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Old 03-29-2013, 05:39 AM
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I am thinking of wrapping my side mirrors with carbon fiber film and wanted to know if the side cover panel just pops off some clips at the mirror base at the red line below or is it held in place by some other fasteners under the mirror itself?
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Hi Vector,
Please find attached the removal procedure for the mirror covers.

You will have to remove the glass first in order to access the inside of the cover.

Hope this helps.

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You will have to remove the glass first in order to access the inside of the cover.
So the glass just pushes out towards the outside to remove? I had seen this procedure written up before but it is not really clear how the glass releases from the backing.
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Hi Vector,
The glass clips into the motor assembly.

By holding the inward side of the glass whilst gently pulling at the outward side, you are, in effect, levering the glass away from yhe motor assembly.

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Here is a PDF file on rear view mirror - instructions & diagrams extracted from JTIS shop repair software:

XJ X308 Exterior Mirror Instructions.pdf

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This helped save me $. The mirror in my color was selling on ebay for $50 more than one in another color. But having a can of touch up paint and one of clear coat, it is the right color now. I got the cover off and back on no problem with these instructions. It was surprising how quick and easy the glass popped off when you know the trick.

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Default Door Mirror Cover replacement

How do I download the instructions, I'm only getting an Advert

I have a 2013 XJ told my friend my car was too big to get through his village way up in the mountains ended up scratching my door mirror cover my luck changed when someone on eBay had changed their cover for chrome ones .

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I am thinking of wrapping my side mirrors with carbon fiber film and wanted to know if the side cover panel just pops off some clips at the mirror base at the red line below or is it held in place by some other fasteners under the mirror itself?
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How do I download the instructions, I'm only getting an Advert

I have a 2013 XJ .......
Welcome to the forum Jetset767it,

Two issues here:

1. this is the X308 model forum for the 1997-2003 XJ8
2. until you have minimum number of Posts/time on forum, you can't download

Time isn't a problem as I see you've been a member since April 2014.

Please follow this link New Member Area - Intro a MUST - Jaguar Forums - Jaguar Enthusiasts Forum to the New Member Area - Intro a MUST forum and post some info about yourself and your vehicle for all members to see. In return you'll get a proper welcome and some useful advice about posting to the forum.

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