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How to remove side mirror covers?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by tdiggity, May 31, 2014.

  1. tdiggity

    tdiggity Member

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    Does anyone know how to remove the side mirror covers? Trying to swap mine out because I scraped mine :(
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Do you mean the painted skullcaps? They are fixed on with integrated clips and double sided tape, very difficult to remove without breaking the clips.
     
  3. swegman

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    I had the folding mirror upgrade done to my car, and they swapped the painted skullcaps from the original mirrors onto the folding mirrors. I asked the SC how they did that, and they said there is a special tool for releasing the clips. Without the tool, they said you will most likely break the clips.
     
  4. tdiggity

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    Thanks guys. I called the SC and they said bring it by and they'd be happy to swap them for me.
     
  5. flodrab

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    #5 flodrab, Jun 2, 2014
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    before you put the new ones on, you might consider getting them wrapped ... I've gotten a lot of compliments about the carbon fiber look I did to mine

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  6. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Put a small flat plastic tool, they're called little chizzlers, near the far side of the skullcap and wedge it in. Do it gently and you'll hear a snap. Keep following the perimeter with same technique, and viola. No double-sided tape on the ones we've removed.

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  7. Terra117

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    A couple of questions.

    Which side is the far side, and how many clips are there?

    In the photo, it looks like you also removed a trim piece from the bottom of the mirror. Is it part of the top piece, or was it removed separately?

    Also, did you remove the window trim to wrap it, or did you wrap it in place? The edges look very nicely wrapped.

    Thanks.
     
  8. Anaki01

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    I'm also looking to remove my side mirror covers. Anyone have more detailed instructions on how to do this without braking the clips?
     
  9. ifonul

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    Quite a few... 6 to be exact. Broke one of the top ones, but it did not matter much when putting it back.

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