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 Post subject: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:51 am 
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i want to put some EF/EL mirrors onto my ED and was wondering exactly what has to be done to make them fit and work properly?

i heard that all you have to do is just change a plug over? is that correct?

cheers troy

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:24 am 
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Hey mate I'm about to do it too. As far as I know you need the window rubber off the EF/EL aswell cos it fills a gap at the back of the new mirrors and you need to drill new holes too, different mount positions.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:28 am 
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Check out benjs write up on how to do it. It sure did help me out

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:33 am 
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Hi.

In addition to what is in my thread, the wiring may be different depending on what model mirror switch you are using. I used the EL type as I had already converted to EF/EL door cards.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:53 am 
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ah ok then thanks guys, i was getting some NL? fairlane ones, sorry not too sure on my fairlane madoels, but its the EF/EL shaped model if that helps,

and i've changed nothing else to EF/EL on my car as yet

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:57 am 
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You are aware the NF/NL Fairlane mirrors are different to EF/EL mirrors? And more expensive to boot. They have the chrome strip around them.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:40 pm 
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And one more tip..... instead of guesstimating where the new hole goes (as per the doco), grab some blue tack and stick that on the door, then test fit the mirror. Give it a push and the location of the hole will be imprinted in the blue tack. Center punch that and drill your holes - should line up perfectly needing only minimal adjustment. This is what I did for mine and it worked perfectly.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:48 pm 
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yeah i know they have the chrome strip around them, but other than that is there any difference? and i can get them on the cheap, same car i got my seats out of,

and thanks for the tip racedirector thatll help heaps:)

cheers troy

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting EF/EL mirrors...
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:59 pm 
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I believe that as they have the chrome strip, the base is actually wider, so to speak, and covers more of the door frame than std ones.

It would look quite odd without the rest of the chrome strip going over the doors.

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