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Old 11-28-2022, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default RH Mirror fell off. Need a new glass but...

So the passenger mirror fell off.

I'm having trouble finding the correct mirror. I only need the glass, since I can glue it back together and I also have the heated option. So I don't need a new backplate, just glass.

When I ordered the driver side some years ago, the first one I got was too small. The measurements of the glass didn't match up. Are our glasses 19mm something diagonally? Or what is the correct size I should look up? Searched the forums and youtube, but couldn't get a definitive answer.

Any tips appreciated
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: RH Mirror fell off. Need a new glass but...

We found a mirror with the heating element for under $20 shipped from Bulgaria (eBay seller - maxiarbitrage). We purchased March 2021 and it still looks new and seems good quality. Below is the link we used but double check as it may have changed:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273781852308
"Right Side Wing Door Mirror Heated Glass For Opel Vauxhall Astra H 2004 - 2008"

- FYI - UK mirrors are different because the cars are RHD, so the wide-view mirrors are on the opposite sides.

- The eBay image is slightly different from what was sent (e.g. there was no marking for defrost or delineating the convex extension. It was just unmarked glass that had the "extended viewing effect".

Removal and installation video. Wear gloves that protect against broken glass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsCx94DAb3Q

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=191153

If you want to upgrade to OEM quality, it is $55 plus shipping.

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...de-rh-93357486

We had a bad experience with glass-only replacements:

- One was wavy so very irritating; I think that was due to thin glass and imperfect adhesion of the double sided tape included in the package.

- On a different one, the silver backing began to seriously fail after about 2 years to the point of irritation.
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: RH Mirror fell off. Need a new glass but...

Man, thank you so much! These links are great. I may go with the Bulgarian one then.

How soon did it arrive when you order it? And this isn't for the UK models correct?

Again, thanks a lot!
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: RH Mirror fell off. Need a new glass but...

It arrived quickly, maybe around a week or so.

That is the link I used but you can ask the seller to confirm if you are not 100% sure.
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Old 11-28-2022, 09:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: RH Mirror fell off. Need a new glass but...

I think I'll go ahead and get it, it's cheap. Thanks so much for the tips man.

Hopefully, this will be the last time it'll need a mirror lol. The other one I replaced it already. Getting the "Astranator" ready to sell. Put the new Opel steering wheel with the cover, but won't be able to install the Opel grill and the bumper unfortunately but the steering feels so good haha
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Nice - keep us posted.
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