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Driver side mirror

My outside mirror was hit and cracked. I stuck it back in (it looked like the "ball socket" I put the mirror back into was also damaged. Now I want to either replace the mirror or the assembly. How is it done? All help appreciated>

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NOTE: Engage the center pivot before the four inserts.
Install the mirror glass.
  • Engage the center pivot and the four inserts
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