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Old 05-06-2008, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to remove cover for side mirrors?

Hey guys,

I'm having trouble removing the cover of my left (driver's side) side mirror. Could somebody tell me how to take it off? Attached is a picture showing what I want off. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-07-2008, 04:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is extremely difficult to do (and likely impossible) without destroying the mirror outer cover. I tried to do it on one of my 88s to combine two bad mirrors into one good one. The mirror outer ring slides into a channel that has about 20 little ramps. It seems to be a once and done installation.
If anyone here knows otherwise I'd sure like to know about it.

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same problem as yours augapfel, then I found I will be breaking the mirror cover to take it apart so I just quit.
I would like to know the method of taking it apart too.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I see that there are a lot of aftermarket covers for the mirrors, so I'd assume that there must be a way to remove it.
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Yeah, I noticed the same thing. I guess they expect you to break the old cover. Like I said, if anyone knows otherwise let us all know.
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I see that there are a lot of aftermarket covers for the mirrors, so I'd assume that there must be a way to remove it.
Most aftermarket covers slide over the existing mirror and lock into the housing channel.
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Removal of mirror covers

The covers are removable and all that is needed is a flat screwdriver.

Here are some pics using an extra mirror I have:


Begin by inserting a flat screwdriver on the top or bottom of the frame that is next to the cover. I prefer the bottom edge since it is not as visible as the top edge should you mark/scratch it -




Gently pry the frame up around all three sides of the mirror housing until you completely remove it -



With the frame removed you will see the tabs that hold the mirror cover in place -




Using the screwdriver pry the tabs up and pull the cover out slowly -




Here is a pic with the cover and frame removed -




To reinstall you first install the frame and line it up with the notches on the housing -




Lastly, take the cover and slowly insert it back onto the housing. You will hear it click several times as the tabs latch onto the mirror housing -




Thats all there is to it.


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GREAT.
Thanks Alot.
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thank you so much. This was exactly what I was looking for.
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