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Problem folding door mirrors 2005 Golf 2.0 GT TDi

I don't have the facility for my wing mirrors to fold in electrically, can I fold them in manually without breaking them?

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Yes the mirrors are hinged so you can flod them against the car to keep from breaking them while being washed in an automated machine.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

  • Bruce Hathcock Jun 20, 2009

    Yes the mirrors are hinged so you can flod them against the car to keep from breaking them while being washed in an automated machine.

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