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removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby feescot » Fri May 08, 2009 11:02 pm

hi can anyone tell me how i remove wing mirror on a new shape transit , i have removed caps and 1 x 8mm bolt although there are another two fixing points which seem to be rivets or something . some clown ripped my mirror off while i was parked and never even stopped , i have a new mirror and trying to fix on my own , but more difficult than i thought . cheers
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby sc_BK » Fri May 08, 2009 11:19 pm

They're fitted with shear bolts to stop people nicking them :wink:

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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby 100 T280 » Fri May 08, 2009 11:58 pm

I remove these by breaking off the casing or remains of the casing to expose the bolt heads, drilling two small holes at 180 degrees on the head of the shear bolts, then drilling a larger hole in the centre to link these smaller holes together, then using a large flatblade screwdriver to remove. New mirror fits on using normal M6 bolts, 'cause no-one ever orders the correct ones.
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby LRN » Sat May 09, 2009 10:29 am

As said, they are fitted with shear bolts, you will need to drill them out.

When you refit with new M6 set screws, be sure to use suitable size washers
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby coconut » Sat May 09, 2009 6:56 pm

I break the plastic and tap them round with a center punch then fit the new one with mk6 mirror bolts :wink:
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby cliff » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:05 pm

coconut wrote:I break the plastic and tap them round with a center punch then fit the new one with mk6 mirror bolts :wink:


This worked perfect for me today, many thanks Coconut :D
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby Polly13 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:43 pm

So - has anyone got similar advice for a Mk 6, 2003 model?!!
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby angeleye » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:10 pm

Polly13 wrote:So - has anyone got similar advice for a Mk 6, 2003 model?!!

in what way :?:
just take plastic caps (3) of mirror body undo bolts ,if you have a repeater indicator fitted this will need removing all so,any wiring for electric mirrors will need uncoupling
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby theloft156 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:20 pm

I've just changed mine after getting hit by another van last night. I DIDN'T need to use anything other than an 8mm socket on a 5cm stem - no drilling required.

The one I got from a scrapyard came off the same way.... Two minute job and nothing technical to contend with.
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby loot34 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:27 pm

theloft156 wrote:I've just changed mine after getting hit by another van last night. I DIDN'T need to use anything other than an 8mm socket on a 5cm stem - no drilling required.

The one I got from a scrapyard came off the same way.... Two minute job and nothing technical to contend with.

Don't think they used shear bolts on mk6 mirrors, and ppl rarely fit them so probably a lot of mk7s that have had mirrors replaced won't have any either.
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby alibabameister » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:23 am

Replacement sheer boots available from ford just be careful as you ca now overtighten the mirror and snap the mirror xasting lug before the bolt snaps
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby blue estate » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:26 am

alibabameister wrote:Replacement sheer boots available from ford just be careful as you ca now overtighten the mirror and snap the mirror xasting lug before the bolt snaps

The dealer also sells shear bolts :wink: What are shear boots ?
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Re: removal of wing mirror help needed

Postby mjsroofing » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:39 am

Security bolts, the head shers off once you tighten them to stop people being able to undo them.
They also used to use them on stering columns
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