Wing Mirror Help

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  1. alan

    alan Funster

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    I.ve got a replacement wingmirror glass to replace my broken one, Its come with backing plate and looks a bit complicated as Ihave no idea how to remove my old one or fit new one has any one else had this problem and is it an easy job or am I better off taking it in to a local garage
    Thanks in advance for any hellp
    Alan
     
  2. rainbow chasers

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    Have to got an original or a stick on?

    With the original, gently prise the old glass of - it will be held in with clips. You will probably have to pull two wires off, (for the heater) and then attatch them to the new one, and gently push on until it pops. Gentle but firm is the key!
     
  3. Douglas

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    It really would help if you give more information when you ask for help and info, for example are you talking about a 747 jumbo jet or 125 Vespa?

    Doug...
     
  4. alan

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    Sorry about that its a Autotrail on the Fiat 2.8 jtd chassis
    Alan
     
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    Rude but
    Point taken
    But if he was he,d be on a 747 or Vespa forum:Doh:
     
  6. Douglas

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    OK, the mirrors are held onto the actuating motor mechanism by a large external wire circlip,
    If you move the mirror with the motor drive to an extreme position you can just about see it.

    To get the mirror off you have to pull the the mirror from one corner so that the circlip opens up and the mirror come away.

    It feels very dangerous when you do it but it does work.

    Doug...
     
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    Well if it was on a 747 I could help but if it was a Vesper then I could not.

    Doug...
     
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    I've been on a (smallish) plane which reversed away from the teminal at Southampton airport under it's own pwer but I didnt see any mirrors on it.

    On a 747 where do you put the rear view mirrors?:BigGrin:
     
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    :Rofl1: where do they put wing mirror's on 747s :Rofl1:
     
  10. alan

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    Job Done

    Thanks to Rainbow Chasers and DougCumiskey for the tips on replacement my wing mirror it turned what I thought was a difficult job into a 5 minute one and to the other funsters for there comments Thanks again
    Alan:thumb:
     
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    Where the pilot can see them of course :Doh:
     
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    put mirrors in front of 747 where they always go (rear not good):Smile::BigGrin:
     
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