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V10 Touareg
03-02-2010, 06:54 PM
Hi all

Firstly, apologies I only log on here when I have got a problem! I run 10 vehicles including 5 classic cars so am always running about like an idiot.

So, yesterday some nice person side swiped me and smashed my wing mirror. I got the cost from the VW main dealer and fell off my chair - over 600 to have the job done, not helped by the cost of the ante dazzle morror glass at 261!!!! So I've been trawling the net trying to find a cheaper way out. I have bought a new cover and am bidding on a motor on Ebay. But does anyone know a cheap source for the indicator lens and an ante dazzle mirror? I've tried the breakers but Touaregs are fixed here or exported and no one has mirror parts.

My V10 vehicle has done high miles and is used as a tow horse, so the prats can be second hand, no problem. If anyone can help I would be very grateful if they could also email me at nicholas_howard@yahoo.com as well as posting a reply on here.

Nick

zf44
05-02-2010, 11:20 AM
It's the 'breaking' option for you.

Here are some examples, best to call to see whether they can do a deal with you,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-Touareg-BREAKING-2.5TDI-Automatic-2004-Plate_W0QQitemZ330394042450QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20 100111?IMSfp=TL100111229001r39862

http://belfast.gumtree.com/belfast/50/51785050.html

Or try this,

http://www.allgermanparts.co.uk (http://www.allgermanparts.co.uk)

Recommended by Rick (one of the moderators).

zf44
05-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Or how about these, 2007 design both driver and passenger side,

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/v_automotive/m.html?_nkw=touareg+wing+mirror&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3911.m270.l1313&_odkw=&_osacat=0

V10 Touareg
05-02-2010, 11:53 AM
Thank you alll. I have become quite knowledgeable on Touareg wing mirrors in the last 2 days! I have now sourced:

New outer cover (needs spraying) for 32 from Ebay (70 from VW) (7L68575280)

2nd hand motor arm from Ebay for 20 (68 from VW)

Indicator lens will come from VW at 40 (7L6949102B)

Plastic Insert for courtesy light will come from VW at 7 (7L685852E O1C)

The BIG prblem is the mirror glass. V10's were fitted with an ante dazzle glass and VW charge 261 for this or over $1,000 in the US!!! (7L6857522J) whereas the non ante dazzle unit is 43 (7L6857522G). I am waiting for a quote from China, which is from the factory where they are made and someone has hoiked a few out the back door and should cost about $140 shipped, or if this doesn't work I will buy a stick on replacement from Ebay until I find the right unit.

No one can explain to me why these ante dazzle units cost so much - but I believe based on the Chinese price that VW have decided that if you can afford to fuel a V10 then you can pay inflated prices.

I checked out the links above - thank you - but none of them had ante dazzle.

Have a good weekend when you get there

Nick

Eric Cartman
19-02-2010, 11:00 PM
I had the same probelem and have just had the drivers door mirror replaced, my mirror is also anti dazzle photochromatic,

complete drivers door mirror, case, motor, lens
outer case for passenger side mirror

Painted and fitted 1168+VAT
:aargh4::aargh4::aargh4::aargh4::aargh4:
I got my insurance to sort it out, luckily my no claim is protected.

V10 Touareg
20-02-2010, 11:26 AM
WOW!!!! 1,168 + VAT (1372) to replace a wing mirror.

If anyone from VW is looking at this thread then I would like to know how you can even begin to justify this. VW built their reputation as 'car's for the people' and they need to remember this. It is partly due to a crazy parts pricing stategy that Touaregs are worth considerably less than Range Rovers or Land Cruisers of a similar age. As the vehicles get older and pass down into the hands of owners that won't pay these crazy prices the values will continue to be hit and this will affect their ability to command the high premium prices for new vehicles.

On Thursday I had my V10 servived by In 'n Out in Bristol. They charged me 129 for an oil/filter/air filter change plus oil/diesel treatment plus complete check over. VW charge nearly 200 just for the oil change and the service would have cost me about 450. However, I still have the 'needs a service' light on my dash when I start due to VW having put massive effort into software design to prevent 3rd party's from re-setting the service indicator; this is their last defence mechanism to maintain unjustifyable margins in their dealer network.

Nick