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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I posted earlier that I was facing this same problem and found a sight that said you needed to heat the mirror before you start digging. Got a blow driver and a flat head screwdriver and started prying and the pieces started coming out. Took a bit of effort, but the blow dryer was the key.
One thing, my mirror has the turn signal dots and I believe is also heated. When you start prying out the glass, the glass sits on a black rubber-like backing and that is glued to a thin mettalic looking sheet which has metallic leaders running through it. This is then glued to the backing plate. My guess is these metallic "runners" are the heating elements. You don't want to scrape that up. You want the mirror with the black backing and don't scrape the thin metallic sheet. The blow dryer is again key in getting that to detach.
My vehicle is a late model Yukon and everyone probably won't have this problem.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
Heated mirrors usually have a symbol on them -- a small diagram showing squigley heat lines.
If you don't see this, it's probably not heated. But when you take the mirror off, if it's heated it'll have wires connected to the back.
Yes, you can replace a heated mirror with non-heated -- just leave the wires tucked out of the way when you install the new mirror.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
SOURCE: replacing a rear view mirror
You will need to remove the broken glass by prying with a screwdriver/small putty knife. You can apply heat (being careful not to melt or distort the backing plate) if there are area which just won't pry up. Installation of the new glass will depend upon the style of backing plate you may have. The following website highlights them with links to the proper technique on the right-hand side of the page: http://www.burcoinc.com/products/redi_cuts/installation/
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
You can buy stick on replacement mirror glass for most models in good motor accessory shops.These just stick on to the existing glass if there is enough left to stick it to.
If not the dealer will supply the glass seperately but its a little tricky to fit and might be well worth letting them fit it too as it is very easy to break while fitting.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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