My mom was pulling out of the garage this morning and of course everyone know she is a horrible driver and tell her to look on both sides, she didn't , and she broke off the whole right side view mirror. Is there a way to replace or does it just have to be help on by duct tape?
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The mirror assmebly is broke and will need to be replaced. From what you have described ( Year, make, model, and engine size old help) the two parts have extended beyond there intended limits. Once they have seperated they typicalky do not go back together.
You can get a used one from a salvage yard (least expensive), a new aftermarket one from a parts store (a little more costly nd may not fit exactly right), or you can get one from your local dealer ( usually the most expensive but the fit will be right on)
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There is a triangular piece of plastic inside the door opposite the mirror. You remove the panel and you'll see 2 bolts. Remove the bolts and unplug the wire connector (if you have electric rear view mirrors) and the mirror will come right off. Installation is reverse.
it sounds like the mounting bolts embedded in the mirros housing were pulled out somewhat.You will not know untill the mirror is removed. If the studs that hold this mirror housing to the door are pulled out take a heat gun to get the studs warm and twist them back in flush. them apply JB Weld to the studs lowest part to the mirror housing so they stay secured
you'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to
get it off the window ledge. Then you can remove the cover adjacent to the mirror and remove the bolts and the mirror will pop right out
There is a soft metal backing on the mirror mount that is bent out of shape - in order to get it right you must remove the door panel. Once the door panel is off you will be able to see the three mounting bolts for the mirror - remove them, once removed you will be able to take it off to straiten the metal
As the owner of a 2001 Grand Prix GTP I can tell you that the mirror you speak of is not terribly difficult to replace, but you need the tools to remove the inside panels in the front corner of the window to get to it. Once you get that off there should be three bolts/nuts that hold the mirror on and if you have power mirrors then of course you'll have an electrical connector in there as well.
I dont have any instructions wrote up but there is a Grand Prix car club forum you can check that may have some information on how to replace it in more detail. You can go to grandprixforums.net, sign up and post up your problem and Im sure someone there will probably have specific instructions.
You will need to remove the triangular panel on the inside of the door on the opposite side of the broken mirror. Once you remove the panel, you will see the retaining bolts holding the mirror in place. Once you remove the bolts, the mirror can then be pulled out from the outside. Reverse the procedure to reinstall the new mirror.