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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:11 pm 
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I find I have blind spots with the external mirrors on my EA no matter how i adjust them.
Is it possible to fit later model mirrors, EF EL whatever, and if they do fit do they overcome the blind spot drama?
I've been told that they are slightly different in the mounting, if so can they be fitted with some modification?
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:16 pm 
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all you need to do is drill 2 holes and on they go. if you go for ef2 or el lh mirror is has a curved glass to overcome blindspots. remeber they are all electric on ef & l's so if you dont have electric ea ones you will need to do some wiring.
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Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:24 pm 
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Thanks XR8, I had a feeling the difference was minor but the wiring might be a bit of a test.
Out with a wiring diagram i guess
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:57 am 
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key wrote:
Thanks XR8, I had a feeling the difference was minor but the wiring might be a bit of a test.
Out with a wiring diagram i guess


If you are successfull with this mod, could you keep us updated (with before/after photo's to :)

Sounds interesting.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:24 pm 
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i was always told on my L's that all cars have blind spots no matter how good the mirrors, so that why we check over our shoulders

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:33 pm 
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Rene wrote:
i was always told on my L's that all cars have blind spots no matter how good the mirrors, so that why we check over our shoulders


Even though they don't look the part, I have 2 round spot mirrors on the door mirrors. Only 99c from Supercheap. They are not a good indication of distance but if you can see something in the spot and nothing in the main mirror then you know that there is something in your blind spot.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:47 pm 
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Rene wrote:
i was always told on my L's that all cars have blind spots no matter how good the mirrors, so that why we check over our shoulders


This is true!
But still, EA-D mirrors to EF-EL mirrors is a cosmetic mod.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:00 pm 
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If you have got an EB or ED i believe the EF mirrors just plug in and work. makes it an easy conversion and only $150 for a pair of mirrors.
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:06 am 
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yeah they should just plug in, but if i were you i'd just get a auto elec to do it, lol, but im lazy.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:47 am 
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The EF-EL mirros bolt straight on if you have power mirrors they plug into existing wiring the plugs are the same. My neighbour put EF mirrors on his EB

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:40 pm 
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The plug is not the same between EA and EF/EL they need to be changed, I did this mod on my EA. wiring is the same just not the plug. Also need to change the weather seal at the bottom of the window after changing the mirrors, as they wont match.



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This is true!
But still, EA-D mirrors to EF-EL mirrors is a cosmetic mod.


Not really EA mirrors don't swing in when hit, the back covers bend and pop off out of place. EF/EL mirrors are designed to fold in and are a far stronger.

 

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