Manual mirrors

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Richard811
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Manual mirrors

Post by Richard811 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:05 am

Hi

Here's the reason I'm tapping into this wealth of knowledge.
Recently bought my first bx. It's a 1988 16rs estate.
Just failed it's mot (just meaning recently mot'd and only just failed on a few points)

One point being the near side mirror. (Manual)
Can anyone try and explain how i get the old one off?
Haynes manual says to just remove the mirror trim peice to unveil the screws...but I thought I'd ask before breaking something.

Thank you

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Re: Manual mirrors

Post by mds141 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:02 am

To remove the complete mirror, it involves removing the door card. If memory serves, remove the speaker grille and speaker, two screws under the armrest and one under the door pull I think. Use an implement to prise off the door card and you'll see the mirror is held on by a couple of screws.
Mark Smith

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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
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2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

Richard811
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Re: Manual mirrors

Post by Richard811 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:55 am

I'll try that now. Thanks very much mark

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Re: Manual mirrors

Post by Richard811 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:02 am

Job done.
You weren't wrong. Remove the speaker panel for 2 more screws alon the bottom.
There were 3 in the door handle altogether. Also unscrew the door lock/unlock nob thing.
Running my fingers round the door card so no scratching with a tool.
Fiddles bit was getting the card round the inside mirror adjuster lever but the card is plastic so bends.

Thank you again

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Re: Manual mirrors

Post by mds141 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:30 pm

Glad to be of service. :)
Mark Smith

Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.