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I need the same thing for a 2004 Explorer Sportrac. I can't find the "backing plate" either. Only the glass. No junkyard will sell me only the plate and glass. I did find a complete mirror assembly (housing, gasket, glass) for $37.89. This includes shipping. I got it from partsgeek.com. It just arrived today and looks to be perfect. I have not installed it yet. Hope this helps you out.

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