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Driver's side mirror broke off.

I own a 1997 Ford Escort, I went through a car wash and the brushes from the car wash snap my mirror right off.I would like to know how do you install a another one?What are the steps?

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  • Sue09
    Sue09 Jan 04, 2009

    Hi Steve, thanks for your quick reply and solutions to my problem.I forgot to mention when posted this that my car mirror is I still need to remove the door panel to change it?Thanks again and Happy New Year to you Steve. Sue :-))

  • Sue09
    Sue09 Jan 06, 2009

    Hi Steve, everything worked out just fine.Thanks again and have yourself a great day. :-)

  • dianal Feb 05, 2009

    My problem is the same except my mirror is power. I have the replacement, just don't know how to get the old mirror off.


  • nanda123 Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem but with power mirrors. Some stupid punks broke both mirrors on friday night. Drivers side is completely removed and the wires connecting to the mirror are just dangleing out from the driver door. Is there any hope of remounting the driver mirror? On the passenger side, the mirror is still connected but is just hanging from the electrical cable. I think the best bet to reattach it is to just use hot glue. Anyone here have any tips on what my best options are?

    Thank you,


    98 Ford Escort.



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Well is your mirror power mirror or manual with no mires going to it? If its not power then you can pop off the little cover there usually on the inside of the door but where the mirror meets the door there should be 3 or 4 bolts you can loosen them and pull on it it should pop out if it is power you do the same type of deal but you might have to take the inside door panel off to get to the wiring to disconnect it, either way it still isn't all that hard. If you have anymore questions just let me know id be glad to help you. Also if you don't mind can you please rate me ..


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    steve albertson Jan 04, 2009

    No you should not have to remove the dor panel at all theres prob just a little cover right above the door panel its a little triangle looking cover just pop it off with a flat head scredriver then take the bolts off that are behind it. Just let me know how it goes and Happy Hoidays..





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