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post #1 of 47 Old 10-24-2012, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Snap....there goes the mirror!

Dear Ferraristi,

Even Brandy can't believe what happened.

I was at a niteclub with the car parked right outside. A random fight broke out and some guy was pushed against the TR and snap, there goes the mirror!

Oh....well, if you want to live in the fast lane and drive these cars as daily drivers, things are going to happen.

The mirror snapped right at the pivot point. I've gone so far as to remove the inner cover and unbolt the mirror base.

The next move is to remove the mirror from the car itself.

Does the wiring harness detach from the inside of the door or from behind the mirror glass?

I want to remove the whole unit and see if I can fabricate a new pivot and TIG weld it back to mirror.

I'm assuming the mirror base and mount is aluminum. Is this so?



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Dear Ferraristi,

Even Brandy can't believe what happened.

I was at a niteclub with the car parked right outside. A condom fight broke out and some guy was pushed against Brandy and snap, there goes the bra.

Oh....well, if you want to live in the fast lane and drive these girlees as daily drivers, things are going to happen.

Brandy snapped right at the pivot point. I've gone so far as to remove my weiner cover and unbolt her base.

The next move is to remove her rear from the car itself.

Does my wiring harness detach from the inside or from behind her ass?

I want to remove my whole unit and see if I can fornicate a new pivot and DIG weld her back to the rear view mirror.

I'm assuming her rear is on a mirror base and my post mount is like aluminum. Is this so?



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Dear Ferraristi,

Heyyy.....I thought that quote looked a little different to what I posted lol



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Shamile- Welcome back. Unlucky except for the girl. Unfortunately the base appears to be pot metal and not aluminum, so not sure how to weld that. Designed to shear off for safety (or in a fight). Not much help in the tech data, which is pretty crude, and I looked in the parts catalogs and the TR and 512 TR WSMs.

Need some help from one of the pros. No, guys, he needs help with the car, not the girl.

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Pot metal.

Throw it away

Ferrparts had a number of them a while back. Call Brian Keegan and ask.



TR's are for driving, not showing off at nightclubs. Take the Toyota next time.
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Pot metal.

Throw it away

Ferrparts had a number of them a while back. Call Brian Keegan and ask.



TR's are for driving, not showing off at nightclubs. Take the Toyota next time.

This is my Toyota

Thanks for the info on the metal. The pin seems to be cast into the whole mirror itself.

To remove the mirror unit itself, does the wiring disconnect from inside the door?

Also, how does one safely remove the mirror glass. Normally, you just pull up on the glass but......haha this is a Ferrari.


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Wrong mirror.
dont matter, it will brake off again when he takes it thru the gas station car wash...

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dont matter, it will brake off again when he takes it thru the gas station car wash...
If it brakes he will fix it - only guy I know who changes out his own engine / clutch on a Lambo Diablo.

Any of us who had their mirror broke that resulted with a Brandy in the garage would take that exchange - accept for me of course
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TR's are for driving, not showing off at nightclubs. Take the Toyota next time.
Classic, love it
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Dear Ferraristi,

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Wrong mirror.

Thanks....and Thanks.


If someone can pleeeeze tell me how to remove the mirror glass.....without breaking it!

Looks like I have to remove the door panel to get to the pin plug. I'll bet you have to pull each pin out of the socket to snake it through the opening in mirror base.


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Dear Ferraristi,

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dont matter, it will brake off again when he takes it thru the gas station car wash...
Haha....I didn't break it off...it was broken off for me


When you have mirrors like these, you become very aware of the width.


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Dear Ferraristi,

Well, enough Halloween fun with Crystal, Rhiannon and Rachel. It's back to the mirror.

To remove the mirror, the wiring harness is behind the door panel....of course.

Soooo.....here we go and remove the panel.

The first photos locates all of the door screws.

To access the bolts that holds the arm rest to the door and the handle release cable, first you must remove the map pocket.

Stick you finger between the leather and the map pocket itself. It had a small indentation that will release and pull up on the pocket.

BE CAREFUL! The pocket get brittle with age and if you squeeze too hard, it will crack. You only need a small amount of pressure.


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Dear Ferraristi,


After we remove the screws, unbolt the armrest bolts with a 10mm socket.

Just below the bolts, you will see the door handle release wire. To remove it, you will see a plastic clip. DO NOT PULL IT! It pulls up off the wire side and pivots up and out of the way. Once you do this, the wire end metal will come straight out.

Don't forget to unscrew the door lock pin.

Once the screws, bolts and door handle wire are out, don't pull the panel just yet.

Inside the ashtray compartment, the amber lens pulls out with bulb left behind. Don't worry, you will be able to access this after the door panel has been removed.

To remove the panel, pull straight up and slightly maneuver the panel side to side.

If you did not remove the ashtry light, you will now be trying to hold the panel in one hand and trying to disconnect the light with the other.

Just pull ashtray wiring from out the back of the panel and we have the mirror wiring exposed.

Sooo.....just unplug and pull the wire .....but....the...plug....does...not...fit...throu gh....the hole...in... the....door.

You have to remove the pins from the harness plug itself.

Put some masking tape around the harness plug and mark each color or wire.

Next, use a pin tool and depress the "fish hook" part of each metal pin. You do not need much pressure. As you depress the "fish hook", pull gently on each wire.

When you have all the wires out, they will all easily fit through the hole in the door.


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[QUOTE=Shamile;221123]Dear Ferraristi,


Well done!
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Shamile- There is always some little trick to getting those panels out. Once the trick is discovered, it is pretty easy. Glad you found it and thanks for documenting.

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I don't know about welding it if its pot metal but someone with some machining experience maybe able to do a mechanical repair of some sort? Maybe drill out the rest of the broken stud and put a steel pin in it's place or even make a replacement part out of billet aluminum? I don't know exactly what its supposed to look like before it broke.

I'd be happy to at least look at it for you if you want to mail the broken pieces to Maryland? At least post a few pics of the broken parts and maybe we can throw some ideas around.

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