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Need to replace the driver's side rear view mirror

I picked up a replacement mirror at a local salvage yard. The owner said it takes him about 3 minutes to put one on. Maybe I'm even worse at understanding automobiles than I thought, but I can't get the door frame open to replace the mirror. How do I replace this mirror without breaking anything?

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    william tell Nov 26, 2008

    i need to remove the mirror from the fixture w/o breaking the mirror to put it in my fixture cause mine is chrome and the replacement is black white and scrached (drivers side mirror 92 gmc sierra)


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Pry the door panel loose and let it hang. The power window panel can be pried out and twisted down through the panel to give you room to work. Unplug power mirror connector if you have one. Three screws behind the foam plugs will remove mirror. Be careful lining up the plastic door panel anchors when assembling.

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Just gently pry the door panel off...There may be a screw in the arm rest and the door handle , but the rest should just pop of...f Now the power door lock will be a challenge to put back on but if you play with it you will succeed...

Good luck

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