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Discussion in '308/328' started by Eric_Martinez, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Eric_Martinez

    Eric_Martinez Rookie

    Jul 5, 2017
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    Has anyone replaced the glass in there mirror? It has turned milky and it looks like the bezel holds it in. I can’t see any other way to take it apart.


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  3. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Yes, I have, the glass has a unique thickness or thinness, I was able the get, not exact but close enough thinness glass from my local glass/mirror shop, I had them cut me the mirrors using the original as a template. It’s on my car now and it works great, love the new mirror look

    The top mirror is the original one and the two bottom are the new mirrors.

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  4. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Call T Rutlands. I'm sure they have a good used one.
     
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  6. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    There are some Vitaloni rearview mirrors that looks very similar but when put next to each other, they are different length.
    Make sure that the one for the Alfa has the same length as the 308. Example: my Lancia Scorpion has the exact same look as the 308 but when I put them next to each other, the Lancia mirror is half inch longer.
     
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  8. Eric_Martinez

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    Did you just remove the bezel? Where on it are the clips? I don’t want to break it taking it apart.


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  9. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Eric, if you look at the first pic above, you will see the four slotted holes on the housing, that where the plastic frame is latches to. What I did to remove it is I place my thumb on the mirror inline with the slotted hole then place your index and middle finger under the frame and pull the frame off the housing towards you with your index and middle fingers. If you can do it with both of your hand for both side at the same time, the rest will come apart. To put it back, just place the glass and mirror in place and snap the frame back on to the slotted hole. You can do this without removing it from the base but be very careful not to put pressure on base as you don’t want to crack your windshield. If you can and if you know how to remove the whole mirror from the base, then you can take mirror apart on the bench. Hope this help.
     
  10. mxstav@comcast.net

    Nov 24, 2005
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    Home Depot has sheets of glass of slightly greater thickness that work. I took my cracked original to a local auto glass installer and they cut my Home Depot sheet to size.
     

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