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95 bonneville mirror broken

Can I replace JUST the glass portion of the passenger side mirror without taking the entire mirror off of the door, as taking the door panel off sounds like a nearly impossible task.

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The mirror glass part is available from the GM dealer, better hurry. Hope this helps.

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