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For someone new to ownership of a foreign vehicle, can you guys tell me where are decent sources to get some of the European parts?<p>I'd like to next get the wide-angle mirror, but the local dealer here in NY said they can't get anything from the European versions. I have part #30634719 if anyone can confirm that. Any information appreciated!<p>Thanks. Love the R!<p>Joe<br>
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (jrgoffin)

Talk to John in the parts dept of: <A HREF="http://www.bostonvolvo.com/about.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bostonvolvo.com/about.htm</A>
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (jrgoffin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrgoffin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For someone new to ownership of a foreign vehicle, can you guys tell me where are decent sources to get some of the European parts?<p>I'd like to next get the wide-angle mirror, but the local dealer here in NY said they can't get anything from the European versions. I have part #30634719 if anyone can confirm that. Any information appreciated!<p>Thanks. Love the R!<p>Joe<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you mean the wide-angle DS side mirror? If so, I got mine from Borton (<A HREF="http://www.borton.com/parts_land_frameset.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.borton.com/parts_land_frameset.html</A>, click-on "Retail Parts" on the LH side and scroll halfway down) and the install was a snap. Excellent "safety" mod!<p>BTW, the website shows the Water Repellent version is backordered until November.<p>Regards,<p>Derek<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by bb vign at 5:08 PM 8-14-2006</i>
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (jrgoffin)

<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jrgoffin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...I have part #30634719 if anyone can confirm that....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is indeed a correct part number for what you want.<p>(it's a non-US part, I cannot order it)<p>John Sharisky<p>
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (jrgoffin)

I have an aspheric mirror on my driver's side and they are indeed excellent. I for the life of me can't figure out why NHTSA or whoever has decided American's are too stupid to safely use these mirrors. I guess sideswiping cars on the highway is preferred... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (rollie)

I have one on my '98 (different PN) and it's one of the main reasons I prefer driving a Volvo. <p>I've even tried to find these things for the Hondas, with no success.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rollie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have an aspheric mirror on my driver's side and they are indeed excellent. I for the life of me can't figure out why NHTSA or whoever has decided American's are too stupid to safely use these mirrors. I guess sideswiping cars on the highway is preferred... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry but I must agree with NHTSA... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (Parts @ Boston Volvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Parts @ Boston Volvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>That is indeed a correct part number for what you want.<p>(it's a non-US part, I cannot order it)<p>John Sharisky<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>How come Borton Volo can?<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (GrecianVolvo)

Maybe they order them in bulk from Europe? <p>(The glass for my '98 popped out of the US system when I ordered it, but that was before Ford took over.)<p>BTW, they tell me the '07 mirrors are differrent, but they will have 'em.
 

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What do they look like and couldn't he order one directly from a Volvo dealership overseas seems easy enough ppl order JDM parts for Subaru/s all the time
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>How come Borton Volo can?<p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Borton is not ordering these through Volvo Cars of North America...which is OK. Dennis at Borton does a fine job for his customers. The Parts Director at Boston Volvo Village insists on stocking and ordering strictly through and from VCNA. I've worked for him since 1984 and respect his decisions.<p>While we might not be in your back yard, you Volvo owners are very lucky to be able to choose from a number of aggressive Volvo retailer Parts suppliers.<p>John Sharisky<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rollie</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have an aspheric mirror on my driver's side and they are indeed excellent. I for the life of me can't figure out why NHTSA or whoever has decided American's are too stupid to safely use these mirrors. I guess sideswiping cars on the highway is preferred... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I got my first one (at a Swedish Volvo dealer) when I picked up my car on OSD. Then I ordered, along with about a half dozen others, aspheric mirrors from Borton which had the rain repellent glass.<p>I absolutely love it. No more blind spot surprises! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>With respect to NHTSA, I think they missed a good bet on this. Drivers can be educated to gauge distances (what a concept <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> ), and this mirror has helped me many times. Now for the other two cars... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (Lead Foot 60)

Thanks for all the replies guys. Sounds like Borton or Boston Volvo are the places to go! I'll get on that ASAP.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jrgoffin at 4:15 PM 8-15-2006</i>
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (jrgoffin)

They cost around $85. I have one thanks to Lead Foot 60. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (barrysharp)

Well I just put my euro spec glass in and my feeling are mixed...<p>It seems like visibility is much worse, not only at the far left area behind the dotted lines, but the entire viewing area is slightly distorted...<br>Is this normal or am I missing something? Is there a treatment that the glass should get? A protective foil that has to be removed beofre use? The glass in my '04 sits differently than the original US spec glass...<p>Anyone?
 

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well, if you dont like em. i'll take them!
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (duchski)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>duchski</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well I just put my euro spec glass in and my feeling are mixed...<p>It seems like visibility is much worse, not only at the far left area behind the dotted lines, but the entire viewing area is slightly distorted...<br>Is this normal or am I missing something? .....<p>Anyone?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree with you. I had to remove the Wide Angle Mirror and return it after only trying it for a day! It made judging the distance of cars approaching from the driver's side extremely difficult. My wife also did not like it and actually refused to drive the car until it was removed and I had to agree with her. <p>Doug H
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (Parts @ Boston Volvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Parts @ Boston Volvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">While we might not be in your back yard, you Volvo owners are very lucky to be able to choose from a number of aggressive Volvo retailer Parts suppliers.<p>John Sharisky</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're in my backyard! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>You can also talk to George of <A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com" TARGET="_blank">Viva Performance</A> to get OEM non-US parts (European or Japenese market for example).<p>
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (defgh1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>defgh1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I agree with you. I had to remove the Wide Angle Mirror and return it after only trying it for a day! It made judging the distance of cars approaching from the driver's side extremely difficult. My wife also did not like it and actually refused to drive the car until it was removed and I had to agree with her. <p>Doug H</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Yup. I am going to give it another week and then decide if I can live with the distortion... It does however make my routine "over the shoulder check" redundant and unnecessary... Maybe it is a matter of adjustment but I would rather have a glas that is "normal" in its in part and convex in the out part of it... Two bad Volvo euro glass does not work this way...<br>PS my wife hates the euro glass but unfortunately it does not deter her from driving the R... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wide-angle mirror (duchski)

george at viva just ordered me a pair (driver side and passenger side)<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by p0cket penguins at 11:25 AM 7-1-2007</i>
 
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