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Old Yesterday, 04:02 PM   #1
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Driver Side mirror replacement

Any how to steps for driver side mirror replacement
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Old Yesterday, 04:05 PM   #2
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The glass only? It just pops off if you pry it gently - As it comes away from the circular plastic gripper watch for the two connections for the heating element they are on the far outside back side of the glass - they just pull off.
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Old Yesterday, 06:34 PM   #3
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The whole mirror not just the glass.
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM   #4
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I have to do this too. Plastic cover broke free from the assembly on the inside, the amazingly puny snap tabs broke. Glass has discolored along the bottom. Using 3M extreme tape to hold it on. Works surprisingly well, survives the car wash and everything.

I used to think I would just get a new cover but I'd have to get it painted which is a pain. Probably just get a used assembly from from somewhere and replace the whole thing. Might be cheaper than a new cover with paint job.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 PM   #5
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The triangle shaped panel on the inside pops off with gentle prying. There should be three screws/nuts to remove and a connector.

Reassembly is the reverse of removal.
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