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How easy is it to fit those remote mirrors like on the xcgxl's to a standard falc. 500 door. I'd think you'd have to drill a hole in the top edge for the chrome handle... How much work would be involved do you reckon?

Anyone done it? Reason iI'm asking is that I have a pair and I'm considering putting them on because at present, all I have is the drivers side and I don't think it's original - slightly different shade of white.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-19-05, 07:28 PM
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Re: mirrors

Mattie,the hole in the door is already there.You only have to cut the door trim and sort out the cables.You might also have to cut another hole in the skin where the mirror mounts for the cable to go through.
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Re: mirrors

Hey, cool!! Thanks for that... I'll have a look tonight. But I thought that mirror holes were up in the top corner of the door, and my falcon's door trims are flat; they don't curve over the top of the door. I've never noticed a hole up there... I'll check it out.

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Re: mirrors

Perhaps the lesser models without the full door trims don't have the hole. I havent taken much notice of them either. My GXL has the inner hole on the left (but you need another hole under the mirror for the cable). I have seen GXLs with left and right but I am told they didnt come like that. I tried to fit a LH mirror to mine only to find the handle ends up upside down, You need a special LH mirror CABLE even though the glasses interchange. Thats unless you are prepared to put up with the mirror going the opposite way to the handle. IMO you are wasting your time. I have a brand new one in my drivers door, and even new they are pretty useless. Limited travel and you feel like you are going to break the little handle everytime you use it. Or bump it with your leg getting in or out and snap it clean off which I have done a couple of times.

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Re: mirrors

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Hey, cool!! Thanks for that... I'll have a look tonight. But I thought that mirror holes were up in the top corner of the door, and my falcon's door trims are flat; they don't curve over the top of the door. I've never noticed a hole up there... I'll check it out.

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Re: mirrors

In the outer skin you'll need to drill a 1" hole roughly (could be 3/4"). On the inner skin you'll need to drill a hole thats just bigger that the thread that holds the adjuster to the door. It's a relatively easy job. The hardest bit it running the cable for the mirror. the cable runs infront of the window (to the front of the door). Not under the window as some silly idiot did during a sleepless night (me). I should have known better as I've removed and refitted the mirror more times than I care for.

Once you have the remote mirror assembly it's easy to work out what needs to be done.

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