The glass part of the mirror fell off. I have the two screws that control the tilt, but can not snap them into the backside of the glass. Fear that I will break either the glass or the screw. Then how do I reinstall back into the housing? There is a central post that snaps onto the glass, but how do I align the tilt screws and snap into place?
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Re: 2004 Pontiac Montana side mirror
You will need to install those screw looking parts in the mirror back then you line it all up and push straight in, and yes you could break the mirror just push over the whole area and not in one place and it should snap back in. Having it warm is better than really cold of course (which might be an issue this time of year).
If you do break the glass then stop by an auto glass shop and have them get you just the glass. Snap the backing plate in first then glue in the new mirror. (hopelly you will not need this step)
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I am not sure if it's a recall on your model but they tend to fall out out a lot of different models you can use super glue them back in or you can by a new glass if it fell out and broke they'er $5.00 for the mirror and a buck for the super glue.
You should be able to replace the glass, but I believe it is glued in place. You should be able to tell as you remove the old pieces. It is a special white glue.
I was able to get a great price for the whole mirror on ebay. even the ones with signals and heated.
You gotta pull door panel find screws for arm rest, pull door hand off, you have push type retainers around panel need to get door panel tool from parts store or carefull use & bent screw driver to pry & pop off from there unplug harness connectors to panel & remove panel pull plastic dorn in front of door you should have 3 10mm head nuts on mirror studs good luck
You'll have to replace the entire assembly if you're missing the mounting piece that the mirrors sit on inside the housing... You'll need to remove the door panel in order to remove the panel that's right beside the mirror on the inside of the door and remove the 3 bolts holding the mirror down assembly down....
If my memory serves me right there are two 10mm screws underneathe the door handle (the one you hold to close the door) there might alsow be a philips style screw hiden behind a plastic cover in the handle (the one to open the door) and the rest of the trim is clipped there. genlty pry it out by starting in the mirror area, then go down and all around
yes you can easily , first look at the hole the mirror fits in and you'll see i long thin steel springywire at the topmost section.If you study this wire you will see it just locks the mirrors backplate to the housing.so unspring this steel wire-snap in the mirror- push inwards at the bottom of the mirror so you can get to this wire at the top and with a screwdriver just nudge it back in place to lock it all in,,hope this helped,
Ok,here's the deal.You'll need lots of patience. The mirror has two threaded stubs about 1-1.5 in. long that move inward and outward to move the mirror in or out. These two are about two to three inches apart.
1. So take these 'two stubs' out of the mirror housing and make sure you snap 'em into the back of the mirror plate (plastic plate) where the mirror is glued to.
2. Now with lots of patience, move the mirror back into the housing making sure that the stubs are inserted into their respective holes. But don't push 'em all the way in.
3. Instead push the mirror little by little until every part is lined up to its correspondent receiving hole in the mirror housing
4. Make sure every parts matches its corresponding spot and keep pushing the mirror back into the housing.
5. You'll get to a point where you need to apply force (but be careful don't apply too much) to snap the whole mirror plate (plastic plate) back into the housing.
Removal NOTE: Left-hand dual arm mirror with heat shown, non-heated and aero mirrors similar. All exterior mirrors
Position the exterior mirror glass in the full down position.
Grasp the top and carefully pull the exterior mirror glass away from the mirror housing.
Disconnect the electrical terminals (if equipped) and remove the exterior mirror glass.
Power exterior mirrors
Remove the jack pins from the exterior mirror glass backing plate.
Use pliers to grasp the jack pins at the base to remove.
Installation Power exterior mirrors
Remove the sealing boots from the exterior mirror motor.
Install the jack pins in the sealing boots.
Install the jack pins and sealing boots.
Hold the legs of the jack pins and push the jack pins back into the exterior mirror housing.
Install the sealing boots so the boot shoulder is under the mirror collar and turn each jack pin until the head of the jack pin is aligned with the slots in the sockets on the backing glass plate.
All exterior mirrors
Place the new exterior mirror glass assembly down on a smooth firm surface.
Align the friction pins vertically to the exterior mirror glass backing plate socket and push down to snap the pivot ball into the socket.
CAUTION: Do not over heat the exterior mirror glass backing plate. Heat only until backing plate is warm to the touch. Using the special tool, warm the main pivot sockets in exterior mirror glass backing plate.
Loosely install the glass.
Connect the electrical wiring to the electrical terminals (if equipped).
Position the friction pins in the mirror housing.
Align the jack pin locating tabs to match with the mirror glass back.
Using a flat hand, press on the center of the mirror glass until seated on the center pivot of the mirror housing.
Press the mirror glass toward one of the jack pins until snapped in place.
Repeat for second jack pin.
Power exterior mirrors NOTE: If the jack pins do not engage, they may not be aligned correctly. Remove the exterior mirror glass, align the jack pins to the slots in the sockets and repeat the installation procedure.
NOTE: The jack pin should click while manually adjusting the exterior mirror glass. Tilt the exterior mirror glass to the full outboard position and then press on the outer side of the class until the in/out jack pin snaps into the socket on the exterior mirror backing plate.
NOTE: The jack pin should click while manually adjusting the exterior mirror glass. Tilt the exterior mirror glass to the full down position and then press on the outer side of the class until the up/down jack pin snaps into the socket on the exterior mirror backing plate.