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Broken 2001 VW Passat side mirror

Backed the right side mirror into a pole crushing the mirror and part of the assembly. Mount still appears to be intact.
How difficult would it be to replace this part myself? I have no real car repair experience, but I can follow instructions well. What parts would I need to buy?
Also, since the part is painted, is it possible to buy the part already painted, or will I have to go through the dealer to get the right color?

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  • kozak_mac Jun 18, 2009

    I'm not sure how to remove the door panel. Again, I have no real experience with car repair. Are there instructions available on removing the door panel?

  • kozak_mac Jun 18, 2009

    Thanks. I still need to know about the paint though!

  • kozak_mac Jun 19, 2009

    The part was smashed! I'm going to have to order a new one but they're all unpainted! (Sorry a little confusing in the original post.) I'd like to find one already painted the right color, but I don't know where.

  • streetswe258 May 11, 2010

    not to hard thre boltes or screws behind the door panel if you can remove the doror panel its easy as pie

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  • streetswe258 Jun 19, 2009

    what do you mean the paint to paint it the same colour? because it shouldnt damage your paint at all

  • streetswe258 Jun 19, 2009

    call the scrap yards they will have one for sure cost less to. if you really want it new go to a body shop give them the mirror they will do it for cheap but its alway better to go to the scrap yard cause chances are your other mirror must be a little faded so get one from the same year and they will match much better
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