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The cap shell on my 2001 325i wagon needs to be replaced. The mirror assembly itself if fine. Is there a way I can buy a new shell to snap on rather than have the dealer replace the entire mirror?

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Hi - my driver side mirror of our '05 honda odyssey snapped off one cold morning while i was backing out of our driveway and scraped a garbage can. it now just dangles on the side of the car by it's...


One alternative is to locate a scrap auto dealer and get the part from them. Usually about 1/3 price of new part from car dealer. ( Used Auto Parts).

Feb 07, 2011 | 2005 Honda Odyssey

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How do I remove the mirror on the driver's side of the car and replace it with a new mirror?


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1.Buy the replacement mirror, making sure that it is an exact match to your vehicle's make, model and year. You can order it through your dealership. If you'd like to save more money, you can order a mirror online or buy one from a junkyard or a salvage yard that sells auto parts.

2.Roll down your window and shut your vehicle off.

3.Disconnect the battery's negative cable. This is important, because there is a risk of electrocution if you do not perform this step.

4.Take off the interior door panel by using your pry tool to remove the trim pieces. Then use the screwdriver to remove the screws holding the panel in place. You may have to remove a corner trim piece before the door panel lifts off.

5.Unplug the wiring harness if you have power-controlled mirrors. If you have manual roll-down windows, skip this step.

6.Take out the mirror bolts with either a socket wrench or a nut driver, so that you can remove the entire mirror assembly from the car.

7.Separate the actual mirror from the mirror assembly. Use a torx driver to extract the screws, and then pry the plastic tabs on the backing until the two pieces separate.

8.Attach the new mirror to the assembly by snapping it onto the backing with the tabs.

9.Put the new mirror, attached to the backing, into the mirror assembly.

10.Reverse the steps to reinstall the entire mirror assembly back onto the vehicle.



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Need to replace passenger side mirror assembly on 1996 Ford GL Wagon.


1. remove the door panel by pulling lightly on the door panel.
2. remove the tweeter (small black thing in the corner of the door in front of the mirror).
3. unplug mirror if electric
4. remove the 3 mirror retaining bolts
5.replace with new mirror and reverse these steps

Feb 02, 2010 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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Replace right side mirror only without replacing housing


www.burcoinc.com
goto 'redi cuts
goto 'instalations', here it tells you how to replace all the different styles of mirrors. I think yours is a "snap fit / drop fit". You can buy a replacement mirror (like a burco) from your local glass shop or check with your dealership (but they may want to sell you the entire mirror head assembly)
*******make sure you get an automotive mirror (FMVSS 111 approved) Not house hold mirror that someone has cut.*******
hope this helps

Jan 08, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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Right wing mirror hanging off 200 Ford Fiesta


you will need a new mirror assembly. Buy a used one at a salvage yard or ebay

Dec 26, 2009 | Ford Sport Trac Cars & Trucks

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Passenger side mirror replacement procedures


If its a power mirror there is more thing you will have to remove to get to the wires but if not there is a screw on the corner piece on the inside of the door. just pull the screw out and the bolts (3) that hold the mirror on are behind it. If it power then you will have to remove the door panel to access the wiring to disconnect it

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Need to replace the passenger side mirror,glass only. does anybody know if the plastic backing plate the mirror is attached to pops out of the holder? If it does, it would make it easier to fit the new...


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.

Apr 19, 2009 | 2004 Honda Odyssey

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How do I change the Drivers side Turn signal bulb in the mirror?


Actually the first answer was right.  On my 2007 Sprinter chassis, the side mirrors have an upper flat mirror and a lower convex mirror.  The upper mirror comes off exactly as described; by tilting it so that it faces down, and then gently lifting it from the top to slide it off the track. (On my sprinter the mirrors are heated, so there are wires that remain attached when you slide it off. This reveals three screws that you can get at with a torex screw driver without needing any flexible shafts etc.  It appears that there is a fourth screw or clip of some sort on the bottom, but I was not able to figure out how to get the bottom convex mirror off to get at it.  That would enable the removal of the full shell. Even without that bottom screw I was able to flex the shell enough to get the turn signal lens assembly out.  But removing it entirely requires reaching in with needle nosed pliers and rotating the bulb assembly a quarter turn, and then reversing the whole assembly to get it back.  In my case I was replacing the turn signal lens, but it should work the same for replacing the bulb. Good luck.

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1995 Mercury Sable driver's door mirror broken


You can get the glass from you friendly neighborhood junk yard and it should snap right in!

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2004 Honda accord Sedan - Mirror, actuator and cap replacement


you can buy the whole mirror after market for about 70.00 dollars three bolts changes the mirror assembly its a pain to do it the other way i have changed alot of them if you can just get the mirror glass double stick the
new to the broken one

Dec 22, 2008 | 2004 Honda Accord

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