MK1 Mirror - Replacement parts?

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MK1 Mirror - Replacement parts?

Postby Zoom Zoom » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:55 pm

My drivers side mirror has fallen off - the mirror is okay, but the bolt that runs down through the mirror and secures it to the car has snapped. Rather than buy a whole new mirror, I would rather just replace these parts. Question is, where do I get them? maybe from Mazda if I had the part numbers? Thanks for any help/advise. ...Jon PS. If anyone has a spare/old/broken mirror, then maybe I could get the parts from it?
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Postby lochpark » Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:33 pm

John,

You could try RichardN as he was breaking his old white car.

There was a previous thread regarding repairing these and you should check it out.

http://www.mx5scotland.co.uk/forum/view ... ken+mirror

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Broken Mirror

Postby Phil » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:01 pm

If you don't feel confident about removing/replacing the glass you can use a bolt with a butterfly nut, the type used when you are trying to mount things on plaster board. It may sound very Heath Robinson but it is suprisingly successful. :o
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MK1 Mirror - Replacement parts?

Postby Zoom Zoom » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:58 pm

Thanks for the ideas so far. The bolt does seem to be a special one with lugs that hold it in place. MX5parts told me the part isnt available seperately :(
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Re: MK1 Mirror - Replacement parts?

Postby Richardn » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:13 pm

Zoom Zoom wrote:Thanks for the ideas so far. The bolt does seem to be a special one with lugs that hold it in place. MX5parts told me the part isnt available seperately :(


Just use a normal nut and bolt
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Postby Miataman » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:22 pm

Birnam AutoSalvage near Blantyre had a BRG V-spec the last time I was in with both mirrors intact.......
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Postby Richardn » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:19 am

Miataman wrote:Birnam AutoSalvage near Blantyre had a BRG V-spec the last time I was in with both mirrors intact.......


They'll look great with the metallic blue :lol:
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MK1 Mirror - Replacement parts?

Postby Zoom Zoom » Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:47 pm

Thanks - I'll give them a call. For the record, I did find that Dandy Cars offer a 'Broken Wing Mirror Repair' service for ?20

http://www.mazda-mx5-shop.com/product_i ... cts_id=123
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Postby Richardn » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:34 pm

Bet Graeme would repair it for ?20 :lol:
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Postby graeme » Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:19 pm

You're right I would :-) It really is dead simple Jon. I used bolts out of my toolbox on both occasions.
In a nutshell, prise away the black trim, carefully lever out the mirror, soak the lot in easing oil and take it to bits. Allow a few days to do it.
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Postby PaulDS » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:17 pm

Knew I had seen it somewhere. Check STHT Dec 2004 page 22.
Before this article it happened to me so rather than spend ?100 for complete new mirror when all I needed was a bolt, stripped the mirror down as article says and replaced the bolt for 12p
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Postby Zoom Zoom » Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:53 pm

I shall have to have a dig around for that issue - cheers! :-)
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Postby Richardn » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:59 pm

or pay Graeme :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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