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Old 04-24-2003, 02:11 PM   #1
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My 93 Bonnie SE got side-swiped a while back and i am just getting the insurance money for a new driver side mirror... i was wondering if anyone knew.. or knows of a website where i can get instruction to do it myself because the place will charge me an arm and a leg... i can put the money to better use. I found a mirror at a junkyard...and i just need to know how to install it.. if anyone could help.. it would be appreciated
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My 93 Bonnie SE got side-swiped a while back and i am just getting the insurance money for a new driver side mirror... i was wondering if anyone knew.. or knows of a website where i can get instruction to do it myself because the place will charge me an arm and a leg... i can put the money to better use. I found a mirror at a junkyard...and i just need to know how to install it.. if anyone could help.. it would be appreciated
Just out of curiosity, how much is the insurance paying? I'm always scared to death of breaking mine off one day when I back into the garage...

You'll need to remove your interior door panel to get access to the fasteners; the wiring for the power/heated mirror itself plugs into the door'* wiring harness. (I hope the junkyard didn't cut off the wires without unplugging them.) Not a big deal to do if you're careful and patient. Instructions for disassembling and reassembling the door have been all over this forum recently. (Do we have an FAQ entry for this yet, anybody?)
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Hi, I also change my mirro on my old 95se bonnie and it'* very easy, what you have to be carefull about is removing the door pannel cause it'* very delicate and it'* got connectors on then like for the window buttons and lock, etc. But when you do, than you have to remove a plastic sheet, than stick your hand inside the frame of the door and touch with your fingers the screws that holds the mirror to the door. you have to get tools with extenders so u don't work unconfertably. You do need the connector or adapter to connect to the wires female to male to mirro pos. controller.
Just take your time in doing this don't loose patience. I did cuz i did it at night and here in Florida there are millions of mosquitos at night so I was getting bit by them and I wanted to destroy everything around me, but I didn't and I fixed it. Also make sure you tied the screws good but not over tide them cause you can bend the door surface from the outside.

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Well, they gave me 150 for a new mirror and 200 for labor.. but thats in total to my damage on the side door panels and practically my whole side is jacked up... but i'm just trying to keep a little by fixing my mirrors myself, can't be too hard you know?
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Not as bad as you might think. I replaced the passanger mirror on my 97, without too much difficulty.

If memory serves me, the things that slowed me down:

1) Screw under the light panel on the lower door. (couldn't find it)

2) Actually tring to remove the door panel. The catches on the top of the skin can be a pain to pop off. (Where the seal at the bottom of the window is...) My advice...Don't remove the panel, just lift it up. You'll have to have someone hold the mirror on the outside of the door unitil you get the bolts started, unles you have 6 foot arms.

3) Very tight quarters to get at the bolts. Think '4000' 1/32 turns at a time.

4) The mini cover under the door handle. Once I removed it, it loved to pop out periodically. I swear i didn't break any tabs off. but it still loved to drop out whenever someone slammed to door to hard.
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