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Old 05-23-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Replacing External Mirror Glass

Hi Guys,

Can abyone help me on how to remove the mirror glass from the external rear view mirrors. I have smashed one & need to replace it.

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Old 05-24-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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very simple, I just replaced my driver's side(left here in US) mirror with an atmospheric one that has a blind spot eliminator.
I simply turned off the car gently wedged my fingers between the glass and the housing and gave it a yank. Don't pull too hard because there are two wires that connect to the back of mirror. The mirror will seperate and then unlug the wires.
I unplugged one wire and plugged it into the new mirror and then did the second wire so I wouldn't get them backwards. Once both are plugged in just push the new mirror into place. No tools required.
I might wear gloves if there is broken glass.


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so what does the back of the mirror look like?
its not flat i assume..
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so what does the back of the mirror look like?
its not flat i assume..
actually, they are flat.
the "Aspheric" part comes from the part of the glass that has a different aspect ratio on it.
look at this page.
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i knew that, but just wasnt sure how the actual glass connects inside the mirror housing.
but looking at that sire its obvious now.
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The mirror housing itself is connected using three screws (one of which is hidden pretty well). The mirror itself is connected by two wires (which I believe are for grounding) and a clip on the far side of the housing relative to the car. To remove the mirror you just simply pull it out by pulling the side furthest from the car's A-pillar. The mirror's backing has a circular like clip pattern that goes around the mirrors circular platform to move it.

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