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Eddie Bauer mirror replacements

Can the glass be replaced or does the whole mirror need to be. If the glass can be, how can I do it.

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Is it an aero mirror with no arms?
Or a trailer tow mirror with arms?
The glass is repalceable. It is mounted on a center post with a ball on it. The mirror has a socket on the back center.
It also has 2 jack srews (plastic) that go into the tiny motors that move the mirror. You can push and pull on the glass and they will retchet, it won't hurt them.

You have to pop the mirror off the ball.

It helps to heat the socket with a hair dryer to put the new one on.
Please rate as fixya if this solves your problem.

Glass — Outside Rear View Mirror
Removal

  1. Remove the mirror glass.
    1. Position the mirror glass to obtain a gap at the outside edge of the mirror.
    1. Carefully pry the outside edge of the glass away from the mirror housing.
Eddie Bauer mirror replacements - d6ec385.gif Disconnect the electrical connector

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Connect the electrical connector


NOTE: Engage the center pivot before the four inserts.
Install the mirror glass.
  • Engage the center pivot and the four inserts

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