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I was driving to work this morning and I was adjusting my mirrors, when....... POP!

The adjustment knob broke off! :mad:

Yeah, it's broken. I guess it's held on by a clear plastic piece.

Anyone know how to replace this part? What do I need to order to fix it?

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Crazy glue may work... post pics of the damaged parts and let's have a look at it.

How handy are you with a dremel tool? :suspicio: There may be a way to insert a small rod in the plastic shaft and reattach everything. Post the pics.
 

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I know what you mean! Mine broke shortly after I purchased my ’99. Since it was new, it was replaced under warranty. Sorry, I do not have the part number.

I am not sure if you have to pull the entire door skin to replace the part. I seem to remember that the dealership did pull the door skin. If you have to, here is a good write-up (it is for door lock replacement/repair) that shows how to remove the door skin: http://www.taligentx.com/passat/maintenance/doorlockmechanism/

Good luck!
 

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Part costs about $25 from online vendors. Our club website sponsors above or impex.

Some people have been able to pop the knob assembly off with a small flatblade screwdriver and put a new one in. Others prefer to go more traditionally, from behind the door panel.

Whatever you do, take time and don't scratch up the panel. :thumbup:

EDIT:Impex website is down but i think this is the PN 1J1959565E01C - please confirm.
 

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if it can pop out from the front

why not just drill a shallow hole in the switch and pull it out with a allen rench or something

then just pop the new one in
 

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The same thing happened to me shortly after buying my 99 in March. Since the car was Certified Pre-Owned the dealership replaced the part. But they did so by popping it out from the front and gouged the faceplate -- I am still waiting on that part. By the way, I tried various glues to hold it on as I waited for the replacement, but no luck.
 

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Thanks everyone! :thumbup:

I don't think I want to drill anything :nervous:

I will try and get the part# and try to replace it myself. Hopefully I can avoid taking off the panel :roll:
 

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I will try and get the part# and try to replace it myself. Hopefully I can avoid taking off the panel
I recall when I broke mine on my 99. I felt it was easier to remove the door panel then attempting to pry it out.
 

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dgabler said:
trylka, a member in the past was using a peice of all thread and expoxy IIRC. Worked well.
All thread? What is that? You mean he glued the knob back on, or made another knob?

I don't want it to look jimmy rigged :roll: but I could try something temporary for now.
 

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If you shop online for part# 1J1-959-565-E-01C (mirror switch part #)
don't pay more than $22 because, typically, shipping will make it more expansive than buying from your local stealer. List on it is 29.63.

just FYI :)

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