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TJN0923
08-05-2013, 02:12 PM
So, I know how to remove the housings (on paper at least ). It's as simple as removing the two screws at the bottom.

However, my screws are so rusted and siezed in there that I'm only able to get one of them out.

Any pointers from those of you who have had the same problem? I know there's a way to remove the mirrors by taking off the door cards, but I'd rather it not come to that. So any tips, tricks, or advice on how to get just the housing off, please send them my way.

nizmosx
08-06-2013, 04:21 PM
you do NOT have to remove the door cards to remove the side mirrors. Its actually a 5 minute process for each side and super simple.

Corrado_Guy
08-06-2013, 05:26 PM
you do NOT have to remove the door cards to remove the side mirrors. Its actually a 5 minute process for each side and super simple.

And the process is.......

Gearheadjarrod
08-06-2013, 05:46 PM
Remove the triangle shaped plastic piece on the inside of the door
To reveal the three 10 mil nuts. And off comes the mirror spray a bit
Of PB blaster or wd on the rusted screw or you may have to drill
The head off then grab what's left with vise grips to get it out.

TJN0923
08-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Remove the triangle shaped plastic piece on the inside of the door
To reveal the three 10 mil nuts. And off comes the mirror spray a bit
Of PB blaster or wd on the rusted screw or you may have to drill
The head off then grab what's left with vise grips to get it out.

Good call. That's actually what I ended up doing. I was trying to redo my aluminum mirrors, but the scratches were so deep, and the mirrors on my car itself were in such bad shape (cracked, brown fade) that I decided to just pick up a set of new mirror assemblies off of eBay.

crazexr7
08-06-2013, 08:40 PM
You can take the mirror cover off if you're ever doing any polishing work. All you do is undo the clip on the glass, and then there's like 3 screws you take out on the inside. The mirror cover just slides upwards from there and it's off. No need to take off the triangle or anything.

TJN0923
08-06-2013, 08:47 PM
That's what my original post was referring to. The screws were way too rusted to come out.

No big deal though. Both sides were in pretty rough shape. They needed replaced anyways!

crazexr7
08-06-2013, 09:00 PM
That's what my original post was referring to. The screws were way too rusted to come out.

No big deal though. Both sides were in pretty rough shape. They needed replaced anyways!

Oh I was a little confused by what you meant when you said screws on the bottom. I thought you were referring to the 2 screws on the black bottom portion of the mirror. But I guess you meant the screws on the inside behind the glass.

adaucph
08-06-2013, 11:47 PM
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