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Post by edie_fox » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:11 am

ello. i had my driver side wing mirror casing 'stolen'??? i've been trying to find a replacement but i bought what i thought would fit and it didnt. now i see theres another one on ebay off the exact same year/model/colour (91/480es sr/p.blue) of my 480 but that also looks too wide where they come into contact with the car, mine seems to be on a sort of mini bit of arm (i know, im so technical ;) )
am i ever going to get the right one and why is this??

thank you velly so much

(p.s. for those who 'knew'. i've finally found someone to insure the boy and hes now loving the 480, even wants to 'upgrade' to a 2l turbo at a later date!, bless him, i knew he'd come round! so not gotta sell :D )
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Post by Murf » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:04 am

Sounds like you have the later type wing mirror and that you are looking at buying the early type, by mistake.
I think the wing mirror covers are only a tenner or so from volvo, plus £11 for the paint to spray it and you'll prob find its cheaper than buying a whole mirror :)
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Post by Murf » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:05 am

Oh, and good news about getting to keep your 480, sometimes you just need to lay down the law...... :lol:
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Post by Agwa Moose » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:31 am

Good news that you're keeping it :D

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Post by JohnTurbo » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:50 am

Very glad to hear that too!!
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Post by edie_fox » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:38 pm

thank you, i'll pop n see what i can get then
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Post by Ally » Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:00 am

I'd be interested to hear if Volvo sell you a cover by itself - they said to me the mirror was only available as a complete unit - £160 or something stupid like that! :angry: Maybe they sell the cover for the old style mirrors separately but not for the new style?

If you can get them for a tenner I'll be off to a different dealer to replace my one that's now glued on with hot melt! :-D
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Post by Brasco » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:12 am

I'm sure Joolz put a post up saying she got some from Volvo for 18 quid...

http://volvo480.dragons.org.uk/forum/vi ... ght=mirror

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Post by kennymac » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:07 pm

I got one for my ES (admittedly about three or four years ago) and I seem to recall just about falling over when the parts man told me how little it was - prob about £10 - £15 but can't remember.

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Post by Murf » Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:22 pm

I'd be interested to hear if Volvo sell you a cover by itself
You deffo can, i bought one in primer for the celeb!
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Post by stu chacks » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:23 pm


They're buggers for the little plastic lugs/clips inside snapping - had it happen on 2 of mine. Admittidly one was done when I was in a contraflow taking on an artic... :eek:

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Post by catgroom » Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:28 pm

Eve,

Just another option.When mine got hit I bought a complete mirror from a 460 off ebay dirt cheap,about a fiver.This was I also now have a heated electric mirror with no casing as a spare.I like this!

Expect youre probably sorted now though.

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