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Hi All, thought I'd share this with you:
ever happened to your mirror
Of course, you'll need to purchase your glass mirror from a
source. I got mine from:
4648 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91204
If you call them on thier 1-800 line, you may not get a quick answer...
maybe it was just me, but calling them on the other lines will give quicker
answers. Have your model information with you and make sure that your
getting the correct glass, ie, heated, etc.
(You dont' have to get it from them.... there are other sources out
Ok, now it's really simple, but don't forget, your dealing with glass so you
should be a bit careful.
Get some sort of lever, I read somewhere that you could use a
screw driver, wrapped in thick tape to prevent any damage to your mirror's
Now stick that lever into the bottom edge of the mirror glass.
Carefully pry the glass out towards you. Being that it is cracked and
flexible at this point, it may behoove you to wear safety glasses. It
doesn't take alot of effort, just enough to loosen the clips holding in the
bottom edge. Once loose, it'll just pop right out.
Get the new glass and align it so that the electrodes for the
heated mirror option (if you have that) are aligned to the wires in the
Now, plug them. If you have pudgy fingers like me, hold the mirror in your
left hand and use your right to plug them in (assuming your installing the
driver's side mirror, if passenger, opposite).
Now just jimmy it in until it's firmly in place.
All done! Simple eh?
Hope this helps someone in the future, Good Luck! (not that you'll need it),