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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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Side mirrors will adjust, but not the rear view mirror
Hello! The rearview mirror is not electronically controlled like the side mirrors. To move the rearview mirror you just grab it with your hand and slightly twist it into the position that you wish. My information indicates that there is...
Driver's side mirror moves straight up on its own
Hello there, the mirror issue you have described can be problematic for everyday driving. There a few causes for this fault. Most common would be the mirror control computer, mirror control switch, or the mirror actuators. A qualified technician, such...
Large driver-side mirror blocked view and caused accident
Hello there, the mirror issue is not a common one. Your Audi Q5 comes equipped with the standard size mirrors unless some sort of aftermarket extension or additional mirror was added. The most likely cause of the mirror issue is...
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...
trying to remove the passenger wing mirror cover
The first thing to do is to fold the mirror assembly in toward the car to access the back side. Then use a medium flat tip screw driver and insert it about three inches into the half moon hole near...
front windows door locks interior lights and mirrors wont work
If the items work with the key fob but not with window switches, then the problem may be in the body control module or totally integrated relay module. You will need to have the system diagnosed by scanners to look...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Replacing round rearview and right headlight assembly on a 2005 Buick
It's an option to buy cheaper alternatives which are usually made out of plastic. I'm pretty sure that a lot of GM's original equipment were made with the same materials as well. I'd say go ahead and use cheaper ones...
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...
Need to replace the driver's side mirror
On many vehicles, the door panel does not need to be removed to replace the side mirror. The mirror usually has a small trim piece to cover up the mounting nuts on the interior side of the door. If you...
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....
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...
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...
The car has electrical issues
There can be problems with specific components or this can be caused by some general failure. The best thing to do is to have a mechanic come and test the system to see if the electrical problem is caused by...
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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