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Old 12-29-2016, 09:51 PM   #1
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Hey gang,

I've got a broken drivers side mirror on my truck and was wondering if it was possible to replace the glass only in the mirror?
I picked up a replacement mirror assembly from the parts yard today but the frame on it has a crack and the assembly on my truck has a mint frame but the glass is broken.
Was wondering if it were possible to merge the two and have a fully undamaged mirror.

When I tried to pull just the glass only from another one at the parts yard the glass just spider webbed right away before I could get it even close to out.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:16 PM   #2
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pretty sure it uses adhesive.. two strips of double sided tape.. I would call a glass company to see how much to cut one..
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I've seen just the glass for sale to replace the broken glass. Rockauto sells them.
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So have I but I don't know how to remove the glass from housing without destroying it.
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might try heat, but I don't think your going to get it off without damage
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I did this job last summer for better mirrors on my 97. The glass was glued on like YEPEE says. Even though it was almost twenty years old, the glue was still somewhat pliable. I did it during the summer when it was hot so I'm sure that helped.

I removed some of the screws holding the assembly in the housing and gradually pried the glass away from the piece of plastic it's glued to. Removing the old adhesive was the most time consuming part of the job. To get the new mirrors glued back on I used silicone adhesive and 3M double sided tape.

I got my replacement mirrors from the local pick-n-pull.

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Thanks all for the help. I'll wait until winter comes to an end before trying since it's only 30F on a nice day right now and I don't really want to stand in the cold with a heat gun to try right now.
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Sam M, did you get the mirror replaced? Take any pics? Does anyone know if you can remove the mirror and the plastic part it is attached to like other vehicles can?
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I ended up finding a new mirror at Pick N' Pull and replaced the whole assy.
With my old mirror I tried pulling just the glass out and seems impossible without shattering the glass.
Best to just find yourself a whole new mirror.
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Hey gang,

I've got a broken drivers side mirror on my truck and was wondering if it was possible to replace the glass only in the mirror?
I picked up a replacement mirror assembly from the parts yard today but the frame on it has a crack and the assembly on my truck has a mint frame but the glass is broken.
Was wondering if it were possible to merge the two and have a fully undamaged mirror.

When I tried to pull just the glass only from another one at the parts yard the glass just spider webbed right away before I could get it even close to out.

Some manufacturers offer precut mirrors. Use a thick bead of black rubber sealant about 3/4 inch from the perimeter of the plastic mirror retainer.
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