On the way to work today, I noticed that my driver side mirror housing was broken. It was flapping in the wind. What do I need in order to change out the mirror? Right now, the part that attaches to the rodeo is on the car with a metal post sticking up. The whole plastic compartment tha the mirror sits in came off. Thanks.
Ok first you need to pull the little trianglle off the back of the mirror on the INSIDE of the door
when you do this you will see 3 bolts...remove the bolts and unclip the harness...you can go to a junkjard and get a new mirror cheaply and installation is reverse of removal
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You don't say if it's just the glass mirror that's broke or is the housing cracked as well.
If it's just the glass mirror, it's held in place by double-faced adhesive tape. You can buy a replacement from a dealer or on-line. To get the old one lose, heat the glass with a hair dryer while pulling on the glass with a hooked tool.
Most auto parts store have replacements with self adhesive tape on the back. Peal and stick, just remember to clean the surface good. Also, they may need to measure the passenger mirror to give you the correct size.
If you go to a parts house, they can order you a mirror face for around 10 to 15 dollars. It simply sticks to the mirror that is broken with adhesive. It is very permanent and if the mirror is still working and in tact mostly (only broken glass part) it should fix you right up. Look at autozone, oreillys, or even JC Whitney or Pep Boys for example. Been there Done that! :-)Hope that helps.. Thanks!
That dependso on if the housing itself is broken then yes. If the face plate that is attached to the mirror itself is flapping around then maybe. If it is just the mirror, just go to your neighborhood auto glass shop and but a "Ready-Cut" mirror for a small amount of money. they come already cut to fit perfectly. As for removing the old glass, take a very small flat screw driver and pry the glass away from the face plate. Once completely cleaned out use the adhesive from the ready cut and place them on the face plate. Next press the new mirror onto the flace pate, being careful not to press to hard or it will snap it in half.
For paint, take your paint code off the inside lip of your dirver side door. Take the number to your local autoparts store, and get the matching paints (unless you need a custom job as in metallic flake). You'll need a clear coat as well as your base.
If the metal pivot arm is not broken you can just replace the glass and plastic housing. To remove the glass you tilt the glass down towards the floor and use a wide plastic or wood bladed object to prise from behind, the glass should pop off from its clips. Remember to catch it if its not damaged. To remove the housing once the glass is out you need to look underneath the mirror unit, there you will find a small plastic bung, gently prise it out and then use a long small flat bladed screwdriver straight up inside the hole and lever towards the front of the car whilst lifting straight up on the plastic housing, this should then lift off. To replace just slot the new housing on and click into place then fit the glass back, remember to connect the wires first if it is a heated glass.
If the metal pivot arm is broken then you will find the remaining screws behind the plastic trim inside the vehicle.