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PostSubject: Exterior mirror help needed   Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:03 am

The up/down function on my driver door exterior mirror quit working.  I have an extra mirror, wrong color.  I would like to swap the "guts" to fix the problems.  I have done something similar, but it's been a while.  Anyone have any tips for taking the mirror apart.  It is a 91 to 94 style.  Not 100% sure, but I think the mirror part pops out, like a ball and socket.

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:24 am

Got it! Mirror can be gently pried out, allowing access to everything.

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:36 pm

Hello All, having the same issue on my '96 Roady wagon.   The mirror moves in and out fine, but will not go up/down anymore.   Anyone taken one of these larger mirrors apart? I know the housing is more flimsy than the older smaller mirrors. Don't want to mess anything up but hate having "broken" things on my car!

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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:59 pm

"but will not go up/down anymore"

You might want to check the switch with a meter, and look at the cable that flexes when the door is opened before attacking the mirror itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:34 pm

Rev Bob wrote:
"but will not go up/down anymore"

You might want to check the switch with a meter, and look at the cable that flexes when the door is opened before attacking the mirror itself.

When I flip the switch to the passenger side, that mirror works perfectly, so that tells me the issue is in the driver's mirror itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:52 pm

I have an NIB GM OEM DS mirror if you need.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:17 am

jasonlachapelle wrote:
I have an NIB GM OEM DS mirror if you need.

That's tempting! I was hoping to just figure out a way to get this one apart. Would have to paint a new mirror I'd think.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:26 pm

I've had luck on sticky mirrors pushing gently to firmly in the direction I am trying to move it. They sometimes get stuck, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:45 pm

jayoldschool wrote:
I've had luck on sticky mirrors pushing gently to firmly in the direction I am trying to move it.  They sometimes get stuck, I think.

When I push on it, the mirror glass itself, it just clicks...
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PostSubject: Re: Exterior mirror help needed   Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:35 am

OK I got on the Impala forum and found this:

The mirror ('glass') is held on with a small metal 'cross' behind it that snaps onto the glass (2 legs) and the 'motor' (other 2 legs). If you move/push the outer edge of the glass as far toward the back of the car as you can, you'll be able to see behind the glass. Take a small screwdriver and gently pry between the cross and the motor and it will pop off. Don't worry, because the glass is still 'held on' by two 'connection shafts' to the motor (these control up/down & L/R). Once you get both legs of the cross loose (from either the glass or the motor) you can pull the glass straight out.

When you go to re-assemble it the two 'shafts' just push back into the motor (there is no 'alignment/indexing' required, the mirror motors are 'open ended', they just turn until you are happy with the mirror's position, or the mirror has reached the limits of its travel).

I have not tried this yet myself, but am planning to hit the salvage yard this weekend and will try it there first. We'll see! Thought this might help someone else.

-Mike
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