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Old 10-08-19, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hi all, A branch fell and broke the driver's side door mirror glass on my b4 80 avant last night. They are electric adjust and heated.

I thought I'd see if anyone has removed the glass before and might be so kind as to give me some advice... will some gentle prying with a screwdriver from the sides get the glass out, or am I going to snap a load of vital clips if I do this?

Thanks guys!
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Old 10-08-19, 02:30 PM   #2
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it should pull off with some persuasion.

Plastic trim tools are ideal for this job. Trick is to adjust the glass all the way to one side to leave a gap.

If you have the replacement glass, you'll see how it's attached. Should be an extra connector for the heater element that just disconnects
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Old 10-08-19, 04:50 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for that Mike, super helpful! Ordered a new glass so will give it a try when it arrives.
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Old 15-08-19, 10:26 PM   #4
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Reporting back, mirror changed successfully without any breakages thanks to your great advice Mike! Many thanks!

Also turned out to be a nice upgrade because the driver side mirror used to be a magnified type which meant narrow field of view / big blind spot, etc. The new one has a substantially better field of view - not bad for 4 posted!
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