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Removing Mirror Cap on an 08

is there a way to remove the cap on the back of the mirrors on an 08?i have turn signal lights wired underneath my mirrors and was in toronto yesterday, and was way too tall to fit into ANY parking garage (max height 6 feet ) so i had to park on the street and it looks like someone walked into my mirror. I guess when the mirror folded in it may have cut a wire or something, now i have no left turn signal so i need to fix this asap. popping that back cover off would make life pretty easy or even if there is a way to pop out the mirror without breaking anything that would be pretty nice too. help is much appreciated, thanks!
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dude that garage sucks! if i walked down it id smack my head against the concrete limiter
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Are you trying to take the mirror off?
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When you remove the cap on them (Im guessing you have the chrome caps) it doesn't open up the back of the mirror. I'm pretty sure it's just little tabs around the chrome piece that hold it into position.
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no i wanted to do as little work as possible haha, i gotta go out soon and then i wont have time to do it til wednesday so i was hoping something i can just pop off quick and do it instead of taking out the door panel and taking the mirror off

and yeah 6' parking garage? what the heck is that? haha i dropped my friend off at her condo and tried to get out, and i didnt fit, so i had to go backwards down a one way street til i could get to a road again, stupid cities...
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When you remove the cap on them (Im guessing you have the chrome caps) it doesn't open up the back of the mirror. I'm pretty sure it's just little tabs around the chrome piece that hold it into position.
crap, i have color matched ones but that sucks, i know my sisters mazda when the cap was off the back of the mirror you could get at all the wireing and everything in there, oh well, looks like im going to have to take the door apart again
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Ok so I saw that you have DSG ones. There's no way you can get to it but to take the door panel off and take the mirror off.
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Does the glass pop outta the housing? I know some cars thats how you access the guts
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Old but I wanted to replace my caps with painted ones. I currently have the chrome ones. What is the best method on removing the caps?

Are they simply held in by tabs or are there actual screws/torq screws holding them inside the mirror housing? Can't tell but the two center posts look like they have a hole in them for screws?

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Looks to me it's likely tabs only.

That, or on the end of those tabs are those funny nut type things that hold onto plastic for a screw to go through; you know, the ones that always seize up.....
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It's just tabs. But you have to be careful because it's easy to break them off.
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