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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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Side View Mirror Replacement

Ok... the wifey ripped the passenger side mirror off our Commander. The dealer quoted $200 for the mirror, $157 for the labor. I can get the part for $104, but I'm worried about doing the work myself. Has anyone replaced one that can offer me some suggestions?
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Yah, I replaced my wife a few years ago, but it is not an easy task.

Edit: ...but it was a pretty good deal.

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Yah, I replaced my wife a few years ago, but it is not an easy task.

Edit: ...but it was a pretty good deal.
I hope you didn't replace her with a $104.00 part.



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I could get into a lot of trouble here....... but did you notice why I editted the post? She (wifey two) likes me.
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I too would be curious how difficult it is, to replace the mirror - my wife did the same thing last year, but it only cracked the plastic casing, the mirror is in tact and still works - so mine is simply cosmetics, but I do want to replace it sometime. The cost is outrageous.
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Thats all that is broken on mine too I believe... just shattered the outer casing. I've worked on old cars all my life, so I'm fairly handy... it's just the new stuff that scares me.
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I replaced the side mirror on the wife's Camry. It was a snap - popped off a cover on the inside of the door, unplugged electronics, loosened a bolt, reverse with new mirror. I know that's an apples to watermelons comparison, but it should be close to the same procedure I imagine. Maybe a little exploratory dismantling will give you a better idea?
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I replaced the side mirror on the wife's Camry. It was a snap - popped off a cover on the inside of the door, unplugged electronics, loosened a bolt, reverse with new mirror. I know that's an apples to watermelons comparison, but it should be close to the same procedure I imagine. Maybe a little exploratory dismantling will give you a better idea?
On the Commander you have to take the whole door panel off.

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I replaced the side mirror on the wife's Camry. It was a snap - popped off a cover on the inside of the door, unplugged electronics, loosened a bolt, reverse with new mirror. I know that's an apples to watermelons comparison, but it should be close to the same procedure I imagine. Maybe a little exploratory dismantling will give you a better idea?
I'll add some pomegranates to those apples and watermelons...

I did the exact same as posted by webjones on my wife's Subaru.

What is is about the ladies ripping off side mirrors...?
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If that's true about the door panel having to come off, that was my fear. Before you know it, I'll have the entire door dismantled just to replace the housing.
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