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Hey!

Recently I bought few used side mirrors.
Disassembled one of it today to find out that it looks totally different from how it is supposed to look inside according to service manual.

Does anyone know if it is OEM or some cheap replacements from Taiwan or China or whatever?

Original:
277912


The ones i bought:
277913

277914
 

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those looks like the ones on the CX-3 and chinease mazda 3 axela
Doesn't look like cx-3 to me. Those have different turn signals.
 

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Mazda 3 2014 Pre Facelift had different turn markers. Do you have the plastic covers with tturn signals there so we can take a look?
 

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Those are definitely Mazda 3 BM mirrors judging by their exterior look.
I'm not asking if those are from some other model, cause they are not.

But I'm curious if those are original mirrors by Mazda or not.
 

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For the CX-5 there also were mirrors with diffrent 'insides/intestines', as they were improved over time. Perhaps its the same here?
 

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I like buying cars assembled in Japan for the quality of assembly but I'm not keen on the use of Chinese parts some of which are poor quality e.g. Mazda alloy wheels
 

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So far it seems that Mexico built Mazda's have such mirrors, which are made by SMR company.

I've found some Cat #'s for mirrors of Mexico built cars: Outside Mirrors for 2015 Mazda 3 | RealMazdaParts.com
For example, BJT7-69-1G7 and BJT1-69-181A.
And found few examples of such mirrors on eBay and TascaParts:

Then I asked few people who have imported Mexico built Mazda's to Ukraine, and they sent me photos of their mirrors which are all made by SMR.

Then I found full company name of SMR in one of the links above and found their website:

And they also have Mazda as their customers:

So this probably answers my own question.
 
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