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A bit of advice, which may be more obvious for some.

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One day, inevitably, you may knock your rear view mirror off it's holder. Well this is what happened to me, well, I say me... My friend did it whilst I was in the service station answering the call of nature. So I come out of the services with my friend approaching me with my mirror in his hand. With these mirrors they attach to the clip on a ball socket, which as we learned, Is a bast... Bugger to get back on. <_<

So, with the clip still on the windscreen, my friend is now giving it his all trying to get the mirror back on. Something I found cringeworthy to watch. Then he told me to try, as he was getting frustrated and even more so because it was his fault. I line the socket together, add a very unsubstantial amount of pressure, and... CRACK. What's left behind is something I could only consider a nightmare.

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He offered to pay for a new windscreen. But none of us had an idea how much a windscreen would cost, we though it could be anything up from £250 at least. And being a man, and slightly thick... my windscreen wasn't covered because I ofted out of the optional £17.50/month windscreen cover on the insurance. :angry:

Anyway, all isn't so bad because my new shiny windscreen is being fitted in just over an hour now. And all it's cost me my friend is £115. :D

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One day, inevitably, you may knock your rear view mirror off it's holder. Well this is what happened to me, well, I say me... My friend did it whilst I was in the service station answering the call of nature. So I come out of the services with my friend approaching me with my mirror in his hand. With these mirrors they attach to the clip on a ball socket, which as we learned, Is a bast... Bugger to get back on. <_<

So, with the clip still on the windscreen, my friend is now giving it his all trying to get the mirror back on. Something I found cringeworthy to watch. Then he told me to try, as he was getting frustrated and even more so because it was his fault. I line the socket together, add a very unsubstantial amount of pressure, and... CRACK. What's left behind is something I could only consider a nightmare.

Photo0192.jpg

He offered to pay for a new windscreen. But none of us had an idea how much a windscreen would cost, we though it could be anything up from £250 at least. And being a man, and slightly thick... my windscreen wasn't covered because I ofted out of the optional £17.50/month windscreen cover on the insurance. :angry:

Anyway, all isn't so bad because my new shiny windscreen is being fitted in just over an hour now. And all it's cost me my friend is £115. :D

they slide on dont they

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they slide on dont they

they slide on indeed not push hence the crack lol

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No, the holder slides on (which I took off before the picture was taken). But the mirror itself clips onto the holder.

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No, the holder slides on (which I took off before the picture was taken). But the mirror itself clips onto the holder.

I don't wish to state the obvious but..............

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