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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will a wire harness clip fit right the hand mirror if I order the one with out the memory verses the stock one with memory?
Hi there. In order to make sure that you are ordering the correct mirror to the door that your are wanting to replace, simply remove the mirror that is on your vehicle and look at it. Then go down to...
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Replacement cost for driver's side rear view mirror GMC Envoy XL 2003
Billing question sent to CS for replacement cost of a rear view mirror.
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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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Is this the right passenger side mirror for my car?
With the information you supplied this is correct passenger side mirror. The mirror is paint to match so you would need to have it painted before it is installed onto the car. As long as you see your exact car...
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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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