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Dear all,

So my drivers side wing mirror doesn't retract and hasn't since i bought the car in feb this year. I didn't think much of it as replacement second hand parts seem plentiful and i watched an online video that made it look simple. 

 

Well it turns out if you have the SE-L its not quite that simple. I ordered the part from eBay, correct colour, £40 and in great nick https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203317675422. So i waited for a nice sunny Saturday to do the swap and once I had carefully prized the door trim off as per the video I am greeted with a red box attached the door the instructional video didn't have with an additional plug required to make the mirror adjust that the replacement wing mirror doesn't possess.

 

I have done some digging and it turns out I bought a wing mirror from a car that doesn't have the seat presets facility and can only swap with another SE-L specific wing mirror with additional functionality and 2nd plug, have I read this right? if so, balls. Also the replacement wingmirror which I also suspect is off a newer car only has two leads for the heated glass and mine has 3.

 

Thanks

James

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The mirrors for SEL and SE models are different - i.e. the leads are different & on SEL you also get the auto dimming side mirror which the SE does not have. You could disassemble the mirrors and swap the internal motors (assuming these would be the same) as an alternative to getting another SEL mirror

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Hi James. I had a similar issue. I too bought the mirrors with only 1 plug. The mirrors with 2 plugs are not as much available as the other ones. Look at the pictures on the sellers page before you buy the wrong one again. 

Hint. The top right nut is a swine to get at and remove/replace. So be ready.

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On 7/8/2021 at 11:05 AM, Mr Vlad said:

Hi James. I had a similar issue. I too bought the mirrors with only 1 plug. The mirrors with 2 plugs are not as much available as the other ones. Look at the pictures on the sellers page before you buy the wrong one again. 

Hint. The top right nut is a swine to get at and remove/replace. So be ready.

Thanks for the responses chaps. i think i have found one with the right connections but wrong colour, however i think i can strip the one i have and put the body coloured pieces on this one. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184377074162?hash=item2aedbae1f2:g:-s4AAOSwU2FfHWns

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Yeah James but take your time disassembling your mirror. I tried it but got a bit frustrated and left it. It can be done though. I think there's a video or 2 on YouTube showing how.

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