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I found the powered passenger side mirror, glass in frame, inside car on seat as if it had fallen or beeen pried out. Don't know if good samaritan or vandal put it there. How do I reinsert it in powered mounting bracket on door?

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  • wbstovall May 22, 2009

    You gave a good detailed answer to a different problem.

    What is out is just the mirror glued into a plastic backing piece with protrusions on it.

    It is about 5/8" inch thick(mirror and backing). It has a few ridges and indentations holes matching opposing slots and ridges in the plate inside the outside mirror enclosure. This plate is moved by the actuator motors.

    The mirror and its backing plate seems to be designed to just snap into that backing plate inside the outside streamlined holder. There must be some method to this reinsertion that I have not found. I don't see how the mirror could be out without being pried by a screwdriver.

    The mirror enclosure is well secured and totally intact.

  • wbstovall May 23, 2009

    re: 2nd recommendation."If your backing plate has been removed from the
    housing it would be best to re-attach it in the mirror head before installing
    the glass."

    I'm trying to re-attach the backing plate in the mirror head. The backing plate looks like something that could be just pried out with a screwdriver. I couldn't get it to snap back in place by trying to align the tabs, dimples etc.and pushing. I did not want to break anything by pushing too hard.


  • wbstovall May 23, 2009

    I thought the comments thorough, useful, and very competent. I learned also to be very complete, literal and detailed (within reason) in making an inquiry.

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Alright basically you may be missing the three nuts that it is referring to in step #3 below, The best way to know that you are doing it right is to first take off the driver side mirror to see what you are working with and match up as you go which is what I recommend that you do so that you can verify that you aren't missing parts and so you can have a reference of where everything goes since they will be mirror images of each other.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable before you take off the Grand Cherokee's front door trim panel. Remove all screws and clips off of the door panel. For a picture to reference where the screws are please see this website => http://www.wjjeeps.com/doors/doorpanel.htm
  2. Detach the window trim cover screw, and control lever screw before disconnecting the entire mirror trim cover. Remove the rubber cover inside the mirror cover, and disconnect the electrical wire.
  3. Remove three nuts from the power mirror using a Torx® star-shaped screwdriver.
  4. Pull out the outside rear view mirror. Guide the power wire through the hole in the door.
  5. Install the New Mirror
  6. Replace the old mirror. Put the new power mirror in place. Push the new wiring through the hole in the door.
  7. Install and tighten the three retaining screws you took off when removing the old mirror.
  8. Connect the power mirror wiring to the connection located on the door panel. Replace the rubber cover and interior mirror cover.
  9. Put the front door trim panel back in place by securing all clips and tightening all screws, you should now be done.
Let me know if you have any further questions about this or if there is anything that isn't clear and I will answer them as quick as I can. Good Luck.


Benjamin

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  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 22, 2009

    Oh, if thats the case, they just glue in and yours probably fell out. Here are the directions then.








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    Remove all existing glass
    and heat element from the mirror head’s plastic inner platform (backing plate).






    Clean backing plate with
    rubbing alcohol. Clean back of the replacement mirror with glass cleaner.






    Apply silicone-based
    adhesive or adhesive patches to the replacement mirror’s back or to the backing
    plate itself.






    Reconnect mirror head’s
    terminal leads to replacement mirror leads.






    Align and gently press
    replacement mirror to the backing plate.






    Tape the mirror to the
    housing or the backing plate until it is set up. Follow the instructions on the
    adhesive for amount of time. If your backing plate has been removed from the
    housing it would be best to re-attach it in the mirror head before installing
    the glass.


    Let me know if you need anything else, once you press accept I will be unable to respond, so please ask any other questions beforehand.

    Benjamin






  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 22, 2009

    sorry the copy and paste from word sometimes messes up. here it is again


    Remove all existing glass
    and heat element from the mirror head’s plastic inner platform (backing plate).






    Clean backing plate with
    rubbing alcohol. Clean back of the replacement mirror with glass cleaner.






    Apply silicone-based
    adhesive or adhesive patches to the replacement mirror’s back or to the backing
    plate itself.






    Reconnect mirror head’s
    terminal leads to replacement mirror leads.






    Align and gently press
    replacement mirror to the backing plate.






    Tape the mirror to the
    housing or the backing plate until it is set up. Follow the instructions on the
    adhesive for amount of time. If your backing plate has been removed from the
    housing it would be best to re-attach it in the mirror head before installing
    the glass.


    Let
    me know if you need anything else, once you press accept I will be
    unable to respond, so please ask any other questions beforehand.

    Benjamin



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    Benjamin Patri May 23, 2009







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    It should just snap in, try these directions below



    Glass assembly
    installation:






    1.
    Connect all wire connectors and terminals to the back of the replacement glass
    assembly. The two wires for the heated feature can be reattached to either
    terminal (the wires are both black).





    2.
    Locate the four snap tab cavities on the back side of the glass assembly which you did and
    align them with the four corresponding snap tabs that are on the front of the
    round backing plate inside the mirror housing. Make sure that the backing plate it is in its fully downward position.





    3.
    Firmly apply forward and downward pressure to the mirror glass assembly until
    it locks in place into the backing plate. Correct assembly will result with a
    firm click as the four tabs simultaneously snap into place.
    The glass should
    exhibit even gaps around the mirror housing when complete and in the centered
    position.





    4.
    Pull lightly on each corner of the glass assembly to ensure all four snaps are
    engaged and that there is no freeplay. You can manually push on the glass to
    rotate its position in order to better access the corners.





    5.
    Check all power/dim functions of the mirror.


    For reference I got the above info fromhttp://www.wjjeeps.com/mirrors2.htm


    Benjamin





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