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I urgently need to order a pair of European wide-angle, heated, water repellent<br>coated side mirrors for my 2005 XC90. Volvo part number 30674670.<p>These are to replace the present ones which were badly scratched by some<br>#$#^%#$^& detailing people. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Borton Volvo used to carry them, but they don't anymore. They carry the<br>version without the water repellent coating.<p>Does anybody know of other US Volvo parts dealers that may carry<br>the European parts?<p>TIA,<br>Sergio
 

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Re: US source for European Volvo parts? Looking for wid-angle mirrors. (sliberman)

I had the water repellent version on my current XC and long story short, I ended up replacing them with the wide angle from my old XC that were not water repellent.<p>I have never noticed any difference FWIW
 

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I asked about the water repellant feature as well when I first joined, and the opinion was that it was useless. It MAY prevent ice from forming on them during ice storms un here - I'll let you know this winter - but that's not a worry for you Texans...
 

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Re: US source for European Volvo parts? Looking for wid-angle mirrors. (sliberman)

<A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/splash/index.cfm?siteid=213784" TARGET="_blank">myswedishparts.com</A> seems to carry a lot of Euro-only parts. They are the first place I shop when I am looking for parts not normally found in the USA.
 

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Re: US source for European Volvo parts? Looking for wid-angle mirrors. (Bigjon)

I just ordered the European mirrors from Borton Volvo.<br>The part number is 30744795. Yesterday they told me the mirrors<br>were not water repellent.<p>But today they said that the mirrors are actually water repellent.<br>I will see tomorrow when they arrive, the mirrors should have a symbol<br>indicating that they have a water repellent coating.<p>Sergio
 

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Re: US source for European Volvo parts? Looking for wid-angle mirrors. (Bigjon)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bigjon</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <A HREF="http://www.trademotion.com/splash/index.cfm?siteid=213784" TARGET="_blank">myswedishparts.com</A> seems to carry a lot of Euro-only parts. They are the first place I shop when I am looking for parts not normally found in the USA.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did look at that website. They did not have the mirrors.<p>Thanks,<br>Sergio
 

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How to the "European" mirrors compare to those found on American vehicle's right side? More convex? Less? The same?<p>I too would like some convex mirrors for my '08 XC90...on both sides!<p>I had previously installed a pair of convex mirrors from MultiVex (multivexmirror.net) on an Explorer and quickly grew to love the things. I've been trying to get them to make a set for the late model XC90 but they are poor at responding to individual requests for a custom build, regardless of cost. They do have some other Volvo models.<p>A disadvantage some may find is the mirrors are stick-on so the ability to heat them is lost. I've never found this to be a problem. They take a bit of getting used to since they are "flat" for about 3/4 of the mirror closest to the vehicle and "rolled" heavily convex on the outer 1/4. There are NO blind spots.<p>The right side mirror on American vehicles (certainly so on the XC90) are not convex enough for my tastes. City traffic is just too intense to not have a handle on things going on around you without having your head on a swivel in rush hour traffic.
 

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The euro mirrors are just as you described, flat for about 3/4 of the mirror closest to the vehicle and "rolled" heavily convex on the outer 1/4.<p>sliberman, and are they?
 

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What is the phone number for Borton Volvo
 

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Re: US source for European Volvo parts? Looking for wid-angle mirrors. (sliberman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sliberman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just ordered the European mirrors from Borton Volvo.<br>The part number is 30744795. Yesterday they told me the mirrors<br>were not water repellent.<p>But today they said that the mirrors are actually water repellent.<br>I will see tomorrow when they arrive, the mirrors should have a symbol<br>indicating that they have a water repellent coating.<p>Sergio</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I received the mirrors. They are water repellent. Now they are called "H2O resist".
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>240_XC90</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is the phone number for Borton Volvo</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Borton Volvo: <A HREF="http://www.borton.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.borton.com</A><p>Phone: (612) 827-3666
 

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Is this the same thing for half the price?<p><A HREF="http://www.partsforvolvosonline.com/product_info.php?products_id=6057" TARGET="_blank">http://www.partsforvolvosonlin...=6057</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pinstripe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is this the same thing for half the price?<p><A HREF="http://www.partsforvolvosonline.com/product_info.php?products_id=6057" TARGET="_blank">http://www.partsforvolvosonlin...=6057</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>The one I ordered from Borton Volvo is the original Volvo part.<br>It has heating and water resist coating. The parabolic part is in the <br>external corner, covering 25%.<p>The one in the link above does not appear to have the parabolic part,<br>heating or water resist coating.<p>Borton also carries the Volvo mirror with the parabolic part and heating,<br>but no water resist coating, and it goes for around $62 (not clear if <br>this is the list price or the Borton price).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pinstripe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The euro mirrors are just as you described, flat for about 3/4 of the mirror closest to the vehicle and "rolled" heavily convex on the outer 1/4.<p>sliberman, and are they?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, they are.
 

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There is dotted line that runs down the mirror where the flat and convex parts meet, will post a picture
 
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