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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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Q: 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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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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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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Q: 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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What is the cost to replace the car mirrors?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost to replace both the driver and passenger door mirrors on a Saturn.
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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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Replacing standard manual mirrors with folding tow mirrors.
Hi there. You would need to install the switch to allow the mirrors to fold out. Plus you will also need to install a switch for the heaters in the mirrors. For the lights that are to work in the...
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I'm trying to replace my right mirror on my 1999 Pontiac firebird but I can't take off the door panel
Removing the door panel requires a set of broad flat bladed clip tools (screw drivers are too narrow and will crack the plastic). In the Factory Service Manual, there is an illustration showing where all the clips are located so...
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2004 saab 9-3 linear . glass mirror plate fell off of the passenger side
To request an exact repair quote please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's door mirror replacement service page. If you desire to attempt the repair yourself, and your existing mirror is not re-usable (that is the glass cannot be...
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Car's interior-rear view mirror broke off from the windshield. How do I reattach it or is it even possible?
Hi there. It seems that the base may be cracked and not fitting on the support base that is attached to the windshield. You can try putting Gorilla Glue on the mirror bracket to make it fix the crack and...
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My interior rear-view mirror broke off... How can i re-attach it or is it even possible?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The mirror will can be reattached. The main question is if you can remove the part of the clip that is broken from the mirror itself. If you cannot, you may be in a...
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Electrical problems with my car. The power windows, mirrors, infotainment, and the driver seat all aren't working.
Hi there. Since all of the items are located in the cabin area of the vehicle, look for a loose or broken ground wire from the cab to the frame or fuse box. There could be a pinched wire in...
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Does the mirror replacement quote include moving parts for the passenger mirror? Also the shelling case will not be fixed?
You should of been quotes to do the complete transfer of the new mirror assembly, Any additional work needed to affix the new mirror other than standard remove and replace may be an additional charge and will be quoted before...
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Is it possible to install power mirrors on a Lexus GS 350 2013
Hi there. It is possible to install power mirrors on this vehicle, it just depends on what style you are looking for. Your car should come standard with power mirrors, But if it does not have folding mirrors then that...

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