Last post on Jan 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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#1 of 4 1999, Need larger mirrors
Jan 14, 2012 (8:11 pm)
Hi there, where and what models, brands of all mirrors can be compatible with my forester 1999 ? I find my side mirrors and rear view mirror too small. Is there any way I can get larger rear view mirror and side mirrors( may be from newer foresters? may be they are larger? ) , any help please, thanks
#2 of 4 Re: 1999, Need larger mirrors [starobin]
Jan 16, 2012 (4:38 pm)
I am not sure about the rearview, but the side mirrors are definitely larger on the '09+ Foresters. Whether or not they are compatible, I have no idea.
#3 of 4 Re: 1999, Need larger mirrors [starobin]
Jan 16, 2012 (5:58 pm)
"... forester 1999... I find my side mirrors and rear view mirror too small. Is there any way I can get larger rear view mirror and side mirrors..."
The premium packages at least up through 2008 had much larger mirrors than the plain X model. I would look in a junkyard for a Forester of your body style (SF? - 1998-2002?) with the upscale package having larger mirrors.
Larger mirrors was one reason I got my 2008 LL Bean - the plain mirrors were ratholes.
#4 of 4 Re: 1999, Need larger mirrors [aatherton]
Jan 17, 2012 (1:30 pm)
In 99, they had the L (small side mirrors) and S models (large), so just look for an S model in a junk yard and swap them out.
The mirrors on the S were also heated, though I'm not sure it would work since your L does not have the switches for that.