Apr 14th, 2011, 04:59 PM
hi, i have a '54 plate mini cooper s and i am planning on changing the wing mirror covers from chrome to black, but i dont know how to remove the old ones and dont fancy breaking them trying to do it. does anyone know how to do it?? im not sure if it makes a diference but the wing mirrors are electric.
thanks for any help!
Apr 14th, 2011, 05:57 PM
How To Replace Mirror Covers (WITHOUT breaking the clips!)
Wish I had seen this useful "How to" before attempting to change mine the first time! :)
MINI COOPER :: North American Motoring - Interior/Exterior :: Replace mirror covers (WITHOUT breaking the clips!) (http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/how-to/97142-interior-exterior-replace-mirror-covers-without-breaking-the-clips.html)
Apr 16th, 2011, 11:08 AM
thats great thanks for the help!!
Apr 16th, 2011, 05:05 PM
I've just replaced my wing mirror covers from chrome to black too. Mine's a second generation R56 but you may be able to use the same method if you're struggling.
I've seen a few different ways of doing it including the mirror removal method. I'd heard some people had broken the mirror doing this so I gave it a miss. The way I did it needs two people. First of all I repositioned the mirror so as to gain as much gap as possible to get access to the clips using a long thin flat blade screwdriver. Looking at the mirror head on, I released the upper inner clip first (the upper one closest to the car). Have someone standing the other side of the wing mirror easing the cap out as you unclip. I then repositioned the mirror to gain access to the lower inner clip. Once I'd done that one the rest came out all at once, with a heart wrenching noise I must admit but in one piece and no broken clips. :)
Good luck :)