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The side mirror on my 850 has been askew for a year or two now (my garage is a tight squeeze <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">) and I've now found the the determination to set it straight. <p>Now bear with me here. On the driver's side side mirror, the black plastic trim is not flush with the larger outter-casing on the end of the casing closest to the window (I'm talking about the end that's hidden, unless you fold the mirror backwards or forwards, revealing the area I'm talking about). If you fold the mirror away from or towards the driver side window, it reveals two rectangular holes in the larger outer-casing (the one that's the color of the car) where the black trim clips in -the bottom hole is where the black clip is not clicking in. I've tried squeezing them back together with my hands, but it won't go and I don't want to force it. Now it looks like I need to separate the two in order to properly fit them back together again. Is there any easy way to disassemble the two side mirror plastic casings or should I just leave it? I can post a pic if that will help. Any input would be most appreciated.
 

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This may help:<br>I had an extra mirror sitting around in my spare parts box.<p><IMG SRC="http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c387/whornick33/Parts%20for%20sale/Mirrorpic.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>It will help if you carefully remove the lens. Then you can see what's going on. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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This may help:<br><IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_1u9pNxE4pYI/SiQEcRs-AJI/AAAAAAAAAKk/-Bj4umLp8Zk/s800/P1030575.JPG" BORDER="0"> <br>As you can see, the larger silver plastic casing is not coming flush with the black plastic bezel at the bottom. I have tried squeezing them back together, but I now think I have to separate them to properly realign them and fit them together again. Any thoughts on how to tackle this?
 

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That cover pops off. Pry it off with a flat head screwdriver (covered with a rag)...carefully. If it is not staying securely in place, the assembly to which it attaches has been damaged over the years; replace the whole mirror and reattach the cover. The whole mirror takes about 10 minutes to replace. Coupla hex and phillips heads, IIRC. Piece of cake.
 
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