Mirror arm pin removal

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Mirror arm pin removal

Post by Prietolium » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 pm

Hi Guys, I wonder if anybody be has the pin removal tool near Bristol area that I can borrow/hire please
Otherwise could anybody point me in the best direction. I’ve spraying wd40 for a week and isn’t moving
Thank you in advance
Jose

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Re: Mirror arm pin removal

Post by Mart » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:25 pm

Hi

theres a link on ebay for the tool I think he hires it out, send him a message.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-beetle-sp ... SwiolcgtEe

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Re: Mirror arm pin removal

Post by Blackcountrybob » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:15 pm

I improvised and used my Screwfix "Titan" sds drill/breaker with a point chisel on breaker/hammer mode (no rotation). I welded 2 nuts together and screwed them onto the bottom of the arm thread to protect the threads and these then also located the point of the chisel. A brief press on the trigger and out they popped! I guess any impact chisel would work if you could keep it centred on the bottom of the arm without jumping off and damaging your paintwork.

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Re: Mirror arm pin removal

Post by Prietolium » Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:25 am

Thank you guys. I ended buying the tool. I know it is over £100 but it took 10min to remove the broken pin.
I’m planning to remove the other mirror arm as I am swapping then for stainless steel ones then the tool will be for sale

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