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Old 08-04-2017   #1
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Door mirror fell apart!

Passenger door mirror needed to be folded in but when it was folded out the mirror head became detached from the the door mount.

Took the cover off to find a large spring on the mount point. Try as I might I can't push this down to re fix it to the door!

There is probably a FIAT tool to do this as there are 2 cut outs for a tool to fit onto it.

Anyone manage to do it any other way otherwise it will be a whole replacement!
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Re: Door mirror fell apart!

sounds like you broked it
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Re: Door mirror fell apart!

In the Panda (2012+) guides there's an article which may help. Think the title is "How to repair a door mirror twisted off its bracket"
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Re: Door mirror fell apart!

Bad luck with your mirror. The good news is that Panda mirrors are not expensive. A drunk ran out in front of my car a few years ago and punched the mirror right off, it was hanging by it's adjuster wires.
I had to buy a complete assembly, and it was fairly easy to fit. When you get a replacement, it will be fairly obvious how it fits.
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Re: Door mirror fell apart!

Quote Originally Posted by bimmer View Post
Passenger door mirror needed to be folded in but when it was folded out the mirror head became detached from the the door mount.

Took the cover off to find a large spring on the mount point. Try as I might I can't push this down to re fix it to the door!

There is probably a FIAT tool to do this as there are 2 cut outs for a tool to fit onto it.

Anyone manage to do it any other way otherwise it will be a whole replacement!
Can't speak for the panda but I've repaired this exact fault on a 500.

See this thread.
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Re: Door mirror fell apart!

Thanks for that jrkitching, well explained in the link.

I think I will get a "willfit" replacement and attempt a repair of the other at my leisure. Car has to go to ITV (MOT) on Tuesday and really don't want to go with a gaffa taped mirror. I see "willfits" are no more than 50 out there.

No I didn't clout it s and b!
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