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Old 01-05-2011   #1
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I recently hit the passenger side mirror on my 2004 Touareg, breaking the casing but not the glass. I~m not sure if the motor inside is damaged. The shop I took it to claimed that you could only buy the entire mirror, and wanted to charge me $1200-$1500, which seems totally rediculous. Does anyone have experiance replacing side mirror parts (or even the whole thing) Please tell me I have other options!

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There is a dude in the classifieds parting his 04 out. Maybe he still has the exterior passenger mirror?

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Depending on how bad it is cracked/broke you could just put on or color match some ecstuning.com cheap mirror covers for a cheap band-aid. That is what I did until I found one at a junk yard that snuck it's way into my tool box...
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Just a heads up for anyone who breaks their side mirro- the first mechanic I took it to said that I needed to replace the entire unit, and wanted to charge me $1200-$1500, even though the motor and glass weren't broken. He said it was impossible to order the parts individually. Luckily, I was able to find another (more honest) mechanic who was able to do just that. He bought just the casing an turn signal indicator, painted and installed it. Final price-$568. A lesson to everyone- be careful who you trust out there.
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I clipped big Ford F250 driver side mirror extending by a foot from that trucks' side. Having badly cracked casing I have ordered a replacement unpainted casing from VW dealer in Ottawa (Bytek) for just below $200 CDN. Figure additional $50 to paint it to match body colour. Own installation, of course. Quite expensive, overall.

Still undecided as to this solution as there are mirrored plastic and / or stainless steel caps available on eBay for less then $100 a pair. Will they look presentable?

Does anyone have the pic showing Treg wearing mirror caps on outside mirrors?
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