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Side View Electric mirror can't adjust up enough for my height

I'm sure there's been something done to the mirror at some point in time. It still moves freely left, right, up and down, but it doesn't go up enough for my height. It's not because I'm freakishly tall or anything of the sort, I'm sure it's just a matter of the mirror having been changed in some way. Is there a way to adjust the mirror without replacing it? I'm sure there is, I just can't figure out how to remove the back panel on the mirror without breaking it, so wondered what kind of insight I'd gain here.

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You can manually push the mirror left or righ or up and down. It just ratchets on the plastic screw adjusters. It won't do any damage.
If you have floding mirros, make sure they are locked into position.

here's what inside looks like of 2002 mirror. I don't have 2005

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SECTION 501-09: Rear View Mirrors 2002 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Exterior Mirror Removal and Installation
All vehicles

  1. Remove the front door trim panel (23942). For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
Vehicles with Mach 40 speakers
  1. If equipped, remove the speaker grille.
  1. Remove the speaker bracket.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the speaker bracket.
    • Disconnect the speaker electrical connector.
Vehicles with speaker delete panel
  1. Remove the speaker delete panel screw cover.
  1. Remove the speaker delete panel.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Remove the panel.
All vehicles
  1. Disconnect the power exterior rear view mirror electrical connector.
  1. Position the water shield aside.
  1. Remove the power exterior rear view mirror nuts.
  1. Remove the power exterior rear view mirror.
    1. Push down on the mirror assembly to release the mirror flange.
    1. Roll the mirror assembly down and rearward.

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