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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Door Mirror
If a side mirror has its glass broken, cannot be moved or adjusted, or has a heater that is not working, you may need to replace a door mirror.
How Long Does a Door Mirror Last?
Your vehicle comes equipped with all kinds of safety features meant to make life safer and easier for you, as well as those others on the road. One of those safety features...
How to Buy a Good Quality Blind Spot Mirror
All cars have blind spots – those areas beside and behind your car where you just can’t see. Even your car’s side view mirrors do little to help here. This can...
How to Buy a Good Quality Clip-On Towing Mirror
If you’re towing a trailer or a boat, you know firsthand that it’s almost impossible to keep an eye on the trailer with your vehicle’s standard side view mirrors....
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Rearview Mirror
If you notice the auto dimming does not work, the rearview mirror is discolored, or the mirror is missing, have the rearview mirror replaced.
How Long Does a Rearview Mirror Last?
Your car is required by law in most states to have a minimum of two mirrors that allow you to see behind the car. It can be any combination of the two...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Mirror Control Switch
Common signs include mirrors not adjusting side to side or up and down, not adjusting at all, or not adjusting from the slave (passenger) switch.
How to Replace a Door Mirror
The side view mirror needs a replacement if it is hanging off its housing or if the electronics are malfunctioning within the mirror.
How to Buy a Good Quality Door Mirror
Side-view door mirrors are vulnerable to a wide variety of damaging events, such as side-swiping other vehicles, hitting a mailbox, even accidentally catching the side of the garage door frame as you’re...
How Long Does a Mirror Control Switch Last?
Modern vehicles come with a variety of different perks that can make the driving experience much better. Most drivers get quite used to these features and never give what it takes...
10 Most Annoying Car Features
Every car has its own quirks or drawbacks, whether it’s a sun visor that squeaks or an errant rattle. Most of such idiosyncrasies are either not that intrusive or are features that you’ve...
How to Replace a Rearview Mirror
A rearview mirror is failing when it is cracked, the dimming function is not working or the mirror is discolored. Replace the mirror if it is missing.

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Lights on dash are malfunctioning and sensors like airbags are tripped.
Unless the incident which knocked your mirror off was also the "pothole from hell", there is not likely a connection. You don't mention what year or model for your GMC, but GM supplied a digital dash for late model GMC...
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Horn, radio, interior lights, clock, mirrors, & locks all quit
There is a 20 amp courtesy fuse that is common to all of the electrical systems that you are experiencing problems with. The fuse is in the fuse block and is labeled "CTSY," and if it blows, then it can...
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Driver's side mirror moves straight up on its own
Your mirror switch should be disconnected after you adjust your mirrors to try and isolate a shorted mirror switch from a defective body module. If you have spilled any fluids on the mirror switch, it may be shorted inside and...
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Large driver-side mirror blocked view and caused accident
You can check with the dealer to see if they have an alternative mirror for you. I am not aware of any aftermarket mirrors for your vehicle or a solution for this. When a vehicle like your 2016 Audi Q5...
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Driver's seat back collapses backwards while driving
Thanks for writing in about your 2001 Chrysler LHS. There is a recall for the seat back bolt causing the seat to loose recliner lock. The recall is 03V035000 recliner bolts 1970-01-01. You will have to call a dealer and...
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Steering wheel issue, side mirrors won't fold in
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1999 Mercedes-Benz S420. The accessories mentioned may share a fused circuit. Common faults in some electrical systems can range from blown circuit protection or a malfunctioning device such as a broken switch....
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How to adjust the rear view mirror on my Jaguar XF?
Hello. Your rear view mirror should have its own adjustment completely independent of the seat adjustment. I would refer to your owner's manual for specifics on where the rear view mirror controls are located and how they function. Consider taking...
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Passenger side rear mirror and gas cap
Hello, thanks for writing in. I would recommend buying a replacement gas cap from factory Ford as these are typically engineered much better than many of the aftermarket companies. Regarding your Check Engine Light, you should have this checked at...
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My new Audi Q5 mirrors dangerously obstruct the drivers view. What are the chances Santa Monica Audi will take this car back?
Hi there. I have heard that there are some people with issues regarding this and there is talk of a law suit. At this time no Audi dealer will take the vehicle back simply because of the mirrors obstructing view....
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side mirrors adjust automatically with memory seat but not independently from control on armrest
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Once the seat memory is set it can only be changed to a new position unless the memory seat module is either replaced or reprogrammed with the correct scan tool. As for the mirrors...
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Passenger side view mirror popped off.
Hi there. The passenger side view mirror on your vehicle may not appear broken but, being that you are unable to reattach the housing and have it stay leads me to believe it needs to be replaced. If you would...
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What is the cheapest way to get a side view mirror fixed
If your side view mirror has been knocked out of alignment, I would recommend re-aligning it right away. First, remove the plastic cover directly behind your mirror, which is located inside of your vehicle. Be careful not to break any...
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Rear view mirror
Hello. The mirror has a wiring terminal located behind it in the plastic that attached it to the window. This plastic clip holding in the wires should simply pull free once released. If the terminal is damaged or cannot be...
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Why are my signal mirrors flashing wile my truck is turned off its just the blinker in both mirrors, mirrors are factory
Hello. If any sort of lights keep flashing when the vehicle is turned off then there is likely some sort of electrical issue present in the vehicle. A few common causes for lighting malfunctions are a faulty turn signal switch,...
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Is there a device to fold and unfold a passenger side mirror from the driver's seat?
Hello. The power folding mirror option is available on the Sienna Limited and Limited Premium models for 2016. Perhaps your mirrors can be upgraded with components from either of these models. Not aware of any aftermarket vendor for this feature....
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Driver side mirror and electric window won't work. I have tried to replace the fuses.
If the fuses keep blowing, there could be an electrical short along the circuit. The motor, switches and wiring are a few places an experienced technician would check for a short that could pop the fuse or burn wires. To...
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Driver mirror seems to be in the night vision mode all the time. What could be the cause?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The heater on the mirror has engaged and is not shutting off. Since only the driver mirror is malfunctioning, the driver door mirror needs to be replaced. The heater has shorted inside the mirror...
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The right rearview mirror defroster isn't working but the left one is. What should I do?
According to the wiring diagrams I have available to me, you are correct that both of the mirror heater assemblies are powered through a common fuse. I would suggest gaining access to the electrical connector on the passenger side mirror...
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Trying to get power to operate heated mirrors.
Hi there. Yes you could hook up a climate control cluster that has the rear defroster switch and wire the switch in with a slot from the fuse panel as a power on when the key is on. Then you...
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My compass in the mirror is not working again.
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the compass in the rear view mirror has ceased to function then the mirror will likely have to be replaced. You may be able to take apart the rear view mirror and attempt to...

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