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Old 05.09.2011, 17:29
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Car Side Mirror - !!!!!

Hi Folks,

I bought a pretty old Opel Vectra (1995) 5 months back in which the side mirror was a little not so in good condition which i did not notice!. It broke & came off the car as the rod which was holding it had cracked. While i checked with one of the garage they said its difficult to solder that.

I asked a quote for a new one from a Opel service center & got shocked to hear the price 420 CHF including labour !!!!! that too for just one side ..... Also i heard that its illegal to drive without the side mirror . Second day my car is still parked & wondering how to get out of this - Just for a side mirror 420 CHF is way tooooo much . Any idea if i can buy one for lesser price , or any other alternatives.

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Call an Opel dealer over the border in Germany. There have been a few threads on this forum where people have found servicing, parts and labour significantly cheaper over there.
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Old 05.09.2011, 17:41
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Re: Car Side Mirror - !!!!!

breakers yard, pick one up for a fraction of that, the one here

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=otel...src=6&t=h&z=19

also has mechanics on site and will be able to fit it for you
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Re: Car Side Mirror - !!!!!

Maybe try:

http://www.swissguide.ch/de/ecd/cata...immermann.html

http://www.avis2000.ch/teile_d.asp?T...eryAvis=Suchen...

http://www.auxion.ch/
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Re: Car Side Mirror - !!!!!

on an old car like that, simply glue it back on (do it properly and you will never notice. that way you can still fold them in etc. use an epoxy glue
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breakers yard, pick one up for a fraction of that, the one here

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=otel...src=6&t=h&z=19

also has mechanics on site and will be able to fit it for you
Thank you very much for the information - Am planning to go on Saturday Morning - Hoping to find one & get it fixed

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Thank you very much for the information - Am planning to go on Saturday Morning - Hoping to find one & get it fixed

Cheers.
Bigblue2 your idea worked well ... am smiling now - Got the mirror for 40 CHF Fitted it myself ....

So people anyone who wants a spare part - first try to visit this place but remember to bargain ;-) - The guy said 90 CHF first ....Maybe because i didn't know German

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