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Camry mirror ***'y

Hi Ed,
In th short term I stopped the repair until I can get more info on the mirror assembly. It appears their are several types available. Since my car was manufactured in Japan the assembly supposedly is different from the U.S production. In fact the local Toyota dealer wanted my VIN number to be certain to order the correct part. I was quoted a price of $215 (more than I can spend) how do you feel about a recycled unit from a scrap dealer?. I know previously you said it did not matter where the car was produced, do you still feel that is not an issue? Please respond RonK

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I routinely use recycled parts. I deal with several recyclers, and I have good luck with them. If a part comes in that is bad, they replace it for free. That being said, I would have no issue replacing the mirror with a used unit.
Japanese cars start the VIN with a "J", American production cars start with a "4".
I do not see where the difference would be, but, if you can find a used Japanese production mirror, go for it first. $215.00 is a realistic price, from the dealer. Used units are much, much cheaper.

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