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    Manual/Electric Mirrors

    I have an Astra G 53 plate 1.6 SXI, i currently have manual mirrors on the car. I have removed the door cards and from what i can see there is no spare plugs for mirrors.

    What i want to know is if it is possible to fit electric mirrors, if i get the looms, fuses, mirrors.

    All help appreciated

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    If you get the loams, mirrors, switches, relay and fuse then maybe.
    You also need plasters, pannel ties (trim plugs with cable ties on them) and the patients of a saint because theres a lump of polstyrine in the drivers door thats a real pain in the neck.
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    How easy would the wireing be. Has anyone done this?

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    In my case it was just a case of plug and play.

    Take of the door trim and liner (becarful of the black crud)
    Twist the door lead to disconnect car wiring from door.
    Pull out old wiring,
    Replace all white plugs and plug ties.
    Insert new wiring and fix using ties,
    replace door card and liner.
    Push plug into switch,
    Remove tweeter pod trim,
    Undo 3 screws,
    replace mirror with electric mirror,
    do up 3 screws,
    plug wiring into mirrior,
    replace tweeter trim with new blanked trim.
    Insert fuse and relay into board.
    simple 20 mins per door of all parts are available.
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    Did you already have the wireing in your door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra mark View Post
    Did you already have the wireing in your door?

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    No I nicked the door loams from a doner crash car for £5 each (not paying £134 from vxl)
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    I know i have not got wireing in my doors, how hard is the wireing part to do in general?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJB2K3 View Post
    In my case it was just a case of plug and play.

    Take of the door trim and liner (becarful of the black crud)
    Twist the door lead to disconnect car wiring from door.
    Pull out old wiring,
    Replace all white plugs and plug ties.
    Insert new wiring and fix using ties,
    replace door card and liner.
    Push plug into switch,
    Remove tweeter pod trim,
    Undo 3 screws,
    replace mirror with electric mirror,
    do up 3 screws,
    plug wiring into mirrior,
    replace tweeter trim with new blanked trim.
    Insert fuse and relay into board.
    simple 20 mins per door of all parts are available.
    There the only things that are bothering me. Proberly simple.

    Mark

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    If you track down the parts from a scrappy, its pritty easy to do.
    The most expensive bit for my was the plastic tie plugs, man vxl and ripoff merchants.

    If you take you time and use a haynes manual then its easy but im warning you there is still the chance that the under dash wiring is missing.

    Look in the haynes manual and trace the wiring from fuse board to car door.
    pg 12.41 will be of assistance.
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    Thanks mate.

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