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Old 06-02-2006, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default Driver Side Mirror - Easy DIY Repair??

Well, my problem is exactly what my thread title says. My driver side mirror had a run in with a small tree and the tree won. The glass on the mirror didn't break, it was the plastic that held the mirror to the car that did. Called the dealership and they quoted me $200 to fix it.

So, my question is if you buy the part, how easy is it to fix it yourself, and if you can diy, then is there a how-to somewhere that someone can post? I have enough confidence in my skills to be able to fix it myself as long as it's not too detailed a procedure.

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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Its only one phillips screw, a very small allen wrench and three 10mm bolts. Should take no more than two minutes.


Remove screw from mirror trim panel, loosen forward edge of window frame garnish molding and pull trim panel rearward to disengage. On driver side, loosen set screw and disconnect cable from trim panel


Remove foam filler from mirror reinforcement area. On passenger side power mirror, disconnect harness connector.


Remove nuts from mirror assembly and remove mirror and seal.



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Old 06-02-2006, 10:07 AM   #3
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Default Re: Driver Side Mirror - Easy DIY Repair??

can't visualize what's broken......is it the plastic mount holding the glass inside the mirror....
or the plastic housing holding the mirror to the car door broken.

First is pretty easy (my dealer will get that specific part for me)

The other will force you to take the inside door panel off to attach the new housing to the car door.

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:11 AM   #4
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stand corrected...forgot about the little corner panel (you don't need to remove the door panel.

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Old 06-02-2006, 03:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: Driver Side Mirror - Easy DIY Repair??

buy a used mirror on Ebay for $30 or so. Don't pay $200 for a new one. Waste of money. As already said, pretty easy to change out.

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can't visualize what's broken......is it the plastic mount holding the glass inside the mirror....
or the plastic housing holding the mirror to the car door broken.

First is pretty easy (my dealer will get that specific part for me)

The other will force you to take the inside door panel off to attach the new housing to the car door.

If you are standing directly in front of the panel, with the mirror facing right, the part that is broken is the small panel part in the lower right hand corner.

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Old 06-02-2006, 04:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: Driver Side Mirror - Easy DIY Repair??

fixed mine ,
it was hanging by the cables that adjust mirror angle,
removed the assembly from door
on the back of the triangle shaped pannel
noticed there were assembly alighnment dowels
put a 1 inch drywall screw into each dowl position
pulled the assembly back in place with screwdriver
you will need to break off the plastic tabs (dowels )
then put the screw right into that spot

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