: Side view mirror glass STOLEN. Help with replacement install [pic]

01-06-07, 08:23 PM
Didn't realize there was such a market for these. Wife comes out of Costco and realizes her passenger side view mirror glass has been removed. Awesome.

So I grabbed a replacement at the dealer, which was around $55. However, I'm having trouble with the install. Here's what I have:


It's as if there's a missing bracket. Does anyone have a parts schematic or familiar with the mirror? Thanks much in advance.


01-06-07, 08:59 PM
Can't help you with the install, but where do you live?

01-06-07, 09:24 PM
Miami. I think I can handle the physical installation -- I'm just trying to fill in the missing piece(s). Thanks.

01-10-07, 09:37 PM
i was asking around but nobody seems to know, i need to replace mine too

01-12-07, 11:30 AM
See if this info of any help. You probably need a collision information to identify missing parts. Such a thing could be found on e-bay by searching for "SRX parts list".


Image 1.

l . Connect the electrical connectors (1).

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2. Align the mirror face and backing plate assembly to the retaining tabs (1) on the motor pack.

Image 3
3. Using a 9 cm (3 in) rubber sanding block placed on the center of the mirror face, apply pressure until an audible click is heard.
4. Inspect the power mirror for proper operation.
5. Remove the masking tape.

01-12-07, 12:48 PM

Where did you get the illustrations?

01-12-07, 03:56 PM
My friend has ALLDATA software subscription.

01-13-07, 06:16 PM
but how do you go about removing one???
im afraid if i`ll try to pull from either side i will brake it in half, cuz its already craked!!

01-14-07, 12:12 AM
Well... there goes... according to ALLDATA...


J 38778 Door Trim Pad Clip Remover

Image 1

l . Apply several layers of masking tape (1) to the top of the outside rearview mirror housing in order to protect the painted finish.
2. Push the mirror face (2) inward at the bottom of the face until full travel is reached.

Image 2

3. Remove the mirror face.
3.1. Retain pressure on the bottom of the mirror face.
3.2. Insert a J 38778 or the equivalent behind the glass and the first
support rib.
3.3. Pry outward until the mirror face is released.

Image 3

4. Disconnect the electrical connectors (1).

01-14-07, 02:08 PM
to FarEast:
Thanks! i wish i could give you some more rep points

01-18-07, 02:47 PM
Thanks very much, FarEast. Looks like I'm missing the "backing plate."

02-10-07, 01:38 PM
The tips and images were great. Thanks.

02-10-07, 02:02 PM
UPDATE: The backing plate is not sold as a separate part. You either buy the entire housing (motor included) OR just the mirror glass as I've pictured.

$180 for the housing and $50 for the mirror. Awesome.

02-16-07, 09:37 AM

This is the missing piece (the disc) that clips into the back of the mirror glass and then onto the motor.


If anyone needs a black mirror housing and/or motor -- let me know! Only thing it's missing is the mirror glass :)

Thanks again.

02-20-07, 10:44 AM
Someone stole my mirror too. Lovely! The dealer wants $266 for the whole thing and won't sell just the mirror and backing plate. How ridiculous. Anyone can point me to where I can get a replacement mirror/backing plate for 1995 STS passenger side? I would greatly appreciate if anyone can help me on this one. Thanks.

03-20-17, 06:09 PM

Can you confirm for me that the procedure you so kindly posted applies to a 2008 model? My mirror has become discolored around it's edges and I've found a good used replacement but want to avoid damaging the mounting bracket during removal. Thank You!