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Door Mirrors - good news !

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Morning!    A few weeks ago i was in a rush reversing my pride and joy into the garage and i carelessly clipped the mirror on the wooden surround of my garage door. 

 

Cracked the black mirror surround and the mirror itself.

Swore a lot.

 

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Yes i know my garage is a mess :D

 

I was due into Murrays in a couple of weeks to get my winter tyres fitted so i enquired about the cost of a mirror from Lotus.

 

Once i'd picked myslef up off the floor (can't remember the exact price but I remember it being very close to £300) i went off to eBay in search of Jaguar X type mirrors.

 

Found on from a pre-facelift 2003 model and ordered it for the pricely sum of £32 delivered.

 

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So everything else about the mirror is totally spot on, but the plugs are different so Murray's had to strip the plugs on and swap with the existing plugs.   Bit of a pain in the arse by all accounts but i've now got a fully functioning mirror.  

 

So if you do crack your mirror then i think you need a facelift one.....or maybe even a facelift one with memory seats.....but you can make the other one work.  

 

Consumer advice message ends!

 

(by the way huge thanks to Craig at Murrays for being 100% sound at each of my attempts to save a quid or two!) 

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Glad to see that you got it sorted. Funny how different dealers deal with these kind of issues. Others would have gone original only.

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Hi there, wouldn't it have been easier to change the broken bits over from your Lous mirror?

I had spotted the X Type mirror when I picked up my Evora and took it to my late friend's garage to show. He was a Lotus and Jaguar specialist and my car was parked next to an X Type at the time. As soon as we realised, we weren't surprised as Lotus have historically used the industry's car part bin for their cars!

Only last weekend whilst fixing my blocked aircon, I tried opening my front bonnet compartment. The handle had snapped! The last time it had been used was last month by Halfords Autocentre when they were regassing the aircon. They asked me where the handle was to access the front boot! I was annoyed that they didn't confess to the breakage.

Good news that the handle is off a Jaguar too!

Regards

David

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I think the electric fuel cap release is also a Jag part, so loads of Jag bits on it!

 

It's just a shame that it doesn't have the 550hp supercharged Jaguar V8 in the back!

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I am actually surprised they didn't use the Jaguar parts bin for the window and mirror switches rather than the Ford/GM mixture.

The Jaguar panel is a similar shape to the Evora's, the mirror switch is flat; aiding movement as the Ford knob can be tricky to use behind the door pull and the powerfold requires just a single push rather than hold back (could also link to ignition).

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(Excuse rubbish second hand photo it was the only 2 x master switch one I could find)

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Is it me or is the electric window buttons in a position for someone with really short arms?

Also the mirror switch is awkward to reach as well?

I agree, those Jag buttons look a lot better. It might have something to do with the one touch not working on the upward movement, it may have been intentional.

PS has anyone started a cross reference thread yet?

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I agree I find my arm further back using the buttons in the Evora.

The powerfold button is seperate as you can see in this photo...

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I suspect the lack of single push for the powerfold is down to the wiring rather than the switch itself. My Disco appears to have the same Ford mirror switch as the Evora and works on a single push. It also works with the key out of the ignition, which the Evora doesn't. I haven't played around with the wiring for the switch on the Evora so don't know if it can be changed easily. Not sure I want the level of electronic complexity the Disco has though!

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