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How do you remove just glass from drivers side mirror?

Drivers side mirror is scratched, so bought replacement glass, but cannot figure our how to remove the existing mirror glass only (not the whole mirror part just the glass). I am debating just smashing it with a hammer and fitting the new piece in - or just gluing the new mirror right on top of the existing glass - ofcourse would rather do this the proper way.

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    Facing the exact same problem. Old mirror is cracked all over, but not pieces missing and I can't bring myself to start beating it with a hammer or something.

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I don't know your vehicle. However, a few months ago one of the side mirrors was broken on our pickup truck (a Chevy Silverado). We had the glass shop put in the new mirror and they just glued the new mirror on top of the broken one.

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I posted earlier that I was facing this same problem and found a sight that said you needed to heat the mirror before you start digging. Got a blow driver and a flat head screwdriver and started prying and the pieces started coming out. Took a bit of effort, but the blow dryer was the key.

One thing, my mirror has the turn signal dots and I believe is also heated. When you start prying out the glass, the glass sits on a black rubber-like backing and that is glued to a thin mettalic looking sheet which has metallic leaders running through it. This is then glued to the backing plate. My guess is these metallic "runners" are the heating elements. You don't want to scrape that up. You want the mirror with the black backing and don't scrape the thin metallic sheet. The blow dryer is again key in getting that to detach.

My vehicle is a late model Yukon and everyone probably won't have this problem.

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