Never have been a fan of the flag mirrors and came across these 911 aero mirrors on Ebay for $250, seemed like a deal at the time. For some reason Porsche have put up the price of the aero mirror kit to stupid prices and evidently the kit doesn't include the glass either ... last time I looked the manual mirror kit was ~$325 and the electric ~$530 and that is the cheaper end of the market.
Useful excerpt below from the 928 forums on Rennlist:
Well the mirrors arrived O:K, they have a few scratch's but then they are going to be repainted, the wife mentioned that the mirrors were a really nice color and maybe I should get the car done to match .... right. If only a change of color was that simple.
Dismantling the mirrors is interesting, I need to remove the base and replace with the correct 928 item, well VolumeII Issue I of the 928 Forum have a great writeup on this conversion. However the part about assembling is just plain impossible ... then someone gave me this link. Invaluable. Using the tool mentioned it took me 10mins to dismantle both mirrors, importantly this same method can be used for assembly.
The mirrors I have have no memory, I think I can live with that, although I may be able to re-use the motors from my old mirrors will have to see.
Here are the two mirrors disassembled
This is the magic tool
Next to get them painted.
So the old flag mirror motors can be re-used in the aero mirrors, I am pretty sure I can re-use some of the electrical connectors too, won't be sure if that's possible till I refit.
Here are the two electrical connectors, for the male pins you can use a generic extraction tool as the write-ups mention, for the females you are having a laugh, there is no way to get them out of the connector. Lousy design for sure.To remove I had to use the dremel, this way I managed to salvage the electrical connectors.
All removed, and good riddance.
A pic of the passenger side before it received more or the same.
OK the refit went pretty easy, as per usual could do it way faster the 2nd time, I re-used the flag mirror wiring harness and motors ... you need to get a hold of the wiring tool to remove the contact pins from the connector housing. www.928gt.com has them.
Above are some shots of the bases being assembled on the bench, mirror housing to base is the reverse of the dis-assemble procedure but being very careful not to scratch the paint !!! The gasket was a challenge, you can see above I tried to pre-tape before fitment, this did not work. Only way to get it on is to put on the car, tighten mirror loosely and get top of the gasket in place, gradually pull the lower part of the gasket into place .. being careful not to scratch the paint !!
You can see photos on the car under the re-paint section.
I love the look !!!