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I have a 1997 Ford Taurus with remote control rear view mirrors. the glass in the driver's side mirror is broken. How can I replace it? I have a spare mirror. Can I somehow take the glass out of that one and install it in the mirror on my car?

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Its easier to change the mirror complete as pulling the glass off it could break ,ever done moonlight shopping in a car park?? pull the triangular plastic cover off the inside of the door behind the mirror and their are three screws ,easy as failing off a log ,unplug wiring loom connections ,screws ,change mirror do up screws plug in connector push triangular cover back on then go for a drive

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

  • jonkeith Jul 17, 2010

    There is a complication. The reason I have a 2nd mirror is because the mechanism was broken when I ran into a pylon. So putting it back will not work, the motor does not work.Also the current mirror was damaged the same way and is screwed into the car frame. Suggestions?

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Jul 17, 2010

    try pulling the glass off if it breaks then just renew the mirror complete as a pattern part one is not that expensive about 30/40 euros for a motorised one and 25 for the manual one .i always break teh glass trying to get them off to be honest so you are not alone if it goes,

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