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Old 03-08-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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Re & Re passenger side exterior power mirror ...need to replace the side mirror on my 1997 SLE can anyone offer their expertise ... What steps to follow ??
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I'll let you know soon. I'm going to be doing the same thing this week.

I acquired a mirror from a junkyard, but it was the wrong color. I sanded it, primered it, and repainted with several coats of Krylon after masking off the black strip and the glass.

As the old mirror was ripped clean off the car I didn't have any trouble removing the old one.

There is an oblong triangular piece (called an applique according to the local Pontiac house), and two nuts that hold it in from inside the door. The applique and nuts were less than $10.

Looks pretty straightforward to me. Remove the door panel, slice the plastic sheet on the inside of the panel as little as you can, put the mirror and rubber gasket on from the outside, install the applique with the two nuts that hold the mirror on, connect the plug and reinstall the door panel.

Nothing to it right?

The really tough part? Trying to put parts on it as fast as she can knock 'em off!
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as stated above. the 2 nuts are 10mm and you have to get your arm up throught the hole where the speaker was. the 2 bolts from the mirror assemby are at an angle and there is little space. It will test your patience, but after you do it once it will get better. (some of us have had to do it many times )

just remember getting the door panel off, there are 2 bolts and the rest are push pins. One is under the cap at the top of the grab handle and one is behind the door light. it just pops out of the door.
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I hope all goes well for you ...I have ordered a mirror and expect it will be here in a few days ..the old mirror is hanging on barely ..but it'* still there for now...
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I hope all goes well for you ...I have ordered a mirror and expect it will be here in a few days ..the old mirror is hanging on barely ..but it'* still there for now...
Ouch! You ordered a new one? If I remember right the stealership quoted me some insane price between $250 and $300.

I got mine out of a junkyard for $35!
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I got mine on ebay for $10 plus shipping
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Well I bought one on ebay 70.00 ..I was pleased with the head light assy I bought 2 weeks ago ....When it comes to the wifes car ...just get it fixed !
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I'll let you know soon. I'm going to be doing the same thing this week...There is an oblong triangular piece (called an applique according to the local Pontiac house), and two nuts that hold it in from inside the door. The applique and nuts were less than $10.
Well the parts arrived from the Pantycrack stealership warehouse, and they sent the wrong things. Then the parts guy behind the counter decided the part inside the door I need is a mirror motor, and would be $93.

At this point rather than blow a head gasket I just took my refund and left.

I'll try to see if my retainer piece from the inside of the door is still inside my door in the next couple of days.

Grrrrr.
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Ive knocked off both mirrors on my '92 Bonne at different times. The first time, I bondod the mirror back on to the car, which has held up well, but isn't pretty. I never painted the bondo after or repainted what I sanded off so that didn't help. Most recently, I used amazing goop to glue the plastic piece (including the screw/bolt) back to the mirror and reattached as normal. So far this has held up as well. Be prepared for lots of scratches on your hand when trying to re attach the mirror inside the door panel.
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I hope all goes well for you ...I have ordered a mirror and expect it will be here in a few days ..the old mirror is hanging on barely ..but it'* still there for now...
Ive knocked off both mirrors on my '92 Bonne at different times. The first time, I bondod the mirror back on to the car, which has held up well, but isn't pretty. I never painted the bondo after or repainted what I sanded off so that didn't help. Most recently, I used amazing goop to glue the plastic piece (including the screw/bolt) back to the mirror and reattached as normal. So far this has held up as well. Be prepared for lots of scratches on your hand when trying to re attach the mirror inside the door panel.
I've tried epoxy and screws on mine, still didn't hold up. Just got a color matched mirror and called it good. Haven't tried gorilla glue yet
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