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Old 06-15-2017, 06:52 AM   #1
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Side mirrors, question

I have two sets of OEM mirrors for my EG hatch that all have the same problem: the mirrors won't stay where they are supposed to. I adjust them, and the immediately droop down.

I want OEM replacements but I wonder if the nature of their age means anything I find will have the same problem. I have no idea if it's possible to open the assembly and fix the problem that way.

So, here's the question: if I can't find OEM, what should I go with instead? I'm not looking for the SPOON response; as sexy as that may be, I'm looking for function first, but quality and price are important factors as well.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:34 AM   #2
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get 93-95 ex coupe mirrors. they are power mirrors which are stronger and wont go limp

i can fix your hatch mirrors but its a pain
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:25 AM   #3
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get 93-95 ex coupe mirrors. they are power mirrors which are stronger and wont go limp

i can fix your hatch mirrors but its a pain
Thanks for the tip. How easy are those to find nowadays (and how much would it set me back, since I'd be converting from manual to power)? Also, EX coupe mirrors were painted to the color of the car, so unless I got black, I'd have to paint to match my teal hatch... right?

I have an Amazon mirror coming in the mail, something to be functional while I figure out what to do long term.

I have two OEM sets, and one of the driver's side mirrors was functional (prior to going limp) but had a piece of the plastic broken off a long time ago. Maybe I can crack that open to see if I am capable of fixing it myself (though that seems unlikely-- if its a pain for you, it's probably beyond my current abilities).
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip. How easy are those to find nowadays (and how much would it set me back, since I'd be converting from manual to power)? Also, EX coupe mirrors were painted to the color of the car, so unless I got black, I'd have to paint to match my teal hatch... right?

I have an Amazon mirror coming in the mail, something to be functional while I figure out what to do long term.

I have two OEM sets, and one of the driver's side mirrors was functional (prior to going limp) but had a piece of the plastic broken off a long time ago. Maybe I can crack that open to see if I am capable of fixing it myself (though that seems unlikely-- if its a pain for you, it's probably beyond my current abilities).
its a c-clip that pops off and makes the mirrors go limp. you can take them apart and see what i am talking about. it takes 2 channel locks to press the spring down and get the clip back on. usually a 2 person job

i just install the EX mirrors and leave them be. adjust them with my hand. i dont worry about hooking up the power i just like them as they are stronger design and wont go limp. you are correct most are color matched and sometimes you can get lucky and find ones that are the same as yours. if not i usually paint them black. mirrors are probably 40 for the pair if not less
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:20 PM   #5
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mirrors are probably 40 for the pair if not less
Thanks, I'll keep my eyes out for them. I didn't see any posted here, so I guess watch craigslist/ebay, or ?
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:49 PM   #6
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Yes those work ^

Also www.car-part.com
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:49 PM   #7
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The Amazon part I bought is pretty solid. Any differences between the OEM version and this are slight; I can't see any really (though I didn't look too hard).

That said, there were plenty of good options on car-part.com, so if this Amazon one goes south, I'll be heading there. Thanks for that link.
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Spoke too soon--the mirror glass vibrates when the car drives. Not enough to be ineffective, but certainly not behaving like an OEM mirror would.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:05 PM   #9
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Spoke too soon--the mirror glass vibrates when the car drives. Not enough to be ineffective, but certainly not behaving like an OEM mirror would.
what kind of mounts do you have?
maybe take the clip off and put it in the oem mirrors?

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Old 06-26-2017, 04:05 PM   #10
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Don't go d-spec. I bought them to replace the OEM one's that wouldn't stay still. D-spec won't stay in adjustment. Right now, if the car was actually running, they would just put me in compliance.
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