I had my wife pick up a replacement mirror for the driver's door and when she got home I discovered that it is black. Can the gold colored portion of my existing mirror be removed and inserted into the black one? If so how?
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Re: Driver's door mirror replacement
You would have to see if there is any screws to dismantle the mirror, then i guess you would be able to. if its not that type then the easiest thing would be to paint it, just get some plastic primer to under coat it and then get some paint mixed into an aerosole can from your cars paint code its pretty easy, other alternative get a glass guy to change the insert.
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The is most likely the chemical that is injected between mirror layers that keeps the mirror from icing on a heated mirror. The seal has deteriorated due to age, most likely. It needs to be replaced with another of the same mirror or a non heated single layer mirror.
You gotta pull door panel find screws for arm rest, pull door hand off, you have push type retainers around panel need to get door panel tool from parts store or carefull use & bent screw driver to pry & pop off from there unplug harness connectors to panel & remove panel pull plastic dorn in front of door you should have 3 10mm head nuts on mirror studs good luck
Easy. Black triange at the top front of the door. Pry away gently and you'll see 3x10mm bolts. Undo these, and the mirror will come loose. Unplug the multi-plug and remove. Job done. Oh, may be some foam packed in there too. Just pull it out and put to one side and replace after.
Remove the sail panel,the little panel on inside of door at the mirror.
Remove the window regulator switch plate, pry up on the front of it with a small pick or screw driver. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the top door trim panel screw that is behind the sail panel you removed.
Remove door trim panel screw at window regulator switch plate opening.
Remove door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing. Remove the courtesy lamp lens.Remove the screw.
Remove the inside door handle trim cover.
Remove the bolt.
Remove the inside door handle.
Lift upward to remove the front door trim panel.
Remove the courtesy lamp.
Turn the courtesy lamp bulb socket one quarter turn and remove.
Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three outside rear view mirror nuts.
Remove the mirror.
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to
get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel
and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and
disconnect the wiring for your controls. Then you can access the bolts that secure the mirror onto the door
you have to take the door panels off. remove all screws you will have plastic pieces called christmas trees that hold the panel in place. there is a tool for this you can pick it up at Napa for cheap this will allow you access to the inner space of the door un plug plugs to power switchs and the rod to your door catch hardeware you then can remove panel completely to get access to mirror assembly. installation of door panel is in reverse