Driver side mirror on my Accord EX,4 door,2000 is broken as well as assembly underneath the mirror but the housing is ok. I talked to Honda dealer and they said I have to buy the whole mirror assembly for $350. I can buy a used one for $100 but the color does not match. can I buy a used one and remove the mirror and assembly under it and install them on my existing housing? if yes, how can I remove the mirror? any help or suggestion will be appreciated.
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Re: side mirror replacement
Go to a junk yard as it'll be a lot cheaper there... Yes, technically you can just replace the backing and mirror. The backing is connected to the housing via two rods and some clips. The rods are (secured to the backing and these adjust the pitch of the mirror). If these rods become separated, then it may be tricky to adjust the mirror. Then again, adjust it once and it should stay
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Hi, your mirror is most likely plastic with the glass inserted.
Providing the mirror itself is ok & the housing is moving please look to see how it is attached to the vehicle. If the mirror case is screwed to the door then the holding bolts are loose. Your other option is to set your mirror to the correct position and apply some motor vehicle grade black mastic or similar.
Hope this helps,
First the door panel must be removed,then you can tell what part is broken.It will probably be the window trac assy.To replace that you must drill out the 3/16 rivets that hold it in and then replacethem with 1/4 -20 bolts on re-assembly.
You have to examine and compare the two doors. I am just guessing but I would bet that it is the power mirror that your new door is lacking.
Just follow the wiring into each door.
1. Power locks wires should run to a region near the latch mechanism. 2. Power Windows wires should run to somewhere in the middle of the door. 3. Power mirror should run almost straight up towards the mirror assembly.
If it is the power mirror assembly you should be able to transplant your old one provided that it is not damaged.
If it is power windows, adapting power windows will be much harder as the new door may or may not have the provisions for mounting the regulator, etc.
If it is power locks you may need to transplant the latch and actuator assembly along with its wiring.
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
If the metal pivot arm is not broken you can just replace the glass and plastic housing. To remove the glass you tilt the glass down towards the floor and use a wide plastic or wood bladed object to prise from behind, the glass should pop off from its clips. Remember to catch it if its not damaged. To remove the housing once the glass is out you need to look underneath the mirror unit, there you will find a small plastic bung, gently prise it out and then use a long small flat bladed screwdriver straight up inside the hole and lever towards the front of the car whilst lifting straight up on the plastic housing, this should then lift off. To replace just slot the new housing on and click into place then fit the glass back, remember to connect the wires first if it is a heated glass.
If the metal pivot arm is broken then you will find the remaining screws behind the plastic trim inside the vehicle.