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How do you take the mirror housing off? No, I do not want to remove the entire assembly from the car. Just the painted housing on the mirror housing. I looked at it and there are a couple of tabs that clip the 2 pieces together. I got those unclipped but it still didn't come out. Is there another clip somewhere?<p>TIA<br>
 

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Instructions I have is that you have to take the glass mirror piece out. To do this, push one side in as far as it will go, then slip a screw driver under the glass and you can push on a tab. Next, repeat for the other side. With the glass out you'll see 3 screws that have to come out from the inside of the housing to get the housing apart. To reinstall, seat the glass on the mounting pins in the lugs on the swivel assmbly, then press the glass in place.
 

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Cool. Thanks MIJ. Didn't realize you have to remove the glass too. That's simple enough. <p>I do it slightly differently than you though. I push the glass to one side and just "peel" it off. Or just use an allen wrench (the "L" type) and pull it out.<p>Do you have part numbers for the folding mirrors that are in Japan?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo Grrrr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do you have part numbers for the folding mirrors that are in Japan?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, I have them in an email somewhere from Bui or Wildwhite...one of the two (they've posted here too in the past and I met them in Feb. while i was over there). However, after inquiring about the price for these, they were way too prohibitive that I never followed through with any of it. Seems they were over $600 a side. If you're interested, I will dig the stuff out though and let you know.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MadeInJapan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Seems they were over $600 a side. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>for $600 a side they have to be auto-dimming, bended or two-zone and have satin brushed covers... <p> EDIT. And clear turn signals too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Papa_Kirlo at 6:52 AM 6-5-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Papa_Kirlo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>for $600 a side they have to be auto-dimming, bended or two-zone and have satin brushed covers... <p> EDIT. And clear turn signals too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not really...those are more expensive. Evidently in Japan, the dealer is about the only place to get the folding mirrors for these cars and EVERYTHING for Volvo is very very expensive. I gave up when I heard that there was a remote possiblility that there was an aftermarket folding mirror but it was even more expensive (but better quality, I was told). I'll have to dig out the old email so I can post the exact info here for you.
 

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If you can me any info on these (OEM and aftermarket parts) that would be great. If you have instructions on how to install it, that would be great as well. Also is there a switch needed to fold them in?<br>
 

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On the P1 70 series, the door mirrors folded in with a switch on the dash. You buy a kit and the wiring goes all the way to the switch. Like the retracting antenna that goes down when you turn the radio off or car off, the mirrors also self retract (fold in) when the ignition is cut, or with the switch you can fold them in while still in motion (like for getting into a tight garage which is often the case in Japan). Here's a picture of the switch on the dash: <IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.jp/visco_1120/doormirror.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>I'm still looking for the pricing from my friend over there. I'll modify this post as soon as I find it. <p>Edit: I can't find the email anywhere so my assumption is that he told me this over the phone when I talked to him a month or more ago. I sent him the rear sway bar off our our '04 V70 (sent via another friend going to Japan...he checked it at the airport and then picked it up with his luggage at Narita) as I replaced it with IPD's. His didn't have a sway bar at all being a base model and he wanted it. When I get a chance I'll ask him about pricing again. Surely to goodness as old as these cars are now there's got to be some discounts around....I'll ask. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MadeInJapan at 11:00 PM 6-5-2006</i>
 
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