E51 E51 wing mirror compatibility

Mike Anderton

Newbie
E51 Owner
#1
Re: E51, 2006, white.

The better half has reversed my beloved Elgrand into the gate and bent the left side mirror backwards.
The outer casing is fine, but the internal metal connector has broken - see photo.

http://instagr.am/p/Bd6sIMOHamZ/
I don't want to buy a whole new wing mirror and think I just need the inner metal ring.
Unfortunately, it's the side camera and LED winker version and I've been quoted £500 to replace the full unit.
Does anyone know if I can take the broken bit from a standard wing mirror (without camera/LED) as I can probably pick one up much cheaper??!!
Anybody know if these will be compatible??
Help much appreciated.
 

MrRob_in

Part of the furniture (please de-cat your e51/2)
Premium Member
E51 Expert
E51 Owner
#2
@stevemen is probably your man, to advise & supply the part But I’d guess the parts are unique and / or too much damage would likely be done as I think glass gets broken taking mirror apart.
 

stevemen

Here for life
Premium Member
E51 Owner
#3
For the benefit of others with similar problem.
Its always the cast metal collar that breaks when the mirror get knocked.
I seem to remember checking this out some time back and if my memory serves me right the internal workings of a standard mirror are different to the mechanism of the indicator wing mirror.
If you post a pic of the broken part in full i will compare it and confirm whether that is actually the case .
Steve
Tojomotorsuk
 

Gramps

Love gadgets but can't remember how to use 'em
Premium Member
E51 Owner
#4
If you can't get a replacement and get it a part, for the cost and some time try using JB Weld. It's a 2 pack epoxy with metal so can be drilled, tapped and filed. Can be bought from Halfords. I normaly roughen the original surface well and also if possible drill small holes in it so the epoxy fills the holes and gets a better grip. Any overflow can be cleaned (cut, filed) off after. Another product the same, perhaps a bit better but not so easy to get is Devcon.
 

Brendan1969

Here for life
Premium Member
E51 Owner
#5
Re: E51, 2006, white.

The better half has reversed my beloved Elgrand into the gate and bent the left side mirror backwards.
The outer casing is fine, but the internal metal connector has broken - see photo.

http://instagr.am/p/Bd6sIMOHamZ/
I don't want to buy a whole new wing mirror and think I just need the inner metal ring.
Unfortunately, it's the side camera and LED winker version and I've been quoted £500 to replace the full unit.
Does anyone know if I can take the broken bit from a standard wing mirror (without camera/LED) as I can probably pick one up much cheaper??!!
Anybody know if these will be compatible??
Help much appreciated.
Have you banned her from driving it now!!!vLOL