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Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

Is it easy to fit replacement wing mirror covers? how do you get them off?

I am consider getting some chrome or red ones for my 500 but wasn't sure if this was simple enough for me to do myself?
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

you have to cut/file bits.
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

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you have to cut/file bits.
Oh, really? Hmmmm, that might mean asking Mr Snowball to help and would inevitably end up with lots of swearing
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you have to cut/file bits.
on new mirror that is........if you dont the inner clip bends/breaks & it will never stay on correctly.
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

Let me know Miss/Mrs Snowball if you'll be selling your White covers

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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

So are they easy to fit. Is it the new mirror you have to file/cut? Or the cover. Just looking at some on ebay. Chrome ones for the new 500
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

You dont have to cut or file anything. Its a very simple job about 5 minutes or less each side. Basically, look at your new covers first to see how the clips fit, then once youve seen that you just gently squeeze the covers on the car and pull them towards you whilst wiggling them a bit. They eventually pop off, and you then just clip the new ones on, simple
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

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You dont have to cut or file anything. Its a very simple job about 5 minutes or less each side. Basically, look at your new covers first to see how the clips fit, then once youve seen that you just gently squeeze the covers on the car and pull them towards you whilst wiggling them a bit. They eventually pop off, and you then just clip the new ones on, simple
Not sure which ones you fitted but if you look at back of cover (new) is has a retangular section you have to remove or it physically wont fit,I had to remove this section then as you say the cover slipped straight on.
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

Really, well the ones I bought were genuine Fiat from a dealer. Didnt have to remove anything at all, how weird.
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

I fitted a set this morning, just simply lever the originals off (gently) and clip the new ones on.

5 mins later and another smiling customer
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

Ooo jolly good - they are apparently genuine fiat ones but we shall see we shall see.
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yippeeeeeeeee won the chrome ones!!!! hurrah! Off come the red ones and on go the chrome ones!!!
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

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Really, well the ones I bought were genuine Fiat from a dealer. Didnt have to remove anything at all, how weird.
dunno where the ones I fitted came from (probably tawian) I was just given them to fit, i'll get a photo.
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Re: Fitting wing mirror covers yourself...

yeah if you could stick around to help me out incase I need it when the new chromes arrive!!
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