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Old 07-05-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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Ok this is my first write-up, so let me know what you think. So I purchased my spoon knock-offs off of EBAY about a year ago. And ever since I installed them, the passenger side visibility has really sucked!! When I looked at my passenger side mirror, I was looking at a reflection of the bottom of my door and the ground. The driver's side has never been the is way and visibility has been great just like my stock mirrors. But before I do this write-up, I must warn all the people who attempt this that I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR **** UPS!!! I have read people trying to sue the creator of a DIY b/c they fucked up on it and ruined the product. So before you go drilling, remember, I am not being held responsible. So here goes... oh and here is the original thread that gave me the idea to do it...https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=1132916


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1) Spoon Knock-off Mirrors(obviously)
2) Drill
3) 1/8 and 1/4 drill bits
4) skinny file or knife
5) marker
5) phillips and flat head screw driver

The first thing you need to do is to remove your passenger side mirror and I would holpe that you would know how to do this, however if you do not,I will gladly walk you through it, just PM me...


The next thing you need to do is remove the baseplate from the mirror. There are 3 phillips head screws holding them in and u want to leave the one to the far left in as a pivot point as seen in this pic...

here is what the mirror housing looks like w/out the baseplate...



with baseplate with one screw left in as pivot-point



after this is done, u want to adjust the mirros up a little bit by simply holding the baseplate, and turning the mirror away from you about an 1/8th of an inch. Make a mark with your marker to know where to drill your holes, you want to make new holes directly on top of your holes where the screws screw into, and then take your 1/8 inch drill bit and drill a new hole on your mark...



now in the last pic, you will see a knife, here is where this comes in. I used a knife b/c i did not have a skinny file like the originator of the thread above, so I had to improvise...the point is to cut the little section of plastic the separates your original hole from your new hole. Just easily cut the little section out, take your 1/4 inch drill bit, and drill in the new hole. When you do this, move the drill bit and try to smoothen out the the hole to be one ling oval shaped hole it does not have to be perfect...



after you have done this, connect the baseplate back to the mirror housing, using the new holes for your screws rather than your old ones...



reinstall ur mirror with your adjustments u just made and here is the final result...



Overall, I can see 10x better!!! I am no longer looking at the bottom of m door and the ground and can actually see what is behind me using this mirror. I hope this DIY helps you as much as it did me and PM me with any questions. Thank you!
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bump...everyone tell me what you think!
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i ******* hate looking over and seeing nothing but the white line on the road. def going to try this, awesome idea.
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I'm guessing the reason for this is that the knock offs where copied from original right hand drive mirrors. Thats probably the reason they point in a funny direction. So these mirrors are not manually adjustable? Thats pretty sucky. I know I would be dissapointed if I bought those and then found out after I put them on.

Good write up. That process doesn't seem hard at all. Your pictures are well placed, lit & sized. Thumbs up from me...
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Good stuff!
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:20 AM   #7
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yeah, the mirrors are nually adjustable. its not that bad really. there are other ways to do this thos, some ppl break the galss and have a new glass made. this seemed easier, and didnt cost a damn thing. they do make power spoon knock offs tho, but i have manual mirrors. thanks for the input
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Cory, good write up.

Definitely good info for anyone with spoon knockoffs, looks alot better!

(I kinda liked riding in your car and seeing everything behind us perfect out of the mirror from the passenger side, haha. I guess they were made for RHD)
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I will try as soon as my **** is out the shop
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Cory, good write up.

Definitely good info for anyone with spoon knockoffs, looks alot better!

(I kinda liked riding in your car and seeing everything behind us perfect out of the mirror from the passenger side, haha. I guess they were made for RHD)
bring back SYZLE!!!! haha, thanks for all the kind words, and I sure hope that I have helped out at least one person
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good info im gonna try that.
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Nice DIY!
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Hey guys sorry for bring up such an old topic but I was wondering if this mod was possible to do on some TYC spoon style carbon fibre mirrors (powered so the base might be a bit different) to make then RHD oriented?

As crazy as it sounds I have a RHD and want to buy some TYC mirrors, which are LHD oriented, and make it capatable to go on a RHD car. I've tried searching for some RHD ones that are carbon fibre and powered but they are so damn expensive and the TYC ones seem to be the cheapest. So anyone have any ideas about this?

Im guessing its the same its just that the powered ones might be a bit different base wise thats why I want to ask first, thanks
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I just got some as well, and have no mounting hardware, how did you mount yours up guys?
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check the date dude!!!
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Its only 3 months old. Anyway, has anybody got any advice on mounting these up?
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glad I could be of help to you. If ya got anymore questions, then let me know!
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hmm... noob Q... where can you get powered spoon knock-offs?
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Nice write-up

Had this problem on my old EG which I never fixed. Will have to look into getting the mirrors again and doing this DIY. Thanks
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hell yeah, imma try this with my mirrors
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thank you iwas about to throw my mirrors away because i got the power ones. i had seen a write up for the manuals and i tried it but it didn't work. once again thank you
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hmm... noob Q... where can you get powered spoon knock-offs?
Ebay probably
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