Suggestions Requested - Replace Wing Mirror Glass

Hi All,

Someone hit my wing mirror overnight and didn't stop or leave a note.

From what I can tell, it is only the mirror itself that is broken - the 'assembly' into which the mirror is mounted looks fine.

Therefore, I need to find somewhere to get a replacement mirror.

The cheapest I have found so far is 'Accurate Glass' (http://www.accurateglass.co.nz/) who have quoted me $50.

This seems a lot for a mirror, not that I am any kind of expert!

I am happy to fit it myself, so location does not matter as long as they are willing to send the part to me.

Does anyone have any suggestions that might be more of a bargain?

Thanks,

Alan.

Comments

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    If it was me, I will find out the model number of the replacement mirror (if possible) or the make/model/year of your vehicle, then Google or trademe for a new or used unit.

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    $50 doesn't sound too bad, if the car isn't that new, then somewhere like pick-a-part could be cheaper.

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    Hi,

    I should have said I already Googled. TradeMe is a good idea.

    If I go to Pick-A-Part (looks like there are a few around) how does that work? Do I go in and tell them what I want, and they come back with it, or do I have to find it myself, and remove from the scrapped vehicle? I've never been to a scrap yard!

    Thanks,

    Alan.

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    From what i remember, at pickapart you pay to get in $1/2 and then you take off whatever you want and pay for the parts on leaving. Very hit or miss what models they have so ask or look through the fence.

    Id ring a dismantler for the make of your car e.g. if Toyota ring and go to a Toyota dismantler. Some might even show you how to remove.

    Saying that, $50 probably not too bad.

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    Find out part number or just search with model on eBay. This exact thing happened to me and this was by far the cheapest solution.

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