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Old 06-01-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
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How do I take apart a power mirror?

I need to take the insides out of these power mirrors I bought, but I don't see how I'm supposed to do it without breaking something and I just paid a lot of money for these and don't want to break them. I know there must be something I'm missing, but I don't know what. I don't have the service manual to look at either.
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3 maybe 4 screws total, rotate the mirror by hand until you see the screws and remove them with a phillips screw driver!
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:49 PM   #3
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It's ok to force the mirror to move? I sounds like I'm about to break something when I try and move it like that.
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thats how i tore mine apart...couldnt get the screw driver straight on all the srews but it came apart very easily
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:20 AM   #5
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Alright. Thanks for the help. I'm hoping to hook my wiring harness up to a battery to test the mirrors out later today to make sure they work right, so maybe I can get the screws out then.
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You pry the glass off first then you get the the 3 screws holding the motor in place. If you tilt the mirror over (it will sound weird doing this) you will see the inside slightly and can use a flat screw driver to carefully pry the "cross" bar thing that holds the mirror glass to the motor. Nothing to it if done carefully it will pop out without any problems. I usually do it with my fingers, done it several times while getting spare parts for my cars.
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Old 06-02-2006, 03:08 PM   #7
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I figured it out and I forgot to post in the thread, just pulling them out and then popping off the thing in the middle worked. I didn't figure that out until I was trying to figure out how the hell to get to those screws with the mirror still attached to the motor!

Thanks for the help everyone.
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