As some of you have read on the other site.. 541s. I was having serious problems with the rear view mirror. for the tall crowd.. me included at 6'3" the mirror is too low and blocks a substantial area of our line of sight. The mirror creates a blind spot in front of you that is really dangerous. SOOooo I started off with just taking the existing one off. Ooh what a difference... I could see! but that was a temporary fix and I started to get ideas in the old coconut and Wallah! my first prototype of the unobstructive rear view mirror!..
Let me know what you guys & gals think....
I'm 6'2" and don't seem to have a problem with the existing mirror.
'Course, my legs are only 2 feet long so I have the seat up all the way forward.....
Just kidding.... But really, no problems with the mirror.
I used a replacement mirror (glass) for the side mirrors. It has a slight bluish tint to it that makes it more anti glare I guess... anyway. The mirror was cut in half length wise and I epoxied a universal rear view mount to the back of it. it took all of 20 minutes to make and I loooove it. Until I find something better... as now I'm called Wall-e by some of you....GL..... the mirror will stay put. It has been up for 5 months, no problem, no vibration!... side mirror does vibrate!! but thats normal according to Smart service center!!!! yeah right!
That's What i have been looking for. I have actually installed a convex mirror over top of my existing 'stock' mirror. Virtually eliminates blind spots behind you. BUT i need it to be up higher. I am willing to mount my scangauge just above the center dome light to get more visibility out the front window along with this . I am have tempted just to remove the stock mirror and hard mount the convex one. It won't be adjustable but there is about a 1' (I am 6'2" and she is 5'3") difference in height between my wife and me and with the convex mirror she does not have to adjust it.
- did you have much difficulty removing the original mirror?
The original mirror clips off leaving a metal "foot" attached to the glass. this foot can be removed by heating it with a paint peeler for about 3 seconds and twisting it off with a pair of pliers. its REALLY easy.. the trick is heating it so the glue softens.