My son ripped our rear view mirror off of our 2008 Honda Pilot. It is still connected by the electrical wire and is just dangling in midair. There are two plastic pieces that fell off in the process. Can anyone provide me with instructions on how to reinstall the rear view mirror? I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!!!
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Re: 2008 Honda Pilot Rear View Mirror Installation
At most auto parts stores, they carry what is called "Rearview mirror adhesive" - It costs about $4 or $5, and comes is a little "blister" package. It is a special two-part adhesive (utilizing a pre-cleaner and a "gluing" agent) that is REQUIRED for installing these mirrors on glass - Super glue will not work for this,... All you will do with superglue is make a mess... - The adhesive isn't terribly hard to use, but it does require a bit of patience, and I'd recommend following the instructions to a "T" for the best results (Temperature, time, etc..). Hope that helps some...
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Mirror, Power — Outside Rear View
NOTE: This procedure applies to both RH and LH power outside rear view mirrors.
Remove the front door trim panel (23942). Refer to Section 01-05 for the removal procedure.
Remove the two outside rear view mirror inside mounting hole cover screws and the outside rear view mirror mounting hole cover (17K709) from the front door (20124).
Remove the wire clip.
Disconnect the power outside rear view mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three power outside rear view mirror bolts and the power outside rear view mirror.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Tighten the three power outside rear view mirror bolts to 3-4 Nm (27-35 lb-in).
Glass, Outside Mirror Removal and Installation
Refer to the glass replacement procedures in Manual Mirror for power outside rear view mirror glass (17K707)
Trim Cover Removal
Remove the front door trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05 for the removal procedure.
Remove the two outside rear view mirror inside mounting hole cover screws.
Remove the outside rear view mirror mounting hole cover.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Mirror Control Removal
Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to pry the power outside rear view mirror control switch from the instrument panel (04320).
I am assuming you are talking about the interior rear view mirror and not the side rear view mirror. Most auto parts stores sell an adhesive glue to fix the interior rear view mirror. Most of these mirrors have two parts to them. One part is the bracket that glues to the windshield and the other part is the rear view mirror assembly. Before gluing the bracket to the glass check and see how the mirror assembly attaches to the bracket. There will often be a screw that fixed the two together.
Position the inner edge or the exterior rear view mirror glass to its maximum travel.
WARNING: Place a shop towel between the exterior rear view mirror glass and the hand to avoid personal injury in the instance of glass breakage. Grasp the outboard edge of the exterior rear view mirror glass and pull outward.
Remove the exterior rear view mirror glass.
If equipped, disconnect the heated rear view mirror glass electrical connectors.
If equipped, connect the heated rear view mirror glass electrical connectors.
NOTE: An audible click will be heard during installation. Press firmly in the center of the exterior rear view mirror glass until it snaps onto the exterior rear view mirror motor.
For a 2005 Honda Pilot, I am a complete Amateur and I had no problem installing this mirror.
1) Lower the window, and only remove the Interior MIRROR panel, NOT the entire DOOR Panel, as some sites my recommend.
2) Once the Interior Panel is removed, the power cable is attached to the mirror, remove this cable.
3) There are 3 Bolts that are BLACK (atleast in my vehicle) that need to be removed.
3) Once the bolts are removed, the mirror should come off easily.
4) Place the new mirror in place of the old one and secure all three bolts, and then secure the power cable.
5) Then place the interior panel back.