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Replacement driver's side mirror glass

Derekthetree

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I'm fed up of the binocular vision my drivers side mirror gives me. Quite why you need to be able to read the numberplate of a car behind you at 100yds, but not see beside you, is beyond me.

A bit of googling shows a few options (flat, convex. Via ebay/glass sellers)

Anybody done a switch recommend a good source?
Plus what was standard fit, am I right that its probably concave to get the zoomed in look? Or is it flat, and I'm used to convex on most other cars?

Thanks in advance
 

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I'm fed up of the binocular vision my drivers side mirror gives me. Quite why you need to be able to read the numberplate of a car behind you at 100yds, but not see beside you, is beyond me.

A bit of googling shows a few options (flat, convex. Via ebay/glass sellers)

Anybody done a switch recommend a good source?
Plus what was standard fit, am I right that its probably concave to get the zoomed in look? Or is it flat, and I'm used to convex on most other cars?

Thanks in advance
Changed mine to convex.
Much better field of vision. The VF mirrors are pretty small and found this helped a lot.
I got mine from OPG.
Fitting can be fiddly though.
 

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Changed mine to convex.
Much better field of vision. The VF mirrors are pretty small and found this helped a lot.
I got mine from OPG.
Fitting can be fiddly though.
Thanks, a quick check of their website and ebay store... it seems they don't do glass anymore, just a cover?
https://www.originalpartsgroup.com.au/exterior/mirrors-covers/?rf=va&va=394

I found this one
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Right-D...m283ab19b6a:g:dmMAAOSwvx5bUplN&frcectupt=true

Looks to be either a stick over, or remove old and remount job. Looking at the service manual to remove the glass you just pull from the outer edge?
 

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I'm fed up of the binocular vision my drivers side mirror gives me. Quite why you need to be able to read the numberplate of a car behind you at 100yds, but not see beside you, is beyond me.

A bit of googling shows a few options (flat, convex. Via ebay/glass sellers)

Anybody done a switch recommend a good source?
Plus what was standard fit, am I right that its probably concave to get the zoomed in look? Or is it flat, and I'm used to convex on most other cars?

Thanks in advance
I changed my drivers side, flat glass mirror, to the US market Chevrolet passenger side mirror which is convex. I used genuine Holden parts from the local dealer. This is a quote from my previous post on the subject:
"The mirror glass with backing plate was $138. The plastic housing was not changed. The box has instructions showing how to change the mirror. It is not too difficult. The part number for mine was 92260440. A convex mirror without heating and without side blind zone warning is part number 92260426. With heating it is 92260428."
https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/vf-random-chat-thread.222632/page-53#post-2985824
 

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Thanks, a quick check of their website and ebay store... it seems they don't do glass anymore, just a cover?
https://www.originalpartsgroup.com.au/exterior/mirrors-covers/?rf=va&va=394

I found this one
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Right-D...m283ab19b6a:g:dmMAAOSwvx5bUplN&frcectupt=true

Looks to be either a stick over, or remove old and remount job. Looking at the service manual to remove the glass you just pull from the outer edge?
AAAC's post gives you all the info. Pretty sure I read his original post which made me change mine.
OPG will order things in for you if they can get them and they tend to be cheaper than going to Holden.
 

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I'm fed up of the binocular vision my drivers side mirror gives me. Quite why you need to be able to read the numberplate of a car behind you at 100yds, but not see beside you, is beyond me.

A bit of googling shows a few options (flat, convex. Via ebay/glass sellers)

Anybody done a switch recommend a good source?
Plus what was standard fit, am I right that its probably concave to get the zoomed in look? Or is it flat, and I'm used to convex on most other cars?

Thanks in advance
Won’t be concave otherwise objects at various distances (depending on focal length of the mirror) would be seen inverted...would be distracting to say the least.
 

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Is concave legal?
 
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