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I need to replace the driver's side mirror prior to the lease return next month. My car is a 2014 Volt in Ashen Gray.

I see a lot of Volt side mirrors on eBay, but none in Ashen Gray.

This listing says it's from a 2014, but the pictures show a label that includes "2012" and "Cyber Gray".

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-2015-VOLT-DRIVER-LEFT-SIDE-MIRROR-NEW-OEM-PERFECT-CYBER-GRAY-2004-/112305734856?fits=Model:Volt&epid=2011010925&hash=item1a25f184c8:g:l2sAAOSwB09YGlC6&vxp=mtr

I'll ask the seller, but in case they don't know or give wrong information, I have two questions:

1) Is the 2012 side mirror the same design as the 2014?
2) Is Cyber Gray different than Ashen Gray? I would assume so, but need to verify...
 

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The mirror should be the same unless the previous owner had the wind buffeting modification applied: http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?13750-Wind-Buffeting-Modification-Photos

As for the color, Cyber Gray (2011-2013) and Ashen Gray (2014-2015) are pretty similar, but they're not exact matches. One of the fenders on my car is Cyber Gray and the rest of the car is Ashen Gray. If you look closely you can tell a difference especially if you focus where the door and the fender meet. It is much harder to tell a difference where either the hood or the bumper meet the fender. I think this likely due to differences with how the light hits the panels. This effect may occur when comparing a mirror to the body, but I cannot tell you that with any certainty.

To my untrained eye Cyber Gray is slightly lighter and has more blueish/green metal flakes than Ashen Gray. Here is a link where others compare the same colors, but on the Camaro: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264229.

As for why they changed the color, I was told back in 2012 by a sales person that GM had to find a new source for the pigment in their gray color due to a supply chain disruption related to the Fukushima Tsunami and nuclear reactor meltdown. I'm not sure how credible that information is, so take it for what it's worth.
 

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Try www.car-part.com. The listings are accurate.

I found the right side mirror for my 2014 here.
Looking up the part, I get asked by car-part.com whether it is one of the following:
Power, (heated and turn signal), LH opt DWK
Power, (heated and turn signal), LH opt DWM

What is DWK and DWM? Also, as far as I know my side mirrors are not heated...
 

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Looking up the part, I get asked by car-part.com whether it is one of the following:
Power, (heated and turn signal), LH opt DWK
Power, (heated and turn signal), LH opt DWM

What is DWK and DWM? Also, as far as I know my side mirrors are not heated...
They probably are heated. I believe the heaters only come on with the rear defrost turned on. If you don't live in cold climate area. You probably would never notice them working.

No clue on the DWK vs. DWM distinction. Both are Manual folding exterior power mirrors.

I don't know if the Side Mirrors Auto Dim or not. My interior Rear view mirror is Auto darkening. works really nice too.


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