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Tikibarman 05-31-2017 11:59 AM

Side Mirror Fell Off at 85 MHP
 
I was driving on the interstate this morning and notice a slight shakiness in my driver side mirror. When I looked back at the mirror it wobbled and fell off the car at 85 mph on the Interstate.

Anyone tell me the best place to get a replacement and how to attach it? My Boxter is a 2004. http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1496260738.jpg

NewArt 05-31-2017 12:34 PM

EBay has them :)

JayG 05-31-2017 03:42 PM

Try woody
itsnotanova is his handle here

mikefocke 05-31-2017 04:36 PM

The mirror attaches at only one point in the center (ball and socket type fitting) and likely has two wires that crimp on to allow the heated mirror. My memory is the plastic backing just pries off from either side once you have rotated it to allow pry space and used some thick rag to cover the shell so you don't mar the paint. Your luck is not all bad as you don't have to worry about cracking the glass in the mirror any more. It has been probably 11 years since I did one. You do have the option of installing a special Aspheric mirror which allows you to better cover your blind spot at the cost of some slight distortion. I liked mine on my first Boxster so much I bought one for my second and if a newbie like me could install it...

Auf los! 06-01-2017 03:47 PM

Aspheric is terrific
 
I have aspherics on BOTH sides and LOVE them.

itsnotanova 06-02-2017 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JayG (Post 539068)
Try woody
itsnotanova is his handle here

Thanks for the recommendation.

I also recommend the aspheric mirrors. I have a set I bought off Steveox and I'm very pleased with them. They're super easy to replace. I sell the whole side mirror for $25+shipping but not the glass by itself.

Pdwight 06-03-2017 03:40 PM

Sorry to hear this
 
Sounds like the Bernoulli effect pulled them off

zoomster1776 07-13-2017 06:00 AM

Tikibarman- did you ever wonder and figure out why the mirror started to shake? I have the same issue but did a temporary fix with a piece of cardboard(not optimum)


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