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sae70

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I'm toying with the idea of fitting some micro cruise/LED day light running lights into each of the side mirrors on Fiery to use as trail lights :)

I was having a tug @ the glass earlier on today trying to pull it off to see how much room there is behind it but it was not comeing off easily :( Is it possible to remove the glass (preferably without breaking it) so I can have a look inside the mirror housing to size it up for fitting either an 55watt halogen or an LED light fitting into it :D

Do I just need to be braver & pull harder :twisted: :p

If anyone has any photos of one stripped down it would be nice to see 'em :thumbup:
 

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Here's a thread on Shroshire Suzuki that shows the kind of thing that I'm trying to achieve http://www.shropshire-suzuki.co.uk/foru ... ail+lights :D

Here's some pics of Skitimes photos from Pennsylvania, USA after he'd fitted them to his Vitara side mirrors :)

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I managed to identify the lights he'd bought from his local Walmart for $15 as these Ring Micro fog lights & so bought myself a set from Halfords to fit to my own Vit but they just became the flotsam of another unrealised project after I sold my Vit to buy Fiery :lol:

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http://www.ringautomotive.co.uk/product ... ?prod=1067

But need to have a look inside my mirror housing before I get all to excited :)
 

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Try looking for a small hole under the mirror housing, on the 80 series you use s cross head screwdriver to undo the retaing arms through this hole.
 

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Ah right OK I'll give that a look in the morning then as I've just had a roast & a couple of cans of beer & the sun is now setting over Essex Oh & it's persisting it down aswell :)

Thank's
 

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Awesome idea Steven,

Reckon you might just have started something here ;)
 

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Ecky Thump said:
Awesome idea Steven,

Reckon you might just have started something here ;)
I can't take the credit for this idea it comes from the US they call them Rock/trail lights. They are for illuminating the rocks & ruts infront of & alongside the front tyres also a good part of everything alongside & too the front of you aswell :) This idea was brought to my attension by Skitime from off of Shropshire Suzuki ware he also caused a stir with the idea :D I'm just following in his wake (copying) :D ;)
 
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Hello the mirror should just pull from the bottom half as the top has two locating lugs that you do not want to break.

Joe

P.s they do look a good idea :thumbup:
 

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silvercruiser said:
Hello the mirror should just pull from the bottom half as the top has two locating lugs that you do not want to break.

Joe

P.s they do look a good idea :thumbup:
So no screw then just get hold & tug from the bottom :?: Or remove screw first then get hold & tug from the bottom :?: :)
 

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Have you [s:37k33qsl]broken it[/s:37k33qsl] got it off yet Steve? ;)
 

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Gav Peter said:
Have you [s:1i6cvned]broken it[/s:1i6cvned] got it off yet Steve? ;)
No not yet :D But I'm going to have a go @ sorting out my rattling gear stick today so I'll have a go @ it then :thumbup: Do you want some pics :?:
 

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Definitley - mine rattles like a stick in a bucket too... I keep meaning to have a look at it but...

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Gav Peter said:
Definitley - mine rattles like a stick in a bucket too...
When I was @ my local Yota dealers picking up some parts rescently I asked for a price on a new gearstick :D The very nice man said £88 + VAT (That's £103.40) :shock: :!: You can buy alot of mastic for that I replied :lol: I wonder what Ian can get them for :?:

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sae70 said:
I wonder what Ian can get them for :?:

Part number 33530-60340 is not on my list, I will contact my supplier and find out.

Ian
 

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Right I've spent some more time trying to get a mirror removed from one of my side mirrors :) Can't do it :!: I've pulled & tugged as hard & as firm as I dare :) I can't see any securing screws or holes in the housing that may be the answer :? :)

Anyone got the knowledge then :?: Cause I'm stumped :? Do I just need to pull harder :?:

Please help :pray:
 

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Hello Steve i think ive got a spare in the garage that i can take a picture of if it helps as its already seperated then you know where the lugs etc are.
Joe
 

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That would be great :thumbup:
 

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Had another play with this earlier :roll: Grrrrrrrrrrr...........I'm going to break it before I find out how to get it off the right way :? :p
 

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and another
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its got the outer casing missing and i just thought its an electric mirror if it makes any difference.

joe
 
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