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Old 05-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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Default How to replace mirror glass on remote sport mirrors?

I ordered a replacement glass unit from NPD but just one side and easily replaced the passenger side. i took a look at the remote drivers mirror and the cables are attached to the aluminum backing of the glass. How do you replace the glass? can anyone post info or photos?
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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There are 2 screws to the side of the back of the mirror one on each side that screw to the mirror housing you turn the mirror in to get to the outer screw and remove and out to remove inner screw . And once you remove these screws the small bracket behind the mirror should be able to be pulled out enough with cable and mirror bracket attached to replace with new mirror. It is a little tight but doable. You have to turn the mirror with remote all the way to the right or the left to see these screws though or with your hand and look to the side of the mirror just enought room to get a screwdriver in there. And installation is reverse order. Hope this helps but it was a while ago I replaced this mirror.

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:28 AM   #3
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i dont think you can just replace the glass.

the remote cables are molded into the back of the glass, so the whole unit gets replaced.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thats what I was thinking. Maybe if the replacement mirror is thin, can you just glue to the existing mirror?
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Someone on here (or another forum) has done just that. Get a thin mirror and glue it right on the surface of the old one. Report was excellent, and you couldn't tell, but YMMV...
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i replaced my passenger one with an NOS piece i found on Ebay and it was easy, the remote mirror does look like the cables are attached in front of the aluminum backer of the mirror so its not easily removed.

i found a seller on ebay selling laser cut mirror overlays, i might buy one for $16 and see if i can glue it over the existing and if it looks sorta proper.
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I went to a local glass shop and he cut a mirror down and glued it over the old one. You tell it if you look close, but it looks really good.
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Why couldn't you bust up the old glass and remove it? This will leave the backing plate for you to glue the new cut glass onto. Picture of backing plate:



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Thats what I did.And then glued the replacement on. BUT i guess a overlay would be faster and if it looks good would do just fine on a dd.
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hey thanks for the photo of the backing plate, doesnt look like it has alot of surface area for glue, i wonder if a Map gas torch can soften the original glue and make the glass come off, i rather not smash it and make a mess or cut cut if i dont have to. I just have my door mirror repainted i wish i would have waited.
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