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Old 05-24-2013, 09:27 PM
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I need to remove the mirror on the passenger side of my '89 S4. What is the simplest way to do this? DId a quick search, and didn't come up with anything. The wiring system needs to be repaired.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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(hoping I don't need to put my stubby fat fingers up in some small place inside the door - ha!!).
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:32 PM
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Turn the mirror all the way forward to reveal an allen bolt.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:04 PM
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You'll find everything here.
Starting page 4.

http://www.928intl.com/repair/gtsmir...eromirrors.pdf
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:09 AM
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Thanks guys, you made my day. I really appreciate the assistance.

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Not precisely on point, but a relevant place to reference a useful page:

Early 928 side mirror exploded illustration
https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...ustration.html

Thanks to rdisney.

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Old 05-25-2013, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 86_5Tiburon View Post
Turn the mirror all the way forward to reveal an allen bolt.
Is a pan head screw or a Torx.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:08 PM
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^^^^^^^^
That isn't the right bolt.
M5X45 Cheese head (Allen) is the correct fastener here.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:37 PM
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#16 holds the mirror base to door:
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Originally Posted by gearz View Post
^^^^^^^^
That isn't the right bolt.
M5X45 Cheese head (Allen) is the correct fastener here.
Well maybe it's not.
I'm going to let sleeping dogs lie on this one
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Originally Posted by gearz View Post
^^^^^^^^
That isn't the right bolt.
M5X45 Cheese head (Allen) is the correct fastener here.
+1.
I remember when I did the Mirror conversion on mine that it was an Allen bolt.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bertranddaoust View Post
+1.
I remember when I did the Mirror conversion on mine that it was an Allen bolt.
I remember them being Allen bolts on the S4 and just checked the GTS (moved the mirror) and yes its an Allen head bolt.
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Does the inner door have to be removed to change out the mirrors from flags to Aeros on an 87 S4? I would have assumed so, but sounds like maybe not.
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Originally Posted by MjRocket View Post
Does the inner door have to be removed to change out the mirrors from flags to Aeros on an 87 S4? I would have assumed so, but sounds like maybe not.
No.
Everything's done from the outside.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:03 PM
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82 Euro -- Flag Style

My drivers side looks like it got busted up by PO and they used electrical tape to rebuild the inner core
to hold the mirror in place ---

is there a way to rebuild it properly or do I need a new one?

thanks,

Mike
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And in the "I continue to be somewhat stupid" category I removed the driver's side mirror to see if I could get to the plug (can't) and realized I cracked the paint around the base of the rubber gasket. Ug, fortunately I was planning on repainting this door anyway, looks like I will be taking it completely apart in the spring for a complete repaint/rebuild.

But they will need the car to match it, so it's a pain anyway. Ug.
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