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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-08-2021, 13:08 Thread Starter
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Wing mirror electrics for Mobilvetta K- yacht 80

Hello, I have purchased a new lower offside wing mirror for my Mobilvetta K-yacht 80 (the previous one was knocked off) and am wondering where to plug in the electrical cord- any ideas?
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Hi and welcome to MHF.

Can you not just follow the cable from the old one?
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There is no cable to follow! The new mirror came with cable and plug - I just need to put the plug somewhere…
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were there any wires in the old mirror, do you have anything to control the mirrors, you possibly need to give us more info such as age and make of base vehicle as we're trying to help but a bit in the dark, pictures of the whole assembly would help.
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Yeah sure - sorry if I appeared impatient - not intended at all. The vehicle is a Mobilvetta k-yacht 80, and is 1 year old. I suspect the cable is for heating of the mirror. I am attaching pics of the overall mirror housing, and of the new mirror - I hope you can help!
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I did try to post pics - am trying again, as my post seems to have disappeared (possibly because the pics were too much storage). Anyway, many apologies if I seemed impatient - not intended at all! The Motorhome is a Mobilvetta K-yacht 80 and is one year old. I am posting pics of the wing mirror and the new part - I hope you can help!
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Looking at your pictures, I'd think you'll find a socket for your plug behind the still in place large mirror lens.


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Yes, I think John is right, a shame it's not a standard mirror, I know how to do jobs on those, this is more like a coach mirror and out of my range of knowledge.

I didn't think you were impatient, more frustrated which is understandable, at least you have the main mirror so still drivable, I came back down from Skye once with the whole mirror dangling by its wires, not fun.
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Yeah - nightmare - you definitely have my sympathy! I did wonder whether the socket is behind the big mirror. Do you have any idea how I get the big mirror off?
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I don't have knowledge of your precise mirror assembly but for all of that type, the glass (now often plastic) is retained on a structure that effectively clips into place via ball and socket attachments.
Usually it is possible to lever / pull the glass along with its retainer from the backing housing which has the motor for remote adjustment within.

Hope that makes sense, can't think how else to explain.
It can be very daunting trying to separate the components.

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