I want to replace the side-view (power) mirrors on my 2000 SE with folding mirrors from a Mk1 European Focus.
I have had my driver's side mirror broken off three times now (and the passenger side once) because they cannot be folded against the car. I live in the city, and the car is always parked on the street. Anyway, did a little research and discovered one of the many ways in which the European market Mk1 Focus was superior to the North American version is that the mirror "wings" fold.
Has anyone done this? I see no reason why the European parts should not fit, and would get a real kick out of this if it works.
02-10-2013 01:09 PM
They will work.
02-10-2013 01:19 PM
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02-10-2013 01:26 PM
Svt mirrors might be cheaper.
02-10-2013 01:36 PM
SVT mirrors fold, and will bolt right on and plug into your current harness. It will take you about 5 min to swap to SVT mirrors. I have a set for sale
02-10-2013 02:45 PM
The Euro side mirrors are both convex which takes a little getting used to.
02-10-2013 03:24 PM
Like the others said , the svt mirrors fold and are power mirrors with defroster. Way cheaper than have a set mail to you from across the pond.
02-10-2013 07:41 PM
I'd like to get that convex mirror glass in mine, too! That sounds awesome... like the factory tinted glass they don't do here...
02-10-2013 07:47 PM
You can get said mirrors off of rock auto
02-10-2013 09:23 PM
^^^ didn't know that. I checked and they have them for a very fair price.