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Old 10-02-2009, 12:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I've separated the base from the mirror this afternoon. I did cut a sheet of 4mm Perspex to size and put it in the oven on a baking tray at Gas Mark 6 until it went floppy. By the time I ran it out to the garage, it'd cooled, so I gave up with that and used the base. Best bet is probably to butcher the base for an improvement. I stuck a piece of gaffer tape on the hole that the cable passes through, being carful not to block the drain hole in the bottom. It should be as good as standard now, just with a little less frontal area.

I also tried to remove the passenger wiper arm but I couldn't pull it off when the nut was removed. I suspect the aluminium and iron have welded themselves together over the last 5 years. I'm not willing to put more welly behind it and I don't have any pullers.

Anyway, here's some photos:

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