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2nd Gen interior/exterior swap list...

Discussion in 'Interior Modifications' started by horty, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. LOWETGT

    LOWETGT FEOA Member

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    MX3 mirrors will not fit. Only bolt on mirror is the 1G Proteges and there is still a gap left at the bottom. The 3rd gen mirrors fit with a little mounting work. I have seen modded BMW M3 mirrors used, but don't know specifics of what needs to be done.
  2. billzie

    billzie FEOA Member

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    If you mean direct bolt-on swap by "fit", then no they will not "fit", however, anything can be made to fit with enough time, money, and effort.
    The only known mirror that swaps to 2nd gens is the 1st gen protege lx, it has a sleeker design, are power, are a direct swap but must use the pro lx hardware, plug right in, and the drivers (iirc) has the tinted anti-glare glass.
    There is a flaw in these, the plastic glass mount are typically broken and the glass wobbles, this usually happens when someone has forced the mirror to move when it was frozen in place. When I used to hunt for these in the JYs, I maybe found 1 in 4 that was good, so finding a matched set was difficult. Now that there are fewer and fewer of these in JYs I imagine it's getting near impossible to find a good set, lucky for me I have about 3 sets of these lol.
    HTH, Bill.
  3. skullEscortGT

    skullEscortGT FEOA Donator

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    alright thanks

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