no. Is this the forum's first gen4 rtc? Glad it's just a mirror.

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02 Oct 2019 19:56 #214217 by CC Baxter
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A new complete mirror from your dealer will be around £200 which is probably the way to go. Don't throw away the broken one, it can be fixed. You can drill the post and squeeze in a 1.5mm machine screw and you'll find a mirror glass on ebay.
I've tried the chinese copies on a Gen3 and whilst cheap they are not quite right.
The heater/ demisters haven't got enough power and the preset angles don't seem right.
Chris

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02 Oct 2019 23:09 #214225 by MrChips
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My thoughts were to a fix of some kind for a back up.
I didn't mention that the offending vehicle sped off as I did a three point turn in heavy traffic. I gave chase, but wasn't about to get silly and turned around to retrieve the broken mirror plate. Wasn't sure if the heater part was reusable if I could stick a plain mirror on.
Rob

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03 Oct 2019 09:51 #214240 by Max Headroom
Pity you couldnt get the number.
I swear by dash-cams having seen something similar happen to a colleague of mine who was almost a victim of a "crash for cash incident". He handed the footage to the police who were very, very pleased.

Hopefully, those type of scum live very long and extremely unhappy lives :angry:


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03 Oct 2019 14:51 #214251 by MrChips
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Chap at work said similar regarding dash cams.
Have ordered a new mirror assembly, was just shy of £155, so no at bad as I was fearing.

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