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Well a couple months ago my drivers side mirror glass flew off while turning. This weekend, I hit a bump on a highway and the other one went flailing away. Theyre about $100 a pop, and I have never seen this on ANY other car. I know its because of the heating element.<p>Should I be prepared to spend $200 in mirror glass every 5 years or so?
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (mpdbrown)

you should throw some locktite on the clips when you put the next one in <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (tuddy)

My car has an ISD of Jan '04 and 86 K miles, all glass still on board. Never had this issue with any car with heated mirror glass (6).
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (mpdbrown)

Both of mine have fallen off. There are several threads on this. I lost one and was able to save the other. All though it sucks, Its fairly common
 

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Seriously? <i>R</i> specific somehow? Not sure if my S60 has the stock glass, but my 850 kept its glass for at least the 7 years worth of time so far my family has had it...
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (mpdbrown)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This weekend, I hit a bump on a highway and the other one went flailing away...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>They missed each other <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (S60R1)

Had the same issue a couple of weeks ago. Dealer also wanted 100 clams but found an exact match aftermarket mirror on ebay.
 

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2 different 900 series Volvos I've owned had this problem as well. I was lucky enough to catch both in the act of falling off, and stuck them back on with body molding tape. That held until I sold them, dunno how much longer after that.
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (volvofla)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvofla</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Had the same issue a couple of weeks ago. Dealer also wanted 100 clams but found an exact match aftermarket mirror on ebay.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>cool. im going through my indie to see if there is an aftermarket source for these.<p>also, the last time I had the other one changed at the dealer, they screwed it up 3 times.<p>1) bent when installed, image was all out of whack, very distorted.<br>2) image was fine but the glass shook violently when music was played.<br>3) repeat of number 1.<p><br>4 separate trips for a frigging mirror glass???? gotta be kidding.
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They missed each other <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol.
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (volvofla)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvofla</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Had the same issue a couple of weeks ago. Dealer also wanted 100 clams but found an exact match aftermarket mirror on ebay.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Any info on the glass you got off ebay? How is it working for you?<p>Cheers,<p>Jeff
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (mpdbrown)

Never, EVER happened to me on any Volvo or for that matter any car I've ever owned or sold!
 

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Re: LOL! Side mirror glass is hilarious. (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My car has an ISD of Jan '04 and 86 K miles, all glass still on board. Never had this issue with any car with heated mirror glass (6). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>1st model yr is the best <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> later ones are having more issues <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Buy two new ones, have someone put your name and address on them, maybe even put(tape)$10 on the inside for return shipping. With a little luck, these will be the last set you'll have to buy.
 

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My drivers side came loose a while ago. I caught it because it was wigging out as it was just hanging by the wire. Still in place, but when accelerating it would point to the sky. That's what tipped me off.<p>Squirted a shot of silicone behind it, used some tape to hold it on for a day. So far so good.
 
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