Question about 2004 Honda Odyssey
Just replaced the mirror glass myself. Don't have all the answers but can tell you this much.
The passenger side mirror on my 2004 Odyssey was hit by a projectile which caromed off the upper door frame. Left standing was a functional mirror base (motor driven part which has four, short, horizontally mounted rods) still attached to the mirror shroud and a separate assembly of the mirror glass and plastic mount.
I purchased the mirror glass alone online from a Honda dealer, removed the old mirror glass from the mount, and mounted the new mirror to the mount. To do this, look at the tabs which hold the mirror to the mount, and slide the mirror across the mount in the obvious direction. It will take some force. I had the benefit of having the mount/mirror glass blown out of the mirror shroud so it wasn't too difficult. If the broken mirror is still mounted to the mount and inside the shroud, push the bottom of the mirror inward so the top edge of the mirror can clear the top of the shroud. Then pull up on the mirror glass to slide it off the mount. This will take some force but fortunately, the mirror glass is already broken so you don't have to be gentle. Wear gloves or protect you hands while doing this.
Reverse the process for install the new mirror glass.
Now for my key tip. I had to remount the plastic mount/mirror glass assembly onto the motorized mirror base. I could see that it snapped in, with proper alignment, by pushing straight in. I applied quite a bit of force and simply could not get it to snap in place. My solution, was to put the assembly in a 200F oven for 15 minutes to heat the plastic to make it more flexible. Using paper towels to handle to avoid burns, I aligned the closures with the four, small, horizontally mounted rods, and with a moderate amount of force, the assembly snapped into place.
Hope this makes sense. I believe most people will only have broken mirror glass and not have the plastic mount with mirror glass come off the motorized base as I did.
Posted on May 21, 2010
Yes, the plate pops off but most time it breaks the clips that holds it together. You can now buy the glass itself from a neighborhood glass shop for about $10-$30 depending on the make and model fo your vehicle. They are called "Ready-Cuts". They come ready to pop onto the face plate in seconds.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
No it does not come out of the housing. just install the new mirror and ensure the tabs have popped into the backing plate- it does take some pressure
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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