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WTB: Driver side mirror glass, Euro version, Model S

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by TomatoOne, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. TomatoOne

    TomatoOne Member

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    Looking to buy a left wing mirror glass, the convex/wide angle variety from the European market, to replace our sad flat North American mirror in a 2014 S. Auto-dimming electrochrome version preferred.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bigtanuki

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    I would be interested also. I installed eurospec mirrors on my VW several years ago and found them to be far superior than the US mirrors. There is a short period of adjustment since "objects in the mirror are closer than they appear" but that effect was minimized in the mirrors for my VW since the strongly convex portion didn't begin until about 2/3 of the distance from the car.
     
  3. TomatoOne

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    So far your best option is ebay.co.uk/ebay.de. Plain mirrors are readily found within 15 Euros, auto-dimming are fairly rare, so set up search notifications and wait. Took me a few weeks to find mine.

    With some Swedish and German cars we owned in the past, it was as easy as walking up to the parts counter and asking them to order a Euro market part number. Sadly, the local Tesla folks do not cooperate, so ebay it is.
     
  4. donguanella

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    Can anyone share the part numbers for the left and right euro-spec side mirror glass?
     
  5. TomatoOne

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    You don't really need to replace the right one, it's already a wide angle mirror.
     
  6. richrootes

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    I'd be all over this too

    I've posted several times about finding someone to buy one and send it over, but no takers have surfaced

    I think what may work is to have someone with a VIN that has either standard or premium options (the old tech package) so they can buy one without being asked twenty questions

    My wife tried (unsuccessfully) on a UK visit, plus I did my best to 'bribe' a parts guy when we did the factory tour, but the old 'can only sell parts intended for this country' bull surfaced

    The part numbers I have for my Dec 2014 car are:

    1042529-00-A base mirror
    1042531-00-A premium (dipping) mirror

    Flat mirrors are downright dangerous - I don't know why they are fitted

    Money waiting - someone please help!
     
  7. TomatoOne

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    Just ran a search on ebay.co.uk, here's a complete set for you.
     
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    Yeah saw those - no feedback - Lithuania

    Bye bye money!
     
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    There are several more non-dimming auctions (they look aftermarket to me though), but this is the only seller with dimming mirrors at the moment. That actually looks like the guy I bought mine from. He was super quick to respond, sent detailed photos, and the package arrived in less than a week.
     
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    Oh ok - if that's the case, might take a chance....
     
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    I absolutely second your concerns. Being from ex-USSR myself, I was quite wary as well. "Does this guy go around yanking mirrors off cars in a nearby wealthy district or is he a legitimate salvage operation?". Surprisingly, he responded promptly in decent English, provided a tracking number and used his Kaunas address on the package. I googled around, couldn't spot any red flags.
     
  12. richrootes

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    Well I took a chance and ordered - guess what? No sign

    Two days before eBay take any notice, but will be requesting a full refund
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Did yours ship with a tracking number? I was able to track mine on Lithuania Post, and then on Canada Post once it crossed over.
     
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    It did, yes - the Lithuania Post is all that shows up. Was it the same number once Canada Post got their paws on it?
     
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    Yes, if the tracking number looks like AB123456789CD, it usually works as it reaches the local sorting facility. How long since they mailed it? We regularly get orders shipped via Royal Mail or Deutsche Post, and delivery times are often unpredictable - from a few days to over a month for seemingly the same things.
     
  16. richrootes

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    March 15 - it's in that format, so you never know

    Bloody annoying though - I can order stuff from Next and it arrives in two days from the UK, everything else is just a black hole - even from the USA
     
  17. donguanella

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    I also ordered a set front Lithuania. They arrived and are perfect.
     
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    How long did yours take?

    Was it from gintaridze?
     
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    Update - still nothing from the seller, have sent two messages now

    eBay now won't do anything until he hasn't responded for eight days

    Knew I should have trusted my spidey sense - very very frustrated
     
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    Yes - it was from ginataridze. Arrived as expected/described. Sorry you are still waiting for yours! Mine did take several weeks
     

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