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    Hi all,

    Has anyone tried and succeeded in removing their side mirror covers? I've used a plastic trim tool to go all the way round and unclipped all the side clips, but the cover still refuses to come off. I'm thinking there's another bigger clip inside somewhere but I can't get at it.

    Car is grand sport 2018.

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  • #2
    RBH should be able to help on this....He's removed his a few times on his A. I can't see the process being any different on the B.
    2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Sri Nav 1.5 (165ps) Turbo petrol in Lava Red - Keyless entry and start - 18 five spoke alloy wheels - Front fog lights - Tinted rear windows - Aluminium sports pedals - Ambient interior led lighting - Front and rear parking assist - Active emergency braking - Forward collision assist - Front pedestrian alert - Traffic sign recognition - Lane keep assist - Cruise control - Speed warning and limiter - Voice recognition - Bluetooth - Duel zone climate control - Front and rear electric windows - High beam assist - Auto lights - Auto wipers - Wifi hotspot - 8 colour touchscreen Navi 900 with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and DAB

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Langsta View Post
      Hi all,

      Has anyone tried and succeeded in removing their side mirror covers? I've used a plastic trim tool to go all the way round and unclipped all the side clips, but the cover still refuses to come off. I'm thinking there's another bigger clip inside somewhere but I can't get at it.

      Car is grand sport 2018.

      Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
      On the A, the clips are around the outer edge but there's one or 2 in the middle of the housing mate.
      they're a nightmare to come off and it doesn't matter how careful you are, you'll be guaranteed to break clips
      https://insignia-drivers.uk/filedata/fetch?filedataid=7610&sigpic=1

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RBH View Post

        On the A, the clips are around the outer edge but there's one or 2 in the middle of the housing mate.
        they're a nightmare to come off and it doesn't matter how careful you are, you'll be guaranteed to break clips
        Thought there were clips in the middle!

        How do you get at them? I tried angling the mirror but still couldn't see past them, considering taking off the mirror but scared I'll shatter them...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Langsta View Post
          Thought there were clips in the middle!

          How do you get at them? I tried angling the mirror but still couldn't see past them, considering taking off the mirror but scared I'll shatter them...

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          It's just a matter of pulling it buddy.......if it's the same as the A anyway.

          They're a coont to get off......I've had to glue mine on in a couple of bits due to the clips breaking
          https://insignia-drivers.uk/filedata/fetch?filedataid=7610&sigpic=1

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          • #6
            Gonna be nosy now and ask why you want to take them off? Wrapping black? Or buying chrome covers maybe?
            2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Sri Nav 1.5 (165ps) Turbo petrol in Lava Red - Keyless entry and start - 18 five spoke alloy wheels - Front fog lights - Tinted rear windows - Aluminium sports pedals - Ambient interior led lighting - Front and rear parking assist - Active emergency braking - Forward collision assist - Front pedestrian alert - Traffic sign recognition - Lane keep assist - Cruise control - Speed warning and limiter - Voice recognition - Bluetooth - Duel zone climate control - Front and rear electric windows - High beam assist - Auto lights - Auto wipers - Wifi hotspot - 8 colour touchscreen Navi 900 with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and DAB

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            • #7
              Originally posted by marko301 View Post
              Gonna be nosy now and ask why you want to take them off? Wrapping black? Or buying chrome covers maybe?
              I've got some gloss black ones that I purchased to fit, to match the other gloss black pieces I've added and am adding. I'm going for a sportier than classy look as you guessed before Marko!

              Added:
              Rear diffuser
              Side indicators (not gloss but are smoked black)
              Rear side fake window pieces

              To add:
              Side mirror covers
              Front diffuser
              Side skirts (gloss black diffuser looking pieces under the already existing silver vxline trim)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by marko301 View Post
                Gonna be nosy now and ask why you want to take them off? Wrapping black? Or buying chrome covers maybe?
                Or has the American version got indicators ?
                ​2015 Sri vx line nav BiTurbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Carbon effect black roof wrap.Irmscher roof spoiler.Irmscher side skirts.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by exclusiv. View Post

                  Or has the American version got indicators ?
                  Mine is Vauxhall so unfortunately not!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Langsta View Post
                    I've got some gloss black ones that I purchased to fit, to match the other gloss black pieces I've added and am adding. I'm going for a sportier than classy look as you guessed before Marko!

                    Added:
                    Rear diffuser
                    Side indicators (not gloss but are smoked black)
                    Rear side fake window pieces

                    To add:
                    Side mirror covers
                    Front diffuser
                    Side skirts (gloss black diffuser looking pieces under the already existing silver vxline trim)

                    Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
                    I've toyed with the idea of doing mine black to match the wheels.
                    2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Sri Nav 1.5 (165ps) Turbo petrol in Lava Red - Keyless entry and start - 18 five spoke alloy wheels - Front fog lights - Tinted rear windows - Aluminium sports pedals - Ambient interior led lighting - Front and rear parking assist - Active emergency braking - Forward collision assist - Front pedestrian alert - Traffic sign recognition - Lane keep assist - Cruise control - Speed warning and limiter - Voice recognition - Bluetooth - Duel zone climate control - Front and rear electric windows - High beam assist - Auto lights - Auto wipers - Wifi hotspot - 8 colour touchscreen Navi 900 with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and DAB

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by marko301 View Post

                      I've toyed with the idea of doing mine black to match the wheels.
                      Sounds like a plan batman!

                      Honestly, I think it's exactly these kinda changes that make them pop and accentuates the other colours or shades around it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Langsta View Post
                        Mine is Vauxhall so unfortunately not!

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                        So is mine,but still retrofitted the indicators out of its American cousin,the buick regal
                        ​2015 Sri vx line nav BiTurbo . Sri heated leather.5500k AFL . Vx line 20s,8inch LCD dash .FLEXride.Reverse cam.Irmscher grill.235hp and 480 torqs.30mm lowering springs.20mm H&R spacers all round. Mtec drilled discs on rear,VXR 355mm drilled on front,with Brembo 4 pot calipers. Auto wipers .VX puddle lights.Carbon effect black roof wrap.Irmscher roof spoiler.Irmscher side skirts.

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                        • #13
                          I've got the gloss black side mirror covers on finally! Took a lot of elbow grease and swearing, oh and a broken clip (whoops) but the result is fantastic.

                          It really fits well with the new wheels, smoked side indicators and other gloss black pieces I got for the car.

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                          • #14
                            Really making it your own now!
                            2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Sri Nav 1.5 (165ps) Turbo petrol in Lava Red - Keyless entry and start - 18 five spoke alloy wheels - Front fog lights - Tinted rear windows - Aluminium sports pedals - Ambient interior led lighting - Front and rear parking assist - Active emergency braking - Forward collision assist - Front pedestrian alert - Traffic sign recognition - Lane keep assist - Cruise control - Speed warning and limiter - Voice recognition - Bluetooth - Duel zone climate control - Front and rear electric windows - High beam assist - Auto lights - Auto wipers - Wifi hotspot - 8 colour touchscreen Navi 900 with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and DAB

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